Courtesy of Microsoft Clip Arts

Courtesy of Microsoft Clip Arts

I love peanut butter!

I prefer smooth peanut butter to crunchy.  I’m not crazy about organic peanut butter because I find it a bit too dry.  I love peanut butter in cookies, in cakes, in sandwiches, on crackers, in pretzels, in ice cream, in chocolate bars & in cheesecake.

I love peanut butter alone & in combination with a lot of other things.  Some of these combinations make people look askance at me while some of them you may be more familiar with:

  1. Peanut butter & jam or jelly.  I prefer jelly because I find jam too thick with peanut butter.
  2. Peanut butter with marmalade.
  3. Peanut butter on warm toast or any type of soft bread.
  4. Peanut butter & banana sandwiches.
  5. Peanut butter on hot dogs.  Everyone wrinkles their nose at this, but the nutty flavor of the peanut butter with the hot dog elevates the taste of the hot dog above a normal snack.

My mother was a stay-at-home mom until I was 12 years old who cooked us a hot lunch every day, so it was pretty rare for us to have peanut butter in a sandwich, so when we did it was quite a treat.  I remember we had peanut butter & jam sandwiches after we received a free jar of a new product – peanut butter & strawberry jam in the same jar.  We received this as a free gift after finding a house fly in a tin of jam we purchased.  My parents contacted the company who made the jam & a representative came right to our house to pick up the offending tin of jam, replace it & give us this special new product.  We thought we were pretty special to be the first to try this, it hadn’t even been released to the stores yet!  It didn’t turn out to be a popular product so it was discontinued.  Frankly, I found the peanut butter in the jar too dry, so it didn’t spread well.

Courtesy of Microsoft Clip Arts

Courtesy of Microsoft Clip Arts

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