Better Late Than Never

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So…yesterday was National Peanut Butter Day. The blog world was full of recipes, roundups of random facts, and all other manner of “OMG, nut butter” enthusiasm. Is it just me, or are food bloggers, like obsessed with the stuff? I’m seriously just waiting for Woody Allen to get on that and throw in a character who’s always taking pictures of her food and foaming at the mouth over breakfast.

That said, peanut butter is pretty awesome. Protein plus poly- and monounsaturated fats plus flavor? Sign me up. Still…I’m just not that kind of writer, especially not when it’s balls-cold in NYC. It’s hard to get excited about a spoonful of ground-up nuts when you have to suit up and step out into the urban tundra. F*** peanut butter—give me a f***ing fireplace. Or at least some soup…

tortellini soup
tortellini soup

However, basically every day is peanut butter day in my little corner of the universe. This morning was no exception.

zucchini bread oatmeal topped with-yep-peanut butter
zucchini bread oatmeal topped with-yep-peanut butter

It also happens to be National Hot Tea Month and National Oatmeal Month. I got that covered. Check out my Recipes page for some of my favorite hot breakfast concoctions.

For the record, today is National Irish Coffee Day. Do you plan to celebrate? Also, do you like peanut butter? What’s your favorite way to eat it? 

3 thoughts on “Better Late Than Never

    Emily said:
    January 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Hah I admit I’m one of the ones raving about peanut butter.. PS care to share that tortellini soup recipe? Looks so good!

      Jess responded:
      January 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      The soup was really good—I didn’t follow an exact recipe aside from basically “sauté garlic & onion, add sliced pepper, spices (oregano, pepper, red pepper flakes, basil), & water. Bring to a boil and add tortellini. Add kale when you feel like it and cook.” I’m planning to write a post, though, and link to the recipe that gave me the initial inspiration. Oh yeah—I threw white beans in too.

    mealsformiles said:
    January 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    haha. this post made me laugh so hard. I love peanut butter but forgot to “commemorate” the day, or whatever. All I want in this frigid weather is warm soup, though!

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