During the month of March, I will be participating in the Slice of Life Challenge. My goal is to post a new slice everyday, and my 9th graders are challenging themselves to do the same.
Walking into Trader Joe’s is a bit like walking into heaven. I live smack dab in between two stores, both of which are about 40 minutes away. Thus, I don’t get to shop at Trader Joe’s as often as I would like. But tonight we had to drop the car off at the dealer, which just happens to be five minutes away from heaven. We made a quick detour!
Most people go to Trader Joe’s for the healthy, organic food that they offer. And believe me, I love some of the items they sell. But that’s not what draws me in, like a moth who sees a flame from afar. No, it’s not the healthy eating.
I am a dessert girl.
And Trader Joe’s carries my Kryptonite- speculoos products.
Cookie Butter. Crunchy Cookie Butter. Speculoos cookies. Cookie Butter filled candy bars.
My mouth is watering as I type this!
What is cookie butter? Imagine nut butter with crushed up gingerbread cookies in it.
Tonight I managed to leave the store with only a few cookie butter candy bars, seeing as I already have a jar of crunchy cookie butter and a jar of smooth cookie butter at home. Ok, I also bought some speculoos cookies (the ones crushed up in the cookie butter). That would be a good dinner, right?
*I think this is the 5th year I am doing the Slice of Life Challenge. Thanks to Stacey and Ruth for a fabulous challenge that inspires me to write every year.