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What Would You Do with a Case of Peanut Butter?

cookie_pbcc Congrats to Charlie G, our randomly selected winner for the case of peanut butter giveaway! Here's a confession: My brother ate nothing but peanut butter (on bread) for an entire year. He was a little kid and my mom obviously wasn't taking control of his diet! He wanted peanut butter and she let him have it. Of course there are all kinds of things wrong with that and, luckily, he's outgrown the obsession. He still loves peanut butter and (in moderation) there's everything right about that! So, what would you do with a case of peanut butter? Read on for a chance to win one! It doesn't matter how you like it-smooth, crunchy, unsweetened or no salt added-we've got you covered with our 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanut Butter at $3.49 for 18oz. And guess what? Our March/April issue of The Whole Deal has a $1.00 off coupon. Print the online coupon or pick up the value guide with coupons in our stores. Now that's a tasty deal. Do you think that peanut butter is kind of all the same? We don't. In our experience, the peanuts that go into that jar make a big, flavorful difference, and organic makes even more of a difference. That's why we require the best-tasting organic peanuts for the peanut butter that wears our name. The organic Spanish peanuts used in our 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter are grown by several family farmers in West Texas, like the Bingham Family. Organic-PeanutCliff Bingham is a 4th generation farmer. His wife, five sons, six daughters, son-in-law and granddaughter - along with the grandparents - are involved in the family farming business. Bingham Family Vineyards and Farm not only grows peanuts, they grow wine grapes for Texas wineries and organic row crops like cotton, wheat, rye, black-eyed peas, blue corn, sesame and garbanzo beans. When they aren't farming, the Bingham family is big into playing music - many of the kids play multiple instruments and perform with the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra. The family enjoys playing a variety of music including classical, country, gospel, fiddle and wedding songs! With all those active kids, I bet that family eats a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But aside from PB&J, there are many delicious, grown-up and fun, not-so-grown-up ways to eat peanut butter. Here are a few of our favorites: lettucewrapschilinoodlesApple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter Lettuce Wraps with Chile Peanut Noodles Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Curry Coconut Peanut Sauce Peanutty Udon Noodle and Tofu Salad PB & J Pancakes So, how do you enjoy peanut butter? Let us know in the comments by March 12th (edit: extended to March 16th since you all LOVE peanut butter so much!) and you’ll be entered to win a case of 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanut Butter! And, by the way, my brother is NOT eligible to win.

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r.hollister says …

If you gave us a case of PB we'd eat most of it but sometimes we'd also use it to remove sticky glue from labels. It's the best for that. Just put a dab on your index finger. Smear it over the residue of glue from a price sticker or a food jar label. Wait a few mins, wipe off with paper towel.

Erin says …

My husband and I have tried to find alternatives to sugary desserts, as we are both sticking to the anti-candida diet, and peanut butter has been our savior! No sugar added, but a spoonful of that stuff is fabulous post-meal and controls cravings for sweets. I already loved peanut butter, but I now find that I want "dessert" all the time! :) Yay for cases of peanut butter!

Shannon says …

I have been eating Peanut Butter (Creamy, All Natural) and Jelly on Wheat Bread for lunch everyday for over 10 years. I make a sandwich during the week and bring it with me to work. Even when I travel I make a sandwich and bring it with me. Everyone at works knows and comments about how I have a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich everyday. I have not missed a day and I cannot imagine how much money I have spent on Peanut Butter, Jelly and Wheat Bread. :) It is just so good and being a vegetarian it is a quick and easy way to get protein!

Jady says …

I love peanut butter anything! A whole case?? I'd be making peanut butter cookies, Thai peanut sauce, putting it in steel-cut oatmeal, and tons of sandwiches. And of course, I'd share what I made with friends, and donate a few jars of peanut butter to the Chicago Food Depository.

Angela says …

I absolutely adore peanut butter -- so this year, I gave it up for Lent! Since I'll be traveling over Easter, I plan to devote half of my suitcase to clothing, and half of my suitcase to peanut butter! If I had a whole case, I'd use it in everything. My current favorites (pre-Lent anyway!) were whole wheat tortilla-banana-PB roll ups, peanut butter and dry cereal "cookies," and peanut butter Thai chicken stir fry!

