- ArikaDawn Jun 29, 2007 12:10 PM
I take pride in my nearly indestructible sense of self-control. Six days a week my diet is regimented and free of excessive indulgences. However, having said this, I have to admit to a major Achilles Heel. Peanut Butter. There is something so enticing to me about this simple substance as to render me free of will power. I cannot refuse it in nearly any form and it has on more than one occasion been my undoing, or at least the undoing of a balanced diet.
Now tell me, are there any food stuffs that leave you at their mercy?
I'm actually with you on the peanut butter. I can actually spoon it right out of the jar (I generally buy the natural kind that's just peanuts and a little salt). I even have a cat who loves peanut butter!
My other downfalls are any form of pasta or noodles--don't care what you put on it--bacon, and chocolate.
With PB, I'm a weirdo. When I get a jar, I pour off the oil, then jam a wadded paper towel inside the jar, screw on the lid, and turn the jar upside to sit for a couple of days. At this point, I change the paper towel and let continue to soak, and change the paper daily. At the end of four days or so, the PB is just thick, biteable, and chewy... no longer spreadable, I prefer it in this form, somewhat defatted and edible simply by the fingerful or the spoonful. If I want the PB spread on something, I'll borrow someone's standard jar, but my drained version even goes well with apples or celery or tortillas w/ jam.
I don't know why, but tortilla chips are my crack cocaine. Plain, with guacamole, with salsa, with whatever. If there is a bag in my kitchen I'm powerless.