Tonight while I was packing tomorrow's lunches I had a momentary loss of confidence in my ability to remember what foods do and do not go together. Because we are out of carrots, I was looking around for something else to go in Matt's lunch and spied a bag of celery. Celery! That would work! But only if I spread it with peanut butter first.
Celery and peanut butter go, right?
Hmm. I stopped and tried to remember the last time I actually ate celery and peanut butter together. I know I like it, but it's been a long time since I ate it. Suddenly the combination sounded so strange I wasn't sure it actually was a combination. I quickly scrolled through my mental list of other vegetables I apply peanut butter to, and couldn't think of another one. Carrots, ick. Green peppers, yuck. Peas, absolutely not. Maybe this is some sort of regional thing and Matt will open up his lunch and think I'm trying to poison him, not having grown up in my region. Or worse yet, maybe I am a region of one.
But then I had a vague memory of someone putting raisins on celery and peanut butter, maybe in kindergarten, and calling them bugs and being grossed out by it, and then I regained function in whatever part of my brain that shut down for 30 seconds that made me question it in the first place. Of course people eat celery and peanut butter together! Of course they do. At least I hope I'm not the only one : )