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Thursday, October 8, 2009

ANOTHER FALL TREAT.......FRESH PEANUTS !




Thank you, Michael, for hosting this wonderful day...
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A friend brought us some fresh peanuts, right out of the peanut field...
Nothing says FALL like fresh, raw peanuts...
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I LOVE roasted peanuts so I put a single layer on a cookie sheet, in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes...
Ummmm...they are so good and it makes your house smell just luscious.
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I save some of the raw peanuts to use in cooking....

Aren't they beauts !!

Now, I may have told you about my
ENGLISH PEA SALAD with PEANUTS....
O HONEY....I love it so much I wanna marry it !
Just make your pea salad the way you like it....
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We like chopped red onions or green onions, cheese, and HELLMAN'S MAYO...
Then, I add 1 or 1 1/2 cups of roasted peanuts..
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I also use the SPANISH PEANUTS in a can when I don't have fresh...and they are delicious in it !!
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PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES are EXCELLENT with chopped, roasted peanuts, too....
These are the old stand-by, easy peasy recipe that I can't live without...
everytime one of my kids or grandkids come to the house, they head straight to the dining room to see if there's any PEANUT BUTTER cookies setting on the dining table...in the cookie jar..
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1 Egg
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Peanut Butter, smooth or crunchy
1/2 cup chopped peanuts, optional
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(most of the time, i don't have fresh peanuts around..i use the crunchy peanut butter then..
but i nearly always just use, and love, the Smooth.....)

......AND, then........there's the PEANUT BRITTLE...
My favorite !


30 comments:

Heidi said...

Hi BJ!
Am I the only person in the world who has never heard of pea salad? But it sounds good. Also, I've never had a raw peanut. Can you tell I'm from California? It's wonderful getting around the country by blogging, I've learned so many things!
I'd love it if you'd stop by for a visit sometime!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, precious! Look at that yummy peanut brittle and the salad, too! Now, I'm starving, BJ! You always do this to me. LOL! It really does look great. My dad was a peanut fiend. He ate them anyway you wanted to cook them, but boiled were probably his number one... except when you could get the roasted ones fresh!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kelee Katillac said...

That pea salad looks good....I LOVE peas!

love, kelee

Julie said...

Hi BJ, It all looks so good ...BUT...I do love me some PEANUT BRITTLE...
xoxo
Julie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh My!! That pea salad looks yummy and I LOVE peanut brittle!

salmagundi said...

My mother made pea salad with peanuts - I haven't thought about or made it in years. I'll do it soon!! Thanks. Sally

Blondie's Journal said...

I love pea salad. Mayo and peas, like peanut butter and jelly. Speaking of peanuts, I've never had a totally fresh peanut nad have never roasted one!! Wow. I have been missing out on some good stuff!! It all looks good to me!!

I love the mosaic of your pictures and your header with the pup speaks volumes.

xoxo
Jane

Jackie said...

BJ, you are so lucky to get such a lovely gift. I can smell the roasted peanuts already. Enjoy.

God bless.

Someone's Mom said...

I am drooling! I love boiled peanuts, and we always get them when we go down south. I've tried to buy raw peanuts in the shell but haven't found them down there. I can only imagine the smell of peanuts roasting...mmm!

Sue

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi BJ, I'm ashamed to say I've never seen or tasted raw peanuts. I guess it's just not available here in CA. Thanks for sharing your regional delights!

Barbara said...

BJ, Just tell me there are few if any calories in anything you showed on this post and I will be the Happiest Person you know.

Guess you can't. Roy and I are dieting and I would love to put about 10 of those cookies in my mouth. I will keep these recipes for later.

Barbara

Really Rainey said...

Wow...Now that's fresh! My hubby would fall over if I made peanut brittle that looked like yours! Fantastic!

Really Spooky
~Really Rainey~

Theresa said...

When I was a little girl, my Daddy grew peanuts. I remember him pulling them and laying them out to dry. They are delicious. He would lay them on a pan and put them on top of the gas heater in the living room:) Then we got to eat them:) Thanks for triggering that memory. Have a blessed day.

Poppedijne said...

My family members are not big on pea's .I love them. What a great idea to make a pea salad. It sounds great.

Charli and me said...

good morning BJ,
All of this looks so delicious. I just have to have breakfast now. I wish I had one of those fabulous cookies for my coffee :>) I hope you have a wonderful weekend ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

The pea salad looks delicious BJ, do you have a complete recpe?

Mary said...

Take me to your leader! I'll follow you anywhere :-). This was a wonderful post that started with your gorgeous photos and ended with a terrific recipe. The salad looks really good.

Kathleen said...

Delicious! And I didn't even have breakfast yet..
What a treat cookies, salad, and brittle!
No flour in the cookies?
Great mosaic too...You have been a busy BEE Jay..

The Raggedy Girl said...

I love pea salad but had forgotten about it, thanks for the add peanuts tip.

The Raggedy Girl

The Fajdich Times said...

Now that was a fun post! I would like some Peanut Brittle. The Pea salad looks interesting:)

Cyndy said...

Everything looks great! I had never heard of peanust in pea salad, but I'm going to have to give it a try. I was raised in Comanche, TX, which used to be known as the "peanut capital" of Texas. Our country club always made the best peanut butter pie! Just thinking about it makes me hungry for one. I may have to dig out my recipe box this weekend and make one.
I always love reading your posts, you make everything look so pretty!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Wow, those pictures are fantastic! I almost want to eat that salad, even though I don't care for peas - LOL!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

(visiting from SITS today...)

- Margaret

Deana said...

I love peanut brittle!!!! My sister and I make it with our grandma every year during the holidays. Your salad looks really tasty too.

Justine said...

OMG, you've made all of this? I've never had a fresh from the field peanut but I can just imagine how good they are. Of course, they'd be better with salt, but I think I'd take them any way I could get them!

Pea salad. You love pea salad? You need help, BJ. You can love peanuts and peanut butter but you cannot love pea salad. It's just not right.

Justine :o )

Betty said...

Oh yum! Odd as it may sound one of the things I miss about not working is Phyllis' peanut brittle. She use to bring us all some. Never tried making my own. My husband and son always have to get a bag of roasted peanuts at the fair.
Have a great weekend.

Anita said...

I LOVE pea salad, and this one is a lot different than mine, but it looks fabulous!
Have a fabulous weekend...

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, hot roasted peanuts, Oh yeah. I have never roasted peanuts before. I but them already roasted. I have eaten peas and cheese salad but no peanuts. It sounds delicious.
You are a food and dessert maven. LOL.Tthat means your are a terrific cook girl.
Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Brenda said...

I've never heard of this dish, but it sounds so good! I love peanuts. Oh, and especially peanut brittle! You're quite the cook, BJ!
Brenda

Alicia said...

Great peanut pictures. That pea salad looks delish. thanks for sharing!

Sherri S said...

Beautiful photos! I love peanut brittle.