Sure, we know the human finger teems with bacteria, just waiting to invade the jar, but I guess it wouldn't be so bad if the finger dipper lived alone. Dipping when there's a family, well, that's a "horse of a different color," or in this case, peanut butter with a different texture.
Researchers estimate that Americans consume 700 million pounds of peanut butter a year. That means someone in a family reaches for a jar of peanut butter every day. I make it my mission (after I finger dip) to save my children by consuming every bit of the nutty spread. Funny though, neither my hips nor my kids appreciate my heroic efforts.
Seriously though, there are so many different ways to enjoy peanut butter, and in honor of National Peanut Butter Day, I'm posting a recipe from my children's activity/cookbook (Amelia Frump...is Cooking Up a Peanut Butter Storm) below.
And if you have a few minutes, please read and vote on my essay, "Age is a State of Mind--Too Bad I Can't Find Mine", at the Midlife College Writing Contest. You vote by either clicking "like", leaving a comment, or both.