Pro Tip: Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter

Random, quick post. Last night I brought some Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter (we’d like to thank our sponsors… only kidding) home from Costco. This is good stuff with two problems: it separates and it is not chunky.

But the kids don’t like chunky peanut butter and we can mix the stuff.

Mixing is the thing. In the past, we’ve used a butter knife. Last night I grabbed a stiff, narrow spatula. The challenge is to mix the stuff thoroughly without spilling the runny stuff at the top out over the rim. It can be a slow, lame process.

As I inserted the spatula and began carefully turning it to get started, I thought, “What if I could stick the end of this spatula in my drill gun and use that to spin the spatula faster and more evenly?”

It then occurred to me that I could use our hand mixer, but with only one of the spinning attachments. I worried that it might spit peanut butter all over, since it tries to do that when making frosting or whipped cream, but I decided it was time to risk it all.

Long story short, with careful control over speed, holding the jar firmly and being careful with how I took it out of the peanut butter, it worked really well. Totally cool.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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