Friday, March 1, 2013

Peanut, Peanut Butter ....

I had something else planned for today, but I just found out that March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day! So, hopefully you won't mind another recipe roundup. 


First, I wanted to do my quick monthly recap and looking forward. My favorite parts of February were definitely Valentine's Day and the Murder by Death show. Other highlights included setting our wedding date (June 21, 2014!) and putting down our first deposit! :) I also realized that our date is the first day of summer, which could not be more perfect. 

Like Jenny, I'm definitely hoping that March brings some warmer weather. I'm looking forward to the start of spring and hopefully the end of all this snow. (Unlike Jenny, I'll be pretty happy with some 50-degree days, ha.) I'm also looking forward to St. Patrick's Day. Even if we don't go out, I at least make a point to watch The Boondock Saints and listen to all of my Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys CDs.

*Side note -- we actually met David Della Rocco at Motor City Comic Con last year.

Okay, on to the peanut butter. I love peanut butter. Maybe too much. I buy it at Costco. The thought of that dollop* on my oatmeal literally gets me out of bed in the morning. 

*I use that word very loosely

White Chocolate Wonderful is crack. That stuff is so delicious that I can't even buy it. I went to town on that jar. It tastes like Inside-Out Reese's, which were the greatest, most delicious candy of all time.

Speaking of Reese's, did you know that they know have frozen Reese's eggs!? I spotted them by the Klondike bars.

I also need to get my hands on these (The Impulsive Buy is pretty much my favorite blog, if you can't tell):

This post has kind of gone off the rails, but let's just roll with it. I just found this recipe, which sounds pretty good and a bit healthier than the Reese's items featured above.

Anyway, the moral of the story is, I love peanut butter. I've tried other nut butters but honestly nothing is as good as some creamy Jif. My favorite sandwich when I was younger was peanut butter, banana, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. I also might have eaten a peanut butter and butter sandwich or two in my day. (I am have serious deja-vu about writing about that ... I don't think I've already said it?) 

They say that the serving size of peanut butter is equal to approximately the size of a ping pong ball. Perhaps because I wished it were true, for some reason I thought that meant per tablespoon, so I happily scooped two large scoops into my oatmeal every morning. I'm trying to relearn but some days are harder than others.

Clearly there is not going to be a recipe roundup in this post, but please do not let that stop you from enjoying some peanut butter today! If you have any favorite PB recipes, send them my way -- I will do a recipe post in the future. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful, wonderful weekend!

Love and peanut butter,



  1. I have tried some of the Justin's flavored almond butters and they are quite good! But yeah...I loooooove me some peanut butter.

    1. i always want to try those, but i am cheap, haha. how do you like the pb2? i started buying it with the intention of using it as a PB replacement, but now somehow i end up using both, together. it's a (delicious) problem!