Turns out that although we went forth and bought peanuts as we were instructed–shelled salted peanuts–a critical word was not used in that phrase: roasted shelled salted peanuts. So I made about a cup and a third of utterly inedible peanut butter from raw peanuts because I didn’t know any better. It is really truly quite awful.
I will now go make peanut butter fudge with the commercial peanut butter I have liberated from Mom and Dad’s house. :)(x-posted from the essential kit)