November isn’t just about the turkey. Two words: Peanut Butter

7 Nov

November is known for turkey, gravy, mashed taters, tryptophan – or what I like to to call trypto-couch. But did you know that November is also National Peanut Butter Lovers Month? I bet you did not. According to PeanutButterLovers.com, during November, Americas will eat more than 65 million pounds of peanut butter. That is a TON of sticky roofs of mouths!.

Photo from Southern Peanut's Pinterest Page

Photo from Southern Peanut’s Pinterest Page

Personally, I am a creamy PB fan. I don’t have time for that crunchy stuff. I love PB cups, as you may remember. I love really anything that involves peanut butter. I plan to make something involving Peanut Butter to celebrate my love for the greatness that it is this month. What will you do to celebrate? Here are some ideas from Southern Peanut Growers:

  1. Play – Go ahead, play with your food: Make peanut butter play dough. As loved ones of all ages come together for the holidays, think about making peanut butter play dough for the younger members of the family.
  2. Bake – With its rich and creamy texture, peanut butter is an excellent addition to any indulgent holiday recipe, such as Peanut Butter Breakfast Pudding with Maple-Peanut Sauce and Peanut Butter Lover’s Pie. Plus, peanut butter is naturally cholesterol free. This indulgent, healthy combo makes the naughty and the nice list.
  3. Donate – One 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter provides 8 grams of protein, is less than 20 cents per serving and is shelf-stable for up to two years. Making a peanut butter donation is a gift anyone can appreciate. Find a food bank near you.
  4. Gift – Bake it and box it, then put a bow on it. From classic peanut butter cookies to homemade granola bars, peanut butter is an affordable, nutritious and tasty gift for friends and family.
  5. Decorate – Peanut butter cookies are the perfect way to dress up the holidays. The only limit is your own creativity. Try cookies in the shape of fall leaves, reindeer or even Santa. Move the holiday decorating outdoors by adding peanut butter and bird seed to pine cones. 

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More recipes are available at www.peanutbutterlovers.com. Follow Southern Peanut Growers’ FacebookTwitter and Pinterest accounts for #PBLove inspiration all month long.

I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER!

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