This week's recipe is Versatile Peanut Dip. First off, I had to go to the store to buy all of the ingredients (except for the pepper flakes). I don't keep staples at my house. This fact and the fact that I am 44 and don't cook drive my poor mother crazy. We have phone conversations that go like this:
Me: I'm hungry, I'm going to go to the drive through and get a sandwich.
Mom: Why don't you just make a sandwich? Not even you could mess up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Me: I don't have any peanut butter.
Mom: Then make a jelly sandwich.
Me: I don't have any jelly.
Mom: Then make toast.
Me: I don't have any bread.
Anyhow, it seems that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Last week's hummus was a success. I took it to work and shared it with my co-workers and got all thumbs ups! (Usually if I cook something, I am shown a different finger up.) Several people even stated that I should bring it to the next office potluck. They usually tell me to just bring a fruit tray or sodas.
This week's peanut dip turned out well, too.
It doesn't look appetising, but it is very good and I am quite pleased with the result.
Next week is stuffed portobello mushroom caps. It will involve me using the oven. I'd better make sure that the fire extinguisher is in good working order.