PB Cookie Day
Word of the Week
Arachibutyrophobia(ah-rock-ee-beu-tee-roh-fo-bee-uh): The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. It comes from the Greek words arachi meaning 'ground nut', butyr meaning 'butter' and phobia meaning 'fear.'
Wow- what a very strange but fascinating fact. And what a challenging word to say! And spell. I won't ask you to say that one three times fast!
By now, you should realize that there are all kinds of fun, silly holidays throughout the year. In fact, there's at least one a day. I've been having so much fun picking these out to share with you. So. . .this week's blog is dedicated to the only cookie holiday in the month of June. I think you can guess correctly this time.
Saturday, June 12th is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! Ahhh. . .another cookie I know how to thoroughly enjoy. At least peanut butter used in this recipe should avoid any arachibutyrophobia. What next? Some crazy and cool facts to share with you.
The peanut butter that most of us eat comes in a jar and doesn't typically need to be stirred because of a fancy process called homogenization. This process helps two things come together and keeps them from separating. It wasn't until the 1920s that peanut butter came in the jars we know and love. Peter Pan peanut butter was the first of its kind!
Now, for the really interesting information!
We spend about $800 million on peanut butter each year in the United States alone.
The peanut butter cup came soon after peanut butter in a jar. It was invented in 1928.
3/4 of all houses in the United States have a jar of peanut butter in them!
Each person in the United States consumes roughly three pounds of peanut butter each year.
In 1932, Skippy came out with the first chunky peanut butter.
It takes over 500 peanuts to fill a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.
There are five other holidays celebrating peanut butter that I came across.
National Peanut Butter Lover's Month - November
Peanut Butter Day - January 24th
Peanut Butter and Jelly Day - April 2nd
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day - July 23rd
Peanut Butter Fudge Day - November 20th
I'll leave you with this simple, delicious cookie to celebrate the holiday the right way!
Until next time. . .