This past weekend I spent some time working on my Thanksgiving menu and grocery list. There’s a part of me that knows the planning and the list-making should probably feel like a chore, but OH MY WORD I ADORE IT. I mean, it’s fun to plan the menu and all, but making the Thanksgiving grocery list is one of the great joys in my life. I type it and categorize it and arrange it by aisle and basically fall just a hair shy of including charts and footnotes. I even give myself mini-deadlines for certain categories so that I don’t wind up buying two grocery carts of food the week of Thanksgiving.
(I know. The crazy is a lot to take in.)
(Especially that whole “mini-deadlines” thing.)
(But somehow my admittedly CUCKOO GONE CUCKOO INSANE grocery shopping habits keep me calm and easy-breezy during a fairly hectic time of year.)
Anyway, when I was making our menu and trying to think of some easy appetizers that I could basically just assemble and serve while we have family here next week, I remembered one of my all-time favorites. And it occurred to me that I’ve never mentioned it here.
Get ready. Because if you have not tried this particular delicacy, I am about to change your whole life.
Oh. Now listen.
Buy yourself a jar. Pour about half of it over a block of cream cheese. Set out a bowl of Wheat Thins (or whatever cracker you prefer). Then sit back and watch your guests LOSE THEIR DADGUM MINDS over your wondrous appetizer creation.
Seriously. I don’t know what it is, but it’s one of those flavor combinations that works on every single level. It’s sweet and salty and crunchy and creamy and I have to quit talking about it or I’ll have to make some right now and I’M NOT SHARING, EITHER.
So. If you’d like to use this most delicious concoction on a block of cream cheese over the holidays, here’s all the info.
The website: dr-petes.com.
The stores that sell the Dr. Pete’s products: state-by-state store listing.
Now go forth and share cream cheese with praline mustard glaze with all the people you love.
Or, you know, just make a snack for yourself.
There’s nary a morsel of cream cheese-related judgment here.