Tonight Lydia, Aidan and I went out for pizza at our favorite place - The Rock! We had our usual, brown sugar mozzarella sticks and a meatball pizza - super yum! After dinner, we all decided to do a little shopping - Aidan suggested Toys R Us and Lydia and I opted for Cost Plus World Market. As always, I walked out with a bag full of goodies!
Over the summer during one of my many stops at Cost Plus, I found that they sell my favorite pretzels - Utz Sourdough Hard Pretzels. I would buy these and my family would inhale them! Then one day, I went to pick up another container of them and they were gone - no longer an item! These are really hard to find and I have even looked at ordering them on-line at the Utz website, we were all dissappointed. Tonight, my son ran over to me and he was holding a large container of "his favorite pretzels" and both he and his Aunt had big smiles about the return of Utz Sourdoughs - we of course had to buy some!
I also really like the Sticky Finger's Scone mixes that they sell. Lydia turned me on to these mixes during one of our weekend stays at Seabrook, WA. You just need to add water and cook and you have warm, delicious scones! They make all sorts of flavors (Aidan is fond of the chocolate ones) - I like the plain ones and the cherry mix. It is a super easy breakfast and also a good way to get the kids to help out in the kitchen!
My original reason for going to Cost Plus was to pick up my favorite tea - Coconut Chai Black Tea by Zhena's Gypsy Tea. I love the way this smells and I always have a stash of this at work. I have turned my coworkers on to it too. It is spicy and aromatic and most importantly, caffeinated. I find it soothing and a nice break from working!
Lastly, I let Aidan pick out some treats. We always get a kick out of all the different types of candies, cookies and tins. Aidan completed a Mario Mushroom tin collection and has now discovered Yan Yan, Pocky, and Chocorooms. We also found 5 Stripe Zebra gum (I haven't had that since I was a kid)!
All-in-all, it was a fun night out. And yes, we stopped at Toys R Us too (we let him start looking for toys for his birthday list)!