I was impressed a while back when Margaret wrote of ordering a turkey leg quarter that weighed seven pounds. That must have been a really big bird. A local grocery store here sells boned, skinned, split chicken breasts, and each half of the breast weighs a pound. I would be afraid to run into a chicken with a chest that large.
It must be the season for supersizing. The following photo is of a leaf off of our August-planted spinach. I stationed my glasses in the photo to give a sense of how big that leaf is. There were many leaves this big in this fall crop.
I never grew spinach this big before. It was the same variety I tried in the Spring with disappointing results. I attribute the success to planting it in August in the trenches the peas had grown in, so that the soil was warm and full of nitrogen, the nights were cool, and the days weren’t too hot. I doubt I will plant spinach in the Spring again, as it just bolts to seed.
We don’t have a Costco or a Sam’s Cub in our town. The nearest are in Bismarck, and I have never ever been in one. I know that people here love to go to those stores, but they just don’t appeal to me. I would worry that I would go off the rails and buy supersize lots of too many things that we don’t have storage for. It is hard enough to figure out what to do with gargantuan spinach leaves and scary chicken breasts.
What are your favorite supersize and supersmall stores?