I have been waiting all year for this one! YUM :-)
APRIL 2 – Today in Food History
- National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 2nd marks National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, a holiday dedicated to the classic childhood favorite.
Legend has it that American soldiers in World War II mixed their rations of peanut butter and jelly to make a new treat. When they returned home, sales of peanut butter and jelly soared. Everyone was soon making PB& J sandwiches.
This creative combination is frequently credited with turning the sandwich into a common meal/snack of postwar America.
Rich, creamy (or chunky peanut butter) paired together with gooey jelly makes a traditional PB & J delight. Although many people often use grape jelly, personally I prefer strawberry or raspberry jelly or jam. However, please note: I will not pass up grape jelly combinations.
According to the National Peanut Board, the average child will consume 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time he/she graduates from high school.
Other popular peanut butter sandwich combinations include banana, cream cheese, honey, and marshmallows or marshmallow fluff.
Find a recipe for Peanut Butter Bread under Kitchen Love Page
© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011