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Confession: A Major Controvery In Our Marriage

Ya know, they always say marriage is about compromise. We've been doing this whole marriage thing for three years now, and I can safely say that compromise does play a huge role in marriage, especially in those beginning stages. From little changes to big changes, we had to meet in the middle on a lot of things. 

He grew up on 2% milk. I grew up on skim milk. We now buy 1%. Easy compromise. He loves to watch movies as loud as possible but starts the volume out at a normal decibel because he knows instantly loud TVs drive me nuts. I haven't ever had the chance to cook with shrimp, my favorite seafood, because I know he doesn't like it. These are all little things, but they are areas that took adapting for one or both of us. 

There is one area, however, where we have not been able to agree: peanut butter.
 
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Yes, a huge controversy in our marriage involves deliciously tasting peanut butter. I eat a PB&J about 4 days out of the week, and crunchy peanut butter (JIF all the way), soft bread, and strawberry jelly will never stop being the trifecta. He is all about the creamy peanut butter and eats it with apples or on a sandwich. He won't touch the crunchy stuff.

This is not an area where we have compromised. I buy two jars of peanut butter- one creamy and one crunchy. The other day, Parker and I revisited the debate and I asked him to specifically identify why he liked creamy so much more. He said it obviously wasn't about taste because both peanut butters are made of the exact same ingredients in different forms, so it just comes down to consistency. Okay, my thoughts exactly! Who wouldn't want to add a little extra crunch to their lunch?! I think he's in the minority and that everyone agrees crunchy is better. He thinks I'm nuts for liking the nuttier option (pun somewhat intended).

So friends, please weigh in. We really want to know which one of us is in the majority and which one of us is in denial. So answer this: crunchy or creamy? And please do not say almond butter... it's so not the same.

PS: I realize we are certifiably insane. Welcome to our life.

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35 comments :

Samantha @ Life is But a Stream of Thoughts said...

I'm a creamy peanut butter gal all the way! I don't think I'll ever change that, either. I think it's too funny that you just purchase two containers of pb - that's what I would do, too.

Also I like that you don't stick to grape. I prefer apple jelly, so it's nice to see some originality.

Samantha Reddy said...

Creamy for life!!!! Sorry Chelsea but crunchy peanut butter on a pb&j is practically un-american....it rips the bread!!!!! ;)

Lisa C said...

Team crunchy! And Sam, you avoid tearing the bread by spreading a little butter first. Duh.

Brittney said...

Team creamy here too. :)

Kim Petrusak said...

Smooth all the way!

Grandma Pat said...

I am definitely a crunchy peanut butter lover but have to buy the reduced fat to assuage my conscience for eating the fat and sugar. This is one of the few areas where Grandpa Harley and I DON'T have to compromise in our food consumption.

Aishlea said...

I agree with you on JIF all the way! I love both but I prefer creamy on my sandwiches. :)

Ladonna said...

I wish I could help but I'm allergic. If I wasn't, I'd pick crunchy.

Emily said...

Team creamy! :)

Jen said...

Haha Kyle and I have this same debate! He is all about crunchy and I love creamy. Oh the never-ending debate. :)

Caitlin said...

Creamy for sure!!

Cmost said...

Team Creamy for sure! My kids wont touch the crunch stuff!!

Jenn @ Jenn Hopes said...

I'm all about crunchy! It's a texture thing for me too, but for whatever reason I only have creamy in my house right now!

Summer Failes said...

Creamy all the way for me, but my husband will always be a crunchy fan!

Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

I will always be crunchy! Unfortunately, the only that I have right now is creamy. My husband must have bought it. He's a dreamy, creamy kind of man :)

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

Haha, I was going to say smooth almond butter! :)

But my hubby and I are the opposite, he likes crunchy and I like creamy! Too funny - we have 2 jars as well. Well, 3 if you count almond butter. :)

Emily Stewart said...

We're opposites! Ryan is team crunchy all the way and I'm team creamy. Althoughhhh.. I don't hate crunchy, I just prefer creamy. He actually loathes creamy so he's a little more extreme than me. This is so funny to me!

The girls said...

Oh, the creamier the better! I like the whipped pb especially. Unlike most people, however, I hate jelly on my sandwiches; it's a texture thing. Just gross.

Susannah said...

We have this disagreement too! I'm the creamy one and Nate's the crunchy. ;-)

Bailey Kay said...

Creamy! Crunchy makes me gag. Also, I will always drink 2% milk. No compromising for me!

Terri Lynn Grothe said...

i can't do crunchy, but i LOVE creamy

Kara Lewis said...

We buy Jif crunchy but I prefer creamy. We have compromised haha

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Haha! I think this is a point of tension in every marriage!

Janelle Vannice said...

We are the same way with PB! Dan loves crunchy, but I'm creamy all the way. I've never been able to do crunchy... it makes my mouth itch like crazy for HOURS afterward, and I love peanut butter so much... so I definitely choose creamy! :)

Carly Blogs Here said...

I am SO glad the TV volume thing isn't just us! We constantly go back and forth on turning it up and down because I can't handle it when it's too loud! My husband is picky about peanut butter, but I'll eat either of them so that usually works out okay :)

Becca Evans said...

I love creamy. My husband eats crunchy. So we buy both!

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Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

We buy two jars here too. 3 eat creamy and 1 eats crunchy.

Angie Rachels said...

Honey roasted creamy Peter Pan!

Lyndsey Garrett Williams said...

I don't like peanuts. Never have and never will. But I love peanut butter! So team creamy for me!

Ashley said...

Creamy all the way! But you get major props for having your PB&J sandwich with strawberry jelly! That's my favorite!

Melzie at Ribbons and Rotor Blades said...

Don't hate me but...creamy. Nick and I both like creamy. If I wanted crunchy bits of peanuts, I'd just eat a handful of peanuts! I like my sandwich smooth!! However, I think I'm in the minority because I am just PB sandwich girl, hold the J. haha.

Farin Vazquez said...

Team Creamy! I always bite the crunchy pb and hurt myself. But yeah, the texture thing. Sorry!

Farin
http://farinvazquez.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

We have the same debate in our house! I love crunchy and Tom is a creamy fan. I can't stand the texture of the creamy, so the nut parcels break that up for me in the crunchy.

Kenzie Smith said...

We have the same debate in our household. John prefers creamy while I prefer crunchy. I have just given in and allowed him to buy creamy, but I really would like to buy crunchy one of these days.

Lydia @ This Marine Wife said...

Lol! We are the same! I'm a crunchy gal. My husband hates the stuff. He is creamy all the way!

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