The Munchies

My wife and I run into this problem all the time: we’ve just gone grocery shopping, we ate lunch an hour ago, and we’re hungry. Thus begins what I call Scavenging. The fridge stays open for about five minutes as I peer mindlessly in, trying to figure out how lettuce, ketchup, plain yogurt, and eggs can make a meal. The fridge is then abandoned and the cupboards are scoured. Matzo, marshmallows, year-old orzo, and chocolate liqueur.

No luck. We resign ourselves to another snack-less afternoon.

So what do you keep around your house for a snack?

Here are a couple of our favorites.

Dark Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers

Trader Joes carries an awesome one-pound dark chocolate bar (in a red package) that we buy once every couple of weeks. Break off a few chunks and melt them over medium heat in a saucepan with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt—don’t forget to stir constantly! When it’s melted, use a spatula and spread it thinly over graham crackers, and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Greek Salad & Pita

Greek salad is a snap. Chop up some cucumbers, red onions, and roma tomatoes. Mix with a little olive oil, a little balsamic, a pinch of salt, and some feta cheese. There it is! Slather some of this with a little plain yogurt onto a pita (check out the 10 minute pita recipe) and you’re good to go!

What are your favorite snacks to keep around?


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