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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Magic beans

One of the kids in Emmie's class has a severe peanut allergy, and as a courtesy, I stopped sending PB&Js in Emmie's lunch. We've been using almond butter, but at the store yesterday I noticed that a brand of soy butter, Wow! Butter, was $1.25 cheaper.

"Hey, Emmie, do you want to stick with almond butter, or try this new stuff?" I held up the jar.

"What do it tastess like?"

"I dunno. Says like peanut butter."

"Maybe it tastess like WOW!" she says, and throws up some jazz hands. She's a born smartass.

We take it home to try, and while it doesn't taste exactly like peanut butter, it passes for almond butter, and that's close enough for her.

"Hey, Emmie, you know that stuff isn't actually made from peanuts."

She stops eating and looks at me with a smirk.

"Is it made out of WOW?" Smartass!

"No, it's made out of... BEANS!"

She is so surprised that she actually drops her plate.

"WHAT? But it doesn't tastess like beans..."

"Well, they're soybeans. They can kind of be made to taste like anything, apparently."

She gasps. "Are dose MAGIC beans?"

"No, I don't think-"

"MAMA!" She grabs my arm. "We gotta get dose beans!"


  1. Wait till she finds out peanuts are beans- then you'll have some splainin' to do! LOL