Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gosh, Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups were easy; Uncluttering while unplugged

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups, in the peanut butter spread phase

Remember the part about me being lazy? Then it'll come as no shock to you that I am choosing new somethings that go EASY ON ME for my 30 days of learning.
   Oh, so thankful that I noticed the yummy-looking Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups over on Jo in the Kitchen. These are so simple to make, I'll definitely be making them again. Thanks, Jo!
GREEN thoughts:
  • Though I was a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup fan, I no longer buy them because they contain palm oil, which is linked to rainforest deforestation.  
  • The Illinois House passed a "Green Ramadan resolution allowing the ninth month of the Islamic calendar as a 'Green Month' for all faith communities in Illinois."
  • The Vatican issued a green statement in April: "We call on all people and nations to recognize the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of global warming..."
  • The Southern Baptists have espoused a green Declaration, which says it's time to address global climate change; "Humans Must Care for Creation and Take Responsibility for Our Contributions to Environmental Degradation."
   Now it's time for me to get off this thing and go "unplugged" for a few hours. Still working up to a weekly 24-hour unplugathon, but for today, I'll settle for a 4-hour span of not using anything plugged in. Uncluttering the kitchen should keep me busy, as I look through the cabinets and drawers for items I don't and likely won't use.
   Our kitchen cabinets were made by a local cabinet maker, and I never even noticed this upper shelf sagged until I took a pic of it for this post. Maybe I should move the Winfield China Mom gave us somewhere else!

   Hope you find some unplugged fun this weekend!!


Mary said...

Peanut butter cups sound fantastic today. I haven't had one in ages, since we stopped buying anything containing corn syrup. Sometimes looking at ingredient lists really puts a kink in my fun. :P I need to look into making some for a treat!

Good luck with the uncluttering today. Several hours unplugged is an excellent plan. :) I try to do that at least once or twice a week.

Mark said...

Uncluttering? That's so hot!
Yes, move that china before that shelf breaks. That would break your heart. Good luck! m.

Sue said...

Where I live , it's easy to go "unplugged" as our local utility has lousy service.

Practical Parsimony said...

Ooooh, I love pb and choc anything--too much. I will save this recipe!

Anonymous said...

These sound like lots of fun to make and scrumptious!

Dmarie said...

@Barefeet, learning about HFCS caused me to ditch many commercial products. better for waistline AND budget, eh?!
@Mark, you're right, you're right, but where to put them? I managed to cull only ONE item from the kitchen yesterday. *sigh*
@Sue, when I'm out of the house most of the day like yesterday, it's easy to be unplugged, so I figure that doesn't count. when I'm home alone, the Internet calls my name! ;)
@Practical & 5 Star, now that it's not cheat day, I'm wishing those PB cups were NOT still around. ;)

BLD in MT said...

I am a big fan of the Michael Pollan advice: Eat all the junkfood you want....just make it yourself!

The thought of giving up junkfood is appalling to me as I am such a sweet tooth! But, I don't have to since I've become a whiz at homemade cakes/cookies/bars. No palm oil. No HFCS. No GMOs. Just what I want.

Not that that makes them healthfood. But at least it is junkfood I don't feel bad about.

Its been years and years since I had a peanut butter cup (though I've made many PB and chocolate combos otherwise). These look like the next junkfood I'll be trying when my sweet tooth takes over.

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