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BS: Smooth or Crunchy?

27 Jun 14 - 04:12 PM (#3637183)
Subject: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Wesley S

I prefer crunchy.


27 Jun 14 - 04:23 PM (#3637186)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,Eliza

Is this a peanut butter question? If so, crunchy for me. But my husband cooks with the stuff (yuk!) and likes it smooth, so we have both in the house. It's very nice on crumpets...


27 Jun 14 - 04:47 PM (#3637192)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Ebbie

As Eliza implies, it depends upon the use to which it is put.


27 Jun 14 - 05:32 PM (#3637202)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: John on the Sunset Coast

If peanut butter, definitely crunchy; also no salt, no sugar, and not hydrogenated. There are only two ways to use PB: in a PBJ sandwich or straight from the jar on a spoon. Well, maybe a third use--getting chewing gum out your kid's hair. Nothing else. Not Reeses PB cups or pieces, not cooking, and definitely not with bananas.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


27 Jun 14 - 05:33 PM (#3637204)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Ed T

peanut facts 


27 Jun 14 - 07:08 PM (#3637230)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,#

John, John, John. Peanut butter, jam, lettuce and NO BANANA? Until now, no post of yours has ever disappointed me :-)


27 Jun 14 - 07:59 PM (#3637236)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Ed T

peanut butter, chocolate and pork rinds? 


27 Jun 14 - 08:02 PM (#3637238)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Janie

Smooth. I can't stand stuff that gets caught between or in my teeth.


27 Jun 14 - 08:30 PM (#3637244)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: gnu

I am 57. My intestines are the same age. Smooth fer me. Now, if you are of any age and you prefer crunchy, yer wrong. Yer guts will eventually agree with me.


27 Jun 14 - 09:12 PM (#3637250)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Bill D

I am 75,and it's always been crunchy! I even buy crunchy almond butter and mix it with PB.... then it's jam, jelly or honey on good multi-grain bread. That is my breakfast about 5 out of 7 days. I often have one just before bed. Teeth? When I had tooth problems, I was just more careful.

I remember asking my mother for a FULL PB & J sandwich when I was 5...had been eating one slice of bread folded over... but I saw the man next door with 2 slices of bread! Wow!...

lessee... 70+ years... thats gotta be-- hmmm...several tons? I think the PB industry owes me a free jar.


27 Jun 14 - 09:16 PM (#3637252)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Wesley S

Peanut butter and honey. Or PB and mayo......on toasted bread.


27 Jun 14 - 09:33 PM (#3637253)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: John on the Sunset Coast

gnu--
In a few months (Nov. 11 to be exact-keep them cards and money comin' in,)if you haven't beat me to a birthday, my age will reverse the digits in your age. I'll catch up with Bill D.; I didn't know anyone could be that old, me most of all. Anyhow, nothin' wrong with my stomach, but the rest of me not so much.


28 Jun 14 - 12:25 AM (#3637261)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: LadyJean

Crunchy is best and there is nothing like peanut butter and bacon, especially if the bacon is fresh and very greasy.


28 Jun 14 - 12:56 AM (#3637263)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: MGM·Lion

Jam or marmalade on peanut butter, esp on crumpets -- not every time but now & again. And a layer of ordinary butter under the peanut butter, always. This, of course, only a statement of my own taste, not asseverated as any sort of law, either moral or gastronomic.

As to smooth or crunchy: again, sometimes one, sometimes the other.

~M~


28 Jun 14 - 02:06 AM (#3637267)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Backwoodsman

Smooth and reduced fat. Tesco own brand is good.


28 Jun 14 - 02:09 AM (#3637268)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Backwoodsman

Ooooops, hit 'go' too soon! PB and banana on fresh white farmhouse bread - manna from heaven! Not good fodder for a diabetic, but WTF. Even in my dotage, gotta live dangerously occasionally! :-)


28 Jun 14 - 02:55 AM (#3637272)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Sandra in Sydney

crunchy & I make my own - I put peanuts in my blender & use the coffee bean setting so the bits are BIG, then I mix in some oil.

yum - beautiful with butter or ricotta cheese underneath also yummy with sliced banana on top. Sometimes it's my lunch sandwich with ricotta underneath & salad on top.

sometimes I have a thin scrape of Vegemite underneath the PB -

PB & tomato &/or bread & butter cucumber (cucumber in a sweetish vinegar) with cheese melted on top is also very yummy

sandra


28 Jun 14 - 08:09 AM (#3637328)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,Eliza

I get an organic make. It's a bit more expensive, but it doesn't have that ghastly sweet taste that the cheaper ones seem to have. To me, savoury MEANS savoury. And of course, Michael, on crumpets, one puts butter underneath the stuff. Butter's essential at every opportunity!
I'm not sure how my husband cooks his fiery dishes, but they seem to require pots of smooth peanut butter. I find that ghastly, but I never taste his food, so I live and let live!


