No, I don't want to talk about ants. They have invaded. They are everywhere. I set my glass down on the counter and next thing I know, I am taking a drink with an ant staring me down. I feel a tickle on my arm.
I clean and scrub and wipe away the ants, but the moment I step away they must send out a Twitter alert, because the ants don't come marching two by two--they just pour out of nowhere!
honor of spite of the invading ants, we enjoyed this snack the other day. Ants on a Log has been around for a good long time, but still makes a timeless, yummy, and easy snack. I don't always have celery on hand, but I do often have apples! The Pickles and I cored and sliced our apples into rounds, whipped up some peanut butter in the food processor, and topped with raisins. This is a great snack for the Pickles to practice spreading the peanut butter and topping with raisins.
I think that there could be so many variations, such as:
Chocolate or Carob Chips
Mmmm. Yeah, I love a good snack. And I love making our own varieties of nut butter. I don't keep prepared nut butters on hand because we never seem to go through them fast enough and I don't like to waste good food. So, I decided to just use the nuts I have on hand and grind them into butter as needed. I much prefer the taste! Here's how we do it:
I simply throw a bunch of nuts (in this case: roasted, blanched, no-salt peanuts) into the food processor and process away. The nuts go from being broken up into coarse chunks, to looking like a grainy sand, to suddenly clumping together and rolling around in a ball, to being broken down again into a paste that sticks all around the food processor bowl. I like my nut butters with just a bit of a fine "crunch" left, so this is just perfect for us.
That's all I do. Really. Just use one finger to push the power button on the food processor. It's easy.
And that's good.
Becuase I'm using my other hand to wage war with the ants.