Frosted peanut butter bars

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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 6:00 am

The hubby is wonderful about taking good care of me, whether it’s doing my laundry, driving me to and from work when it’s snowy or bringing me the occasional gift basket at work. But he’s especially attentive to my food needs and is accustomed to dealing with my occasional bouts of low blood sugar.

I’ve dealt with these since I was a kid, and as I’ve explained to the hubby, it’s different than being hungry (or hangry). I can be fine one minute, and the next I’m sweating, shaking, near tears and likely muttering the words “orange juice and crackers” over and over.

One of these episodes hit me pretty suddenly at work a few weeks ago. Everything was fine one minute and the next, I was speed-eating Jolly Joes and crackers while trying not to cry. Meanwhile, the hubby had just texted me a joke. “Sorry,” I replied. “Blood sugar. Will laugh later.”

A few minutes later I’d recovered to the point where I could make myself an early lunch when the hubby walked in with a sack of Burger King takeout.

Some knights in shining armor slay dragons; others deliver fast food just when you need it.

“Your dad said the nicest thing to me a little while ago,” said the hubby, who works in an office across from my dad’s. “I was putting on my jacket and I walked into his office and said, ‘I realize your daughter could have married someone who made more money or was better looking, but I just want you to know that I do everything I can to take good care of her.’ Your dad said, ‘You know, when you and Alyssa first started living together, I wasn’t too sure about you. But then I thought, ‘Well, she’s someone else’s problem now.’”

We both had a good laugh over that one as the hubby got me settled with my food.

They’re both right; I am the hubby’s problem, and he does take good care of me.

It’s not much, but I try to make some of his favorite foods, like these bars, as a thank you. I plan to be the hubby’s problem for a long time.

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