Ane Speaks – double meanings

I don’t know what it is about Trader Joe’s, but turning Ane loose in there is just like sending a cat into the herb store for a little catnip.  We never leave with what I had planned on getting.  Ane is always finding something new to buy.

However, each time we go in, she discovers something else that she is willing to eat that she would’ve never tried if I’d served it to her.  For example, we were buying the beef and chicken taquitos, along with some salsa verde.  All of those things were at Ane’s request, and she learned to love them all because of the samples.  Trust me, when she tried them the first time and declared that we HAD to get them, I almost dropped in a dead faint.  It is like pulling teeth to get her to try new flavors and foods.  (Speaking of pulling teeth, she lost another one yesterday at school.  Guess who now has her name twice on the big tooth on the nurse’s office door?)   Last night at the sample “bar,” they were serving up little paper cups of their beef bourguignon with a red wine sauce and vegetables (it comes in their frozen section).  She ate it without complaint, but then raved over their spiced apple cider.

Yes, I bought the apple cider.

As I was describing our shopping trip to the Webmaster, and why we came home with apple cider, I said, “Ane is a sucker for a good sample.”

Overhearing this, Ane said, “I wish they would have suckers for samples.  That would be awesome.”

She’ll be here all week.  Try the beef bourguignon.

One Response to “Ane Speaks – double meanings”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    October 27th, 2010 06:03

    Pictures of the toothless girl? The sucker for the big tooth…