It is no secret the we LOVE peanut butter.....so we decided to make our own!
I ordered my organic peanuts from Shop Organic. (I cannot find bulk organic peanuts anywhere local--Whole Foods doesn't even have them)
You just dump them in your food processor and let-er-rip!
I was really nervous at first.....when I had a whole bowl full of peanut powder....but you just have to let it run for a LONG time.
The oils eventually come out and it will get nice and smooth.
I then added more peanuts to the smooth batch, and processed those, let it get smooth, and added the remaining peanuts, and didn't run quite as long....so it had a few little peanuts in it.
Taste: AMAZING. I didn't think there would be a difference....there is!! It's so much more peanut-y. I'm so poetic, I know.
Cost: I bought a 3lb bag of organic roasted (and shelled!) peanuts for $11.19.
It made around 40 oz of peanut butter (one giant Adams jar, plus a small jam jar).
I think this is a great price for organic peanutbutter.....but...
the shipping was $9.00....! So I just made some $20 pb. It like golden peanut butter.
Will I do it again?: I'm going to explore Shop Organic more (they have TONS of stuff) and see if there is anything else I want to order, to balance out shipping costs, and continue my search to find bulk organic peanuts local.
It was so so tastey, and the quickest/easiest thing I've ever made!
We love to go to the library!! A giant Star Wars Encyclopedia for the boy (I am not ready for this stuff), a William Wegman book for the girl (she loves a dog in costume....who doesn't?), and for me.....
Earth to Table. Maybe my new favorite book! The most beautiful food photography I have ever seen!! It's about eating in season.....and I won't lie....winter has me a bit nervous. Calf liver? Rabbit Stew? But there are some amazing looking recipes too....I'll let you know what I try!
And speaking of food (always), I LOVE Jamie Oliver. I am so excited for his new show to start up in the next few weeks.....this is right up my alley and I cannot believe that we're finally getting a major network show on this topic...check it out!!
And for your song this week......we have been listening to a lot of Ray LaMontagne these days...it's really mellow, a bit sad at times....but perfect for a dreary day of terrarium making......wow. who have I become?
What did you love about this week?