28 Jun 14 - 09:34 AM (#3637347)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Rumncoke

I am 63 years old and have never eaten peanut butter - has my life been one without meaning or have I been fortunate to avoid the devil's own spread?


28 Jun 14 - 10:32 AM (#3637359)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,Eliza

Oh it's definitely heavenly stuff, Rumncoke. Do you not fancy a little taste, just to see what it's like? Go on... be tempted!


28 Jun 14 - 01:04 PM (#3637386)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: John on the Sunset Coast

Perhaps Rumcake has a religious avoidance of PB...or perhaps a medical one. ore for the rest of us.


28 Jun 14 - 01:49 PM (#3637390)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Crunchy PB for me on a crispbread thin layer of butter first, topped with some cream cheese and cucumber. I am fond of PB with banana too but it all depends on my mood sometimes one of each if I cannot make up my mind. It would be interesting to use it in a recipe though, Eliza could you let me know of any to try? I have always fancied that it would go well with chicken and rice. As peanut butter is quite a distinctive taste already is it necessary to add any extra herbs / seasoning to it?


28 Jun 14 - 02:11 PM (#3637392)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,Eliza

Hello there Patsy! Have just asked my husband, and here's one of his horrific efforts!
He roasts some chicken quarters first in the oven, to make sure they're thoroughly cooked. Then in a deep frying pan he heats Flora oil and slowly fries chopped onions, garlic and tomatoes. (Quantities are arbitrary) When they're soft, he adds about a pint of cold water. a crumbled Maggi chicken stock cube (yuk!) 2 heaped tablespoons of smooth peanut butter, 4 'Scotch bonnets' (those horribly hot chilli things) coarsely-ground pepper, three teaspoons of salt (far too much for his health, but Africans eat far too much salt anyway) 3 teaspoons of Sharwoods Madras curry powder, a teaspoonful of dried herbes Provencales (he found those in my cupboard and likes them!) and simmers it all slowly, stirring a bit. Then he adds the chicken and puts the lid on, for about 45 mins. He mashes up the Scotch bonnets to make it hotter still. I must say, it smells delicious, but don't whatever you do put any in your mouth, or you'll go through the roof.
He eats this with couc-cous, rice or noodles. While he's farting about with this muck, I'm cooking mince, mashed potatoes and spring greens.


28 Jun 14 - 03:01 PM (#3637399)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Mrrzy

John otSC - one additional use is to get beach tar off your feet, and smooth works better for that.

This was one of a set of questions we used to ask in the early 80's, I think - the memory has a flavor of late college. They were:
Smooth or crunchy? (for PB)
Folded or crumpled? (for TP) - and, if folded, on the lines or not?
Sean Connery or Roger Moore? (for James Bond)
Anybody remember the others? There were about 7, and the pattern of responses, not responses to any individual question, meant something I don't remember either.


28 Jun 14 - 03:04 PM (#3637402)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Ed T

I dont eat chrunchy, as I fear it may be "re-experienced" the next day in the same form?


28 Jun 14 - 03:39 PM (#3637408)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: MGM·Lion

After reading that Eliza, I find myself wondering how your obviously blissfully happy marriage survives at all. But then, I remember that Emma is Chelsea and I am Arsenal, so I stop worrying!

~M~


28 Jun 14 - 04:11 PM (#3637415)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,Eliza

LOL Michael. It must be that opposites attract!


28 Jun 14 - 05:06 PM (#3637422)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,Bobby Bigboy

"Smooth or Crunchy?"   vaseline ????


29 Jun 14 - 12:48 AM (#3637501)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: MGM·Lion

"Sean Connery or Roger Moore? (for James Bond)"
.,,.

Aha, now there's a vital one. My late wife Valerie, who was on the whole quite an intelligent person [1st class Cambridge degree as mature student after missing out on univ first time around] maintained until her dying day that nobody but Connery could play Bond, in tones as if it were some sort of god-given unshakeable Law of the Universe established since the Creation or the Big Bang, whichever preceded.

To my questions as to whether the same applied to Garrick, or even Burbage, regarding the playing of Hamlet, she would simply stick metaphorical fingers in her ear and say it again.

~Michael~


29 Jun 14 - 03:48 AM (#3637527)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Eliza thank you for the recipe and will give it a go although I would probably not use salt (on your advice!) and leave out the chillies, reading this has brightened up my morning! I can imagine it must be fun in your kitchen and wish I could be a fly on the wall observing this.

Who is cooking lunch today?


29 Jun 14 - 04:38 AM (#3637538)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,Eliza

LOL Patsy! Well, I'm making a steak and kidney pie for us both, but he sprinkles it with tons of curry powder (can you imagine?) once the plate arrives at the table. Most maddening, but over the years I've learned to let live. It's his choice after all. It's actually Ramadan now, and he should be fasting and not drinking until sunset. But he doesn't do it any more. I never have said anything, but he feels it's very bad for the kidneys (his own, not those in the pie) and he simply prays but doesn't do the rest. We always let the other do whatever he/she thinks fit, and that way we've been v happy over the years. The world could perhaps learn from this!
Best wishes Patsy, nice to hear from you.


