I know, I know a week or so late. But hello? Does anyone remember that I just got finished with a big themed birthday party? Plus, I posted twice last week. When was the last time that happened? So yeah, even though last week’s Sundays with Joy was a very simple milkshake I really didn’t have the time to get it done. That being said, this week’s recipe coming up is done. Been done. Many times over. It will be made over and over again. But you’ll have to wait for that.
This will also be made over and over again. You look at this and think, “Ugh milkshake, so much mess. It is two flavors! It’s gonna take too long.” Well, you’d be totally wrong. This took a maximum of 10 minutes and I didn’t use my blender at all. Joy tells you to but I have an aversion to mine so I just used my wand immersion blender and finished this recipe lickety split. That is the best part. It seems like an extra special treat that is super fun and requires special effort. It IS an extra special treat but doesn’t require much more effort than a plain vanilla or chocolate milkshake (I also use my immersion blender for those). If you have a peanut butter and jelly connoisseur, which if you have a husband and a few kids you probably have one or two, you’ll have a very happy milkshake drinker.
I went with peanut butter and the raspberry jam (as Joy instructs) which I really enjoyed as opposed to strawberry because it seems like strawberry might be overpowered by the peanut butter. The raspberry, which I am just OK with in a PB&J, was spot on in the milkshake. Not too overpowering but you got the flavor. It was almost perfect. My only issue was the amount of milk in the peanut butter part. Next time I’ll use just a smidge less. Yum. If you’d like to try it please buy Joy’s Cookbook 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes. You won’t regret it.
You know what? I am in a GeekyLink funk. All my good shows (The Nerdist, Orphan Black, Doctor Who) have ended their respective seasons and even the crappy shows too (I’ll never tell). I’m down to Netflix marathons of Doctor Who and Fringe. Maybe I can do some catching up of Classic Doctor Who! I guess it’s just as well, with summer almost upon us and all my kids home. It’s time for family stuff like camping and movies and parks. I do want to try geocaching with the kids this summer, though. We’ll see how that goes.