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The One with the Peanut on Top

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I have an addiction to Peanut Butter I love it in the morning, love in the evening, and even in the afternoon. It compliments my beverage of choice whether it  be milk, coffee, tea, wine, or beer. It offers me comfort on a dark day. And happiness on a good one. It is the one thing in my cupboard that I can depend on when there is nothing to eat. Peanut butter in a word is my true love.

My addiction came about the time I was seven! It was around the same time the ad for Squirrel Peanut Butter invaded the TV waves with the slogan the one with the peanut on top.

Everytime my mother would bring home a new container of peanut butter I had to be the first to have the peanut on top!

Sometimes my oldest sister would torment me with the fact that she had to have the peanut  “It wasn’t fair that I got it all the time.”Looking back she was fourteen and I was seven – I think she could have forgone the peanut.

My mother to keep the peace and tired of teenage hormones would scold me to ask first before taking it with the unpleasant reminder that it was very rude not to share the peanut. I would then be sent to my room to think about my perilous mistake!

Of course, how could one peanut cause such a ruckus? I’ll never know…But I do know I take comfort in a peanut butter sandwich or cookie any day over a peanut!

If there was one food you had to blog about what would it be?

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30 replies

  1. You could have run through the peanut with a sharp knife and split, or were you a one peanut woman? Of course, had you squirrelled them away, you would still have your nuts. Wait… 😉

    I ate my fill of peanut butter, ending six months ago. It had been decades since I’d eaten the stuff. I did discover it is pretty tasty with honey.

  2. Peanut butter on chilled celery sticks! – I would blog about baby-back ribs my husband cooks! They are incredibly delicious. I’m so spoiled I won’t eat them anywhere else!

  3. I love my chips and ice cream, but I have to say that I’d love to blog about tofu. Why? …because it’s such a malleable food product. You can fry, sauté, or bake it. You can make smoothies, cheesecake, mousse out of it and many other dishes. It turns into milk, cheese or any faux meat product. I wish people could be that varied and flexible.

  4. I think you know what I’m going to say…Maltesers.

    I never tasted peanut butter until I was fifteen. My Mum never bought it. Then our church youth leader had us all round for Sunday tea and he served his own homemade stuff. I’ve been a fan ever since. I’m not keen on toast but I can stomach it with peanut butter. It’s a wonder food!

  5. Peanut butter with wine??? you really like the stuff! 🙂 I love peanut butter on celery…. Tough question… I think if I had to blog only about one food, I would stop blogging 🙂

  6. A very good question Belle. I had to think about this a bit, but finally decided it would be cheese. It was a staple in our house since I was a kid. I’m not talking about mac ‘n cheese. I’m talking sharp cheddar which was the base cheese of a varied cheese addiction. My mother’s parents were Canadian and ate cheddar with their toast and tea in the morning. They would have it with pie at dessert and it was a side to lunch and dinner.

    Till the day she died my mother swore it was cheese that killed her parents and it will probably get me too because I can’t have a glass of wine without cheese.

  7. At one time my answer would have been “ice cream” – but I am, er, was addicted to that concoction. I could easily fall into deep research about the methods of making chocolate, even though I rarely eat it any more. In fact food has become just a fuel for me. Good thing being that I am a carbaholic.

  8. Peanut butter – yum. I used to keep a jar of it in my dorm room – no bread or anything – I just ate it off the spoon.

    But I love bread – maybe best of all foods – in all its varied forms. I could blog about it, but I would probably only write a little bit and then go in the kitchen and start baking.

  9. Chocolate. I know it’s cliche, but it’s true. Especially chocolate covered almonds. Or M&M’s. Or Justus Fair Trade chocolate bars that have just the tiniest wonderful hint of coffee. Or 1/2 kilo bricks of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory dark chocolate fudge…. But, to be honest, I have vacuumed chocolate chip crumbs out of the bulk container with my lips. I have no shame!

  10. I, too, am a peanut butter lover! My just-younger sister loved pickles and my younger brother loved cheese. (I’m not sure my youngest sister had a strong preference for any one food. Hmm.)

    If I had to blog about food, it’d be black licorice. It’s not my favorite, but it’s got sweet childhood correlations for me. 🙂

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