29 Jun 14 - 07:35 AM (#3637574)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Rumncoke

I believe that the fasting rules are not so strict for anyone for whom they might be damaging, particularly when the month falls in the hottest part of the Summer. The young, the elderly, the infirm or ill, pregnant or nursing mothers should not fast.

I avoid peanut butter because the smell is most unpleasant, to my senses.


29 Jun 14 - 07:39 AM (#3637576)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Ed T

odd peanut butter recipes 


29 Jun 14 - 09:47 AM (#3637603)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST

By law, wa certain percentage of insect parts are allowed in peanu5 butter. that alone should make it crunchy,


29 Jun 14 - 11:24 AM (#3637629)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: frogprince

I prefer smooth. If I squeeze and they feel crunchy, I find it to be a real turnoff.


29 Jun 14 - 11:43 AM (#3637633)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: wysiwyg

Or, or, or.... aaaarghhh!!! Both/and thinking for me!

Smooth for cooking, usually. Smooth on hot dogs as a condiment. Smooth to pill dogs.

Crunchy for sandwiches.

~Susan


29 Jun 14 - 12:02 PM (#3637642)
Subject: LA Times Xword Puzzle 29 June
From: John on the Sunset Coast

Clue Across 121, "Certain creamy alternative."
Art follows Mudcat posts.


29 Jun 14 - 02:26 PM (#3637691)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

With me, it's crunchy 1 - 0. And check labels carefully, a lot of brands are impure, mixed with something other than peanut butter.

Try peanut butter and apple butter sandwiches.


29 Jun 14 - 02:34 PM (#3637694)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: JHW

peanut butter, definitely crunchy; also no salt, no sugar, and not hydrogenated

crocodile sandwich - snappy


30 Jun 14 - 11:46 AM (#3637852)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST

For a quick satay sauce mix smooth unsweetened peanut butter with curry paste.

Toss into stir fry chicken just before serving.


01 Jul 14 - 08:01 AM (#3638041)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST,eldergirl

Smooth or crunchy on toast with marmalade.
Have also experimented with PB/marmalade cookies, but they need a bit more work..


01 Jul 14 - 09:00 AM (#3638062)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Ed T

Aflatoxins  


01 Jul 14 - 09:52 AM (#3638070)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Stu

Crunchy.


01 Jul 14 - 10:32 PM (#3638216)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Bill D

Many years ago, at the FSGW Getaway, we were served Peanut-Butter/Broccoli soup at one meal..... it was 'ok'... but no one demanded it in later years.


02 Jul 14 - 12:21 AM (#3638228)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: J-boy

Scrunchy?


02 Jul 14 - 03:19 PM (#3638412)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST, topsie

Crunchy every time - and yes, the organic version is better (more earthy somehow).

It is also very good as a bait in mouse traps.


02 Jul 14 - 03:35 PM (#3638413)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Ed T

and the public opinion researchers say.... 


02 Jul 14 - 10:13 PM (#3638494)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Sandra in Sydney

impossible!


02 Jul 14 - 10:15 PM (#3638495)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Sandra in Sydney

itchy trigger finger

impossible! they either reversed the answers, or respondents were fibbing!!


03 Jul 14 - 09:18 PM (#3638833)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Joe_F

Crunchy. Cream cheese below, lettuce above.
That's for peanut butter. As to human beings, I prefer hairy, but smooth in spots.


04 Jul 14 - 06:32 AM (#3638911)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST, topsie

It's easier to spread the cream cheese on the peanut butter, rather than peanut butter on cream cheese (and I always use real butter first) - chopped celery adds an interesting texture and flavour as well, either with or instead of the lettuce.

And definitely NO BANANA.


04 Jul 14 - 07:01 AM (#3638918)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Ed T

For your burger?

Peanut butter and maple syrup, eh 


04 Jul 14 - 01:19 PM (#3639069)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: Bill D

Sandra... I would guess those statistics are pretty accurate. I can easily see why 'smooth' would be the default, as crunchy bits must be 'dealt with', and some for various reasons, can't do it.... and some just prefer smooth, just as some drink Bud Lite (bllaaahh) on purpose. Still, Bud Lite is the best selling 'beer' in the US.

PB & Maple syrup? Never tried it,..but sure! Sounds good!


04 Jul 14 - 02:00 PM (#3639077)
Subject: RE: BS: Smooth or Crunchy?
From: GUEST

Crunchy! On fat slices of toasted brown bread.

I also prefer the slightly healthier stuff made by Wholearth, but tend to buy the big pots of supermarket generic (so long as not loaded with additives and fillers) as Mr. goes through it at a frightening rate!

Eliza, does your hubs have any recommendations for vegetarian African dishes involving peanut butter? I've made an African style soup with it before and it was really good!