Once again, I found myself wondering what I was going to make for dinner tonight and decided to see what quick and cheap things I could find at Grocery Outlet. Dinner ended up being an assortment of things rather than one in particular, but it worked out pretty well.
I started with Middle East Baking Co. Pita Bread ($1.40 for 6 pitas, 12 oz) and Sabra Classic Hummus ($3 for 10 oz container). The hummus tasted exactly as what it proclaims itself to be – “classic hummus” and I enjoyed it very much. It doesn’t list any worrisome ingredients (e.g. no trans-fats). The pita bread was just pita.
Mika and I had hot dogs (I got their no-brand hot dog buns, ‘$1.80 for 16!) and Camila an Evergood Chicken Apple Sausage ($4 for 4, not really a bargain). I like these sausages because they are not as sweet as others. – they also don’t seem to have any worrisome ingredients.
I also served the kids peas – a 4lb bag of a no-name brand was $3.30.
Finally, I gave in to temptation and got a bag of frozen pre-cooked onion rings. They came in a transparent plastic bag with a badly attached label and no expiration date I could find. The 3lb bag was $5. I baked them according to instructions and was quite disappointed. The onion rings were limp and chewy, not in the least crispy, and yet quite greasy. They also didn’t have much in the way of flavor. Heed my advise and avoid them.
I also bought a large package of Président Mini Brie cheese. It’s not my favorite brie by far, but at $3 for a 16 oz package, I can’t really complain.
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