The Most Memorable Thing You Ever Ate

A Peanut Buster Parfait from Dairy Queen.

Honestly. Of all the delicious foods I’ve had in restaurants, all the fantastic meals I’ve made (if I do say so myself), a Peanut Buster Parfait  is one of the most memorable things I’ve ever eaten.

It was the first or second year I was in my house and I had spent all day killing myself working outside. I was exhausted and had that feeling of satisfaction when you’ve finished a huge job where you could see results. You know … like vacuum marks on the rug, only on a larger scale.

So instead of making dinner I went to Dairy Queen and got a Peanut Buster Parfait.

It was about 7 o’clock when I got home with it. I took it outside and sat on the front porch eating it. It was a quiet weekend with just the sound of the bugs and a few neighbours cutting their lawn in the distance.

I was genuinely happy at that moment and that Peanut Buster Parfait will go down as one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Chock it up to I was really hungry and really hot and really happy to have gotten a big job done.

Whenever I think of my favourite meals it’s always up at the top.

Then there were the Barnacles when I was in Portugal.  Equally memorable, but in a different way.  Barnacles.  The things you find stuck to the bottom of a boat.  They look like fish penises. They taste like fish penises with a touch of venereal disease.

So today, before we head into the weekend, I ask you …


What is the most memorable thing you ever ate?


Have a good weekend filled with Peanut Buster Parfaits. Or barnacles. Depending on your preferences of course.



  1. Sandi Remedios says:

    This summer nothing – no great tastes – have to work on that.

    I still remember eating pomegranates as a child. In the bathtub, so we wouldn’t make a mess. Also guava jelly with cream cheese on crackers. The best!!!
    Somehow childhood memories seem more vivid.

    I like any steak with bourbon pepper sauce. Actually, I think I would like anything with bourbon pepper sauce. Which is strange, because I don’t like bourbon.

    Peanut Buster Parfaits, must be eaten when you are very tired, and hot and hungry. Then they are delicious. At other times they are kinda sickly sweet. IMHO.

    I think all foods have a time and a place. Coleslaw in the summer, yum, coleslaw at Christmas, not so much.

  2. Auntiepatch says:

    2# Lobster in Ensenada Mexico. OMG! And it only cost us $5.00.

  3. Lynne says:

    Oh i have so many favorite unforgettables;
    My mom makes a cake of plain chocolate wafers with whipped cream between each one, then covered completely with the whipped cream and put in the fridge overnight. It is pure heaven.
    Then there were the Masala Dosas from the Madras Restaurant in Kathmandu; yes, a South Indian restaurant in Nepal. They were the most delicious things! Crunchy delicate dosas wider than the plate they were served on, with curried potato and veggies inside, a wonderful coriander chutney to dip them in..mmmmm
    Another unforgettable was South Indian also; Coconut Chutney ; freshly grated coconut fried with tamarind paste, minced fiery green chillis, black mustard seeds, fried onions wrapped in thin sourdough dosas. Heaven.
    Thank-you for your wonderful blog!

  4. Kristin says:

    I was the pastry chef at a hotel in Los Angeles, and one of my jobs was making all the pizzas for the two restaurants, the nightclub, and room service. I resented it, until I went to Pizzeria Mozza (Nancy Silverrton and Mario Batali’s place) and ordered the Long Cooked Broccoli Pizza. That broccoli pizza was unbelievable. It wasn’t just ambrosial, it was fascinating. I was absolutely absorbed. I then made it my mission to perfect the pizzas at the hotel. I also ended up building a pizza oven in my back yard, with my own two lady hands. It is a beautiful pizza oven, and gets up to about 1200 degrees F (that’s like, somewhere between 550 and 600 C, I guess? I make excellent pizza.

    • Karen says:

      O.K. Lady. Spill. I have a favourite sauce and dough I make (on the site here … ) and the best I can do is cook my pizza on the BBQ. I spose I could get my smoker up to a much higher temperature than my BBQ, but it leaves a smoke taste on everything. How does one make a pizza oven? I will make one. Maybe tomorrow. ~ karen!

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