I’m not the type to wake up early on Black Friday, haphazardly wielding plastic all up and down town. In fact, I’m not really much of a shopper at all, save garage sales and farmers markets. I guess I like to know the person I’m transacting with, even if that relationship is little more than eye contact and a few sentences back and forth about the good for sale. By the time afternoon rolled around, however, I had an odd urge to leave home and go shopping. Not mall shopping, but just some time to hit up some thrift stores and a used book store. So I didn’t exactly BUY NOTHING — Husband came home with a used copy of Faulkner’s The Hamlet (he needs it for his Faulkner class next semester, Superchunk got a box of diapers from Costco (because I stupidly left the house without any), and my friend T and I got some vegan chocolate chips and Earth Balance to make cookies that my daughter could eat. And maybe we could have a few, too.
For dinner, we made a Guinness Stew using whatever we could find. The Guinness had been in our refrigerator for a long time, so it seemed like a good way to use it, since it was well past the expiration date. I’ll post pictures and a recipe later, since they’re on T’s camera.