Sunday, August 1, 2010

PB Day 28 - How 'bout we just talk.

My husband waved a peanut butter white flag last night. Out of respect for him, I will acknowledge the forfeit and give my house a peanut butter break.

Even though we don't cook with it today, we can still sit around and jaw about it, right?

Here's some fun facts, uses, quotes, etc...

Peanut butter was first introduced in 1890, when a unknown St. Louis physician encouraged the owner of food products company to process and package ground peanut paste as a nutritious protein substitute. (
And all these years I thought it was Jimmy Carter. Oh, wait...

Peanut butter -- will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee-filter paper. (
Shut UP! You mean I didn't have to throw away all those scratched-up copies of "Toy Story"?

Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter. (
Du-hu-hu-hude. Bring some of that 800 mil over here.

"If you don't mind smelling like peanut butter for two or three days, peanut butter is darn good shaving cream" --Barry Goldwater (
Was there a little-known shaving cream shortage in 1960s Arizona?

Georgia is the #1 peanut producing state, but did you know that Texas is #2. (
I did NOT know that. But now I do!

Grease a car or truck axle. George Washington Carver developed axle grease from peanuts. (
I'm adding peanut butter to my "fix everything" arsenal. Right next to the WD40, Baling Wire, and Duct Tape.

Americans consume on average over 1.5 million pounds of peanut butter and peanut products each year. (
Whoa, dude. In 1 year??

Peanut butter was the secret behind "Mr. Ed," TV's talking horse. (
You mean he didn't REALLY talk????

There are currently more than 30 public figures and celebrities who share a devotion to peanut butter as members of the Adult Peanut Butter Lovers' Fan Club. They include: President Bill Clinton, Julia Child, Larry King, Jack Nicholson, Tom Selleck, Kim Basinger, Barbara Walters, Olympian Bonnie Blair, Barbara Bush, Dan Rather, Madonna, Cher, William F. Buckley, Billy Joel, Julia Roberts, Bill Cosby and Michael J. Fox. (
Should I send them all a link to my blog?

"Arachibutyrophobia" (pronounced I-RA-KID-BU-TI-RO-PHO-BI-A) is the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth.(
I didn't know I should be afraid. But now I am.

Did you hear the joke about the peanut butter?
I'm not telling you. You might spread it! (
I love this. Yes, I have the sense of humor of a 5 year-old.

"There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex." --Billy Joel (
On the head, Billy. That's where you hit that nail.

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One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches. (
I'm plowing up an acre right now. 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches MIGHT feed my boys for a few years.

My favorite "Family Guy" clip about Peanut Butter:

If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life" --Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes (

If truer words have ever been spoken, I sure ain't heard 'em.

So...hope you enjoyed our little peanut butter recipe break. We'll be back tomorrow with something yummy.

When my white-flag-waving-peanut-buttered out husband goes back to work.