Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ahhhh that night time snack

Historical Photo:

 The unbroken seal of Tutankhamen untouched for 3000 years in 1922.

Who invented night time snacks?  I do not remember my mama making cookies.  She made thousands of fried pies, custards, sweet potato cobblers, lemon, egg and sweet potato pies.  I do remember eating some of those after coming in from playing and cleaning up some. We played until after dark and were forced to come in. Most evenings we would just gather around the radio and listen to programs. 

Now looking back, if we had a snack it would have been raw or parched peanuts.  Dad raised peanuts as a share cropper when he and mama were first married. He loved peanuts. (Side note, I thought the only place in the world that grew peanuts was Georgia. LOL  That is until Paula said John raised Peanuts in Texas when he was younger.)

I too love peanuts and that is one of my night time snacks. Also Almonds, pistachios, but always an apple and sometimes an orange, celery or carrot. I have to be careful or I get out the p-nut butter and crackers. 

I have just been seeing a new term (to me) pop up: Tree nuts, I am sure referring to those that are not grown underground like the peanut.   That reminds me, sometime the snack is popcorn.  LOL

What do you snack on?

Nite Shipslog

PS: Cousin Tony sent these little known facts about the USA:
There's enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City.

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 Lincoln  Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry aka Stepnfetchit and his Cadillac Phaeton


Rain said...

Hmmm...usually cheese is my snack of choice and if I can handle a little glass of red wine along with that, I'm in heaven! :)

Mevely317 said...

You've got me smiling again, Jack!
I wasn't permitted any late-night snacks (after supper), but mother always put out a beer and a wooden bowl of cheese puffs for my dad when he'd come home from his Security shift at 11P.

Your apple? Oh, my gosh! When mother would come visit me in Tarpon Springs she'd always have an apple (or several) in her bag because she knew there'd be no fruit to be found at Myra's place. While I still enjoy on unsalted peanuts each night, hers was always an apple.

Chatty Crone said...

Well I think you have some great snacks there and ones you should have. I take a little peanut butter and a couple chocolate chips if I want something sweet - or I have a yogurt - I love that.

Lisa said...

I remember my grandmother always had Sweet Potato pies made. She made them with can biscuts. I always have a night time snack. Sometimes its popcorn but I like warm rice pudding too.


popcorn or clementines.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I always have a night time snack and very often it is popcorn but then I like a variety of things and ice cream can do the job just as well. I do like all sorts of nuts too and sometimes cheese and crackers taste good. I'm a snacker through and through. If is wasn't for the snacking, I'd probably slim and trim...but I'm not.

Dar said...

The unbroken seal for 3000 yrs. is incredible. God had a hand in that.
As for snacking, on very rare occasions as a kid, we would have fresh popped popcorn over the stove or fire. It's still the best tasting of all popcorns.
NOW, however, Bill snacks on either celery or an apple depending on what his blood sugar reading is. I have a late cup of coffee or tea with grapes, celery or popcorn. If we're playing cards, it's mixed nuts or peanuts.
We both have to stay away from the p-nut butter temptation. lol
love n' hugs from up north where we have wind advisories. It's barely above zero but the wind makes it feel like as low as -25. It bites!!!

salemslot9 said...

my John's first answer was
Goldfish crackers
if we have em
saltines w/peanut butter
& honey if it's handy
spread on plain side
so salted side hits your tongue
I like anything snackie
but since last year
I've been eating less
sometimes cereal & milk
or leftovers make a good
midnight snack too

Paula said...

Whoops almost missed this one. My snack tonight was a chocolate candy bar. Lots of things will do. Like Lisa said left-overs make good ones too.

Rick Watson said...

I like ginger snaps and milk. My dad used to stand in front of the fridge late at night and make a cold butterbean and onion sandwich. He loved those on lightbread.