Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This Is Why We Can't Afford A Full Cable Package

On Monday morning, Mike went by his parent's house to do a little touch up on a kitchen project. I was out grocery shopping. While he waited for the paint to dry, he watched the Food Network. Before I knew it, he was texting me with additions to the grocery list. He asked me to pick up some unsalted cashews. I was puzzled. As far as I knew, my man didn't have a big thing for cashews. And he likes everything salted, let me tell you. I was intrigued.

Turns out, he wanted to make cashew butter. You know, just like peanut butter but made with cashews. He had seen it on the Food Network & actually typed the recipe into his iphone. So last night we gathered in the kitchen with the ingredients & made some cashew butter.

It's a simple recipe. All you need is unsalted cashews, vegetable oil, salt, & sugar. I don't remember the exact amounts. You need two cups of cashews & then everything else is based on how you want the texture & sweetness/savoriness to be. We used about two Tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, & maybe three Tablespoons sugar.

Our little food processor got the workout of its life! We made some major demands on it with this cashew stuff. It got kind of hot & smelly at one point & I declared that we had to take a breather.
And no, that is not my fine-looking, muscley forearm. It's Mike's. He has great arms.

Sorry...I guess I've gone off topic - back to cashew butter! Are you wondering what we did with it after we made it? Are you thinking, "But Mary Ann, how do you eat cashew butter?" Let me tell you what we did. We made Grilled Cashew Butter & Jelly Sandwiches. Oh.My.Heart.

Today I couldn't button my pants.
Just kidding. But if I eat another one of these tonight...well, you just never know what might happen.
Cashew Butter - give it a try!


Theo-Ann said...

yum--sounds awesome!

Erin said...

Sounds really good! I'll be over later for one. :)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

WOW! This looks so good!
And you are funny about the cable TV :)
Following you back and good luck on my give away!

malia said...

what a fun idea and how cute that your hubby made it happen

Rebecca said...

My family loves the Food Network! The kids watch in continually!