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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Homemade Peanut Butter

About 5 years ago, my husband and I were in Sam's watching a demo of the VitaMix. The guy was making soup, ice cream, you name it. We are not impulse buyers at all, but we like frozen drinks and smoothies and stuff like that, and we were tired of replacing our blender every year, or having one that didn't actually grind up all the ice very well, and after the realization that the motor in the VitaMix was more powerful than the one on Jonathan's router, we actually dropped a few hundred bucks on a BLENDER. I know, right? Dumb? Nope...one of the best purchases I've ever made. And one of the reasons is that I will never buy store bought peanut butter ever again. We make our own...and it's easy! We get the big cans of honey roasted peanuts, dump them in the blender, turn it on high, and what results is the most incredible, yummy stuff ever....it's even warm. The boys stand at the blender and lick the spoons. We'll make about 5 or 6 jars at a time and then store them in the fridge downstairs. We've probably paid for the blender just with all the money we've saved from store bought peanut butter that has a bunch of corn syrup in it.

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