Remember the other day when I mentioned I was NOT dreaming about peanut butter? Umm...well, I was. (Obviously, ALL those things I said I had NOT done, I actually had.) Ha! Why am I explaining the "Not Me! Monday" meme to you?! Surely you've picked up on the idea.
Alrighty then...where was I? Oh, yes.
Peanut butter and...chocolate.
Peanut butter and...crackers.
Peanut butter and...sliced apples. (Oh, my. One of the most delightful things ever!)
Peanut butter and...a spoon.
Peanut butter and...my finger.
Peanut butter and...honey.
Peanut butter and...homemade blackberry jam. (Yes, ma'am! Mamaw??? You hear that?!?)
Peanut butter and...bananas. (Blech. This one's for the kids!!**)
Peanut butter and...pretzels.
Peanut butter and...celery. (Okay. I eat celery cooked in things and that's fine with me, but I have yet to be able to eat the stuff raw. However, my Noah will eat ANYthing and absolutely loves celery with or without peanut butter.)
Peanut butter and...toast.
Peanut butter and...graham crackers.
Peanut butter and...vanilla wafers. (YOU have GOT to try this!!! Leslie Ellis, wherever you are, I have YOU to thank for THIS idea. Yum!!)
Peanut butter cookies. (Used to hate, but I've since grown to enjoy them just fine.)
Peanut butter pie. (Only teeny tiny slices.)
Peanut butter cups. (Duh. May as well say it...anything Reese's.)
Peanut butter balls.
Peanut butter fudge.
Peanut butter-swirled brownies.
Peanut butter-filled Oreos. (Don't know if they even make these anymore, but I sure wish Back to Nature would make a healthy alternative of them!!)
And last but not least...Peanut butter M&M's!!!!!!!!
**Moms: I get away with this as "dessert" all the time! Take half a banana, slice it lengthwise along the top ALMOST all the way through (like a banana split). Fill the opening with peanut butter, then top with 5 (or more if you really must) little treats like raisins, dried cranberries, mini-marshmallows, M&M's, chocolate chips, etc. (depending on what you have in your cupboard and how much of it you have!). We call them "Banana Boats." (The little treats "ride" in the boat.) Easy, low-sugar snack/dessert the kids will love!
As we cannot POSSIBLY afford organic peanut butter (on account of the fact that we actually DO eat it with basically all the things I just mentioned and therefore, it seems, go through it before we can even get it stirred up good), I compromise and purchase this brand. (And it's available at regular grocery stores!)
No sugar, no preservatives, certainly no trans fats. Just plain old natural peanut butter. (Peanuts and salt, that is. The addition of the salt doesn't bother me, as it's not that much.) Truly scrumptious!!! (On a side note, PLEASE do not buy Reduced Fat peanut butter!! Good grief. Fats/oils from peanuts are healthy!! Enjoy them!)
So.......what are some of YOUR "peanut butter...ands"????? I'd LOVE to hear!
P.S. Go here to read more about the health benefits of peanut butter.
P.P.S. Tomorrow is a big day. Hint: A giveaway just MIGHT be involved. (Stick around!!)