Wednesday, December 2, 2009

pea-nut, peanut butter!

during my four years of college, i had four different roommates. mandy and i lived together for three years. we hardly knew each other when we agreed to be roommies. and, for the most part, we were a good fit. (right, roommie?)

unfortunately, mandy doesn't like peanut butter. couldn't even handle the smell.

in a small dorm room, without a real refrigerator, there're only so many "meals" you can make.

and there's only so many places you can hide from the aroma of a new jar of peanut butter.

when mandy was around, i didn't crack the lid. that's the kind of roommate i was.

the other night, i was looking for a milk-free snack when i remembered a recipe i stumbled on during my pregnancy with ava. peanut butter popcorn.

before you knock it, you really ought to give it a try. and to help you to that end, i'm sharing the recipe. yum!

in a small pan over medium heat, combine 1/2 c. sugar and 1/2 c. light corn syrup and stir while sugar melts. add 1/2. c. peanut butter and stir until melted. remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla. stir over 6-8 c. popped popcorn.

peanut butter and popcorn. two of my favorite milk-free snacks.

if i'd had this recipe as a college freshman, mandy and i might not have last three years.


  1. I feel that I have failed as a father. How could you desecrate popcorn like that :)
    I'll give you some rehabilitation later on this month.

  2. Hey, wanted to let you know my friend Heather couldn't eat dairy or soy while she was nursing Lily...If you want I can give her your email and she can send you some recipes...let me know!

  3. This sounds excellent! I make a very similar popcorn, but with added cinnamon -

  4. Yum! Sounds good. I know many people who have been unable to have dairy while nursing. Can you do yogurt? Make sure you are taking a calcium supplement especially if milk products were your biggest source of calcium!

  5. That sounds really good. The baby might be wanting some of that soon. :)

  6. Thank you for the verse. It is a good one and a good encouragement to remember that God is faithful. Always. Thanks. :)

  7. Thanks for the comments! I am SUPER excited to see y'all soon! SUPER!!!! excited!
    Can't wait to love and kiss on that beautiful baby girl...oh, and hug you too!

  8. So I know you went on this cruise, are on vacation, and you are a mom of 2 little kids and all... but I want an update. Please. :)

  9. Hey! Thanks for stopping by Tater Tales and entering the give-away! Good luck!

    I loved this post! I am a huge peanut butter lover and think it tastes good on just about anything! So I can't wait to try this recipe this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

    Tater Mama