I like that Brad calls looking for something a ‘quest’. It sounds so much more noble than ‘dorking around Lincoln looking for cake mix’.
While Lloyd was at choir today, I drove around looking for a grocery store that carries Jiffy Devil’s Food cake mix. (Every so often I have a hankering for chocolate cake, and my homemade cakes are not reliable.) Every store I’ve visited only has yellow or white, along with their cornbread & muffin mixes. I’ve searched the internet but shipping costs ($17) would be prohibitive, since I’d have to buy a whole case ($21). I went to the Russ’s Market on 27th & Washington – no dice.
On my way to the gigantic Hy-Vee I took some side streets and stumbled upon Leon’s. This place was great! I would have taken pictures inside but I felt foolish. It’s small and homey, but had lots of extravagant foodie items. A sliver of super-aged cheddar cheese was $5 / $22 a pound. Yikes! They had lots of interesting cake mixes from all kinds of specialized companies, but only white and yellow Jiffy mix. I bought a jar of raspberry preserves so I would have a souvenir. This is the real purpose of this post – so I can remember where it is. On South street, turn south on Wintrop, just west of 33rd.
Next stop – the giant Hy-Vee. Same story with the cake mix, but I did get to help a lady who bemoaned to her cell phone, “I’m at the biggest Hy-Vee in the world and I can’t find the bouquet!” Thanks to Beth’s post, I knew what that was and helped her find it.
Super Saver, nothing. Not even white and yellow cake mix.
On our way out of town, we stopped at that place on Cornhusker right before you hit Highway 34. (I forgot the name.) Score!
How sad is it that buying cake mix makes me so happy?