Christine F says …

My husband said once, "if you are what you eat, then our family would be made out of peanut butter". I agree completely and proudly admit that we go through about two or three jars a week. We are vegetarians and strive to fit protein into out lives. "How do you guys get enough protein?", people ask me on occasion, and the first thing that always pops into my head is peanut butter. If we had a free case of the protein pay dirt, then I would continue to make all the goodies we usually do.....just in bigger quantities. I would also be inclined to share our abundance with our neighbors. PEANUT BUTTER THUMB PRINT COOKIES FOR EVERYONE ON THE BLOCK!! I would happily bring my son's entire class a tasty tray of smothered carrot sticks, celery logs with raisins, and apples slices. They would then tell their parents that they love peanut butter almost as much as our family does. But they could never love peanut butter more than we do. We could have friends and family over more often to share one our favorite dinners- stir fry veggies or seitan shish kabobs with peanut sauce. The main ingredient- mmmm mmmm peanut butter. Our family's obsession with the creamy wonder food is kind of a bad thing when you take into consideration that it's 200 calories a tablespoon. But I don't believe anyone ever died from eating pure peanut butter (except someone with an peanut allergy of course- I can't bear the thought of such a horrible curse) because it is very good for you in many ways. In addition to being packed with protein, PB also contains omega 3's which are good for your heart. Peanut butter is the #1 food in our house, and we would love a case to help "spread" the love.

Lisa says …

My favorite way to enjoy peanut butter is when my four year old and I make ants on a log together. Precious!

Eileen says …

I use peanut butter in so many ways. Of course the usual sandwiches come to mind as well as cooies and breads. One of our favorites cookie bars are peanut butter and jelly bars. I mix peanut butter in with my morning oats and snack on apple slices with peanut butter. Peanut butter is also a great thicking agent in so many savory dishes and of course there is Thai peanut butter noodles. Lastly I like to put a tablespoon in my evening hot chocolate. Yum!!

karin says …

We ate peanut butter everyday, but in different ways. Daughter usually packs a 365 pb&j for school lunch. I eat two tabelspoons with raw veggies as my midmorning snack. Hubby loves peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches. In fact, he'll sometimes choose that over ice cream!!

bvl says …

I would share it with others who don't know about the great nutritional value and protein packed delicious taste of Organic peanut butter. The greatest requital would be to nourish someone else as much as myself.

Eric Solomon says …

While I am allergic to almost every nut (e.g., pecans, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, etc.), I was luckily spared from having an allergy to the greatest nut of all - the peanut. And boy do I take advantage of that. In the morning, I love taking a teaspoon of peanut butter and adding it to my bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon, raison, ground flaxseed, agave and soy milk. For a mid-morning snack, I will most likely take a granola or protein bar and coat it with a shmear of peanut butter. For lunch, PB&Banana always hits the spot. A couple of slices of whole wheat bread toasted, a generous portion of peanut butter, a half a banana sliced, then 10 seconds in the microwave to melt the peanut butter and soften the banana, and boy do I get some weird looks from the other attorneys in the lunch room. For my afternoon snack, I blend myself a smoothie with 1 cup of soy milk, four or five strawberries (or often times the other half of the banana), a tablespoon of peanut butter, a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein power, and a handful or two of ice. By dinnertime, I am pretty much PBd out for the day, and I try to get my healthy fats from other sources, such as avocado, salmon or orange roughy, although I have been known to sprinkle some peanuts onto a salad or into a side of brown rice. So, all in all, I have a two word answer to your question: "What Would You Do with a Case of Peanut Butter?" DEVOUR IT!

Susan Davidson says …

Peanut butter works well with just about any fresh fruit. My go-to sandwich combos are: smooth or crunchy peanut butter on multigrain bread with freshly sliced kiwis and strawberries smooth peanut butter on challah with an almost over-ripe sliced pear smooth or crunchy peanut butter in pumpernickel bread with alternating slices of granny smith and golden delicious apples mix smooth peanut butter with chopped raspberries and whole blueberries(kids love to make this delicious mess!)-spread on your favourite bread and enjoy!

Susan Davidson says …

Peanut butter works well with just about any fresh fruit. My go-to sandwich combos are: smooth or crunchy peanut butter on multigrain bread with freshly sliced kiwis and strawberries; smooth peanut butter on challah with an almost over-ripe sliced pear; smooth or crunchy peanut butter on pumpernickel bread with alternating slices of granny smith and golden delicious apples; mix smooth peanut butter with chopped raspberries and whole blueberries(kids love to make this delicious mess!)-spread on your favourite bread and enjoy!

