Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This Day in History January 24, ????

The very astute amongst you will note as I discovered this morning on my way to work that I got confused on the dates last night.  I knew it would happen sooner or later, but I am not going to blame it on my old age  (I'm not even 40 yet!).  I honestly did get confused due to the power outage.  So this is what should have posted last night.

January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day.  I actually read this on a blog today (can't remember which one, sorry).  I absolutely love peanut butter, so this is quite appropriate.  Again, there is no information as to why January 24 is the designated day to celebrate peanut butter, but I don't question it.

Peanut butter dates back the Aztec times when they mashed roasted peanuts into a paste.  Many people have been credited with the invention of peanut butter--George Washington Carver among them.  But he did not invent peanut butter--he promoted 300 or so uses of peanuts.

I could give you a lot of information about peanut butter, but let's get to the good stuff.

  • It takes 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were introduced to Americans in 1928.
  • The average American eats over six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products per year.
  • Ninety percent of USA households eat peanut butter. 

And, of course, here are a couple recipes (no, I haven't tried them, but they sound good!)

For lots more information, please check out these links:


  1. Yum! I love peanut butter cookies. In fact, I love anything with peanut butter.


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