July 2, 2005
The Simple Things in Life

cheese apricot.jpgAround one p.m. this afternoon I dragged myself to the local supermarket with the 8 kg bouncing baby boy in the Baby Bjorn. An hour later, I left a cart full of groceries at the delivery desk with my name and address. The deal is that they will deliver within the next 2 hours. Five-thirty p.m. I'm starving. The groceries still haven't arrived and the baby was shorted 10 ml on his 4 p.m. bottle because we are out of mineral water. I'm hungry. (Did I mention that?)

So I remembered the two apricots in the fridge. Good, healthy. Not really substantial. Rummaging around, I found some leftover cendré goat cheese. And the box of Triscuits my mother kindly brought from the US on her last visit. I took a picture. I took a bite. Delicious...but missing something. Thyme. A new construction, a new photo, a great snack. I love Triscuits. The Critic thought I was crazy when I brought two big boxes back from the US but now he has - to my dismay - discovered how good they are. And they give a nice tasty support to the salty, creamy cheese, the juicy sweet apricot. And the thyme. Heaven.

Then I went and finished the rest of the chips in the bottom of a small bag of Cool Cream Doritos. I'm still hungry.

Posted by Meg in Sussex at July 2, 2005 10:39 AM | TrackBack Print-friendly version

Too funny. LOL'ing over here in Chicagoland. Nice job on the "make do" snack, Meg!


Posted by Lu on July 2, 2005 at 5:42 PM

Poor Meg! I hope the baby wasn't too cranky for having been short his bottle. Your impromptu snack looks delicious, and I must give you a brava for the presence of mind to snap the photo.

When did the grocery finally arrive? Not the next day, I hope!


Posted by Pim on July 3, 2005 at 3:22 AM

I think the baby was less cranky than his mum, Pim! I was starting to worry an hour later, though, when the food still hadn't arrived and his next feeding was approaching. I was in fact on the phone with the grocery store when they finally showed up at a quarter to seven. I think that from now on I'm going to order the non-produce groceries over the Internet and have them delivered during the week, when it's less busy!

That said, it resulted in a very tasty snack!

Posted by Meg in Paris on July 3, 2005 at 3:55 AM

HI Meg - I love the site. You guys are a the source of so many of my latest recipes. I would be glad to send you some Triscuits. Let me know!


Posted by Keri on July 5, 2005 at 12:32 PM

Keri - thanks much for the compliment and the offer! I have plenty of Triscuits for the moment, but I really appreciate it!!

Posted by Meg in Paris on July 6, 2005 at 1:56 AM
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