I Love Peanut Butter

Lura Zerick

Lura Zerick

At times I have thought that some people are strange but it is possible that I also have my strange moments. For instance, I can be in a huge supermarket (or Supercenter) and I can’t think of a thing that I want to buy for my meals. Here I am, surrounded by food, and nothing comes to mind. No, that isn’t totally true; I can ALWAYS eat shredded wheat (the bales, not the bites) and some flavors of ice cream.

I am smart enough to know that those two items don’t give me all the vitamins and minerals that I need to enjoy good health. Still, I am in good health at 83 and I don’t WANT anything else. I have enjoyed cooking and baking all my life and yes, I miss preparing meals for my family. I am thankful that I can still cook anything I want. Again, the problem is that I don’t want other things. Even though I have always enjoyed vegetables and salads, I don’t want these at this time. All I want, at any time of day, is two bales of shredded wheat with milk and sugar. This is also the only time I use sugar unless I am baking, which is seldom these days.

Occasionally a friend takes me to lunch, where we go to our favorite ‘home-cooking’ place. Then I have a regular meal, with one meat and at least two vegetables. It is almost like ‘going to Mama’s house’ and eating; that is why I like their food. I realize that I, too, can do ‘home cooking’ but don’t want to now; it isn’t as much pleasure to prepare meals just for me. I have other foods to choose from but none of these appeal to me. The only sure thing I will enjoy is a bowl of shredded wheat.

I also like peanut butter in any form BUT the last ice cream I bought (two weeks ago), called ‘peanut butter brownie sensation’ there was NOT even a taste of peanut butter in it. Plenty of chocolate but not a dab of peanut butter! Whoever was to add peanut butter fell down on the job. THAT is why the 3/4 full half gallon is still in my freezer….there is no peanut butter in it. If I had wanted chocolate, I would have bought it; I wanted peanut butter and didn’t get it. So I will be hesitant to buy another half gallon; I don’t want to find another with no peanut butter. Sadly, that is the only brand that I know of that includes ‘peanut butter’ flavor.

I might have to bring out my ice cream freezer and make my own. In fact, that sounds like a good idea! My Mama always said, “If you want something done, do it yourself!” HA! I can add all the peanut butter I want!

Of course, the bowl (or two?) of ice cream will be enjoyed AFTER my bowl of shredded wheat! 

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