The Genius Trick to Mixing All Natural Peanut Butter

Have you ever had to stir a jar of all natural or organic peanut butter? Halfway through did you feel like making a Workers' Compensation claim for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Tennis Elbow? The good news is there is an EZPZ method to do this more quickly, less painfully, and at little to no cost.

What most people, including myself do is use a spoon and try to stir things in the jar or if I'm feeling ambitious, in a bowl and then putting everything back in the jar. The problem is a spoon is not an ideal tool for the job of re-integrating the oil into the peanut butter. Instead, try this.

A potato masher is a tool a lot of people will already have and if you don't, it doesn't cost much to pick up an affordable one. Just pour the oil on top into a bowl and scoop out some peanut butter. Mash until blended to your satisfaction and repeat. Since using a potato masher instead of a spoon, I've cut my time in half and as a bonus, look like a good husband for following through on my wife's suggestion.

The article The Genius Trick To Storing Natural Peanut Butter, No Stirring Required, which I shamelessly stole from to name this post, also has a nifty EZPZ trick for storing your all natural peanut butter.

Good luck and please try this. Your wrist and elbow will thank you!

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Hungry Like the Wolf

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.

~George Bernard Shaw

I remember the first time my wife and I serendipitously stumbled into IKEA on the Kids Eat Free night. Our child was small at the time, but he has always punched above his weight class when it came to eating! I imagine having more than 1 such kid could get expensive so I understood the appeal as I glanced around the cafeteria, jam-packed with large families. Still, you can only eat Swedish meatballs so often.

SO...for your gastronomic and money-saving pleasure, the infographic below has a list of many different retail restaurants and the nights your kids can eat for free.

Fair warning: The excellent Lifehacker article is from 2014, so you might want to call first.

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