Oh snap
Sunday October 13th 2013, 11:07 pm
Filed under: Family,Food

I had to make the first move. He wasn’t going to do it.

I offered to open the hoarded coveted box of Triple Ginger Snaps from Trader Joe’s.

Now, I’m not big on store-bought cookies. But these are good. The natural-ingredient list is short and to the point: just sweet enough. Crunch to the nth degree. Just enough zing to the ginger. Small and potato-chip addictive.

But what caught me by surprise and had me grabbing the box to read it, was, after nearly a year and a half of having lived with someone who’s allergic to dairy–

“Butterrrrr,” I swooned. “Taste that butterrr.” I had really, really missed it.

Because, after all, you don’t bake the really good stuff and then have your kid come home and only be able to smell the heaven from the oven wafting around the house, mocking her. It wasn’t till her teens that she started reacting to it; she knows what she’s missing, and it’s hard enough.

But she’s got her own place now. I have butter in my freezer and I know how to use it. For the moment, though, while I figure out which recipe in my mental stash comes first (there’s no particular hurry), please pass the box.

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Those cookies from Trader Joe’s are my son’s favorites too.

Comment by Jody 10.14.13 @ 4:23 am

I LOVE those Trader Joes triple gingers! I rarely buy them because as you said, ‘potato chips’ – but they are delish. 🙂

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 10.14.13 @ 5:39 am

Oh yes! Sigh….the butter is fne, it’s the wheat that will keep then from my cart these days…

Comment by Ruth 10.14.13 @ 8:54 am

And it’s the sugar that keeps me away. Sigh.

Comment by Donald Meyer 10.14.13 @ 10:39 am

yum! I do love ginger snaps — can’t wait for us to have a Trader Joes!! (I understand your butter issue — I’m happy to be able to use walnuts in things — which my daughter can not eat)

Comment by bev 10.14.13 @ 1:29 pm

Care to have some herbal tea with that? I have just the flavour too.

Thank you! 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 10.14.13 @ 3:34 pm

Another reason to stop by TJ’s later this week. I hear that aside from the pumpkin soup, everything else in the pumpkin display is incredible.

Comment by Channon 10.14.13 @ 5:18 pm

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