It’s 3 a.m. and the entire family is wide awake and starving. Might as well make breakfast!
Jet lag always seems worse for us in the West-to-East direction. We are back from our trip to Texas and the smell of the Texas Pecan coffee brewing is reminding me of HEB, the grocery store I usually go to when home. When I travel to new places, one of my favorite things to do is going to the local grocery store to scope out what treats from the region are for sale, people watch and get a feel for what the locals are eating. It’s also my favorite place to buy gifts to bring home. Going back to HEB when I’ve been gone a long time gives me that same giddy feeling. Texas-themed items seem to jump out of every corner! Here are a few examples (click on one if you want to read captions). Hope everyone has had a fabulous summer and safe travels to those who are lucky enough to be vacationing!
tortilla chips in the shape of Texas – gotta love it
reading salsa labels is fun
Trying to find an ice chest without the Texans logo (Houston’s football team) is impossible. Sorry Cowboys fans!
I saw this on the Homesick Texan blog and had to see it for myself. Yes, borracho beans with Texas-brewed Shiner beer – a match made in canned bean heaven.
more team pride, with a dose of national patriotism
Tortillas made in-house – yummmm
Do you see the name Gilley’s and automatically think of a mechanical bull and John Travolta? The movie Urban Cowboy took place in the infamous Texas bar, Gilley’s, located near Houston. This beer is brewed in Katy. I had never seen it before – maybe it’s a precursor to the new Gilley’s that’s rumored to open again in Pasadena?
Shiner Bock – arguably the most well-known Texas brewed beer
Saint Arnold – I’m really ashamed to admit I thought this beer was from Louisiana but is apparently Texas’ oldest craft brewery coming straight from my native Houston!
Peppers and tomatillos, oh my!
Why wouldn’t you put Texas all over planters and pots?
From conveyor belt, to plastic bag, to shopping cart, straight to my tummy!
cowboy themed cookie cutters – too cute!
Texans take their hot sauce and bbq sauce (not pictured) very seriously.
The tomatillos deserved their own picture. I miss these guys a lot when I’m in Dubai. I ate enchiladas with green sauce tooooo many times on this trip.
Guacamole made freshly in store. Heaven!
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