So today, I went to Safeway to get a few groceries for supper tonight. I haven’t really done much cooking, so I decided that I wanted tacos and chips and dip–something simple and easy. I have never been in this grocery store, so it took me a while to find where everything was.
I couldn’t find the Velveeta or the Rotel, so I stopped to ask a lady that was passing out free samples in the aisle. She told me that she didn’t work there and couldn’t help me. Well, a nice lady overheard our conversation and asked me what I was looking for. I told her that I was looking for Rotel. She said, “What is that?” So I explained to her that is was basically diced tomatoes and chilies in a can. She said that she had never heard of it before! How crazy! So after I realized that she couldn’t tell me where the Rotel was, I asked her if they had Velveeta. She said, “Oh yes! They have that all over the country!” She told me where it was, so I went to find it. I found it all right…it was $7 for a 2-pound block! This stuff is like gold up here!
I decided that I would go look for the Rotel one more time…so I trekked back across the store to the tomato section. Eureka! I found a tiny section of Rotel. I started to pick up 2 cans to put in my basket, when I noticed the price. They were $1.99 per can!! No wonder, no one knows what it is; it’s too expensive to buy. Needless to say, this will probably be the only cheese dip that I will be enjoying for the summer, so I’m going to savor it! 🙂