No photo today because, though I went out to buy batteries and other sundries, I only came home with 2/3 of what M and I set out to get. Yeah, it was one of those days...So, my camera is still dead and our dishwasher still needs detergent. I'll fill in these shopping holes tomorrow, though the dishes in the sink loom a little more ominously than the missing photo for this post does.
I made peanut butter! I love peanut butter. Love love love love the stuff. I've been eating it by the spoonful since I was a kid. I like it with apples and pretzels, jelly and bread, on rice cakes and with bits of chocolate. I'll eat it creamy, but I prefer it chunky.
We had some Aunt Ruby's peanuts in the freezer, doing their darndest (and, in all fairness, succeeding) at keeping fresh in there. They're such phenomenal peanuts that I've long thought they would lend themselves to some incredible peanut butter. The only thing holding me back from making it all these years is that they're so freaking good on their own. Anyway, we were low on peanut butter and I neglected to buy more at the grocery store (a trend may be emerging here...) so I googled peanut butter recipes after combing my cookbooks and discovering that none of them included their own.
I was delighted to discover that making peanut butter takes minutes. Minutes! As in, like, 3 or 4. I may never buy peanut butter at the grocery store again now that I've made this discovery.
Click here for the recipe I used. I omitted the salt because the peanuts I used were already salted. Also, they were already roasted which, admittedly, made this extra simple for me to execute. The roasting seems easy enough, but it takes more time.
Anyway, you should make your own peanut butter. Today. It's that good. And if you love peanut butter like I do, don't tell anyone in your house about it so you can eat it by the spoonful from the fridge whenever your heart desires. Or tell everyone you know and let them have a taste so they know that you truly love them.