Sunday, August 28, 2016

Weekend Round-Up

I've Been Hy-Veed
Best New Grocery Store Experience
Cook's Notes: I FINALLY got my chance to experience the store many  Twin Cities residents have been buzzing about. 
Hy Vee is an employee-owned chain of 240 supermarkets located throughout the Midwestern United States in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Several stores have recently opened in the Twin Cities area. 
Now you're probably wondering What's the big deal? Well I must say the size of store and variety of goods available were impressive. I truly have never seen so many meat cases this size
and bakery goods with every fancy cake, torte, bar and  brownie imaginable. 
And the distraction of fast food kiosks and a huge salad bar outlining the outer edges of the store made it hard for me to stay on task. 

There were some unusual items. I found Hedge Apples in the produce. 
They are an ornamental fruit (do not eat) advertised to keep spiders away.
So if you have a problem with roaches, ants, mice, or other pests inside the house, gather some of these Hedge Apples and place them around your basement, crawl space, and foundation of your house.
Oh, I need to mention when you get tired of looking at all the food just head over to the clothing section and check out the F and F line.  
Best Versatile Healthy Meal- serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner using fresh corn with a healthy dose of creamy avocado. 
.Mexican Corn Salad with Avocado Toast
http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/08/esquites-mexican-corn-salad.html
Best New Muffin of the Week
Cranberry Apple Granola Muffins
Cook's notes: This easy recipe comes from Southern Living 2016 . A perfect early fall treat. 
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cranberry-apple-granola-muffins
Skillet Baked Ziti with Andouille with Tomatoes and Peppers
Cook's notes: An easy no fuss weekday meal that uses some late summer produce.  Recipe from Southern Living September 2016
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/skillet-baked-ziti-andouille-tomatoes-peppers


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