The first spoonful from a brand-new container of natural p.b. is a bit runny, but still great!
Just in case you were wondering, my three favorite things in life are the husband, brown dogs and peanut butter.
OK, I kid. Surely our parents, grandparents and my Big Little Brother - and black and silver dogs - rank above p.b. But I'd be lying if I said this all-important food source isn't on my top 10 of must-haves. (That's right: I said food source. The fact that peanut butter can be sandwiched between slices of bread, blended into a smoothie, made into cookies, licked off a spoon, or eaten with fruit, chicken or chocolate and more proves my point. Silly you for thinking peanut butter is just a spread!)
So how did I not know it was National Peanut Butter Day until this afternoon? True story. I had no idea everyone was celebrating this beloved staple of mine until Momma emailed me the news.
By that time I'd already planned dinner - open-face chicken sandwiches topped with provolone and roasted red peppers - so there was no chance I'd be working p.b. into our nightly meal. But an after-dinner snack? Now that was something I could do.
And then when I got home the husband suggested we go out for dinner and use up the remainder of a gift card I've been carrying around in m wallet. The chicken I'd taken out was still frozen, he told me, which was basically all he had to say to get me out of the house. Well, that and, "You can have steak and ribs for dinner!"
When I told the husband it was National Peanut Butter Day and I was worried I wouldn't have room for an after-dinner snack (how could I let this special day slip by without having any p.b.?), we just looked at each other.
"There's always room for p.b."
So, tell me: What's your favorite way to eat peanut butter?