I’ve been recovering from a serious automobile accident, and let me tell you something about snacking when you have trouble standing up and walking across a room: There is nothing that hits the spot like a simple brick of Neufchatel cheese covered with Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly.

Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly
Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly

For the past several days, I’ve been working on mine, and there’s not much left right now. You know what this means, right?

Tomorrow morning I have to limp into the kitchen, open up another brick of cream cheese and another jar of Texas Pepper Jelly, find the box of Ritz crackers, put it all on a little tray, and bring it back into the TV room where I have been as good as imprisoned for the past few months thanks to an underinsured driver who ran a light whilst on her cell phone.

Remind me to call my own insurance agent and upgrade my policy, while you’re at it.

Man, this Texas Pepper Jelly on cream cheese (or Neufchatel, which tastes exactly the same with half the calories) is the best snack ever. Pineapple Habanero today; Raspberry Habanero tomorrow. Next week, who knows?

It’s just such a wonderful and delicious and not-as-fattening-as-candy snack, and it can sit for hours and hours on a TV tray in a sickroom and still be delicious. The nutritious part is just icing on the cake, speaking of which, Texas Pepper Jelly makes great icing for cakes, too.

Cake. Mmmmmmmm.