A new bottle of nail polish. Fresh sheets. A bold ink pen.
These are just a few of the little things that make me happy. Of course, someone already outdid me and created a whole Tumblr about the Little Things that make the world a better place. Obviously, many of the sentiments revolve around food. Here are the best little moments in the life of an eater.
10. Mashed with peanut butter
9. Coke, please!
8. …In Bed
7. Herr’s Ripples. Period.
6. …In Bed
I’m right there with you. You open the bag of chips. You peek inside. There’s 13 fucking chips in there. That’s it. Why so little chips? Why such an inflated bag?
I don’t know all of the answers, but I do know something that might infuriate you even more.
Yesterday I toured the Herr’s Snack Factory. If you live outside the Mid-Atlantic, you may not be familiar with the greatest brand of potato chips. You may actually enjoy Lays, you poor soul. (Or you’re on team Utz, another brand soaring from Maine to North Carolina, and then you probably lack a chromosome for identifying superior potato chips.)
Anyway, I learned a few things from the factory tour. On a personal level, my boyfriend and I realized we were the only potato chip lovers that weren’t either parents or 5 year olds.
On potato chip level, I learned:
- 4 pounds of potatoes yield 1 pound of potato chips.
- 1 inch of a potato yields 17 potato chips.
- It takes 6-7 minutes for a whole potato to turn into a chip.
Without a doubt potato chips are my favorite snack food. Cheese (extremely sharp cheddar) is next and a combination of a plate of Herr’s Ripples with cheddar, spicy mustard and a pickle is my ultimate combo. With all this love, however, I’ve never incorporated chips into my cooking. (Though I always wanted to try Herr’s Potato Chip Cookie.)
This was until I saw DC food writer Monica Bhide tweet about chips in an Indian-spiced egg dish. Holy Crap! How have I never thought of combining my two favorite things to eat. Finally! My love for salty crunch and creamy egg can be together at last! And because I now work from home full time I decided to try this out last week for lunch.
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