My favorite snack as of late is a handful of animal crackers and a swig of Vitamin D milk. I put 5-9 in my mouth and then marry the cookies (inter-mouthily) with the milk. This saves dishes (except for a small cup) and gives just the refreshment I crave at the time.
Someone gave us a huge container (10 pounds!) of said crackers, and we’re all finding that the seemingly endless supply makes our family feel very rich indeed. It doesn’t take much. A scarcity of animal crackers, on the other hand, raises a level of exclusivity, like a signature series of goods. When they’re there, I eat them. When they’re not, you guessed it: I don’t eat them.
If I were you, I’d try it. Before you do, allow me to offer one caveat: this doesn’t work with skim milk. At that point, you might as well have a mouthful of croutons instead. Croutons are far too concentrated to take an entire mouthful at once, skim milk or not. The first idea that pops into my head is replacing the milk with Ranch dressing. Do as you like, but don’t knock it until you try it.
Sometimes I’ll do that with an Oreo cookie — cookie, milk, enjoy. But never with croutons. Please don’t do that one unless you really want to. Either way, be sure to let me know how it goes.
I thought I’d write this because it’s hardly political yet moderately divisive. Your input is welcome.