Peanut Butter Lover's Month
Brownielocks and The 3 Bears
Dr. George Washington Carver
developed more than 300 products from the peanut plant.
And today, peanut butter (smooth and creamy) can do more than be a friend to jelly in a sandwich.
1. Use a bit of peanut butter on a cotton cloth to rub off adhesive labels.
2. Massage some peanut butter into hair to remove chewing gum.
3. You can shave with it! Use a thin coat of it. This also helps to hydrate and moisturize your skin.
4. Using peanut butter on a cotton cloth, polish leather and vinyl items. It also buffs up wood.
5. Take pinecones and stuff them with a mixture of peanut butter and corn meal. Hang outside as a treat for the birds.
6. Smear it on garden tools (including wooden handles) as a winter preservative.
7. Apply it to lawn mower blades as a lubricant.
8. Spread some on a
slice of apple or a scrap of bread for a good mousetrap bait.
(PS: This is true! Caught a lot of mice with peanut butter.)
9. To help your dog swallow a pill, stick it in the center of a glob of peanut butter that's xylitol-free. To help your cat take her medicine, mix it with peanut butter then spread on her paw and she's going to lick it all off (or he.)
10. Peanut Butter Play Dough! There are several recipes on-line. Find your favorite.
Silly Peanut Facts:
is the peanut's nickname?
| A survey
showed that boys like smooth peanut butter.
Girls like the Crunchy Peanut Butter.
Which President is
considered "The Peanut President?"
So besides President
Jimmy Carter's farm, how many peanut farms are there in the USA?
1 % of the
population (3 million people) have severe allergies to peanuts.
How to Make Your
Eat or Store in a sealed container. This should last 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. Remember, this does not have any preservatives! So it won't last as long as store purchased peanut butter. If you notice the oil rising to the surface, just stir it before using.
Here's a few fun variations
to stir in with a spoon:
It should be OK if it's not
older than 5 days. Some sites are saying 2 weeks. Hmmm?
It's much better to toss out a few dollars of food than end up in the ER for food poisoning.
more peanut recipes, visit the National
How to Grow Your own Peanut Bush Plant
The peanut bush
averages approximately 18" high and has small yellow flowers. Each
flower will bloom for only one day. So keep your eyes peeled!
After that, the flower will then wilt and the petals fall
off. The stem of the flower is called a "peg" and
Mother Nature (aka gravity) pulls this to the ground. Several
weeks later, this peg burrows into the ground and a peanut begins to
form about 1" below the surface. Want to grow a plant?
1. Take the small rocks and put them in the bottom of your pot (for drainage purposes).Then fill the pot with the potting soil.
2. Important: Take one of your natural peanuts and carefully remove the outer shell. Be sure to leave the "red skin" on it!
Soak this peanut in water overnight.
Put the pot in a warm and sunny place and make sure the soil is
6. After your peanut plant blooms, the stalks fall down to the dirt and after a couple of weeks should tunnel into the ground.
The tip of each of these flower pods (under the ground now) will
When your peanut bush begins to turn brown, that's harvest time!
HARVEST YOUR PEANUTS!
Gently pull the plant out of your pot. Shake off all the dirt and
... Wha-La! You should have a crop of peanuts hanging in front
Hang your plant in a warm, dry place for about a week to dry
After they're dry, spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake
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