Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Yesterday, Meg the Grand shared this video with me (apparently I'm behind the times),

Which inspired me to go today and get this sandwich from Specialty's:

"Peanut Butter and Stuff"

Soft and delicious wheat bread, crunchy peanut butter, homemade cranberry sauce, and slices of granny smith apples and bananas!  Heaven!  Peanut butter is a surprisingly versatile little ingredient, and while many people are happy to simply eat it straight from the jar...

...there are so many other things you can do with it!  Plus, it's healthy, providing protein, vitamins B3 and E, magnesium, folate, dietary fiber, arginine, and high levels of the antioxidant p-coumaric acid.  This recipe for Soba with Chicken and Peanut Sauce comes together in minutes, but the results are so delicious!  Comfort food with an Asian twist.  Instead of spreading it on toast for breakfast, why not stir a tablespoon into your oatmeal with a drizzle of honey and a dash of cinnamon?  What about this Peanut Soup with Rice and Scallions?  For dessert, check out this Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie from Ezra Pound Cake.

The sandwich options are endless, too!  How about peanut butter, apple, and bacon?  Or one my mamma made me when I was little: peanut butter, lettuce, and mayonnaise?  Peanut butter and honey, or bananas, or maple syrup (my little sister used to love that one - sugar on bread?  gimme!).  People even put it on hamburgers!

How do you like your peanut butter?


  1. schmeared all over a banana, or graham crackers, or melted and poured over ice cream. Also, straight out of the jar. Hmmmmmmm, peanut butter.

  2. You're right, peanut butter rocks! I never realized how much I loved it until I tried peanut sauce. I haven't tried making my own, though, so I'm planning on trying that Soba recipe!
    I also enjoy chocolate cake with fluffy peanut butter frosting. So good!!
    I love that you call yourself the "Coppertop Doll"! :)