Probably a hundred feet from my back door is a little mini-mart. It may be small, but it is suprisingly well-stocked, great for those milk runs. The store has a decent selection of canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meats, dairy products, medicine, magazines, candy, cookies, crackers, chips, drinks, cleaning supplies, diapers, etc. The prices are not exorbitantly high and it is very, very convenient.
And, if we are ever desperate for boxed macaroni and cheese--the Shoprite brand should take care of any cravings. (Anyone else notice the shoprite brand???? I was surprised! Are there shoprites in the western part of the U.S. or is it an eastern store?)