Peanut butter food from heaven

Grant McGee: Local columnist

I was chatting with some folks the other day when one of our area’s unique food specialties came up: The Peanut Butter Milkshake.

Well, I think it’s unique anyway.

Have you heard of a peanut butter milkshake anywhere else in these United States? Well maybe you have, but with all the peanuts growing around here let’s just claim it as ours, eh?

I love peanut butter. Talking about it reminded me of peanut soup I’d had when I was a kid.

A few years ago I found a recipe for it and made a batch. One of the ingredients was a whole big ol’ jar of creamy peanut butter. Tasty, but I’m sure it sent my minimum adult daily requirement of sodium off the scale.

Local restaurateur Tom Martin offers a Peanut Butter Burger. I’ve eaten one. Well, to tell you the truth I’ve had a few; I find them mighty tasty.

It’s a burger patty, some shredded lettuce and a nice spread of creamy peanut butter on a bun. I’m glad there wasn’t anything weird on it like pickles or tomatoes.

The Lady of the House didn’t want one. She doesn’t like my peanut butter and bacon sandwiches either.

Are you like me and wondered how to keep the “nanner” from slipping out of Elvis Presley’s famous fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches?

Here’s the trick: moosh the peanut butter and banana into a paste, put it between two slices of bread then fry it up like a grilled cheese sandwich.

Mmm, a butter fried sandwich with peanut butter in it … does life get any better?

I didn’t mention that I haven’t had a Peanut Butter Milkshake. I am going to have to try that sometime; after all, peanut butter is the food of the gods.

To me anyway; I eat it by the spoonful.

Grant McGee is a long-time broadcaster and former truck driver who rides bicycles and likes to talk about his many adventures on the road of life. Contact him at: