Do you need an excuse to eat peanut butter? I sure as heck don’t.
If you do, however, this is your ticket to peanut butter heaven. It is your permission to slather peanut butter on everything you eat for the rest of the day, and also to slather it all over your face if you want.
Because it’s Peanut Butter Lovers Day, I think it calls for eating peanut butter right out of the jar with a spoon. Or putting peanut butter on your raw apples and celery and crunching away. Or buying some Reese’s cups from the vending machine. Or Reese’s Pieces, if you are E.T.
It might call for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with potato chips crushed on it, or a peanut butter and banana sandwich, or a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Or maybe if you’re feeling really crazy, you could make a sandwich that has all of the above shoved between two pieces of bread.
On Friday nights, dessert is allowed (I say so). That means you should probably opt for peanut butter pie, peanut butter cake, peanut butter cupcakes, peanut butter mousse, peanut butter balls or peanut butter trifle. Or peanut butter ice cream. Or chocolate ice cream with Reese’s cups in it.
If you are feeling savory, maybe you should opt for chicken in peanut sauce, or spring rolls with a peanut butter dipping sauce, or a peanut noodle salad.
Of course, since I am only just telling you this at 2 p.m., you’ve missed some chances to incorporate peanut butter into your diet today. That’s OK, because nobody will know if you choose to celebrate Peanut Butter Lovers Day the morning after. In that case, put some peanut butter on your toast, in your oatmeal, in your yogurt, on your waffles, in your smoothies and on your bagels.
Just do it. Do peanut butter*. And have a good weekend.
* If you happen to be allergic to peanuts, then please do not do peanut butter. Pretend it is Chocolate Lovers Day and carry on.