A blog reader told me she would send me her stuffed grape leaves recipe and as we were on our way to town this morning, I received her email with the recipe. Of course, I wanted to make them NOW. I kinda expected that I would be using fresh grape leaves but the recipe calls for leaves out of a jar. I’ve seen those before!
Our first stop was Walmart and they didn’t have grape leaves. I looked in all the places I thought they might be. Vince was saying “You are NOT going to find grape leaves in this town!” We asked a couple of people in Walmart, got that “what planet are you from?” look. Nope . . we don’t carry grape leaves. I was still not giving up but finally realized . . they didn’t have grape leaves.
We went to United. Vince said “PLEASE ask someone and don’t spend half an hour looking all over the store!” What? From YOU who never spends enough time in the stores . . whether you need anything or not!
I asked two people there. Same weird look. Nope . . never seen those before. I went over to the pickle aisle because that’s where I figured they would be and yep .. found them!
As we were checking out, the lady looked at them and said “Grape leaves? What do you do with these?”
The opening Vince needed. He pointed to me and said: She sews them together to make clothes and then she gets naked in the evenings and runs around the neighborhood with just her grape leaves. You know . . like Adam and Eve. See . . we even bought apples too.
I said “Vince, I think they used fig leaves but I’m certain they didn’t use canned grape leaves!” and I assured the checkout lady that is NOT what they will be used for. I think she knew Vince was not telling the truth.
Who would think to say something like that? Another reason I should be going to the grocery store by myself.