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Saturday, November 8, 2014

put a warning on it and other random stuff

They seriously need to put a warning label on peanut butter, and I don't mean a little disclaimer that says this may contain peanuts. Of course it contains peanuts. It's peanut butter. The warning label I am talking about is one that says do not eat peanut butter sandwiches without jelly. Let me tell you, I tried it and it wasn't pretty. That first bite went halfway down and got stuck. Before my eyeballs could pop out I tried to wash it down with some milk. That was mistake number two. I seriously thought I was going to have to call 911 before it finally decided to head south to my stomach. There was an immediate change of plans for lunch at that point.



I scraped off the peanut butter into the blender, added the milk and the last pitiful banana I had, and made myself a smoothie. Yes, the pantry is getting a little bare again and I was too lazy busy to go and restock. There is still lots of that brown rice that I can't seem to foist off on anyone. 



I was going to offer you some of my smoothie, but I was a little thirstier than I thought. So I guess you'll have to make your own.



Yes, that is a glue stick and a random plastic bag in the photo. You really didn't think I would have enough sense to move those before taking the picture. This may explain why I am not one of those big time bloggers with the perfect house. None of my houses have ever had a moment of perfection. 

On an up note, I have been wanting a white bedspread and I just happened to get one at the auction last night for $5. It's vintage chenille and in great shape. SCORE!!!



I had it washed and dried and on my bed by this morning. Of course I immediately got a small spot of dirt on it. Do you by any chance remember Pigpen from the Peanuts comic strip. I think we must be related. I am a big time dirt magnet. (please refer back to previous paragraph about why I am not a big time blogger) Don't ask me why I love to decorate with white. I must be a serious glutton for punishment. 

Well there is one last stalk of celery in the refrigerator calling my name, so I am off.

Have a wonderful day.

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26 comments:

  1. wow that was scary I bet!!!!! but on the upside you have a beautiful bed spread!!!! You always make me smile , sometimes make me cry, in a good way, but you are such a good read!!! I thank you for that,

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    1. Awww, thank you, Laurie. I am always so happy to see you here. :)

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  2. OH such deal on that blanket. I've been wanting one and the closest I've gotten was one at an estate sale and they wanted$ 45.00. NO way was I paying that. Good for you!

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    1. Thanks. I love it. I was so excited that no one else bid on it. They are usually so much more when they are in such good condition.

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  3. Use the rice to make a door snake. :-)

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    1. Good idea, except as soon as I did that I would find a great recipe for brown rice :)

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  4. Love the bedspread...score! I love peanut butter only sandwiches but you do have to take small bites! Glad you are OK! :)

    hug, Linda

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    1. smaller bites, smaller bites... my mother always lectured me about that. :)

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  5. Laura, I think peanut butter can be scary. I put it with a smear of butter on toast...so it's kind of melty when I eat it. Sounds like you are having one of those days. Blessings for a better tomorrow. xoxo,Susie

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    1. I think Linda was right. I need to take smaller bites. I like it on toast,too. :)

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  6. I have a great recipe for brown rice if you like japanese food- it’s called Chicken Scallion Rice Bowl. It’s healthy and yummy- one of my absolute favorite recipes. Find it here- http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/japanese_chicken_scallion_rice_bowl.html (and about the mirin mentioned in the ingredients- I have substituted white grape juice or just left it out altogether- it’s only a tablespoon, so it doesn’t make a huge difference.)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kasey. I'll definitely look it up. :)

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  7. Those old white chenille bedspreads bring back memories from my childhood. I had one on my bed and I recall seeing them in other peoples homes too. They were a classic! I actually like peanut butter sandwiches, but the secret is to add mayonaise to one side of the bread and peanut butter on the other. It's a great combination and doesn't get stuck in your mouth! When I was little, I needed to gain weight, so my mom would even add banana slices between the peanut butter and mayo. It used to be one of my favorite sandwiches!

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    1. I had one on my bed too when I was a child. They bring back good memories. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches. I should have done that. Never thought to put mayo on it. I'll have to think about that one. :)

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  8. Your new chenille bedspread is gorgeous...what a fabulous buy! And I am one to eat peanut butter out of the jar with a tableknife! choke choke! lol Hugs!

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    1. Shhh!! Don't tell anyone, but I've done that, too. I really am loving my bedspread. xo

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  9. What movie was that when Michele Pfieffer almost chokes on the spoonful of peanut butter? That has always stayed with me...scary.

    Love that bedspread...I had one, but it's gone somewhere I guess.

    Jen

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    1. I'm not sure I saw that movie if I did I think I blocked it out. I probably would never have eaten peanut butter again. I had one of these as a child, but I accidentally cut it with the scissors. I can remember that my mom wasn't too happy :)

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  10. Hi Laura....I love the bedspread. I like chenille. Old-fashioned and comfy! Sorry about the plain peanut butter. A little orange marmalade would have improved it immensely. Have nice weekend. Susan

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    1. Thanks, Susan. It's funny that you said that about orange marmalade. I haven't tried it since I was a kid. I couldn't stand those pieces of orange in it. they somehow creeped me out. Maybe it's time to give it a try again :)

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  11. Laura,
    Your new bedspread is lovely and your bed looks both pretty and cozy. I spy new pillows since you last posted a photograph of your bed.
    I love peanut butter...any way shape or form. I have been known to keep a jar in my desk drawer for a 3:00 spoonful.
    Sweet dreams as you slumber in your new bed!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. I had a nice cozy night. The pillows are some that I made. I like to have a banana with peanut butter for an afternoon snack. Yum!!

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  12. I also eat peanut butter by the spoonful! But the brand I like is creamy and soft so it's not too hard to eat like that. But probably 10,000 calories also!
    Love the bedspread!

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    1. I was at the bottom of the jar and organic peanut butter tends to be hard at that point. Probably because I don't get it mixed up well enough when I first open the jar. I think all peanut butter is pretty high in calories, but it is good for a boost of energy.

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  13. Scarry to think about the peanut butter. I too use organic and the bottom of the jar is always the hardest and stickiest. My grandmother always had chenille on here beds. They were warm but I hated making the bed and trying to straighten the darn thing on the bed. I now prefer comforters or quilts because they are faster and easier to make the bed. Did I mention I hate making beds?

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    1. I sleep in a twin bed so it's pretty easy to make up. Not my favorite job either, but since I hate an unmade bed I just grit my teeth and do it anyway. I have a feather comforter also, so I am nice and warm. :)

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