June 9, 2008

Sam de Paris and Philly Cream Cheese!!



Today I met up with Samantha (Sam) at the Starbucks in Montparnasse (my fav. one in Paris). After chatting for a while over a coffee we made our way over to the shops on Rue des Rennes - with a mission to buy!! Next we went to Bon Marche' and looked around some more.. I LOVE that store!! I could spend hours there, just as I could spend hours at Target, just looking at "food." How funny.. it's all so nicely presented so it looks extra appealing!! The only pictures I took today were of the Philly cream cheese at Bon Marche'!! I think that when I first noticed them in the refrigerated section, I let out a loud "yelp" of glee! Maybe it seemed a bit nutty, but gosh.. I have been dying to find cream cheese somewhere in a store in France other than at the Real McCoy or Thanksgiving!! It was the same price as those two stores, anyways... 4 euros 50!!! Glad I brought back 12 packets of cream cheese from the States!!! That will last me all of about 4 cheesecakes.. Unless I make cream cheese frosting for a carrot cake!!! Sam and I found other American products there... including a random find of a bag of Hershey's choc. chips.. and also Hershey's choc. syrup and strawberry syrup!!! A wide variety of Tex-Mex products, too.. I bought a can of refried beans and a packet of taco seasoning mix... Hmmmmmmm... We did some walking around, shopping... and had some lunch at a sushi resto in Montparnasse... We closed the joint down by around 3 pm!!! We were just gabbing and gabbing. I think at one point, I stopped to ask if they were still open since the place had cleared out and we were the only ones still sitting there!!!!

I do have to say that Sam is a genuinely kind and very friendly person!! I am very happy that we were able to meet today in person! After reading Sam's blog for so long, I already felt like I knew her.... and it's always nice to meet another kind person with a good heart!! It really made my day!!

Oh.. and thanks Sam, I learned a new expression from you- "poser le lapin" - poor old guy at Starbucks who was "stood up!" hehehe!!

7 comments:

Victoria said...

it sounds like guys had a lot of fun!

i can imagine getting excited over cream cheese, it must be hard to live without...although i really love those petit suisse, which kind of reminded me of cream cheese, non?

Anonymous said...

Glad for you. Enjoy the familiar taste. BTW - do you know of a healthy recipe for a large can of sweet potatoes?

Leesa said...

Victoria...

Thanks... If only it were the same $1.53--- that would make a package of Philly cc less than a euro a!! Hehe.... Oh well.. At least I know where to get it when my supply runs out!! I have never tried petit suisse, btw. Is it salty?? I used St. Moret but my Kalua cheesecake turned out salty...
Gary- I don't have a recipe for canned sweet potatoes.. Just eat them warm! Or google it... Look at recipes for canned sweet potatoes- you will find a million , no doubt..

Samantha said...

Aw, thanks, I had a great time too!

barbara said...

Hi Leesa,and Sam ( if you're reading)?
Hoping to join your merriment next week. Looking very much to meeting Sam.
Hey... I did'nt know that Au Bon Marché sold all those products. Good to know just in case I need it.

Leesa said...

Hi Barbara,

Thanks so much... Hopefully, we will meet up on Monday.. Take care, Leese

Leesa said...

Oh good! That's what I thought!! We need more humor in this world.. Just to deal with these kind of issues.. Bonne journée. Je pars....