Monday, January 24, 2011

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

At last, it is here! National Peanut Butter Lover's Day! January 24!!!

Peanut butter is my favorite food.

Of. All. Time.

Popcorn is a close second, but it is second.

In honor of the most fabulous food day of the year, I will list my top 10 list of Best Ways to Enjoy Peanut Butter.
And here we go:

#10. Peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich. Classic. Unpretentious. Delicious.

#9. Peanut butter and banana sandwich. A twist on the classic with street cred of its own.

#8. Senegalese peanut stew. A new entry but it has raced right up to the top 10.

#7. Peanut butter logs. A penny candy from childhood that still makes my mouth water. These log-mimicking candies were sold at our local swimming pool. I can't tell you how much money I spent on those over the years, but I was seriously beginning to think that corn dogs and peanut butter logs deserved their own food group.

#6. Potato candy (lined with peanut butter fudge). Holy Jeebus.

#5. Clark bars. So much better than a Butterfinger.

#4. Peanut butter on a spoon. Straight up. Right out of the jar. Unbeatable.

#3. This one is a tie. Payday candy bar/Reese Peanut Butter Cups. Peanuts encrusting a nougat of peanut butter and chocolate covered peanut butter. God is good.

#2. Chinese Peanut noodles. Yowza.

#1. Peanut butter and crackers. Simple. It's what I think of when I think of peanut butter.

So folks, in honor of National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, please, enjoy some of the good stuff.

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  1. I love PB, too, but have never really liked it in savory dishes. There's a chinese place here that uses it in their egg rolls. Bleh. I do have a fantastic Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, though.

  2. I have one for you to try: Peanutella. I haven't made this yet but it looks divine.

  3. I will when I get home this evening.

  4. ooohhh... And don't forget peanut butter pie. D's favorite. =)

  5. I visited that link, Mama Bee. I would just like to add that you are evil. :p

  6. I didn't want to be alone in my peanutella gluttony. ;)

  7. Well, I'm a little tardy for PB Day, but here is an awesome recipe for peanut butter cookies.

    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Makes 2 1/2 dozen

    Preheat gas oven to 350 degrees (325 for electric).

    1/2 cup butter flavor Crisco
    1 cup brown sugar
    -cream the above together

    1 large egg
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    1 cup peanut butter (I use smooth Jif)

    wift or whisk in separate bowl:
    1 1/2 cup flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt

    Mix dry ingredients into peanut butter mixture. Wrap in plastic and chill. Roll into 1 inch balls and press lightly onto ungreased cookie sheet. With a fork dipped in flour, make a criss-cross design into top of cookies and flatten.

    Bake in preheated oven for 9 min. Let cool for a minute or two on baking sheet then transfer to wire rack or wax paper to cool.


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