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.