Friday, July 24, 2009
Do you know about ho-bo snacks? Occasionally while on a drive, my parents would stop at a country store along the way to pick up a ho-bo snack. Usually this would consist of an oatmeal pie or (if you were lucky) a moon pie, a chocolate milk and a pack of Nabs - you know, ho-bo food. We also treat our kids to a ho-bo snack now and then and today on our way back from picking up a bike for Gwen we found on craigslist, we stopped at Yoders Country Market to pick up some refreshment, ho-bo style.
I love that store. I love love love love love "Old Style Chocolate Peanut Butter" from Yoders. Also their chicken salad with craisins and cashews. Also the homemade maple frosted doughnuts (made fresh Friday mornings!) and the huge variety of snack mixes. And the friendly staff (and while it's inappropriate to say - their cute mennonite hats). And the goats and turkey in the field next to the parking lot. I love their bread and homemade whoppie pies and candy sticks at the register. Did I mention that the drive to Yoders is gorgeous. And don't forget the homemade fig cookies and the interesting things I find like "powdered whipping cream". Oh, and once I bought a HUGE bag of Lucky Charm marshmallows (just the marshmallows) because I couldn't resist. I keep telling Jared that they have cheap baking supplies and good grains, but I think he's on to me. If you live close by and you've never gone, I love an excuse to take you there and if you come to visit us, right under Monticello, Yoders should be on your list of places to visit.