Friday, March 7, 2008

New Thing #56--Peanuts for Me

Today I celebrated National Peanut Month by having peanut-butter and honey toast for lunch.

According to the Website Peanut Butter Lovers.com, National Peanut Month had its beginnings as National Peanut Week in 1941. It was expanded to a month-long celebration in 1974. Even though Africans used ground peanuts in stews several centuries ago, modern peanut butter is a recent invention that has a St. Louis connection. In 1890, an unknown St. Louis physician encouraged a food products company owner, George A. Bayle Jr., to process and package ground peanut paste as a nutritious protein substitute for people with poor teeth who couldn't chew meat. (Despite what I learned in school, George Washington Carver was not the inventor of peanut butter.)

No matter WHO the first person was to make it, peanut butter is filling, inexpensive and tastes great.

Just because it's Friday, here's a somewhat related YouTube video:

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