Monday, February 19, 2007

Salmonella and Me

I had a jar of the salmonella tainted peanut butter in my pantry. I've been happily eating it for a couple of weeks now. I like to eat it like ice cream with a little maple syrup poured on top.

Since I haven't gotten sick from the salmonella, we can possibly assume one of three things:
  1. My jar wasn't contaminated.
  2. I have so much salmonella in my kitchen, I'm immuned to it.
  3. All the sushi I eat has my colon so full of bacteria, that the monster from Alien couldn't live in there.

I'm going with number one although number two and number three would explain why I'm the only person who never gets sick when I eat at Mr. Wok's House of Noodles. You know, the place. I'm sure your town has one. It's the one that receives its shrimp delivery at 7:00 a.m. on a hot summer day and doesn't bring it in until noon.

Mmmmm....noodles.

15 comments:

Leslie said...

We had a jar of the tainted peanut butter, too. We were able to toss it before anyone dug into it.

I'm glad you didn't get sick.

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

Glad you didn't get Salmonella poisoning. :)

Peanut butter is a staple of mine. Thankfully, I don't eat Peter Pan or GV PB. I'm a Jif girl all the way.

pokerboss said...

Peg had a jar in her desk. She'd had a spoonful or two. I'm with Jen on the Jif.

Serena Joy said...

It's good you didn't get sick. I'm guessing it's reason #1, but it could be any one of them. I rarely get sick from anything I eat, so I figure my immunity's pretty good. My only rule of thumb is, "If it's oddly colored or doesn't smell right, don't eat it." So far, I'm still alive. I think.

cindybindy said...

I too have a jar of Peter Pan peanut butter - lot #2111.... and have been happily eating on it for weeks. I must be like you, I'm the girl who goes to Mexican border towns and eats tacos from the little old ladies on the side of the road. Never been sick! I wonder if the mass amount of beer I consume with my tacos has any bearing on the situation:) Any way, Happy Mardi Gras.

Laurie said...

Leslie - Wow, I'm glad none of you guys ate it, especially Julia.

Jen - The Jif vs. Peter Pan has been a hot topic today. I even spoke to one person who prefers Skippy.

Pokerboss - Jif? Hmmm, I guess I should try it.

Serena Joy - Some of my friends and I tonight decided that all the crappy crap we eat has given our skin a nice little botox affect and that's why we still look good. :)

Cindy - Happy Mardi Gras!!

Serena Joy said...

LOL, Laurie. If your pantry/fridge is like mine, it could well be homemade botox and antibiotics.

Roxan said...

Peanut butter should NOT have salmonella. Nor should spinach, beef or any of the other non-egg or non-egg laying food we eat. All I can say is "What the ---- is going on with our food!"

Laurie said...

Serena Joy - I think that's the answer. :)

Roxan - We discussed that at dinner, too. This is all very strange. One friend is convinced it's biological warfare. What better all american thing to attack than peanut butter.

cousin susan said...

Glad your not sick. Happy Mardi
Gras. I have to work today. So no
Mardi Gras for me. But I have enjoyed the night parades. Will see you soon. I will try to remember to bring you some Evangeline Maid Bread.

Laurie said...

Cousin Susan - See you soon, too! Don't forget my bread!! :)

Grimm said...

Sure, Leslie said she tossed it, but I am wondering since I had had nothing but peanut butter sandwiches in my lunches.

Hmmm....

Laurie said...

Grimm - Life insurance all paid up?

laura1814 said...

I eat peanut butter with a bowl and spoon too, but haven't tried it with maple syrup. I like to put it in the microwave for a few seconds until it gets melty, like it does on toast.

Laurie said...

Laura - Oh, my! As soon as I buy more peanut butter, I am SO melting it.