Huge fan of the nut. Huge! So, January 26th looked like it was going to be a slam dunk with a 99 cent bag of pistachios. I actually got to Walgreens and was staring at the bag, when I remembered, pistachios are kind of funky. There’s a bitter taste to that Pac-man looking green nut that always seems to attack my mouth right as I start to discover the sweet flavor that admittedly is in there.
So what were my options? A biscotti maybe? Salad bars sometimes have pistachios, but I really don’t like nuts in my food. I’m kind of a purist when it comes to the nut. I sat and stared at the bag of pistachios for a minute or two, realizing this was going to be harder than I thought. Saturday, January 28th is Blueberry Pancake Day, though, so I knew I had to make it till then.
I think it was that sweet thought of pancakes that allowed me see my obvious answer. Pistachio ice cream. Pudding would have worked too. Aww, man! That really would have worked, dammit!
Now, pistachio ice cream and pudding is really only delicious to me because of all the sugar and cream in which the 8-10 nuts are encompassed, but to try to get as close as I could to authentic pistachio ice cream,
I went to a place called Lofty Pursuits, which is a local establishment that also sells kites and other pure kid toys, but to the point, it’s a genuine real deal ice cream shop that makes their own whipped creams, candies, egg creams and they actually carry Guinness flavored ice cream which is just a real trip!
In the end I had my January 26th food of the month topped with whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles, so I’m really not sure the pistachio was done a huge service today, but you know what? I read “How to Eat Fried Worms” and even Billy had to start with chocolate covered ones.
So here’s the short of it: Ice cream still makes my mouth happy and pistachios still make my mouth mad, and the next time I have one, it will likely be because it was slipped into a party mix. Bleh!
(Tomorrow the schedule is empty, so I’ll see you Saturday for National Blueberry Pancake Day!)