I purchased this cookbook off the sale rack at Borders last week. Will and I actually visited Peanut Butter & Co. in Greenwich Village several years ago, where we ate fancy peanut butter sandwiches and drank milk from curly straws. I bought the book mostly to reminisce about the place, but also because there are some fun recipes for things like Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast and Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie. Yum.
I decided to choose a recipe from the book for my final Whip It Up Challenge Recipe. Shockingly, I made it to Week 8 of the challenge. Only one recipe left to Whip Up and disaster struck.
You see, I bought all the ingredients to make a peanut butter recipe--Cold Sesame Noodles--and made it home with four hours until the Whip It Up deadline. Plenty of time.
Only problem? The gas was out. In all of South Davis. No stove, no oven.
It was a shame really, because I had purchased all these ingredients, including a big hunk of ginger.
But I face adversity well and can overcome any challenge! I am invincible! No gas? No Problem!
(Also, my husband got on Google and researched cooking spaghetti noodles in the microwave. Turns out? You can cook spaghetti noodles in the microwave.)
I would like my mom to note the cleanliness of the microwave. I would like everyone else to notice the time: 9:27 pm. With the deadline fast approaching, there was no time to clean as we cooked. There were important things to do! Julienning! Chopping! Measuring! Drinking orange juice with vodka!
Three jars of peanut butter? I don't know why.
Note: electricity was not a problem.
Crisis diverted. We ate dinner at 10 but, I tell you, it was totally worth the wait. Totally worth the wait.
My Peanut Butter book indicates that west-coasters like their peanut butter chunky and east-coasters like it smooth. Is this true? Where are you from and how do you like it?