I really don’t think I’ve been fully converted to foodiedom–I still give in to the occasional pop tart or box of mac n’ cheese.
However, I’ve noticed recently that there are a few things at the grocery store that have moved from “that’s fancy and mysterious” to “that’s the only kind I want now.” Don’t worry, I’m not at the level of truffle oil. But, I’ve just noticed…a couple things.
Here’s a list of a few of my new norms:
** Clausen dill pickles: I honestly think these are the greatest dill pickles ever created. But they’re slightly more expensive because they’re not preserved by heat–so they are in the refrigerated section rather than the center of the store.
** Block cheese: If I tried to figure it out, block cheese is probably less expensive than the pre-shredded stuff. Regardless, I only like the block cheese and prefer to shred it myself. Tastes fresher, melts better. Could be all in my head, but that’s okay.
** Fresh mozarella cheese: Have you tasted this?! Have you ever made a pizza with this?! I’ll never go back.
** Local eggs: we can buy eggs from two of our friends that keep chickens–brown eggs, blue eggs, white eggs. They’re so good! I was super skeptical about there being any difference between fresh and store-bought eggs at the beginning. Well, guess what? There’s a huge difference. HUGE. If I can help it at all, I want to always try to get fresh eggs or have hens of my own.
**Cheerios: This is actually Atticus’s preference. He says there’s just something wrong with generic brands. Is this true? I don’t know because I never eat cereal.
**Greek-style yogurt: Apparently, I’m skin-rash-over-entire-body allergic to the strawberry greek yogurt at our store. But I still buy any of the other flavors–a big tub once a week. I never liked yogurt before I tried the greek style and now it’s something that actually gets me to sometimes eat a breakfast!
**Heavy whipping cream: Atticus grew up in a family that made real whipping cream for, like, every meal or something insane. I had no idea that there was anything other than Cool Whip in the world before we were married. I’m fully converted.
Are there “special” foods that you only buy now–things that you never really were into or knew about before?