Peter Pan Can

by: Sara Bozich
February 18, 2007

After my recent post on one of my favorite childhood snacks, Ritz Crackers and Peter Pan peanut butter, I got an email alerting me to the salmonella outbreaks in Peter Pan. Um, what?

So later that day, or maybe the next, I get some more emails about Peter Pan and their product recall and yes, salmonella is the culprit. I check the number on my can – yep, mine is part of that batch. I didn’t get sick from the amount I did eat, but I’d rather be safe than sorry over a $2 can of peanut butter.

If you have any questions about the recall or how to proceed, click here.

Perhaps it’s my ignorance on food-borne toxins, but could someone please explain to me how salmonella, a bacteria I equate with raw chicken, gets into PEANUT BUTTER??

Categories: Food/Drink

Favorite Childhood Snacks

by: Sara Bozich
February 11, 2007

My dad recently reminded me of a favorite childhood snack – if memory serves, this simple combination was often lunch – along with slices of Granny Smith apples: Ritz Crackers and peanut butter.

I’m talking about the homemade snack, not the pre-assembled, prepackaged version available for sale in the grocery store. This is Ritz Crackers topped with Peter Pan peanut butter (my personal PB choice) by hand. I don’t sandwich them, but leave them open-faced and serve with a glass of milk.

Since my dad mentioned it, I ran out and bought the crackers and a new jar of peanut butter and have re-infused my diet with this semi-healthy treat. Yum.

What are some of your favorite childhood snacks? Do you still eat them as an adult?

Categories: Food/Drink

Super Bowl Sunday

by: Sara Bozich
February 2, 2007

Go Colts! I still don’t haven’t decided on any plans for the Super Bowl yet, but there are some decent party options this year.

We made up some drinks for my column yesterday, but after deadline, I did stumble upon some team-oriented cocktails on Drink of the Week.com.

Super Bowl Cocktails

The big game is Sunday. This is the single biggest party day of the year after New Years Eve. The folks over at Pernod-Ricard created two cocktails that honor this years Super Bowl teams, the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.

Da Bear-tini

2 parts Kahlúa
1 part Tequila Tezón

Shake in a shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with an orange twist.

A Colt One

1 1/2 parts Malibu Rum
3/4 part Malibu Pineapple Rum
3/4 part blue Curacao
1 3/4 parts pineapple juice

Mix contents in a shaker and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Courtesy Pernod-Ricard

Check out some Super Bowl-related facts after the jump.

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Categories: Food/Drink, Sports

Resolution update

by: Sara Bozich
January 28, 2007

January’s resolution has been completed. The new curtains seem to help with the heat, too, which is a bonus. I also cooked something new (two separate green bean dishes), though I haven’t done as much with photography as I’d hoped. Still, the year is young.

In an effort to be more involved with my community, I applied for the communications chair position at Friends of Midtown and got it!

I’m opting to switch the resolutions designated for February and March, mostly just because I want to (and I bought new photo albums at TJ Maxx!).

So, there’s the update.

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