Then off with now-empty bag to butcher shop for potatoes and whatever else takes my fancy while I'm in there ... added three bags of chicken thighs, which they don't often have (mmmm ... dark meat!) and a half-kilo of sliced, traditionally-smoked ham. Across the street to Ten Thousand Villages to replenish the hot chocolate supply with a couple of fresh tins (the days may be lovely, but the early mornings and evenings are still nippy). And then back across the the street to the mall and the Polish Deli to pick up some cheese butters ... little foil wrapped bars of spreadable half butter/half cheese, with various added flavour items. Got two with garlic and two with chives this time ... yummy on crackers. Plus a couple of bars of dark chocolate with what I'm pretty sure from the picture on the wrapper is caramel or possibly toffee ... either way, I'll like it. Shopping in a store where absolutely everything is labeled in a language you don't speak is always a fun adventure! :-)
Speaking of buying chocolate in the Polish Deli ... something I've always meant to ask and keep forgetting. What's with the love of plums in chocolate bars? I'm not wild about plums m'self (though I love prune juice), so realize I've got a tastebud bias going here, but I just can't imagine the combination being all that great. An acquired taste, perhaps?
And now, some lunch and some quality time by the open window, enjoying the spring air and, hopefully, some entertaining critter antics ('tis territory-staking/mating season for the jackrabbits, plus the newly greening grass has 'em out gorging in the middle of the day)