Steve Leavitt says …

I'm a peanut butter junkie and so are my dogs! I put some in their dog toys which keeps them occupied for the day while I'm at work.

Kristina says …

I absolutely LOVE peanut butter!! I enjoy peanut butter on celery sticks, graham crackers and apple slices as well as on whole wheat bread with banana slices, grape jelly or marshmallow fluff. The 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanut Butter is addictive! A spoonful of peanut butter a day keeps the doctor away :)

EricK says …

There is no end to what you can do with peanut butter. Years ago, I had the epiphany that anything can be mixed with ground beef to make burgers, so I grilled up a batch of delicious peanut butter burgers. I'll often put peanut butter on grilled cheese, and I've had it with eggs, bacon and jelly on breakfast sandwiches. I think its especially good in sauces for asian dishes. But, if you have quality peanut butter, jelly, bread and milk, there are few things that can match it for deliciousness. What would I do with a case of peanut butter? Find a way to incorporate it into each meal I cook for a month, then I could write a cookbook about it.

Marisa says …

I am such a pb addict! it's hard for me not to eat it at every meal :) i love that its so versatile that you can use it in sweet and savory dishes. However, my all time favorite meal is a toasted pb and jelly sandwich! soooo good!

Sydney says …

I love, love, LOVE peanut butter!! I could eat it all day, every day (like your brother) but I try to just enjoy it once. Otherwise I'd be spending all of my money on peanut butter! I love it on peanut butter and banana toast, fruit, whole wheat crackers, in desserts, by itself, eating oatmeal out of the almost empty PB jar....I could go on and on. Besides, who can argue with such an easy source of protein?? Peanut butter is the best!

Alison Yaker says …

The better question would have been, how don't we like peanut butter? We eat peanut butter on everything, bagels, english muffins, apples, graham crackers, celery, bread... I could go on and on. The ONLY peanut butter we eat is 365 organic creamy (oh, and the occasional treat of the grind your own in store:-)

mizunohi says …

I do love my peanut butter! My favourite snack is some smooth PB on a rice cake. After recently going gluten-free I'd use all this delicious peanut butter in the search of the "perfect" gluten-free peanut butter cookies! (P.S. My brother still lives on toast and peanut butter)

Danielle says …

Peanut butter is a staple in most homes. I grew up eating it on sandwiches, celery to pies and cookies. Now that I am a mother of a two and four year old I seem to take a peanut butter snack where ever I go. From after preschool picnics at the park to camping and rode trips. It's a sure thing in my family, even with my husband, I can count on peanut butter as a breakfast, dinner or lunch that everyone will eat and be full. I have to say I think it is a food that elicts childhood memories when you eat it.....

Samantha says …

I l o v e peanut butter!! I have loved it since I was a little girl. I used to have peanut butter eating contests during lunch with different classmates. hee hee! Now, I love the organic peanut butter on EVERYTHING. As a matter of fact, i baked a cake and added peanut butter as an additional topping. Everyone loved it :) If anyone were to ask what my favorite food is they would say..."Well, that's easy......peanut butter" I love it so much, that the love of peanut butter has rubbed off on all my family. I would share my peanut butter jars with all my family members. They would greatly appreciate that :)

Whitney says …

PB is a flavorful addition to so many meals and taste-bud pleasing simply on a spoon. Here's how I would use a case of peanut butter: *Add a spoonful to my oatmeal for breakfast every morning *Spread on whole wheat bread with banana or blackberry jam or nutella, if sweet tooth *Add a spoonful to a vanilla milkshake *Make a ginger-peanut vinaigrette (for chicken marinade, salad dressing, pasta or couscous) *Snack on a spoonful with cup of almond milk *Oat & peanut butter whole wheat cookies.... and I'm sure I could think of more. Peanut butter lovers unite!

Sheena says …

In a perfect world, there would be more generous peanut farmers who spread happiness... by spreading peanut butter!! While licking what's left of the cake batter off of a giant mixing spoon brings joy to 5 year-olds everywhere, grown ups get the same kick from a hearty scoop of peanut butter. If I won a whole case of peanut butter, I'd eat spoon fulls here, there, and everywhere! And that would make me smile. Smiley people make the world a better place. By donating your peanut butter to me, you are doing your part to save the world. :) :) :)

Jo-Anne Fuller says …

divvy up the divine blessing amongst family, friends and local food bank....at the end of the day snuggle deep into my welcoming timeworn chair and with a very large spoon alongside my sole jar, give thanks for yet another day and savor life's perfect comfort food...

