I’m currently in Illinois visiting my sister and brother-in-law. As Vicki and Sean were working today, Matt and I went into St. Charles and then into Geneva IL just to browse the shops.
We found this cool bookstore in St. Charles
And we shopped in more than one grocery store — because that’s just how we roll
I’m amazed that you can buy booze in the grocery store. What a novelty!
Vernor’s Ginger Ale in glass bottles?? Yes please!
I decided to make poached chicken for dinner from a recipe in Vicki’s Julia Child cookbook. The recipe called for leeks. I found them in the produce section of the Jewel-Osco after some careful searching and saw they were 2.99 for a bunch of 3. That’s about what they cost in Windsor, so I didn’t think too much of it. … until I got to the cash register:
Yes, those leeks were actually 2.99/lb and came out to $6.28!!! That’s half of what it cost for the whole chicken that I bought! I told the cashier where to put them (and it didn’t involve my shopping bag). No wonder no one in that place was buying produce. At those prices? I can buy a bottle wine and call it a day. Liquid dinner.
I brought Sean and Vicki a loaf of Multigrain Struan that I made on Wednesday night. I think this might be my most successful bread yet (or maybe I’m just getting better at baking since I seem to say this about every loaf I make). The “multigrains” were cooked millet, quinoa, and wheat kernels. Hello deliciousness.
We’re off to the city tomorrow night for a cooking class! Hopefully I’ll get a chance to blog all about it on Sunday.
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