Amy Tries Again


Announcing…shudder…Peanut Day.
February 14, 2010, 2:53 AM
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Well.  I am going to leap straight into this Trying Again malarkey.  With this in mind, I declare this Wednesday, 17 February: (gulp) Peanut Day.

It burns!

On this day, I will eat peanuts with every meal.  I don’t work Wednesdays, in fact the only thing I have planned for this particular Wednesday is a doctor’s appointment (which may come in handy if I happen to come down with TOO MANY DISGUSTING PEANUTS DISEASE).  I will devote myself to the hated nut, and see what happens.  If you are allergic to peanuts: do not come near me on Wednesday.

Anyway, I will require a menu.  So far I’m thinking:

  • Snickers Bar
  • Satay
  • Plain old peanuts
  • Disgusting peanut butter ruining perfectly good toast

But what else?  I googled ‘peanut recipes’ and came up with ungodly lists like this.  (I can explain their enthusiasm for the peanut fairly easily: they wish to sell them.  I cannot think why on earth anyone else would ever wish to experiment with Peanut Soup.)  I’m overwhelmed.

So does anyone know any peanut-based dishes that they consider to be particularly tasty?

P.S.  Just a thought: you can’t develop a peanut allergy over the years, can you?  I am really not keen on going into anaphylactic shock.

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There, of course, is the PB&J Sammich. A popular amongst those American people. Other than that I think you have all the basics covered. Maybe some sort of peanut brittle?

I gained a sort of fear of Peanut butter ever since those TV ads in the 80s/90s where they’d make some sort of bizarre anthropomorphic personified version of a peanut butter monster. I mean, seriously – how will that encourage people to eat the stuff ?

Comment by aA

When our family first moved to Australia (1983!!) my folks had heard that you couldn’t get peanut butter here, just “peanut paste” which they believed to be something else. So they brought 20 or 30 jars of Skippy peanut butter, each of them nearly 2 kg worth.

On arrival, surprise, peanut butter readily available (although moreso now than back then). Took us many many years to get to the bottom of it. But we did.

Of course, it’s just occurred to me that they would have had use-by dates that we probably ignored. Hmm.

I’d like to see you try some Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cups, an American snack that I love. Nasty salty-sweet peanut butter surrounded by nasty sweet compound chocolate. One of my favourite snacks, and I have a stash of them in my desk at work 🙂

Comment by Kris

Peanut Butter and Banana in toast is delicious.

Comment by aarondoyle

Peanut M&Ms? I always hated those ones. Rice crispy M&Ms though are fine.

Comment by Girl Clumsy

My personal favourites are:
– Thai salad with peanuts
– Indonesian gado gado (peanut based sauce)

Comment by Jan




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