A few weekends ago on a day Jordan and I were just hanging out at home, we found ourselves rummaging through our pantry for a snack with nothing remotely snack-y in sight. We’re bad at snack food, I decided. We cook dinner a lot, so we’ve got spices and vegetables and canned goods up the wazoo, but crackers and cheese? Trail mix? Not in our house!
But that doesn’t mean I don’t snack. It just means my snacks are usually unsatisfying psuedo snacks like a piece of peanut butter toast at 3pm or a handful of dried cranberries while I cook dinner.
So on Monday I bought snack food, and I’ve never had so much fun at the Trader Joe’s on California Street. My criteria were: spend under 25 bucks, opt for healthy snacks, and get something salty for Jordan and something sweet for me. Here’s what I came up with.
White bean hummus and baby carrots. $7
Dark chocolate covered raisins. $5
Rosemary marcona almonds. $5
Edamame with lemon and salt. $4
I considered adding tart apples and sharp cheddar cheese and also bananas with almond butter to my shopping cart, but I had to draw the line and close my wallet at some point. We can only eat so many snacks in one week!
To celebrate our entrance into snack heaven, we had a snack party, complete with beers and music before going to see The Great Gatsby, which is just as magical as you want it to be and also shows what a mature Jack would have looked like had he just climbed up onto the piano panel with Rose and survived. He’s in an old fashioned bathing suit at one point too, so, go see it. And, if you’re worried about the critics’ reviews of the movie and are thinking about not going, read this before you decide.
What are your favorite snacks? Do you like having snack foods around? Have you seen Gatsby?