Peanut Butter, Anyone?
November 04, 2011
My family includes peanut butter connoisseurs. My husband only eats "natural" peanut butter and prefers chunky. His peanut butter has to be stirred after the first time opening it to combine the oil and peanut butter, and then is refrigerated. He enjoys it on wheat toast and inside cored apples. My oldest son is most unusual in that he won’t eat peanut butter. We’re not sure why, but he dislikes it a lot. My second son could live on peanut butter. He prefers a specific brand, and eats it on white bread and saltine crackers. It is the main staple in his kitchen. My youngest, a daughter, also prefers a specific brand, and likes it best on white bread. She uses a miniscule amount of peanut butter, hardly enough to get a taste in my mind. Maybe she has Arachibutyrophobia (pronounced I-RA-KID-BU-TI-RO-PHO-BI-A), the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth. To me, peanut butter is peanut butter. I’ll pretty much eat any brand, any style, and on any bread product.
There are numerous recipes that include peanut butter which we enjoy. Our favorite is rice cereal treats with a chocolate and peanut butter frosting. Mm, mm, good! For more peanut butter recipes, check out these peanut butter cookbooks: Peanut Butter Planet, The Magic of Peanut Butter, and The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook.
Other great and whimsical ways to use peanut butter can be found in the book by Remy Charlip, Peanut Butter Party. This has made me hungry. Time for a peanut butter sandwich!
Lone Jack Branch