I have to confess: I’m obsessed with nuts. All sizes and shapes and colours; from soft to firm to rock-hard, and everything in between. Such a glorious variety… mmmm! And there’s nothing like that delicious crunch when I crush them between my teeth.
Guys, stop wincing – it’s nothing personal.
The other day I checked the grocery list and chuckled. There were only three items on it: Peanuts, walnuts, and pine nuts.
This was in addition to the dried-fruit-and-peanut mix that’s always in my car in case I need a snack while I’m on the road; the can of salted cashews in the snack drawer; the almonds and almond flour in the baking cupboard; and the big bowl of unshelled nuts that takes up residence on our counter every year as soon as fresh nuts become available. (And you know I’m secretly snickering at “fresh nuts”. There’s nothing better than cupping a nice big handful of… okay, I’ll stop now.)
And there’s always at least a gallon of peanut butter in the freezer in addition to the jar that’s currently in use; but I don’t actually include that in my nut count – peanut butter is a staple food that transcends nutdom. (If only I could say the same about myself.)
If there’s peanut butter, there’s hope. If there’s no peanut butter… *shudders at the thought* I’m not even going to go there – it’s too traumatic to consider. I’m sure most guys would agree that a nutless day is a bad day indeed.
Hubby is bemused by my love affair with peanut butter. If we eat the same leftovers a few days in a row I get tired of them no matter now delicious they might be. But peanut butter? I eat it for breakfast every… single… day. And I have for decades. I just tell Hubby he should be glad that when I find something I truly love, my commitment problems magically disappear. 😉
I do realize that peanuts aren’t actually nuts at all – they’re legumes. But I’m still nuts for them. I know; sometimes I’m such a goober.
And now I can’t get the song “Goober Peas” out of my head.
Any other nut nuts out there?
Book 14 update: I made it to the end of Chapter 21, and circled back to tune up some details in earlier chapters. It’s fun to weave in all the little loose ends!