Foodie Friday: Cheap foodie gift.

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”false” link=”term=grocery+bag&iid=5256087″ src=”1/6/b/a/Elevated_view_of_af87.jpg?adImageId=12801938&imageId=5256087″ width=”380″ height=”380″ /]I fully realize that many of you will probably read this and say “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!” But here goes . . .

Mother’s Day weekend I was grocery shopping with my mom and she pulled out a whole stash of those store-logo reusable shopping bags all the stores sell these days. However, closer inspection revealed that these were bags from stores I didn’t recognize or stores from out of the area. She told me that when she goes to visit friends in other states she picks up a bag from the local grocery. Or sometimes one of her friends will send her one with a gift. That way, each time she grocery shops she can smile when she sees Fresh Market or Food Lion or Meijer or Kroger with memories of friends visited or placed lived.

Are you saying stupid yet? If not, then you’re probably like me. You think going to unfamiliar grocery stores is cool and fun. Seeing all those brands you don’t have at home, going to different gourmet stores with local specialties. Of course, the small independent places are the most fun. I think a nice foodie gift would be to then fill that bag with ingredients for a meal and use the bag as your eco-friendly packaging.

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