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National Peanut Butter Day

January 24, 2012

Did you know today is National Peanut Butter Day?!

I’ll admit, I had no idea.  Thank goodness for Twitter, the home of real news.

Maybe I didn’t notice because everyday is national peanut butter day in my life.  And speaking of things you were born loving, peanut butter is my most primal favorite food.  I can remember having a banana and peanut butter as a nighttime snack when I was younger, smearing some Jif on a slice of bread, folding it in half and washing it down with a glass of milk, slicing up an apple and dipping it in the jar and how could I forgot the DQ peanut butter sundae phase I went through.

Through thick and thin, peanut butter has been a life long love.  It’s just one of those foods that I will always with associate pure, simple, honest happiness.

So in case you’re at a loss for how to celebrate this most monumental of national holidays, I give you my 5 favorite ways to eat peanut butter.

1. On a banana or with an apple.


I don’t know what people who don’t like peanut butter or who are allergic eat as snacks.

Nine times out of ten, if I need a snack some fruit and peanut butter is my number one choice.  It’s filling and delicious, yes please!

2. Peanut butter toast.


Peanut butter toast is one of those things I can trace back to early childhood and my mom.

Joey thinks the idea of warm melty peanut butter for breakfast is nauseating.  I think he’s completely insane.

Who doesn’t love having a sticky mouth?!

3. In cookie form.


Have you ever had one of those giant peanut butter cookies they sell at Whole Foods?  If you ask me, that’s the epitome of a perfect cookie.

4. In a dressing.


For some reason, I’ve spent the past 22 years overlooking peanut dressing.  For shame!

If you need a good one, this is my personal favorite.

5. The classic: a good old PB & J.


I can be quite the food snob, but even I will admit there’s nothing like a plain and simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Nothing fancy.  Just a two slices of bread and a couple minutes of work.

There’s only one rule.  PB & J gets cut diagonally.  No if, ands or buts. 

I could list about 100 other ways you could enjoy peanut butter, but sometimes it’s the simple ones are the best.  In that case, I guess I should have just taken a picture of me eating peanut butter with a spoon, huh?

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!


What’s your favorite way to eat peanut butter?

Is there something in your life that represents pure happiness?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 24, 2012 6:18 PM

    Pb toast reminds me of my Mom too and it is my absolute fave way to eat it.

    Err or in a Reeses PB cup.

  2. January 24, 2012 6:32 PM

    PB is natures food… Your food always looks so delicious


  3. January 24, 2012 6:46 PM

    Have you ever tried peanut butter and pickle sandwich??? Yummm. Its best with the sliced sandwich dills.

  4. brittney permalink
    January 24, 2012 6:49 PM

    I just had a spoonful of peanut butter before crawling into bed. It really is the perfect food 🙂

  5. January 24, 2012 7:43 PM

    Believe it or not, I don’t enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Weird?

  6. January 24, 2012 8:10 PM

    Why am I the ONLY person that didn’t notice it was national peanut butter day?! What the heck?! haha good thing I still ate quite a bit of PB today 😉

  7. January 24, 2012 8:41 PM

    I just sat down with an apple before reading your post and went straight to the kitchen for some pb after I finished reading. So good.

  8. January 24, 2012 9:34 PM

    Oh man, my love for PB is so deep. It’s SO good hot and melty on toast, I have to concur with you! So, so good.

  9. January 25, 2012 6:00 AM

    the simple pb and j sandwich is straight from heaven. hands down.

  10. February 2, 2012 12:54 PM

    Peanut Butter is liquid gold. I love to frost it on EVERYTHING! 😀

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