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!