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I'm notorious for not reading a recipe all the way through. Which means I am usually missing an ingredient or it takes longer or is harder then expected or all of the above. We have been reading this book over, and over, and over again.
Now my kids love to help in the kitchen and my daughter loves "peeny butter" so every single time we read the story she asked to make it (there is a recipe in the back). Since we have to return the book tomorrow I decided to make try my hand at making it. It seemed easy enough, I had all the ingredients and I skimmed (see above problem) the recipe and figured I could do all the boiling and melting while they were watching their movie (chore reward) and she could ad the peanut butter at the end.
So I got to work, dropped in the chocolate to start it melting and got out the milk. Hmmm 2%, I'm sure that will work, it still has fat. Hmmm, maybe I should use half and half? Nah I decided to go with it and just try the 2%.
Sometimes apparently you need all the fat
It was an epic failure of chocolate, which doesn't happen around here often. In fact I can't throw out chocolate so I may use it as a topping on ice ream ;-)
But it got me thinking (I start to think philosophical about everything these days thanks to this lady). How much of life, enjoyment, etc doesn't turn out because we skimp out on the fat? Use what we have instead of what we need. I know I have been lacking some of the fat that is needed in life to sustain me. I need to chew the fat. I have friends I long to see and sit and chat and talk. Instead of picking up the phone and making plans I think of my exhausted days and my tired husband and how I shouldn't go out. I'm not feeding my soul the fat it needs. My muscle, they ache to move, the fat needs to be stretched and pulled and moved. Yet I sit and I sulk that I have no time without someone on top of me to make that happen.
I'm skimping out on what I need. Taking what I can get and using what I have instead of doing using the ingredients I need.
Good thing I have a vacation coming up, because it's time I read a recipe all the way through and bought and used the right ingredients!
I'll post the recipe for Peeny Butter Fudge in a separate post. Please visit and tell me what you think went wrong, hubs does not think it was the fat.