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.
I'm saved by grace, through faith in Christ. I've been married for 12 years and have two daughters. I am a stay-at-home mom and wouldn't have it any other way. The days are sometimes very hard and the work is absolutely exhausting, but the most rewarding thing I could think of to do. I truly feel that the investment of my most quality hours of the day put into my children will reap rewards for the rest their lives, and in turn, my own. I have so many other things I'm interested in and every once in a while I get to pursue them, but most of them are so trivial in comparison to loving the Lord and my family!