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PEANUT BUTTER LOVERS DAY
3 March, 2018
Yes, today is national Peanut butter lovers day. I have sent greetings to Walt's sister, who is a peanut butter lover. (Actually, when I googled it, the day is really March 1, but the calendar on which I found it had it as March 3, and I won't quibble)
We buy peanut butter by the largest jar around here, though we have no children and rarely make anything with peanut butter, but we both like eating it right from the jar itself. It's embarrassing how quickly we go through a jar of peanut butter.
There was a time when David really loved peanut butter and his daily lunch sandwich was, believe it or not, peanut butter, jelly and tuna. He ate that daily for weeks and finally gave it up when he decided to add a pickle to it and discovered that was really gross.
Some fun facts about peanut butter:
butter is 127 years old! It was developed in 1890 and promoted as a health
food at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
To celebrate the day, I made some peanut butter bars, the recipe for which was on a bag of sugar. They are WAY too sweet, and I suppose that given the source of the recipe, I shouldn't be surprised!
I also made a "Praline cheesecake" to take to a lunch today. it required baking the crust for 10 minutes at 375, then raising the temp to 450 and baking the filling for 10 minutes, then lowering the temp to 250 and baking for an hour, then removing and let it cool for 20 minutes and then refrigerate. Since I didn't get started making this dessert until 11 p.m., I was up quite late before I could refrigerate it.
But it was delicious, with brown sugar instead of white and folding in chopped pecans. A different taste, and not as sweet as most cheesecakes.
Lunch was with my dentist Cindy and our friend Roberta. At one time we all worked together along with Melody, Laura and Shirley for The Secretariat, where we did lots and lots of typing mostly for university students. We also edited term papers students. I wonder how many jocks we managed to get through school!
Melody has gone silent and no one has heard from her in years (which saddens me because we were such good friends), Laura is running an apple orchard in Oregon and selling apples to tourists. She doesn't do internet, so it's difficult to contact her, though I do occasionally hear from her at Christmas. Shirley moved to New York to be with her daughter, who owns a winery, with her husband, in the Fingerlakes district. Ironically, I had an e-mail from her just last week saying she was coming back to Davis later this month and hadn't been here in five years or so. We hope to get together with her while she is here.
was delightful. Cindy is such a good cook and made a carrot soup to
die for. My cheesecake was a winner too.
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