Monday, October 24, 2005

Those of you who have Safeway stores near you, you may have seen the ads for their new line of soups. Believe these ads. They ARE that good. I have had exactly one that I didn't think was really spectacular (um... it was a fiesta chicken tortilla or something... not great, but not horrible) (oh, and I despise cooked mushrooms, so I haven't tried any of those). But most of the soups are really good, and you can pop 'em in the microwave for five minutes and have a huge, hearty meal.

Last week I had soup everyday, I think. In fact, I brought one (the crab chowder) into work to have there. I very cleverly packed a spoon into my tiny purse. And then forgot it.

And I mean completely forgot it. As in, was pissed off at myself all afternoon for not having a spoon. Until, upon getting ready to go home, I went to get my keys out of my purse and found the spoon. I threw the spoon in my desk drawer in anger, and stormed out. That'll show it.

So I came in today thinking "Hey - I've got that soup, I left the spoon there... I'm allll set." (does anyone else's thinking voice sometimes resemble a used card dealer in it's cockiness?)

And I can't find the spoon. It's in one of these damn drawers, probably nestled into one of the 47 thousand balls of yarn that get shoved back into the depths when a client comes in, but I can't find it.

So I go off, letting the spoon sit and snicker wherever it is. I don't need a spoon, who needs a stupid spoon?

I'll just sit here and drink my tea (off topic, but Arizona's Blueberry White Tea is really good. And MUCH better than the Lo-Carb Blueberry [non-white] Tea, which you might be tempted to try just to compare. Don't bother. The White Tea is much better)

And of course then I open my drawer, and apparently the spoon is feeling neglected, because it's been hiding under the 62 gazillion pink lids that are sitting in that drawer thinking about mailing themselves, and this time when I open the drawer it shifts them slightly so that its handle can be seen.


I'm off to nuke my soup before it outsmarts me too.


Blogger erica said...

I have those days too. Spoons disappear, minds disappear and then reappear when you quit looking for them.

I love soup on cold days, especially with a grilled cheese sandwich or some good sour dough bread.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Shea said...

I love love LOVE soup! I made Mi-Bo (Think of it as an "everything but the kitchen sink" type of Chinese soup) to take to SAFF. It was excellent... although the kids at the neighboring picnic table were a bit baffled by the idea of eating soup with chopsticks and the parents were baffled that we actually brought chopsticks with us! Last night I made a beef and vegetable soup... one word... EXCELLENT! I don't do canned soups much... too much sodium and God knows what in them, but I do love to make a homemade soup :)


3:53 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I love soup, too, especially for lunch. I buy the spoons for the store so I make darn sure there are plenty. In fact, just yesterday I got three boxes - just for me and my yogurt and soup! Simple pleasures for a simple mind, I suppose...

5:58 PM  
Blogger Jensgalore said...

I haven't been to a Safeway's in years. I miss Safeway's. :(

9:35 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

Oh I love the Bistro mushrooms, Pacific clam chauder and italian wedding soup ... yummy!

11:15 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Rats - I hate hearing about great supermarkets and great supermarket products from you people that live in areas that have good supermarkets! Here in greatter NYC we are starting to get markets that are slightly bigger than my closet, but they're nowhere near what supermarkets are in the rest of the country. Boy, I'm not going to miss the local Stop'n'Shop when I move.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Amie said...

Wegman's still wins over all other stores (I fell in love with them in NY State, and we're finally getting them here, if I want to drive 45 minutes on the beltway) but Safeway's pretty good. And they have the BEST sourdough I've ever had.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Great minds think only half alike. I was going to go home and make some homemade cream of mushroom soup. Yum. No Safeways here, but Dominicks are the same corporate parent. I wonder if they have them. Is this in the prepared food aisle or what? More info please....

11:36 AM  
Blogger Amie said...

Over near the deli, usually. It's a line called "Safeway Select" and they claim to be fresh made with all natural ingredients....

3:25 PM  

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