You don’t need a friend to enjoy cheese anyway! And now is an opportunity to stock up on my favorite, Sargento Shredded Parmesan. Just in time, too, my stock of shredded Parmesan was about to run out. It is buy-one-get-one — or BOGO as they call it — at the neighborhood grocery.
When I saw the cheese on sale, I began to giggle. I always welcome a deal on cheese.
(If you haven’t already noticed, this post is rambling filler about cheese, groceries, and little else.)
I use shredded Parmesan the way some people use salt. I mix it with eggs, sprinkle it in soup and salads, top pasta with it, and some times just sneak a pinch as a snack. Sure, Sargento might not be quite as “Artisan” as the label promises — for that I have a brick of authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano — but for day-to-day use, this is a like a sturdy and reliable Chianti one might use as table wine. It is good cheese.
Unlike cheese, however, to enjoy BOGO you really should have a friend, at least someone comfortable shopping with you. What does a single guy need with two jars of Gedney pickles anyway or two quarts of olive oil? Well, there are a lot of things you can do with olive oil. Cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream…one is enough. And I wish someone had been with me to remind me how much I like Garofalo pasta, which I don’t mind having extra on hand.
You know what these BOGOs are good at doing other than giving you an opportunity to restock essentials? They do a great job getting my money. I went in for cheese and grapefruit juice (which I forgot to get) and left spending $55. That two-for-one cheese is kind of expensive when you look at it that way. We all have to eat, though, don’t we?
Ok, now look at the next post. It is about a chicken dog and a much better use of your time. In fact there are many good posts hidden on A Little Tour in Yellow. Simply scroll through the posts and find your favorites. Tell your friends and family to do the same. Let me know what you find.
- Parmesan Chicken and Gnocchi (feedyourfussyeater.wordpress.com)
- Mac and Cheese Magic with Toasted Orzo + Parmigiano Reggiano (formaggiokitchen.com)
- Parmigiano Reggiano: The King of Cheese (bolognauncovered.com)