Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Happy National Peanut Butter Day
Did you know today is National Peanut Butter Day? I found out on Twitter.
Next to chocolate, peanut butter has to be one of my favorite foods.
I love it in almost every form. Peanut butter from the jar: both creamy and chunky. Pretzels stuffed with peanut butter. Peanut butter sauces found in various cuisines. And, a dish my spouse makes occasionally, which involves chicken kabobs marinated in a coconut milk/peanut butter mixture (with soy sauce, garlic and optional pepper sauce) for a couple of hours, and then grilled.
For some reason though, peanut butter reminds me of.. peanuts. Peanuts remind me of.....Georgia.
Georgia reminds me of...Jimmy Carter. And Jimmy Carter (the "peanut farmer President") reminds me of his home town of Plains.
When we visited Plains, GA a couple of years ago, we went into a store specializing in peanuts called Plain Peanuts. As soon as we entered the store, we were offered samples of fried peanuts (yes, and they are good-I'm less crazy about boiled peanuts, though), peanut fudge and peanut brittle.
I don't remember if they had peanut butter but they had everything else Peanut. We left with a large peanut purchase, gifts for folks back home. Those people in Plains, GA are smart.
So in their honor, I will celebrate National Peanut Day with some Trader Joes Unsalted Peanut Butter Pretzels. And maybe even have some peanut butter.
What is your favorite way to eat peanut butter?