The Year of the Peanut


Hello!  Yes, I know, it’s been a while.  Stuff has happened.  Lots of stuff has happened.  I sold a house and bought a house.  And then I moved to that house, which took up every moment of spare energy available.  We had a wonderful trip to Budapest (thank you Sassy and Sabraman) and also a nice vacation at the Grand Canyon (very impressive hole in the ground), Las Vegas and New York.  I left one job, got another job.  Loved that job!  However, that job kept me busy, too busy to blog, but not too busy to cook.  And then I was replaced, by a computer program.  How embarrassing!  So now I’ve become the hunter (of employment) instead of the gatherer (of salary).  But since my last blog entry there’s been something (or rather, someone) else that has made me smile.  You see, I’ve fallen in love…

ImageMy daughter Sassy and her in-house superhero, Sabraman, have added to our collection of grandchildren!  Ju-Boy is still ahead in the race, with Crown Prince and Brave-Boy, but game on!  Meet Peanut, the latest addition and edition in the Miriyummy collection.  If you’re my friend on Facebook, or Ravelry, or in real life (imagine that, I have a real life), you have probably watched Peanut grow over the past year with my constant spamming the ethersphere. And what a yummy Peanut he is!

He already knows how to get on my good side!


And I already have him helping me in the kitchen!


It seems that Ju-Boy and I have started an excellent collection…


From left to right: Peanut, Tinky, Crown Prince, Miriyummy, The Rani and Brave-Boy

The last year and a half has been a total rollercoaster for us, and I’ve got plenty of new stories and new recipes, but I’ll leave you now with the first recipe I made in honor of our little Peanut served up at his shalom zachar.

Gorp – Miriyummy Style

Gorp is basically trail mix. Some people say the name come from “good old raisins and peanuts.”  Others say the acronym stands for granola, oats, raisins and peanuts.  However, in Miriyummyland, it contains…

  • 200 grams (8 ounces) roasted peanuts, preferably salted
  • 200 grams (8 ounces) craisins (can use raisins instead)
  • 200 grams (8 ounces) dried banana chips
  • 300 grams (12 ounces) white chocolate chips (okay, you can use dark or milk if you prefer)

Mix everything together, serve with good single malt whisky (or not).


 The reason this picture of Gorp looks like it has mostly white chocolate chips and craisins is because Tinky and Shy-Boy managed to pick out and eat all the peanuts and banana chips before I could snap a photo.


About Miriyummy

All I want to do is live happily ever after.

Posted on 24 December 2013, in Sweet Nosh and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Nice to see you back!


  2. I have followed you for years on various sites and I have been wondering (to say nothing of worrying) about you. I am so very, very glad to hear good news!!! Your family is beautiful. You have made my day!!


  3. Wow! Great to have my Miryummy posts back!!! Glad you’re OK!!!


  4. Yay for the return of Miriymmi😀

    Sent from my iPhone



  5. Pauline Miller

    Thanks for the updates on your beautiful family and, if I haven’t said it before, Mazel Tov on the newest addition. Recipe sounds really good. I do something similar using raisins, salted peanuts, M & M’s (plain, pretzel or both) and anything else you prefer.


  6. Welcome back! We missed you here in the Blogosphere!


  7. It’s wonderful to read your amazing, amusing, antic accounts of what’s happening. Wishing you and your husband much nachas–

    Rivkah Blau


  8. Mazal Tov on the birth of Peanut! Nice to have them help you in the kitchen. BTW, do you ever knit for the little ones in the family? Just curious, I have made two mini sweaters for the one day grandchildren, which now are imaginary! Be well…..


  9. So good to see you back, I missed your posts!!


  10. Yay! I’ve very much enjoyed your facebook updates, but I missed your blogging! I’ve actually had a Time of the Signs post open for the last month, maybe your comeback will inspire me to finish it 🙂
    Good luck with the job hunt – hope it all works out quickly and painlessly!


  11. Sweetest face in the kingdom!


  12. Welcome back, missed your blogs. Mazal tov all around


  13. I have enjoyed your recipes and your stories so very much. You have a lovely family!


  14. so cute. It was really great meeting you in Greece and thanks for the company over Shabbat. Just started reading your blogs which i think are really funny and hope to try some of the recipes. maybe i’ll see you again in Israel or let me know if you decided to come to Gibraltar.


  15. Hi Miriam. Excellent Blog! Nice to see it. Bri


Tell me what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: