September is an ideal month for celebrating a change in seasons. Cooler evenings mean you have an opportunity to enjoy a gathering of family and friends around a flickering fire for an evening of relaxation and good conversation. September 13 is known as National Peanut Day. Roasted peanuts, apple cider, an autumn evening, and friends are the perfect ingredients for a celebration of peanut day. Sending your guests home with a bag of spicy peanuts, roasted redskins, or a bag of peanuts seasoned with your specialty spices would make the event even more memorable.
There are two special days in September that offer you the opportunity to bestow gifts on special people. The first Sunday in September after Labor Day is Grandparent's Day. A gift tray filled with a variety of peanuts, dried fruit and candy would be a wonderful gift to give your grandparents on this special day of recognition.
The fourth Sunday in September is Good Neighbor Day. You can use this day to give a gift of thanks to a neighbor who has been especially good to you or you can be a good neighbor and give your favorite neighbors a small gift. Whether you choose to give small bags filled with peanuts or candy to several neighbors or a larger gift tray filled with an assortment of goodies to one special neighbor, you will experience a good inner feeling knowing that you that you acknowledged this day in a special way.
Seasoning suggestions for roasted peanuts:
Garlic salt, onion powder, and chili powder
Cinnamon and sugar