As you may know, my husband and I are pretty “strict” with our weekly grocery budget. My husband is one of the least pickiest eaters ever, and he never cares about the “extras”. He’s content with his bread for toast in the morning, a couple sandwiches, a piece of fruit, and a yogurt for lunch, and whatever I make for dinner. Me on the other hand… I like the yummy “extras” that we don’t always necessarily need. Good thing I don’t like spending money otherwise I would be buying the “extras” left and right! I’ve made a rule for myself that I’m allowed to buy one “extra” grocery item each week, unless I know for whatever reason that the grocery bill will be larger than the average week, then I won’t buy any extras.
Welllll this week I kinda sorta broke my rule… This doesn’t happen very often AND it was absolutely totally worth it, so I just told myself I won’t buy any extras next week. It’s all about balance, right? ;)
This is how it happened…
I bought some Thomas Pumpkin Spice Bagels as my initial “extra” item. I had been eyeing them at the grocery store every week and finally decided to give them a try. They are “limited edition” so I obviously needed to get my hands on them pronto! I was so excited to try them out when I got home from the store on Monday that I had half of one for an afternoon snack. I must say, they are quite delicious.
There was one issue I had with them though. I couldn’t really determine what kind of spread I wanted on top of my bagel. Usually I know right away what I want on top of toast or bagels depending on their flavor, but I just couldn’t get a taste for what I wanted on these guys. The first time I tried one, I mixed a little bit of natural crunchy peanut butter with pumpkin and spread that on top. It was pretty good, but I felt like a spread that was a little sweeter would taste even better. I immediately thought of Peanut Butter & Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter. I’ve never bought it before due to its more expensive price tag, but I’ve only ever heard good things about it. Thinking about it atop a pumpkin spice bagel made my mouth water.
Yesterday I realized I forgot eggs at the grocery store the day before. I needed them for dinner so I made a quick pit stop at the grocery store on my way home from work. I left the store with some eggs and of course, the White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter that I couldn’t stop thinking about. This stuff is like gold to me for a couple reasons: 1) It isn’t cheap! 2) It tastes heavenly. I don’t plan on buying it on a regular basis because I could easily finish a jar within a week, and the price tag is a hefty one for a small jar of peanut butter. I am already looking forward to some OIAJ (Oats In A Jar) in this little jar of heaven!
Needless to say, my breakfast this morning included a pumpkin spice bagel with 1 tablespoon of White Chocolate Wonderful + 1 tablespoon of pumpkin mixed together and spread on top. Let me tell you, it was a heavenly combo!
I would definitely advise you to try this.
- Have you tried pumpkin spice bagels? If so, what’d you top your’s with?
- Are you a fan of Peanut Butter & Co. nut butters? If so, which one is your favorite?
- What food(s) are you willing to pay extra for?