Friday, October 10, 2008

Quick Post Erev Shabbos

It's Erev Shabbos again- b"H.

The sounds of my neighbors hammering continue, and they probably will continue until Succos itself!

Just a quick note- E"Y just ain't what it used to be....

In the olden days, it was hard to find anything ready made, let alone American.

Now- Bodek frozen vegetables abound, as do Skippy's peanut butter, ready made pie crusts, Heinz ketchup, Hellmann's mayonnaise, and Tofutti cream cheese.

Whole stores have opened up- Cheaperkol- which caters to only American products, and all the Maayan 2000's- which have a large selection of American products.

You can get practically everything in Israel that you can get in America- which is a good thing, in that I don't have to change my shopping habits too much- if I need dulce de leche, it's easy to find....but a bad thing, in that not always do Americans survive like the real Israelis- on lachmaniyot and leben.

Oh well. Win some and lose some.
Gut Shabbos.


Q The All Powerful said...

YOu mention leben but...I could not find a hint of leben while I was there. At least, not what we call leben. I was rather annoyed actually, as the leben we have claims to be the original Israeli, and yet it doesn't exist in Israel.

nmf #7 said...

Well, there's a thousand (slight exaggeration, but not that slight) different types of cheeses, spreads, white leben, gvina livana (literally- white cheese) and basically, most fall under the category of leben. I was referring to the traditional white and orange package (can't remember the name) or to the new Froops specifically.