Monday, December 6, 2010

Grocery Shopping

I shop for groceries in Lawton, Oklahoma. The best prices are at WalMart and today I got two good deals: Butterball turkey for 50 cents a pound and sweet potatoes for 25 cents a pound.

The only other grocery store is Country Mart. In a city with a population of approximately 93,000 people, I can't find whole wheat phylo dough or chestnuts, even though both recipes say they are "available at your local grocery store." They haven't been to Lawton.

Though these ingredients are unavailable in Lawton, rest assured that LARD is readily available.
Can anyone tell me why a person would buy a big tub of lard?

My 86-year-old mother-in-law told me a story about when she was a girl. Whenever her father butchered a pig, they would grind some of the meat into sausage and stuff it into crock pots then top the meat with melted fat. Later, when they wanted to cook some sausage, they'd reach through the fat and pull out the sausage. Gross? Lard might have been useful back in the day. But now, why?


1 comment:

Mari said...

Goya is a Spanish/Hispanic brand, so it might have something to do with Latin food. I think you can fry things in lard just like you could crisco or something. Have you checked to see if there are specialty/smaller grocery stores? They might have ww phylo or chestnuts.