Sipping Cider

First thing’s first.

Have you ever dipped a gingersnap in hot apple cider?

You probably haven’t, because the normal “dunkers” are Oreos in milk. Or biscotti in coffee. Or fries in a milkshake. (Maybe that’s weird, too.)

But, oh, how right the world seems when crunchy gingersnaps team up with spiced apple cider. It’s quite marvelous.

I recently realized that I could not leave my house without bundling up in a sweater or go to sleep without fuzzy socks. I knew the time had come. The time for hot cider.

Buried beneath about seven blankets last night on the couch, sipping my cider and working on an article for my alma mater’s newspaper, I felt I was missing a piece of the puzzle. That piece was a gingersnap.

I had quite a few left over from my gingersnap crust last weekend, which I am still daydreaming about.

So, I dipped that snap and all of my dreams came true again. Hey, maybe yours can, too!


Fast forward to today. We learned about healthy lifestyle choices, the BMI index, exercise guidelines, etc. in my Food Science class. I had a sudden urge to run and eat tofu.

Thankfully, those feelings passed once I left the room. I did walk briskly to my car, though.

Once I got home, Sarah and I decided to go grocery shopping since our fridge was looking a little sparse. On the way there, she expressed a very logical thought: If you are ravenously hungry when you go grocery shopping, you will buy absolutely everything in sight. On the other hand, if you are uncomfortably full, you won’t want to buy anything at all. Maybe just like a bag of lettuce and oatmeal. So what is the happy medium?

We decided it was Wendy’s.

Mostly because after all this food talk I realized I was ravenously hungry, and Wendy’s was right next to the grocery store.

But then I thought back to my class earlier in the day. “Portion control, balanced meals, exercise…”


But in all honesty, fried foods didn’t sound super appetizing at the time. I wanted something satisfying, yet energizing for our exciting little grocery shopping trip. As I made my way to order, somehow the sentence, “I’ll have a kid’s grilled chicken wrap with apple slices and a chocolate milk.” escaped my lips.

“Would you like a toy with that?” she asked with a confused grin.

I passed on the toy. But that was probably the best fast food experience ever. I think sometimes we forget that we don’t have to have fries or chips or sweet tea with our meal. Apple slices and chocolate milk are SO good. And this is coming from the pie girl, so you can trust me on this. No shame in TruMoo.


I’m gearing up for a fun filled weekend in Auburn, starting with a jazz band and ending with pie making.

Where pie making ends, precalculus begins. I better enjoy the former while it lasts!

I hope you all had a wonderful week…here’s to an even better weekend!


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