Maybe I Should Put A Towel Over Them
I have probably mention my love for Entenmann’s Little Bites cupcakes. They come in several flavors, and Mrs. C often buys an assortment box from Costco. They are all good, but my absolute favorite, “crumb cake” is not in the assortment box.
The other day we were shopping at Shop-Rite and I saw a box exclusively of crumb cakes.
“I thought they didn’t make these anymore.”
“They always made them, they just don’t put them in the Costco assortment box.”
“Why didn’t you tell me? You know the crumb cake is my favorite.”
“It’s cheaper to buy the Costco assortment box.”
“It’s cheaper to live in a tent too, but I like to splurge a bit sometimes!”
“So, buy a box.”
I did, I bought a box containing five packets of four tiny cupcakes.
Keep in mind, this cranky old man’s current diet shuns sugar and bread. The packet of crumb cakes is to be enjoyed with my nightly cup of coffee. My only bread or sugar all day. (OK, sometimes I cheat a little).
So now when we unpack the groceries, I place MY crumb cakes in the pantry secure in knowing I would have my favorite after dinner coffee treat for the next five days.
That night we did take-out Boston Market chicken for dinner. After dinner Mrs. C pulled out a Boston Market pie she slipped in with the dinner order; a whole pie, small but at least four full slices worth.
“Ooh, I’ll have a slice with my coffee.”
“No way, you have your crumb cakes.”
“I don’t think so, you can’t have a whole tiny pie to yourself, I’ll save the crumb cakes for another day.”
The next night I brewed my nightly cup and went to the cupboard for a crumb cake packet. The box was opened! There was a packet missing!
“Did you take a pack of my crumb cakes?”
“You did, didn’t you?”
“But those were my crumb cakes, you like the others in the assortment. Why did you take mine? I only get the green sour patch kids because you don’t like them…I can’t have the spearmint gum because you won’t chew the peppermint; the crumb cakes should be mine.”
“You had a piece of my pie yesterday.”
“I always get a piece of pie when you get one. Do I have to hide the crumb cakes?”
“Good luck with that.”
I need to find a pantry-camo towel.
I know, I’m a jerk!