I am a snacker. I'm not ashamed. Sometimes the time between meals is too long, and one must succumb to the more animal urges--diets be damned, pass me that crinkly bag of something and a soda and sit me in front of a television please and thank you, I've had a long day of class/work/turning oxygen into carbon dioxide and I need something in my belly STAT.
I go through phases of the perfect snack. Beginning with bologna sandwiches in my early years, to brie on toasts with sweet apple sausage in college (the apartment times, not the dorms), to Triscuit Quattro Formaggio to this.
If you have not experienced this wonder, please, step away from the computer and go find these items. I guarantee you, you have these items in your pantry. It sounds bizarre, it sounds salty, it sounds blah but oh you are so very very wrong. This is divine. The creamy butter--or margarine, if you're like me and are unable to successfully spread block butter without destroying whatever you press the knife to--with the crisp salty cracker is just perfect.
I came to this realization the other night, when my mom made a delicious hamburger soup. We were out of our usual fancy bread to accompany the soup, and my mom asked if I could bring her some Saltines with butter. I gave her a quizzical look and did as I was told. Eventually, curiosity got the better of me and I took a bite for myself.
And the rest is history.
On about day three of this obsession I remembered a Sex and the City episode where Carrie discussed her "single girl habit" of eating a stack of Saltines and grape jelly while reading fashion magazines barefoot in her kitchen. Intrigued, I added jelly to the mix. Equally lovely.
So there you have it, my current snack of the moment. If you don't take a minute and go whip some of these up, you're really missing out.