A very nice man from our church lent us his car today. Jonathan has 2 days left to drive legally here in Doha before he has to get a new license, so we went to Carrefour to stock up on food and bulky items that I don't want to carry home on my future weekly store visits. Milk (boxed), toilet paper, laundry detergent, and of course, ice cream. There is no way we would ever be able to have ice cream unless we had a car to transport it in. Here it has become precious to us.
Before we came I tried to meet with anyone who had any connection with Doha to ask them what items I would have trouble finding. My top ten list included:
-Dr. Pepper for Jonathan
-selection of cheeses
-canned milk (sweetened condensed and evaporated)
-selection of dry cereals
Well, I've seen almost all of these things except for black beans and cilantro. I couldn't believe the selection and availability of food products here. I even found those silver candy balls you use to decorate cakes with. Although I have no plans of making any cakes until a birthday comes around, I still had to buy a bag. It cost about 50 cents. Wonderous I tell you!However, we were also in search of a whisk. You know, something to beat eggs with. No luck. They had every other kitchen utensil, spoon, and spatula, but no whisks. Perhaps there is a reason for that, or maybe they are all sold out. Someone did tell me previously that when they sell out, they may not get another shipment in for a while.
We are whiskless, but we've got balls. Candy ones.