...and a meatless Tuesday as well...because I know people have been wondering, "What has Olga been eating lately?"
A Trader Joe's opened in South Burlington a few weeks ago. I waited until the frenzy died down a little bit and then made my visit Monday morning. I bought a loaf of Italian bread, an avocado, a bottle of wine, some bananas, portobello mushrooms, and baby artichokes.
Aside: I thought the prices were pretty reasonable, but there were two women with their loud Jersey accents just tsking away about everything is so much cheaper in New Jersey. I used to live near the closest supermarket to Killington ski area and it was common to hear about how expensive VT food was compared to new Jersey. I remember one time when I woman standing in the rather long line for check out huffed about the price of milk and also added, "If I wanted to stand in this kind of line, I could have stayed in New Jersey." I do know it is wrong to stereotype, but, good grief, some people make it so darn easy!
SO back to the important part--what I had to eat for supper. I steamed up two of the artichokes. I melted some butter for dipping, poured myself a glass of wine, and ate one of those artichokes and called it a feast. The next night I sautéed sliced mushroom with sweet onion and added the left over artichoke and thyme from my garden, then topped a slice of the Italian bread with that and a bit of cheese.
Today, I have my avocado to look forward to--yum. A bit of dark chocolate, too, as I always try to eat healthy!