Thursday, January 24, 2013

Paying my respects on National Peanut Butter Day

January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day in the US and with a little research online, it seems like many Canadians pay respects to their favourite spread on the 24th as well.

As a self-admitted PB junkie, I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge this nutty spread. I like the healthy all-natural versions but I have a special spot in my heart and stomach for the cheap and cheerful brands too. There are health benefits (high in potassium, a great source of protein, full of the "good fats") but I like how it tastes and for some reason, peanut butter just makes me happy. Maybe it's nostalgia, gleeful memories from my childhood peeling back the foil seal on a fresh jar revealing the smooth top with a peanut on top.
I love it in a basic PB & J sandwich, in baked goods, in sauces, with chocolate, and as a topping on just about anything. I eat peanut butter on rice cakes just about every day. I think Peanut Butter goes with just about everything and in most cases makes things better. Please enjoy some Peanut Butter porn!

Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter Cup Sundae
Grilled PB and J
Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcake (Cadeaux Bakery)

Peanut Butter and Bacon Jam Burger

The perfect snack

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