We were just about to sit down to dinner last Saturday night when my boyfriend grabbed his car keys.
“I’ll be right back,” he said. “I forgot something important.”
My stomach growled. We’d spent the better part of the early afternoon making chili, and it had been simmering on the stove the rest of the day. It smelled so good, and I couldn’t wait to dive into the large pot of savory goodness.
But no…now I had to wait for whatever was so important we could not eat dinner without it.
He returned a few minutes later with one smallish bag.
I couldn’t wait to see what wondrous ingredient was inside.
He pulled out crackers.
Premium saltine crackers, to be exact.
“I can’t eat chili or soup without them,” he explained. “They’re my favorite.”
Sure enough, he consumed about a sleeve of crackers while he ate his bowl of chili. I have to admit, they are crisp, light, salty and delicious. I could have eaten them plain, without the chili.
I know what I’ll be stocking in my house from now on.