13 February 2008

Enough already

PB is sick and tired of the advertisements for Valentine's Day. Now, PB is not one of those jaded women; however, do we really need to see all those advertisements for Kay jewelers, over priced "pajama grams", over priced Vermont teddy bears, and of course the totally crunchy red rose bouquet? totally chunky and expired says PB. When grown male Nuts go into tizzies over whether to send the roses to work or home says there is something wrong.

so what should all the Nuts do? PB says get creative, spontaneous, or do something good for the world. So if some of you nuts are going to shell out $50+ on flowers that will die in 2 days than might PB suggest adopting a totally cuddly animal of nature? Try WWF where my Nuts can adopt a cuddly Polar Bear, a Moose, a Tortouise, among other woodland creatures.

So PB is not totally expired regarding Valentine's Day because nothing is greater than Love. But PB feels it should be shared every day. to quote a famous woman-

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller

Maybe PB is just chunky b/c peanuts are not truly recognized for their true aphrodesiac potential? So here's to trying to invade the Red Day with the greatest spread ever. PB!

Valentine Peanut Butter Treats

1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar

3/4 butter flavor Crisco stick or3/4 cup butter flavor Crisco

2 Tablespoons milk

1 Tablespoon vanilla

1 egg

1 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups (about 32) miniaturePeanut Butter Cups, chopped

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place brown sugar, shortening, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add egg, beat well. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to shortening mixture; beat on low speed until just blended. Stir in peanut butter cups (chopped). Drop dough by rounded measuring teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto UNgreased baking sheets. Bake one baking sheet at a time at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. DO NOT overbake! Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


Lil' Shady said...

Is this day more about love or obligation? There's nothing wrong with sharing the love, but the commercialism and pressure of this day has gotten out of hand - like every holiday this country celebrates. Shady gives P.B.'s post a big Jelly! Jelly!

P.B. Smooth said...

Hey Thanks Shady. PB likes to spread the Love too, but only if the love is displaced correctly. The commercialized pressure is beyond totally chunky. PB agrees with Shady's newest post too.. Pay it Forward Nuts Amazing things happen.

Anonymous said...

Totally love the adoption idea. Thinking about it for my little peanut! Thanks for the idea!