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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

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I remember as a kid spending all day outside playing baseball in the cul-de-sac with the neighbor kids and not wanting to stop to eat lunch.  We would all run in the house, grab the white bread, (back in the day it was Wonderbread) the peanut butter, and jelly and slap together a quick sandwich.  Never missed a beat! 

Today I still slap together a PBJ every now and then, but the bread of choice has changed.  Whole Wheat and usually sugarfree jellies or jams.  Still oooh so yummy. 

Celebrate the day. Grab your favorite Peanut butter and jelly and make yourself a timeless favorite.  Grill it, eat it open faced, use fresh fruit instead of jelly, or as my Mother used to do; peanut butter, raisin, applesauce samiches. 

Here are some interesting stats on Peanut butter.  Compliments of www.seriouseats.com

  • It takes roughly 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • Peanut butter is consumed in about 89 percent of US households.
  • The world’s largest peanut butter factory – Jif, in Lexington, Ky. – churns out 250,000 jars of the tasty treat every day.
  • The average child will eat 1,500 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates high school.
  • Women and children prefer creamy, while most men opt for chunky, according to the National Peanut Board.
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    About heylaydee

    An average cook, an enthusiasm for experimenting and trying new things, is the reason for this blog. That and I found myself in the “empty nest” syndrome and needed an outlet. So I picked up the camera that was collecting dust, got out the pile of recipes, contacted friends and family for their favorites and starting cooking again. What could be better than a glass of wine, a hot stove, and creativity? Come along for the ride. I will be blogging about food, family, and anything else that inspires me.

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