A huge "Thank you!" to Averie Cooks for hosting such great giveaways - I recently won this Oster Versa blender from one of her giveaways and I couldn't wait to try it out.
I had been using a basic blender that I got from my parents before they moved to the West Coast, but it had been on its last legs for some time now, and this blender came at the perfect time. I quickly decided to try making peanut butter, as my old blender wouldn't have really had the power to be able to do this.
For this peanut butter, I used a 1lb bag of reduced salt roasted peanuts from Trader Joe's, and just dumped the whole bag in. In just a few minutes, fresh peanut butter was ready! Since I didn't add any sugar or other sweeteners to the peanuts, this is a very natural peanut taste. I liked that I can add or change it if I wanted to depending on what I'm using it for - say, a sandwich spread versus a Thai peanut sauce. I look forward to making lots of foods in my new blender!