Carol Cornelison says …

As a child, I remember Peanut Butter was the favorite staple of my Dads. He made our bologna sandwiches for our school lunches with Peanut Butter! He even put it on our fried eggs for Saturday morning breakfast. He was a stickler about us getting our protein! Thanks to Dad, I love Peanut Butter on anything and everything.

Milena says …

Growing up in an Eastern European home I did not get to enjoy peanut Butter until I was much older. When I first tried PB it was like I died and went to Heaven. I have many, many years of catch up and plan on trying every single food item dipped in PB!!

Rob says …

Mmmmm...A case of peanut butter...in addition to putting it on my toast with our homemade blueberry jam nearly every morning, I'd make batches and batches of Spicy Peanut Sauce (the recipe in the Rebar cookbook is my favourite).

Heather Bush says …

my favourite way to use peanut butter is by adding it to butternut squash soup. I use ready to serve soups to start - usually Knorr or Gardenay brand - then I add TWO tablespoons of peanut butter to each bowl sounds wacky? Try it, you just might like it as much as I do!

Heather Bush says …

Okay - my second favourite way to use peanut butter is making cookies with my daughter and grandaughter(okay so at 21 months Abby is more into playing with the ingredients)at their country home on a rainy afternoon. I would LOVE to win this as everyone in our family LOVES Peanut Butter - and think of all the cookies this would make!!!!

Nicky says …

I recently moved to Mainz, Germany for my PhD and was shocked to discover how American peanut butter is, and consequently, how unavailable it is here. I can buy dozens of kinds of nutella, jam, and other sweet spreads; but peanut butter? Only one brand to be found, and alas it is the sugured kind. I have been to organic stores, I have been to stores on the American Air Force Base in Wiesbaden, but there isn't the right kind to be found. I have been using the precious bit I have to introduce my German peers to the stuff and quite frankly, they're addicted. What would I do? I'd bake to my heart's content, I'd eat it when I wanted it rather than scrimping and saving every second to purchase more, I would have a piece of home with me - and that would be more than words could describe.

Kristie Clark says …

I enjoy peanut butter in many ways. As simple as a spoonful and as yummie as peanut butter on bread with banana and honey. I like to dip veggies in it. Kids love it! I would absolutely love a case and just enjoy a little everyday! And then tell everyone I know about it:) I will even share with others. Find recipes to make organic Peanut butter cookies. Oh I could go on. Thanks!

Kristie Clark says …

My favorite snack is peanut butter, banana, honey sandwich! My kids love it and we would eat it with smiles! My daughter and I love it on anything! and it goes with anything. I think it be great for a organic PB cookie recipe:)

Mike V says …

Peanut butter is good for nearly everything. Standard for a sandwich or PB toast to start your day. It’s a healthy snack on apples, bananas, celery, or a bit of chocolate. Its great just on the end of a spoon . What would I do with a case of peanut butter? What wouldn't I do?! (besides use it as paint, I guess, :)

Purdy says …

Oh my... with a case of PB, I could eat PB every day for every meal. Let me count the ways I love PB: Breakfast-PB in Smoothies or oatmeal; Snack-PB & veggies/fruits; Lunch-PB Sandwich in any form (with Jelly or with meat including tuna-my fave post workout snack); Snack-PB on crackers; 2nd lunch-PB on Ezekiel wraps w/ a banana rolled up; Snack-PB Cookies; Dinner-PB sauce for stirfry/thai sauces; Snack-PB and chocolate and cracker = PB Smores!

Kathleen Niedbala says …

I LOVE peanut butter! It's a quick, easy and delicious way to start my day with some protein. I look forward to waking up everyday just so I can make my ultimate breakfast sandwich - a toasted whole grain frozen waffle slathered with equal parts organic peanut butter and nutella, then drizzled with organic honey and topped with a sliced banana and another toasted waffle. It is heaven on earth! The peanut butter is the perfect glue to hold this sandwich together. My 2 year old recently conned me into giving her a bite and she hasn't stopped since - we love, love, love your PB and look forward to creating many more family favorites with it!

Diana says …

I love peanut butter and jelly/jam/marmalade/honey on whole wheat toast. Yum, Yum, Yum. I also love peanut butter cookies that I eat with applesauce on top. I guess I would share a few jars with my grandson who loves plain peanut butter on toast.

