October 30, 2012

Homemade Peanut Butter...and TSwift

I might very well be the only person who wasn't excited last Tuesday.

You know.  The "OH-em-GEE!  TSwift's album is dropping todaaaaayyyy!" day.

It's called RED, by the way.  But I'm guessing that if you own a t.v., a Facebook page, or a radio, you already know this.

Source: polyvore.com via Abby on Pinterest

I don't have a problem with TSwift, per say.  She presents herself very well and is quite articulate about the fact that she uses every relationship she's ever had as a song-writing opportunity.  I've always wondered how many songs she gets out of each relationship.  Like, what's the ratio?  You know, I had quite a few crappy relationships too.  If only I could write about them so unabashedly.  People would probably just be like, "Get over yourself".  Why doesn't anyone say this to her?  This article from Thought Catalog articulates my thoughts pretty well.

Plus, she goes after a douche-canoe like John Mayer and expects to change him?  Uh, no.  Better women, like Jennifer Aniston, have tried that already.  That was a lesson to all of us:  If Rachel-freaking-Green can't change a man, neither can you.

Anyway.  I'm just picking on her.  I don't like Carrie either.  For entirely different reasons.

What have I been listening to?

Night Train, my friends.

Jason Aldean.  The country singer...who raps about Joe Diffie.

Anywho.  I got it in my head to make homemade almond butter last week.

I went to Fred Meyer only to discover that they were pretty much out of almonds in the bulk bins.  But dry-roasted peanuts were on sale.  (They probably didn't have time to restock the almonds because they were busy restocking copies of RED.)

So I took home my giant bag 'o peanuts, really just thinking about how lovely they would taste drenched in ice cream and hot fudge...

But I stayed on the straight-and-narrow and used them to make peanut butter.  It was ridiculously easy.

In a food processor, process 3 cups of dry-roasted peanuts.  After about 5 minutes, they will be smooth and creamy.  Add in 1/2 t. salt and then 1 T. honey.  The honey doesn't really make it sweet, just gives it some depth.  Store in an airtight container (like a pretty mason jar) in the fridge.
I know that natural peanut butter often separates, but this, after 24 hours in the fridge, hadn't separated at all.  I was impressed.


  1. I'm not a fan of TSwift either. I know her songs can be kinda catchy but I don't really like her enough to get them stuck in my head. I have to be in the mood for pop music like that...I have a little different taste in music. Vanaprasta...Of Monsters and Men...Gotye...Snow Patrol...just to name a very very small few.

    I do appreciate some good country music though. Oklahoma did me some good. ;)

  2. I've always kinda felt like if I knew TS in real life we'd probably be friends. I can see a night of watching Friends and eating cheese happening all too easily (providing the sight of Jennifer Aniston doesn't enrage her).

    But her music? Eh. usually makes me a little queasy and prone to shouting things like, "You don't know anything about real heartache you oversized tween!"

    And then I switch the radio to the only other country station we have in Portland.

  3. I am a big fan of "douche-canoe" - never heard that one before! My friends and I have always joked about whether or not she intentionally dates awful people just to have something to write about. Now she's at least going to have one more album since she and the Kennedy broke up!

  4. I like Jason Aldean. His voice is country, even his name seems country...

  5. I hate Taylor Swift. When her music comes on the radio, it sends me into a blind rage and I have to turn it off immediately. She has a brilliant business plan, I'll give her that. She pretends like she is a child in order to sell records to children who haven't developed enough of a sense of self to realize how full of garbage she is. Barf.

    Homemade almond butter.......... I'm pretty sure I've got to do that now. Like right now.

  6. How's it taste!

    That cd is on repeat in the car

  7. Totally agree about T-Swift! Whiney, whiney, whiney girl! Why would anyone even think about dating her knowing full-well that if things don't work out that they are just going to be fodder for her next album. I think the term "douche-canoe" fits her nicely as well.

    Don't get me wrong: all writers write about their lives at one point or another, but like that one Pinterest image states, I'm starting to think she's the one who's hard to date, so it's hard to feel bad for her!

    Also, that peanut butter looks awesome! I may have to try it sometime when I'm feeling all domestic! :)

    P.S. I have been awful at posting lately. I should work on a post tonight.

  8. I didn't care about her new album dropping either. Yay us.

  9. Oh and that we are never ever ever getting back together song-it's stupid. just stupid.

  10. I'm not a big TSwift fan at all. I mean, she has milked the shit out of the cash cow that is breakup songs but enough is enough already. Also, this new hip hop music she's doing, totally not cute, IMO.

    Also, chicklet should have known that John Meyer is the kind of dude you occasionally eff when you're in town, not the one you marry & have kids with.

  11. I think my daughter is a bigger Taylor Swift fan than me...but this peanut butter...I'm all over it.

  12. I wasn't all excited about the release of her album either. I don't have a problem with Taylor Swift at all. I like some of her songs, and I think she is talented. I also am glad to se someone young in Hollywood who is not a hot mess (I'm talking to YOU Lindsay Lohan....).

    But I can't figure out why every song is about an ex boyfriend. She's too young to have all that drama, isn't she?


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