Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I've decided I love hummus. It has to be especially flavorable hummus, but I love it. I don't remember the brand from Costco that is so delicious, but I walked by it yesterday and didn't buy it for $5.99 because I had a recipe for "Lick the Bowl Clean Hummus" from my Taste of Home magazine and was planning on trying it out. I thought, "I'd better try to save the money and make my own." So today I went to Winco for my big shopping trip and looked for one of the ingredients that is evidently very important for good hummus. Tahini. Ever heard of it? I had no idea it existed, but evidently it is sesame seed paste. I guess Winco usually has it, but they were out today. I figured that out after I looked all over the store by myself and then asked someone and we discovered it was missing. So I decided to go to Safeway before I went home because I really wanted to make that hummus. Instead of learning my lesson and asking before I started looking, I combed the store and couldn't find it. By the way, if you need to find tahini, both Winco and Safeway have it stocked with the peanut butter. So a lady helped me find it and then came the extra-discouraging part. It was $6.99! Maybe you don't think that's a bid deal, but I was trying to save a few bucks. I had to buy the garbanzo beans and a few other ingredients and now I'm out much more than the yummy no-effort Costco stuff would have cost me. I know the tahini will last for several batches of the homemade hummus, though, so I hope it ends up being cost-effective! It's what I get for trying to save a buck. BTW - I'll let you know how the hummus turns out. I was way too tired to actually make it after all my shopping today.