March 24, 2009

Tomorrow is Pecan Day


Do you ever have those moments when you are minding your own business on the Internet and something shocking finds it way to your laptop? It's happened to all of us, and this time, this was the result: There is actually a professional organization called the National Pecan Shellers Association. I found their web page while doing research on Pecan Day, which happens to be tomorrow, March 25th.

Among other things, I learned that the pecan tree is the only major tree nut that grows naturally in North America. Also, George Washington was a massive fan of pecans. Neat, huh? Dork, yes.

For those of you looking to celebrate Pecan Day with a special dessert, I suggest checking out the group's web page. They have some great recipes, including Pecan Banana Bread and Banana Pecan Strudel.

2 comments:

Bud Thomas said...

WOW! What a treat, and to just fall in lap like this. Thank you, I am looking forward to checking out their site. We have candied pecans in our salads often. Maybe their recipe will be better than mine. I sure hope so!

Happy Pecan Day!

@ChefBud

Mary Ann said...

Bud - don't discount your salads! Anything with pecans is already 110% better than a non-pecan salad:)

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