Peanut butter is basically the perfect food.
Unless you’re allergic to peanuts, in which case, we probably shouldn’t ever share close physical contact because I’m basically 68% peanut butter. Plus I don’t like strangers touching me, and respecting boundaries is important. But mostly because of the peanut butter thing.
Peanut butter is one of those foodstuffs that I don’t buy very often because, if it’s in the house, it calls my name until I have consumed it. All of it. In as short a time as possible. I’m like a peanut butter Hoover. All I need is a spoon and some privacy, and I can actually do without the privacy if necessary.
This sudden and frankly uncalled-for exposition about my peanut butter habits, by the way, is being brought to you by my having an apple left over from something I was baking earlier in the week. Because you see, if an apple isn’t being cut up and incorporated into a dish or baked good somehow, then its only other purpose is as a vehicle for peanut butter. I mean…I know there are people who eat apples out of hand without slathering them in peanut butter first, and that’s fine. It’s WRONG…but it’s fine. More peanut butter for me.
Apples aren’t the only foodstuffs I’ll use as peanut butter delivery devices, oh no! Bananas, banana bread, biscuits, brownies, carrots, celery, crackers, cookies, dates, ice cream…I’ve gleefully smeared peanut butter on, or stuffed peanut butter in, all of them. I’ve put peanut butter on pancakes, muffins, even tortillas (both flour ones and corn ones. The corn ones were a mistake, but hey, mistakes are how we learn).
The most holy form of peanut butter consumption is on toasted bread, of course. I have a deep and abiding love for English muffins and I feel their highest calling is to be toasted and smeared with peanut butter. Second to English muffins would be a good whole wheat or sourdough. I’m not afraid to put peanut butter on rye toast if my hand is forced, though. You think I won’t do it? Oh trust me, I will, and it will be DELICIOUS.
The only person I know who likes peanut butter almost as much as I do is my dad. Maybe it’s a genetic thing? Maybe our DNA has made it so that our brains register the taste of peanut butter as a magical explosion of delicious joy? Maybe we’ve got some kind of peanut butter werewolf curse, where instead of turning into werewolves on the full moon, we…just really like peanut butter a lot. That one might need some work. BUT STILL. You get my drift.
My preferred brand of peanut-based crack is Teddie, preferably the super chunky variety. Teddie is just roasted peanuts and salt. No added sugar, no hydrogenated oils, 100% amazing. This post isn’t sponsored by Teddie, but I’ve never in my blogging life wished more that a company would see me promoting their product and decide to send me some.
Teddie, if you’re reading this, drop me a line. I’m sure we could work something out.
Chester eats a lot of Teddie peanut butter.
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Chester clearly has excellent taste!
When I make peanut butter toast, the amount of peanut butter I put on it exceeds my day’s total calories. It’s a horrible breakfast, I just failed my entire day.
I still make it though.
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If you’re going to fail, fail deliciously.
I keep a jar of peanut butter, a pack of Wasa Crispbread, and a butter knife in my desk at the office at all times for emergencies.
I’m also extremely lenient – sometimes downright creative – regarding what constitutes an “emergency”.
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When I have it, I keep mine in the fridge in the conference room down the hall. That way, I’m at least forced to get a few steps in whenever I want a spoonful.
I can’t believe you eat peanut butter with carrots. I was in a meeting at work and one of the programmers had baby carrots and was dipping them in a little cup of peanut butter. I remember looking at him like “what are you DOING?!” It sounds insane to me but I’ll try it now. Only because you do it. By the way, peanut butter and marmalade on toast is my fave.
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I didn’t say peanut butter on carrots was particularly GOOD…but it’s better than no peanut butter at all. 😉
Peanut butter and marmalade together is like sunshine and rainbows. It is everything good in the world.