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Gift Ideas that Stick for Peanut Butter Lovers

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WARNING FOR ARACHIBUTYROOPHOBIACS: Step away from your computer and immediately discontinue reading. For the unenlightened: arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one’s mouth. It is a serious malady and could be greatly aggravated by digesting the content of this article.

It seems quite unfair to pit peanut butter against pumpkin pie but that is exactly what the month of November does. Turkey vs. PB&J.; Its funny though, the Peanut Butter Lover’s website has no mention of this obscure holiday observance. However, Virginia, it must be National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month because American Greetings has ecards to help us all enjoy the celebration. And, where there are greeting cards there must be events and gifts to share!

As a creative date idea, you lucky Oregonians can head for the local diner dedicated to Peanut Butter. Portland is home to Peanut Butter & Ellie’s, located at 1325 NE Fremont. It is touted as “the first-ever kid’s café”. Make it a short date because you’ll be sitting on child-sized chairs at child- sized tables.

P.B. Locos “tongue-titillating café” has locations spreading slowly across the nation. Scottsdale, Arizona, Aurora Colorado, the Mall of America and Woodbridge New Jersey are all host to P.B. Locos locations. Take your favorite date and head on in for a delightful meal. You can start with the PB SAMPLER, choosing from 3 Flavors of PB Served with Celery Sticks, Carrot Chips, Apple Slices & Pretzels. Order one of their signature sandwiches and top it all off with a smooth PB Chill.

You might want to create a peanut butter lover’s feast of your own. If your cookbooks come up empty, take a look at the Peanut Butter Lovers website for incredibly non-traditional menus to grace your table. Entrée recipes include Peanut Crusted Beef, Peanutty Chicken Piccata, Nutty Noodles, Chinese Chicken Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing, and Whole Wheat Pasta with Cucumber and Spicy Peanut Sauce.

Still stuck for what do you buy for the guy or the gal who has everything?? If you think the only place to buy a Peanut Butter Lovers gift is in the sandwich spread aisle at the local grocery store, think again:

BOOKS –

“The Magic of Peanut Butter: 100 New and Favourite Recipes” by Skippy can be found at Barnes & Noble Bookstores.

“The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book: Savory and Sweet, Breakfast to Dessert, Hundreds of Ways to Use America’s Favorite Spread” in paperback by Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough is available through Amazon.com
Peanut Butter Poetry” by J Bristol is a 69 page book offered by LuLu and described as a collection of humorous and inspiring poems, prepared by a father for inclusion in his daughter’s lunches over the years.

“Prevention’s the Peanut Butter Diet” in paperback by Holly McCord

From Peanut to Peanut Butter” by Robin Nelson

“Make Me a Peanut Butter Sandwich and a Glass of Milk” by Ken Robbins

CLOTHING –

Zombie Peanut Butter Baby doll T-Shirt “Zombies and peanut butter: two great tastes that go great together. Screen-printed on taupe-colored baby doll-type shirt. Nutrition info on back.” Available at goats online.

I Love Peanut Butter Toddler T-Shirt is available at CafePress. “From the Designer
“Peanut butter t-shirts and gifts for people who love peanut butter. Design reads I Heart Peanut Butter with a big red heart and ooey gooey peanut butter dripping text for folks who love peanut butter”

“peanut butter loves jelly” Jr. Baby Doll T-Shirt “Yummy food doodles by JGoode.” Can be found Lilgoodies online store

It doesn’t matter what you choose to do or eat, to read or wear. But, don’t forget before the month is over to share a “Hug Sandwich” in honor of this very special month:

(To the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
Gather your friends in a circle with two people in the middle.

I’m the peanut butter,
(first person points to their chest)
I’m the jam,
(second person points to their chest)
We stick together
When we can.
(two people hug each other)
Bread will gently squeeze us,
(outside circle of of people gently hugs the two in the middle
Squish, squish, squish,
We make a yummy
Hug sandwich!

Happy Peanut Butter Lovers Month!