Maria Marchini-Humphries says …

I love peanut butter on bananas and apples. Also, my favorite is peanut butter in the middle of mini brownie muffins. Mmm good. Peanut butter is good anytime. If I won a case of peanut butter I would definitely put a jar in my gym bag, one at work, some at home and probably mail some to my daughter in college. And, there are so many recipes for peanut butter use. I could go on, and on, and on. Anyhow, a case would probably last for some time.

Jen says …

I'm not sure how many jars are in a case, but I know that at least two jars would go to cookies. Cookies for my co-workers, cookies for my friends, cookies for my neighbours. Maybe I'd even have a bake sale for a good cause. I enjoy peanut butter in bakes goods A LOT. I might use a whole jar on peanut butter and chocolate concoctions. I also like peanutty goodness with noodles, so of course there would be some of that too. And peanut butter on toast. And with bananas. And on celery with raisins as a snack. But however I decide to use a whole case of peanut butter, I know I'd save a big spoonful for each of my favourite dogs - as much as I enjoy peanut butter, there's nothing quite like watching a dog try to get it unstuck from the roof of their mouth!

Tirzah says …

Each serving of peanut butter provides approximately 7g of muscle-sustaining protein, along with fiber, and heart healthy fats. I would use the case of peanut butter to make homemade granola bars and cookies to send to my fiance, who is in the Army, and his buddies deployed overseas. Homemade goodies are a simple way to remind our heroes of home, while providing them with the nutrition they need. That's 126g of protein-rich love (per jar!) that I can send their way... it's something sure to make their hearts--and mine--grow a little bit bigger.

Jacqueline says …

Ooh, me? All that peanut butter is going into baked goods, especially anything that involves chocolate and peanut butter. PB&C is my mom's favorite flavor for everything, and she (as well as my friends) will be getting a lot cupcakes and such if I got a whole case of peanut butter :D

Mark Robbers says …

I love peanut butter and eat it on toast alot at work, the problem is that out workshop is used by alot of paople and there is never enough. Please help the lads and I with a big supply so we don't run out too soon. Crunchy is the best.

Sonya Choron says …

Well, I think I am a lot like your brother! I wanted a peanut butter sandwich every day when I was little, and I still eat one for my lunch once or twice a week. Peanut butter sandwiches, melt-in your mouth peanut butter cookies, Nutter Butter balls, chocolate and peanut butter (the food of the Gods), peanut butter and celery with raisins, my list can go on....And by the way, the lettuce wraps with peanut noodles is wonderful! My love of peanut butter has transferred over to my son (4) who will always pick a peanut butter sandwich over anything I make (and I am a good cook!)I would love, love, love to win a case of peanut butter! What is that, a stock for about two months?? Hee, hee..

jacobc says …

Right off my finger from the jar! Otherwise on grahm crackers.. nom nom nom

Lisa S says …

I add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the blender when I make smoothies--it takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness!

Minerva Busby says …

How about a Peanut Butter Pot Luck? A jar of Peanut Butter will be supplied to all family/friends interested...and each can bring their favorite Peanut Butter recipe. CREATIVE RECIPES WELCOME! The best recipes will be posted!!!

Dianna says …

Oh My! I was a very picky eater as a child and grew up on peanut butter with honey, jam or banana sandwiches. I still eat peanut butter all the time. I especially like using it in curry. However, I admit to being a bit of a weirdo. Someone once introduced me to bacon & peanut butter sandwiches. Sounds strange to most folks - but they are awesome!!

Jen says …

Oh my goodness! Peanut butter is good for almost anything. It's a healthy snack on an apple or banana, or a bad day comfort food on a bit of chocolate. It's a preschool craft ingredient (remember Ants on a Log?) or fine on the end of a spoon (especially good for hangovers!). It's a taste of the exotic on a Thai pizza as well as a sweet memory of childhood. What would I do with a case of peanut butter? Not just one thing!

jengd says …

My son would eat a lot of Peanut Butter and Jelly "Sushi" (I flatten 2 pieces of bread with a rolling pin, do the PB&J thing, and then roll it like sushi. Voila, 1 flattened PB&J sandwich that my son LOVES) and we'd have a lot of PB cookies, pies, etc. I'd also be giving several jars away... no sense in not sharing it! That's a lot of PB!

Karina says …

We buy a new jar of peanut butter nearly every time we go to the grocery store! It goes in the morning oatmeal, African peanut stew, spicy peanut dipping sauce for vietnamese fresh rolls, peanut butter cookies, I could go on forever. It's not too bad on a spoon either :)

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