Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Findings in Virginia

We just had Tom and Lani out to visit us in Virginia.
After dropping them off at the airport I had a car full of crying children.
That's the downside I suppose.
But we had a wonderful time.
We were able to see and experience a few new things while they were here.
Here are a few of them:

 Gallon sized jars of pickled pigs feet.
At the local (west/central Virginia) grocer.
Not only were these available, but they must be a popular item because they were taking up
valuable real estate as an end cap - and stacked 5 foot high!

This one really got me.
Were people waiting for this so they had to advertise that NOW they finally have the coveted gator meat?
I thought that was illegal.
You should know that this was also on the end cap of  a grocery store -
Virginia's finest!
What I didn't get a picture of was their "fresh meat" section.
We were able to dig through and find some decent hamburger.
But it was slim pickings.
Too bad we were not in the market for some "fat back" - because there was a plethora of that!
No joke people!
There were different cuts and flavors and seasonings to choose from.
Who would have thought?
I should point out that my dad would have LOVED this grocery store.
Straight out of his childhood - minus the gator.

In hindsight, I should have looked for possum and squirrel.

**more to come on our adventures with Tom and Lani!

1 comment:

Lia said...

Mmmmm! Pickled Pigs feet! Take pictures if you ever come accross The Daughters of the Confederate Bake Sale. My step-mom (from Richmond) talks about her Foster mother and aunts and their membership. They make little Confederate dolls to donate to the cause.