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Author Topic: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[  (Read 3742 times)

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PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« on: December 16, 2013, 02:07:08 AM »
Don't read the following unless you're bored.]

Not sure how my mental sojourn went from NANY considerations to this, but I guess have fun with it.  :)

I love to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with tater chips.  Naturally, this cuisine *must* be complimented with a glass of ice cold milk!  Although I like strawberry jelly, IMO, peach preserves (preferably homemade).  I should point out I can enjoy the crunchy peanut butter, but the luxurious elegance of the silky smooth butters can't be beat!


So, what constitutes your favorite food groups when you want to chill out and enjoy a delicious treat?

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 05:10:03 PM »
The diaries kept by early Dutch explorers of the further reaches of the Belgian Congo describe how they came across a small isolated tribe of pygmies living in a valley who called themselves "M'bengi-stoidi", who practiced a peculiar form of cannibalism - they considered the the heads of prematurely aborted 3-month old human foetuses to be a particularly special delicacy, the eating of which they believed gave them mystical powers.
When explorers revisited the same valley about 10 years later there was no trace of the M'bengi-stoidi, and the explorers deduced that they had become extinct.

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 08:36:32 PM »
Now I'm not so hungry...  :(

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 09:50:45 AM »
Now I'm not so hungry...  :(
Oh, sorry, if it was the M'bengi-stoidi that did that. Don't worry though, I made it up as a joke.
If they existed, the M'bengi-stoidi would be very "backward"...      ;D

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 10:30:36 AM »
I can be a fan of dark humor, but i must admit the humor escapes me...

Anyway, back to the original question..

I've never been much of a fan of peanut butter and the idea of peanut butter on potato chips sounds disgusting.

But in a related vein, chocolate covered pretzels are incredible.

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2013, 10:44:30 AM »
But in a related vein, chocolate covered pretzels are incredible.

Unless they are salted pretzels, in which case...yuck!

I am a big fan of cheese crackers...especially ones shaped like penguins.

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2013, 10:46:51 AM »
A block of high cocoa percentage dark chocolate

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plus a glass of Glayva

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Take a square of chocolate and a sip of Glayva and let the flavours combine as the chocolate melts in your mouth.


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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2013, 11:01:34 AM »
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Unless they are salted pretzels, in which case...yuck!

umm.. yeah, of course they are salted pretzels, that's the whole point!

Best. Snack. Ever.

http://www.amazon.co...etzels/dp/B0045I92KM
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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2013, 01:36:32 PM »
Now I'm not so hungry...  :(
Oh, sorry, if it was the M'bengi-stoidi that did that. Don't worry though, I made it up as a joke.
If they existed, the M'bengi-stoidi would be very "backward"...      ;D


Not extinct by any means. They were assimilated into the neighboring  Sesumarongi and became part of their culture - albeit while still retaining their own ethnic churches, markets, and restaurants.
  8) ;)

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 05:45:09 PM »
Now I'm not so hungry...  :(
Oh, sorry, if it was the M'bengi-stoidi that did that. Don't worry though, I made it up as a joke.
If they existed, the M'bengi-stoidi would be very "backward"...      ;D


Not extinct by any means. They were assimilated into the neighboring  Sesumarongi and became part of their culture - albeit while still retaining their own ethnic churches, markets, and restaurants.
  8) ;)

Well, at least one person here is on the same wavelength necessary to decode the joke. Sheesh.

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2013, 06:36:32 PM »
^Unfortunately for us, it's the same wavelength whose only distinction is that it opens garage doors. ;D

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2013, 06:47:47 PM »
at least one person here is on the same wavelength necessary to decode the joke
;D  :up:

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2013, 06:48:52 PM »
A chocolate sandwich.

This is created by placing one piece of chocolate between two others.
 

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2013, 06:56:57 PM »
“I find the pastrami to the be most sensual of all the salted, cured meats.” – George Costanza.



Actually, a slice of pastrami (or, depending on the mood and availability, maybe a maple honey ham) with a little mac & cheese rolled into the middle, toasted a little... still trying to find the most perfect cracker to go along with it!
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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 12:14:21 AM »
^Unfortunately for us, it's the same wavelength whose only distinction is that it opens garage doors. ;D
Heh. Is that true? I didn't know that. Well, at least one could say that it "opens doors", I suppose...
I wonder, did Aladdin employ it too?   :tellme:

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2013, 12:35:22 AM »
"Balut" (also known as "Pateros itik") are incubated Mallard duck eggs with a developed embryo of (typically) 17 to 19 days. The eggs are then boiled and eaten with or without salt. (Yummy!)
Balut is a Filipino delicacy that commands a good price. The nearly-developed and crunchy insides are eaten in the shell.
This food is considered to be a high-protein, hearty snack, and some people (not me, you understand) believe it to be an aphrodisiac - but I couldn't possibly comment.
Balut are mostly sold by street vendors in the regions where they are available, and are often sold together with "chicharon" - thin slices of fried pork skin or fat. (Yummy!)

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Re: PB&J with Potato Chips... One of Nature's Most Perfect Foods[
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2013, 01:22:03 AM »
In the ampur Na-pho in Thailands North East changwat of Kong Kaen, if you are lucky you can get taken on a hunt for "epom" (pronounced "eepom"). These are a type of nocturnal cicada of 2 to 3 inches in length that have narrow windy burrows that they dig in the soft soil of the region, usually in forested areas. At nighttime, they come out of their burrows and climb the trees, and then start their "singing". The song of the epom sounds like a small, high-pitched buzz-saw and is incredibly loud/noisy - loud enough to keep you awake if it is outside your bedroom window.

The hunt is in daylight, because you know that in daytime they are hiding underground. All you have to do is spot the opening to their tunnel (which they usually conceal quite well to the untutored eye), and then dig along it with a small digging implement, until you find the epom at the end of its tunnel. It requires skill to do this, and care must be taken not to kill the epom or chop it in half with the digging implement.

Once you have caught your epom, you break its back legs and drop it, alive, into a bucket - the idea being to cripple it and thus prevent ir from jumping out of the bucket and escaping. You continue until you have about half a bucket-full of live writhing epoms. Then you take them home, and prepare them for cooking. This is done by ripping off the insect's head and pulling out its guts, which are joined to its head. The epom are then rinsed with water to get any dust off, and cooked in a frypan with one or several of garlic, salt, black pepper, chillies, vegetable oil, soy sauce.
Placed on a plate, people then help themselves to the yummy nibbles so prepared. The taste/texture is not unlike fried grasshopper or locust - sort of a nutty flavour.
I've only eaten them once, and felt sorry for their suffering. We generally don't like to empathise with the creatures we harvest or farm and kill for food, and would prefer not to think about it.