Friday, June 15, 2007
I'm talkin' about a bag of chips youknowhatI'msayin' dog? I don't think you do
On my way home from work I decided to stop by the library. Because I'm totally lazy and because we have piles and piles of books in our house stacked in no particular order, I wanted to check "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" out of the library to re-read because I didn't want to take the time to find my own copy. Alas, all the Carpenter Branch copies were checked out (which actually made me happy that they're all being read). Stymied in my search for Harry Potter, I headed over to the SciFi section and pulled out a couple of Philip K. Dick novels I haven't read yet (Galactic Pot-Healer and The Crack in Space, fyi) instead. I am currently reading Memoirs of a Geisha but, and I apologize to you Allison, I'm really kind of hating it. Anyway, I wanted books that I know I would enjoy. I will finish Memoirs, but I needed something else for the time being.
After the library I thought I'd stop at Jay's for some dinner ingredients. It occurred to me that cold peanut-sesame noodles would be really good for dinner tonight, particularly since dinner will be after 9:30p when Steve gets home. I could make them in advance and they'd be ready to go when I wanted 'em. Plus, they taste really good. I got the fresh noodles and some green onions and lime for the sauce and went searching for a snack. I wanted something crunchy and salty and Jay's has a good number of things in that category. However, many many many of these things have fish in them (e.g. prawn chips and fish crackers) and I'm just not down with that. I briefly considered the Latin chicharrones (pork rinds) but decided that was kind of gross, even though they had that weird resurgence when Atkins was so huge and they were considered a good carb-free snack. I spotted a bag of honey-coated banana chips but that seemed way more sweet than my craving desired. I then saw a stack of bright green bags labelel "Tropical Chips." A closer look revealed that they were crispy, salted plaintain chips. I thought I'd like them but I did not anticipate just how delicious they were!
Thin and quite crisp with just the teeeeeeeensiest hint of that banana flavor plaintains have, these chips are fantastic. Like great potato chips, but slightly sweeter and with a different texture much like sweet potato chips. Highly recommended!
Oh, and Lydia the tortie avidly ate piece after piece of chip, a rather unusual thing. So they're a cat treat too!