So it’s 5PM on a random weekday.
Dinner is in an hour, but I’m starving.
I head to the kitchen in search of a little taste of something that won’t spoil my appetite. I open the fridge and there’s a jar of garlic-dill pickles that looks mighty fine. I happily grab a pickle and crunch on a bite.
And then, out of nowhere, the idea of slathering that pickle with peanut butter pops into my head.
I take another bite of pickle, trying to push thoughts of peanut butter aside.
I remember how crazy I’ve always thought that combo sounded, and I think about how this pickle is perfectly delicious on its own. But it’s no use. I was literally compelled to get out the peanut butter. (I know there will be a few inquiring minds – I’m not pregnant, lol.)
I got the surprise of my life when that pickle tasted absolutely fantastic slathered in peanut butter. It was the perfect combo of sweet/salt with a fabulous crunch factor. Well, I’ll be darned. (For those adventurous enough to try it, you might just be surprised!)
Not soon forgetting that combo, I had a couple ladies coming over for lunch and I put together an open-faced sandwich with a combo of flavors that is a little less off-the-wall, but still surprisingly full of flavor. Crunchy toast; briny, salty, warm cheese; sweet tomatoes; tart lemon. Perfection.
Now, I don’t think I’ll be running out and putting BBQ sauce on my ice cream or chocolate on my fried eggs anytime soon. But you never know. :)
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