Can you believe that Thanksgiving is four days away? Seriously? Where did the month of November go? Nevermind that, where has the year of 2012 vanished to? Our Thanksgiving will be spent surrounded by family and friends. And yes, food. Yummy food.
Fortunately, I am not required to make all of the tasty treats that we will be having in the week to come. Nope. I’ve had a little help from Udi’s Gluten Free. When we go shopping for our Udi’s, it can sometimes be quite the experience. This time around, I was in search of two of Udi’s newer products – the Classic French & Seeded Whole Grain Dinner Rolls and French baguettes! I wanted to pick some up to take to our family gathering. Yummy dinner rolls that I don’t have to make? Yes, please.
Trouble was, our local grocery doesn’t have them in yet. We went to four different stores in search of them. Two stores only had Udi’s bagels. While those are yummy in and of themselves, it isn’t what I wanted. The third store didn’t have any Udi’s. At the fourth, and final, store I found an impressive assortment of Udi’s, including bread, muffins, cinnamon rolls, and even pizza crusts. But no baguettes. I spoke with that store manager. He promised to call me and let me know if they will have them in time for Christmas, since they don’t expect to stock them before Thanksgiving. Did you know that most store managers welcome your product requests, if they aren’t carrying them already, and will accommodate those requests if they can? I’ve always been one of those, “Don’t bother them, they have work to do” types. Then one day, I realized that keeping me (the customer) happy is part of their job and they are usually happy to hear from me.
Since there were no baguettes to be had, I picked up some Udi’s hot dog buns (I like to use them to make garlic cheese bread), chocolate cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and cinnamon raisin bread. The cinnamon rolls come with a yummy topping, but they taste great without it, too. Now I’ve got sweet breads covered for a while. Yum.
Now I can concentrate of all those things I am thankful for!
What do you do when your grocery doesn’t carry the products you want?
***Product coupons received to facilitate this post.All opinions are my own.***