B! and I just got back from the grocery store. We’d driven past around noontime today, Sunday, and the glut of cars in the lot made me wonder how many more people they could pack in before they hit fire code.
“Let’s not do this now,” we agreed, and went to breakfast instead.
Some eight hours later, we again approached our local Stop & Shop, reusable bags in-hand. I wondered aloud about what they might have left for sale. This is the same grocery store that went without ginger for three weeks, during the Market Basket strike, so my expectations weren’t high.
THINGS I FOUND AT STOP & SHOP
– turkey necks
– pig ears
– bone-in, skin-on pork shoulder
– beef tongue
– calf’s liver
– chicken hearts / gizzards (apparently, they go together)
– a whole bunch of lamb stew meat
– three packages of short ribs
THINGS I DID NOT FIND AT STOP & SHOP
– 2% milk
– any other meat at all
Like, when I go looking for oxtail at Stop & Shop, can I find it? NO. When I need a bone-in picnic butt, do they have any? NO. But tonight, it’s all offal and pork belly when everyone’s out looking for beef chuck and chicken breasts.
We took the short ribs and ran, before someone else could swipe them.