Daily Archives: August 29, 2010

Making it ourselves

Being on the mission field you are not always able to find what you want in the stores and if you do it may cost an arm and a leg. So in those cases you either do with out or make it yourself. One of those things for us was peanut butter, we do have it on the island but it cost more than I want to pay at times.  So we will make it ourselves.

First we get some raw peanuts from the market

Than we roast them. You can either do it in a pan over the stove or in the oven. I have done both.

After that we got ourselves an old fashion meat grinder and would crank the peanuts through that ten or fifteen times.

This is how it looks after a few times through. It it a process and normally afterwards I would not want to eat peanut butter for a while.

Today my sister-in-law, Leah, and I got together to make a batch. We had spent a good hour or two working away at it when my mother-in-law comes breezing in (she just came back from town) and after chatting about this and that she was heading out the door and she says we should try the food processor (just got that a month ago). I was like “nah, might break it” she disagreed and was gone.

I took a look at Leah sweating over the crank and thought “ah what the heck” through some peanuts in the machine and lo and behold this happened.

Perfectly smooth.

I will never go back to that sorry old meat grinder again. Thank you Lord for technology!

Hats off!