Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year's Day Blogging

As we wandered about town today in 70 degree weather, we were in search of the two teams playing in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game tomorrow -- Ohio State and Notre Dame. We gawked our way through the host hotels for each team, looking at players, their families and friends, fans and souvenir goodies. We saw more players, including the quarterback of Notre Dame at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, noting some really big tennis shoes by the edge of the pool and spa, which were packed as it is probably at least 60 degrees warmers than their home town in Indiana. I noted one player, at the Tostitos Bowl, eating a big bag of Doritos. Seems like for the weekend he could have changed brands?
On the way home we stopped for some groceries, and I encountered "Santa Sweets", a little cherry tomato. The package sported Tom, Matt and Otto, wearing Santa hats which, of course, made it necessary for me to buy these sweet, non-squirty morsels. It lead me to their website ( where I was delighted to discover a company that gives back to its community as well as growing interesting products. Some of their sun-dried Santa Sweets and ugly ripe heirlooms will be winging their way here very soon.
I love finding new food products -- off to a good start this year!