Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blog Layouts and Del Monte Pickles

Let's start with layouts. I'm getting close to finally fluffing up my blog. It's so blah right now and as soon as I get the house really clean and have a garage sale that I have been trying to do for the last year then I'll hopefully have time. I've looked at a couple of free blog sites, Pyzam and I think the other is The Cutest Blogs. I originally tried using one from Pyzam but had so much trouble with it I gave up. I found a layout I really like on the Cutest Blog Site but it looks like you end up purchasing other things you need, a header for instance. I don't mind the purchase part as long as it's reasonable. So all my creative friends and relatives do you have any advice you can give me on this? I love all of your layouts.

Why aren't there Del Monte Pickles in Dallas?

I grew up with Kosher Del Monte Dill Pickle halves. I love those pickles. Eat them straight from the jar, on sandwiches (especially peanut butter and pickle) or make little toothpick appetizers with pickle, cheese, and salami. My kids really like them as well and then quite a few years ago the stores in the Dallas area quit carrying them. I have looked at all the major grocery stores Tom Thumb, Albertsons, and Kroger. No Del Monte pickles! Target and Walmart do not carry them either. Weird thing is they all carry Del Monte canned vegetables and fruit. So what's up with the pickles?

My friend Carol who used to live across the street from us has a daughter who is one week younger than Molly. Molly and Ashlee grew up together and I guess I must have introduced her to these pickles. I didn't know how fond she was of them until this summer. Ashlee went to college at Stephen F. Austin University which is in East Texas. She graduated this summer and is now working at the same hospital I work at in Dallas as an RN. (I'm so proud of her!) She found my office one day and brought me a card and 2 jars of Del Monte Pickles. I was in heaven for the short time they survived in my house. I asked her where she got them and she told me she had to order a whole case off the Internet. Now that is love for a pickle.

I found the Del Monte web site and emailed them asking why we can't get them in Texas. I haven't heard back.

They even have Organic ones now.

But not in Texas.


  1. You and Steve are just alike! He eats big ole pickles out of the jar everyday...especially if he's worked outside and he's hot!

    You know, I don't know if I've seen any DM pickles but now that you've mentioned it, I will look around. I will let you know if I spy any and I will buy you a case of them if I find them, OK?

  2. My whole family LOVES dill pickles, too! We buy a huge jar of them at Sam's and eat them all the time for a snack. They're so good! I don't know that I've ever seen Del Monte pickles, but I may not have been looking closely enough. Hope your able to locate some soon!

  3. Kathy,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the blog you did on Trinity Expressions, that was so sweet!!!

  4. I have not been able to locare these for years in Ventura, Califonia !! My fav back in the 1970's....All other Se Monte pickles but sadly not these.

  5. FOUND A SOURCE for Del Monte Pickles !! This is my post above and I did a little more digging to find my favorite pickle. Emailed "DelMonte" and they replied with another contact souce, which I got a response from today. They still produce the good 'ol Dill Pickles and you can purchase them on line at - They are about $3.50 per jar with a min. order of 3 jars. Thought I would share the news !!!