Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sometimes you feel like a nut...

Today, the Christian world celebrates the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. In the reformed Roman calendar, it is recognized as a solemnity, and is a holyday of obligation in many countries (if not the USA). The traditional Roman calendar notes it as a double octave of the first class. Either way, it's up there on the food chain.

And speaking of food...

The Catholic blogosphere has plenty of meditations on this day. This writer has decided on a different approach:

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Image courtesy bradkent.com.

"At the train station in Naugatuck, Connecticut, candy and ice-cream shop owner Peter Paul Halajian used to meet the commuter trains carrying baskets full of fresh hand-made chocolates. The most popular of his candies was a blend of coconut, fruits, nuts, and chocolate that he called Konabar..."

Eventually Peter Paul merged with Cadbury, which later merged with Hershey. Not only is there a recipe for the Mounds and Almond Joy confections on the internet, but you can also bake a cake out of them, with recipes to be found here and here.

Of course, to learn about the Feast itself, what better place to recommend than the guy who's smart enough to recommend me -- TrueRestoration. But for me, I can't think of a better way to celebrate this feast than to bake a cake out of something that says "Peter Paul," unless the gang at Fisheaters has a better idea.

But hey, that's just me.

1 Comments:

At 6/30/2006 07:47:00 AM, Blogger Jack said...

I believe the jingle that accomanied radio/TV advertisements for the PP Almond Joy candy bar went like this: Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.

A profound ditty, as I can certainly relate.

 

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