We'd run out of peanut butter. It's not something that I often eat but yesterday I really fancied some toast with peanut butter. Mr TH quite likes peanut butter too.
So we had no peanut butter but we did have 2 packets of salted peanuts.
We decided to make our own.
Stage One consisted of locating, cleaning, then trying to remember how to put all the bits of the food processor back together again.
Stage Two, one packet of peanuts in & blitz to crumbs
Stage Three, carry on blitzing (the mixture was now clumping in to a ball)
Stage Four, after what seemed like ages (a few minutes) the mixture seemed much smoother and had a sheen to it. We had smooth peanut butter. I like my peanut butter really crunchy, so...
Stage Five, remove mix from machine then add second packet of peanuts to food processor- reduce to crumbs
Stage Six, mix both lots together.
We had about 2 jars of crunchy peanut butter.
It looked like peanut butter, it tasted like peanut butter but knowing that it had cost us less than £1 made it somehow taste even better...
Knowing how easy & cheap it is to make, I won't feel guilty if I need to use it to remove oil/tar from clothing. (Massage in to the stain, rinse and repeat until oil/tar has gone, then wash as usual- it's brilliant!)
Next time we're going to splash out & do a mix of almonds, cashews & peanuts (this won't be used for stain removal though!)