I know you are used to a recipe on Tuesday mornings, but with the end of the school year, I haven’t had time to cook any new gluten-free creations this week.
I did however end up in Huntersville twice this week. (One was for Savings Nation, and the other was purely coincidental.)
On our way back home, hubby calls out, “Hey. There is a store that looks like you would like it.”
When I looked up, I saw this bright and shiny Earth Fare. I immediately begged to go in. You see, I have never been to an Earth Fare…..a Trader Joe’s….. or even a Whole Foods. Seeing that pretty Earth Fare felt like it was put there just to brighten my day (after the recent Harris Teeter news).
They even had coupon booklets as you walked through the door. And tearpads all over the store. It was like I had died and gone to heaven.
I could not believe the gluten-free goodness that my eyes beheld in that store. Hubby laughed at me and said I was acting like a little girl. But then he told me to buy what I wanted. That concept is so foreign to me, that I didn’t know what to do at first. You mean people can buy what they want without coupons?!?! Well, I did.
Only once or twice in the store did the little voice in my head say, “I wish I had the sales flyer and all my coupons.”
Oh, and maybe just as I wheeled my cart up to the cashier… I thought, “I bet I have $150 of food in my cart.” And I might have had a little panic.
Well, luckily I didn’t have QUITE that much. But I did spend $112. Yep, $112.
But look at all the gluten-free goodness that I can eat all summer long. I had Kind Gluten-free Granola the past two mornings for breakfast.
And I loved it.
I told hubby that I cannot go back there for at least 3 months, because our budget would be torn to pieces if I set foot in that store more often than that. I simply couldn’t say “no” in there.
What stores tempt you to splurge on occasion?
I disclose: I think I am in love with Earth Fare. No, they did not pay me to say that. I wish they had, so I could go back and spend more money there. ;)