Thursday, January 9, 2014

Genie Wish

Apparently it's peanut butter week at

For the longest time peanut butter represented the culinary sacrifice that missionaries serving outside of the United States had to live without. In today's flat earth, I doubt that's the problem it used to be--shoot, peanut butter was introduced in Slovenia almost 20 years ago!

So, if it's not peanut butter, what is the food that missionaries today have to go without?


  1. They still didn't have much in the way of Peanut Butter in Brazil in 2006, but they had tons of other good stuff!

  2. Someday I'll have to tell you about peanut butter in Korea. But today is not that day, not is this the appropriate forum!

    1. What a tease. Your peanut butter story had better show up in a Sister Kerry Jo storyline soon or I'm going to be very disappointed.

  3. Our current ones seem to be pining for good pizza. Found them looking rather gloomily at frozen pizza in the supermarket near to their apartment the other day, tried to point them at good pizza bases and the ingredients necessary to build your own but they went with the frozen. Maybe they just aren't particularly good cooks, poor dears!

  4. One of the Swedes in my mission (Vienna) had never tasted peanut butter. His companion gave him one of the two tubs of Jiffy sent from home and he ate the whole thing in one afternoon. He was sick for two days. I'm not sure what 2 pounds of peanut butter does to your intestines but it can't be good.

  5. Honestly, when the craving for a good PBnJ hits, nothing else will satisfy you.