Friday, January 7, 2011

Magic Mushrooms

Did you know that in the Retro WW universe, a mushroom can magically become a peanut? It's true.

Since nuts are strictly forbidden - or illegal as we Retro WW gals like to say - the alternative is to make these tasty little "Roast Peanuts" from the 1966 Weight Watchers Cookbook.


Now, if you have followed this blog for a while, you know exactly what those quotation marks around the title of today's recipe mean, don't you? For a quick review of the significance of quotation marks on Retro WW, please click here.

So now you know: These "Roast Peanuts" are not peanuts at all. They are canned button mushrooms, drained, salted and roasted at a low heat for one hour until they are brown and dry and withered and crunchy. Yum?


Try them if you dare! Jean Nidetch proclaims they are "just like peanuts."

I beg to differ. But in a pinch? They'll do. (And they're ZERO PointsPlus for all of you modern day WW gals out there!)


Many thanks to the fabulous Ms. Bitchcakes for the recent mention and a very big Retro WW Welcome to all of the new readers who have stumbled upon my crazy blog. Enjoy your weekend, everyone! Grab a beer, a handful of "roast peanuts", and paint the town red! Cheers!

9 comments:

80sMom said...

Huh? What? Just like Peanuts? I think they were dining on a different kind of shroom when they wrote that book!

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Jennifer said...

As I read this I am roasting broccoli & cauliflower (from the Celebrating WW cookbook - New Year's Eve Cocktail party) to snack on during a movie. I guess somethings don't change that much, but at least it's better than mushrooms!

heidi said...

even helen keller would know these aren't peanuts. c'mon jean! wth?

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

I love your nails! So retro!

This Mid 30s Life said...

Urgh. Looks worse than those dried packets of food you take camping. About as similar to peanuts as my toes are!! :-)

Cyndy said...

I remember these, it was the 60's and my Mom was an original WW....we didn't call them peanuts, but we ate them :)

Sparkina said...

I happen to like mushrooms a lot (I do a portobello mushroom "burger" that is fit for a Roman emperor!) and think these would be pretty yummy. Not like peanuts but a tasty snack in their own right. Maybe if one called them Munchrooms or Munchable Mushrooms or something

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