National Peanut Butter Day

Today is National Peanut Butter Day.

A great day to celebrate if you are a die-hard, eat-straight-from-the-jar (I see you Brad!) peanut butter fan.

I ate a lot of peanut butter as a kid, mostly because it was one of the few things I wasn’t allergic to!

My dad would often eat a big meal, then make what he called “stir-round,” slather it over a slice of bread or leftover biscuit on the rare occasions there was one to be found, and savor it as a finale to his supper.

Stir-round is basically a big spoon of peanut butter mixed with honey or Karo syrup. According to Dad, he got the “recipe” from my grandpa who often made it with corn syrup or sorghum.

You can eat stir-round without bread, but I always liked it best with honey and smeared across every crevice of a piece of white bread when I was a kid. Although I rarely eat it these days, it’s pretty tasty on a piece of seven-grain toast too!

If you want to try stir-round, use about a tablespoon of peanut butter to a teaspoon of honey or syrup. Stir together until blended, then eat or top your favorite bread with it. I suppose you could even sandwich it between two peanut butter cookies.

What is your favorite way to enjoy peanut butter?

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4 Responses

  1. I love peanut butter straight from the jar, on a PB&J sandwich, on toast, and in desserts. I don’t like peanuts though, and only eat the creamy kind. When we were in elementary and high school, our cafeteria ladies made what we kids called “school peanut butter”, which was equal parts peanut butter (the government kind which came in big gallon cans), and maple syrup which they then whipped until it was fairly light in color. They would put out loaves of bread and a big bowl of the peanut butter for kids just to eat. Many years ago, my husband and I befriended the previous cafeteria lady and she has since shared all the old school food recipes with us. She is such a sweet lady, and we enjoy visiting with her and listening to all her cooking day stories. My husband still prefers “school peanut butter” to anything straight from the jar.

    1. Oh, that is so fun the cafeteria lady shared the recipes with you. I wish I had some of the recipes from my childhood cafeteria ladies.
      Your school peanut butter sounds similar to my dad’s stir-round.
      Enjoy your peanut butter!

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