Aside from our friends and family, with whom we can now easily communicate, there are a few things that we miss about the US. Most of the time I am content with what I find, and can fairly easily adapt what I find to what I need. Occasionally, though, I find myself thinking wistfully “If only we had...”
M loves peanut butter. He requests PB and J for every meal, and will use PB as a dip for apples, carrots, crackers, pretzels... Peanut butter does exist here; it’s called φυστιοβούτηρο (fee-stee-ko- VOO-tee-ro). We even like that it’s the natural kind; we got the same kind in the US. I just miss Costco’s double package of 28 oz. jars for $8.59.
In Greece(and in most of Europe, from what I gather), peanut butter comes in small, expensive quantities. For a treat, I recently purchased a tiny 350g jar for almost 4 Euros. That’s 12.3 oz for $6. The cost per ounce is $0.49 vs. our usual $0.25! Ouch.
p.s. Relatives who are coming to visit can sleep here for free, but meals for your stay will cost one jar of peanut butter per person per visit. ;)