Friday, August 03, 2007

peanut butter and crackers

I came into the kitchen a little while ago looking for some lunch. Lunch is probably my least favorite meal of the day. I don't care for sandwiches, I loathe them in fact. So that means I have to get creative for lunch options.

I opened the fridge and realized I really need to go to the grocery store. There weren't any leftovers because I haven't really cooked this week, and nothing else in there looked appealing, so I opened the freezer. No Lean Cuisines or frozen burritos or anything appealing there either. So I moved to the pantry and it hit me in an instant! I grabbed the Town House crackers and then went back to the fridge for the peanut butter. And the Dr. Pepper.

I don't usually buy soda, but we ordered pizza one night this week, and in a moment of weakness, I bought a 2-liter of Dr. Pepper. My favorite. It is so good with pizza. And such a treat for me.

So I sat and ate my lunch of peanut butter and crackers with ice cold Dr. Pepper and in an instant I was ten years old sitting at a table in the house of my youth eating peanut butter and crackers with ice cold Dr. Pepper and watching the Partridge Family on tv after school. That is the memory I have every time I enjoy that particular food combination. Every single time.

My peanut butter today was organic, and I poured my DP from plastic rather than drinking it cold from the bottle, and if I had turned on our television, I'd have been more likely to find Court TV or Days of Our Lives than the Partridge family, but that's okay. I enjoyed the best lunch I've had in a long time...and decided that I really need to hide a few cans of DP out in the garage so that next time I'm craving some lunch nostalgia, I'll have the perfect combination!

2 comments:

CrownLaidDown said...

So glad for your memory today...and to know that you don't like sandwiches. How about soup? with French bread? Enjoy your weekend, Mer! Praying for you!!

JennaG said...

I have wonderful memories when I drink a cold pepsi with peanuts. Yum--takes me back to 10 years old. I'm a Coke woman now, though. I would keep some DP around if I were you--I'm not as good as you are, though, I drink Coke every. single. day. Have a great weekend.