Back in the day when we were young and naive, my BFF and I were having lunch together at a restaurant at the beach where Suz lived at the time. It was a delightful lunch, just the two of us, and we rambled on and covered one topic following another when somehow the subject of peanut butter sandwiches came up. Well! Suz reacted as though I had mentioned blood, guts and gore at the lunch table exclaiming how much she absolutely HATED peanut butter! Wassat? How could anyone hate peanut butter of all things? I recall the first time I EVER tasted it. I thought I had died and gone to heaven....
She went on to explain how much she did not like the "odor" when she washed the peanut butter off the knife and said it smelled very offensive. I laughed inwardly at first and then could not help myself and told her she needed to get over it because when she had children they WOULD eat peanut butter. Of course she proclaimed then and there that HER children would NEVER EVER have peanut butter!
From that point on the conversation veered into new territory where we each cited item after item that OUR children would NEVER have or EVER do! This covered the list from earrings (on boys) to haircuts (or lack of one), clothes fashions, and much more. I am sure you out there can relate. Can I get an AMEN?
At any rate, time went by and Suz's children were born...and they grew.... and big surprise.... they LOVED peanut butter.
And that's how it came to pass that whenever one of us makes a statement that we may have to digest later (as in eat your words), the other of us asks, "Is that a peanut butter statement?"
Meanwhile I did some investigation on peanut butter and found some interesting facts on Wikipedia I thought I would share with you.....
In the early 1900s, peanut butter was considered a delicacy that was only served in New York City's finest tearooms. The product was first paired with a diverse set of foods such as pimento, nasturtium, cheese,celery, watercress, and on toasted crackers. In a Good Housekeepingarticle published in May 1896, a recipe "urged homemakers to use a meat grinder to make peanut butter and spread the result on bread." In June of that same year, the culinary magazine Table Talk published a "peanut butter sandwich recipe." The first reference of peanut butter paired with jelly on bread to be published in the United States was by Julia Davis Chandler in 1901 in the Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics. By the late 1920s, this sandwich eventually moved down the class structure as the price of peanut butter dropped. It became popular with children. During World War II, it is said that both peanut butter and jelly were found on U.S. soldiers' military ration list, as claimed by the Peanut Board.
Thanks for stopping by and joining me today. All that talk about peanut butter.....mmmmm I have to
go make a sandwich now. TTYL and don't forget to have fun and take good care of your friends.