Peanut butter on meat

I hadn't noticed until yesterday, but all four of us living at the house are bus riders. I'm the only one of us who owns a car, and my car doesn't run.



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Dec. 7, 2022

A few times I've been waiting at the southbound stop near our house, and been joined by L, on his way to work. He's never said more to me at the bus stop than "Hey," but yesterday he was suddenly and insanely talkative.

For several minutes while we waited, he wouldn't stop talking about Wednesday, and at first I thought he was talking about tomorrow, the day after Tuesday, but it turns out there's a TV show about the goth girl from the Addams Family movies.

As we were talking, down the street we saw another flatmate, Dean, walking toward the northbound bus stop, which comes on the other side of the street and around the corner. On his way to work, I guess. We waved at him, and while we were waving, our fourth flatmate Robert crossed the street to join me and L waiting for the southbound bus. 

"Fancy meeting you guys here," he said, and told us he was beginning a long bus trek to WalMart in Renton.

"Did you check the burners before you left?" I asked Robert, an oblique reference to Dean's habit of cooking stuff on the stovetop but forgetting he's cooking stuff on the stovetop.

"I check the stove whenever I leave," he said, "and also whenever I pee."

"One of these days," L said, "Dean will burn the house down."

I was headed to lunch at Mrs Rigby's, where they make a damned fine hamburger, but something's always been missing — peanut butter.

Peanut butter goes great on any kind of meat sandwich, and hamburgers should always be slathered with it. The PB melts into the meat and makes it even more delicious.

The diner doesn't do that, but my bright idea this morning was to fill an empty prescription bottle with peanut butter, and take it with me to Mrs Rigby's. They provide the knife.

And indeed, PB made my already excellent lunch even better. I am permanently adding peanut butter prescriptions to my go-anywhere bag. Even as I continue to be unemployed and watching my savings dwindle away, I might eat at Mrs Rigby's more often. It ain't smart, but it's tasty.

All that was yesterday. This morning, Dean announced that he's making stew for the house tonight, using the roast beef left over from Thanksgiving. "If I don't do something with it soon, it'll go bad," he said. 

He made our day-after Thanksgiving dinner on November 25. Today's December 7. That's 12 day-old roast beef. "USDA recommends using cooked beef within 3 to 4 days, kept refrigerated (40°F or less)."

Dean and I share a refrigerator, but I try not to look at his shelves because they frighten me, so I haven't followed the aging or rotting of Dean's beef. Possibly, he froze it?

But whatever, I'll skip the stew.

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  1. "I am permanently adding peanut butter prescriptions to my go-anywhere bag."

    Perfect opportunity to use that old stool sample vial that's just been lying around

    1. I never took the text, but the vial was lying around at my old apartment for years.

  2. I am terminally on Reddit, as you know. There are pretty frequent discussions of "odd food combinations."

    I am always either ignored or excoriated when I mention two : Peanut Butter and cheddar cheese, which I invented myself, and PB and pickles, which I learned from you. They are both fucking great, and nobody believes me.

    I sometimes add a thin layer of PB to cold pizza as well.

    1. PB is a very versatile condiment indeed. Tuna seems to be the only sandwich it doesn't improve.

      Is PB & cheddar a sandwich, or simple a slice, then a spread, with no bread? Both sound marvelous, honestly...

    2. Whatever you want, frankly. I do usually make a sandwich, a slice of sharp cheddar, and a slathering of PB, to taste. You'll probably have to have 4 or 5 to get the ratio right.

    3. Peanut butter and cheese is excellent

      Peanut butter, cheese and pickles is excellent

      I'm eating a peanut butter, jelly and pickle sandwich right now

      No, I've never been pregnant

    4. PB, banana, and bacon is an old favorite, but making bacon is too much trouble so I haven't had it in years.

      Why can't science give us sliced peanut butter, like sliced cheese?


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