Archive for September 12, 2008
National Peanut Day & International Chocolate Day Falls on September 13th…This is one fo those dates, when the selected foods of the day actually go quite well together – who doesn’t love Reeces peanut butter cups? – Well actually the ex hubby doesn’t – but that’s not relevent, just like him…
But when I would go out to grocery shop, knowing he couldnt stand peanut butter cups, I would throw a couple into my mouth, just chewing them till they melted, come into the home with open hands, asking for kisses as he would always give me kisses back – he got slam-tricked everytime with the taste of peanut butter cups in his mouth… hehehe…little naughty chef maven was I….the current man in my life doesn’t like rootbeer – what a shame…more for me then!
Other tidbits and interesting history on this September 13th to note (courtesy of foodreference.com)
1592 Michel de Montaigne died. French essayist. There are a few of his quotes about food and dining listed on the Food Reference website.
(“A man should not so much respect what he eats, as with whom he eats.”)
1857 Milton Snaveley Hershey of chocolate fame was born.
1876 American author, Sherwood Anderson was born. In 1941 Anderson supposedly swallowed a toothpick or a swizzle stick while at a cocktail party in the Panama Canal Zone, and died of peritonitis.
1909 ‘The Chocolate Soldier,’ an operetta by Oscar Straus and Stanislaus Strange, opened in New York.
1916 Roald Dahl was born. British author, one of his most popular books was ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ the film version was titled ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Some of his other books are ‘A Piece of Cake,’ ‘Pig,’ ‘Royal Jelly,’ ‘Smell’ and ‘Lamb to the Slaughter.’
1922 The highest temperature ever recorded in the shade, 136.4 degrees F was recorded in a village 25 miles south of Tripoli, Libya.
1955 Little Richard recorded ‘Tutti Frutti’
1977 Fiona Apple, singer, songwriter was born.
Personally I like all nuts, except those with two legs adn are running around threatening the public, but that’s just me. What is your favorite way to serve up nuts? Share with us….
Here’s another good day to find a local ice creamery around your town. A chocolate milkshake is always a winner in my book, now obviously I might have one or two milkshakes a year if I am lucky since I try not to indulge too often of such good treats – but here is one recipe to make your very own chocolate milkshake.
Chocolate Milkshake Recipe
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 5 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 2 tablespoons malt (optional but creates that oh my Friendlies feel and taste)
- 2 scoops chocolate ice cream
- sturdy blender
- Add all ingredients to blender, and whirl it up….
- If you want to add some decadence, in your tall glass, drizzle a little of the chocolate syrup in the glass, then pour in your milkshake – enjoy!