Recently someone sent in a post suggestion via Twitter:
As I was fixing my lunch I had an idea for a Home Ec post: what to do when you love peanut butter but are tired of common jellies and honey.
We have had an incredibly busy summer and my favorite snack is a good old PB & J. I was shocked the other day. I went to fix myself a sandwich, opened our economy tub of peanut butter, and realized we’ve gone through nearly six pounds of the stuff in only a few months. Yikes!
Sometimes for lunch I stir peanut butter with a little vanilla yogurt and honey. The kids then use apples to scoop it up. Other times I leave it plain and give the kids unbuttered popcorn, celery, apples, and raisins to dip and eat. I also like it as a base for a Thai peanut sauce for chicken or pork, but Mr. Heather isn’t a huge fan, so we don’t use it too often.
I have friends who make marshmallow fluff sandwiches. Ivy’s grandma used to make peanut butter with bacon sandwiches and my father loves peanut butter on hot dogs. Both sound terrible, but the mixture of salty and sweet is something like the Thai peanut sauce mentioned earlier; may the food snobs forgive us all.
So, Home Eccers, it’s your turn: What are your favorite uses for peanut butter?