Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our Daily Grocery Trip

Every afternoon to get out of the house, Haylie and I take a walk down to the local market which is about 5 min away to get our groceries for dinner. Its quite an adventure each time I go only because everythings in Dutch so its pretty much picking and choosing. They have all the main products such as fruits/Veggies, meats, breads, cheese ect but its the little things that they dont have and if they do, you literally stand there for 10 min figuring out if thats what it really is...at least I do :) In fact that was me today, standing by the dairy trying to find sour cream. Well apparently they dont have it because what i thought was sour cream was plain yogurt. YUM. Not exactly what i want on my burritos. Out of the couple of nights Ive attempted to prepare dinner, it hasnt turned out as planned. Tonight was burritos with ginger flavored rice, no beans because we didnt have a can opener, and plain yogurt instead of sour cream (we needed up at Mcdonalds) and last night was tamato based bbq chicken...not exactly my type of meals if you ask me. Ill continue to go on and try new things but i have to say ill be waiting anxiously for the package of food my family is sending me. Ill still be going to market, standing there pretending like i know what im doing, bringing my own bags, packing my own groceries and paying with euros when im still trying to figure out the exchange, but at least all the little things will be taken care of and i can go pick up meats and breads without looking like a total foreigner. Until then...wish me luck :)


  1. Hmmm do they have Crème fraiche? That's like the French version of sour cream.

  2. I love how you said "... standing there pretending like i know what im doing,..." I can just imagine seeing you standing in the store convincing those foreigners "Absolutely, I know what the hell I'm doing." LOL. You're a sweetie.