Happy National Fluffernutter Day!
by Jennifer AlLee
Yes, today is National Fluffernutter Day. I've always loved that word, because it sounds so silly. But when I looked into the day, I found it has a bit of history to it.
In 1917, Archibald Query of Somerville, Massachusetts, invented Marshmallow Cream. (Apparently, marshmallows were big in Massachusetts.) He later sold the recipe to Durkee-Mower, Inc., who renamed the sweet spread Marshmallow Fluff. The term Fluffernutter was created in 1960 by an ad agency in an attempt to market the peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich.
The Fluffernutter is so revered in Massachusetts that a bill was initially approved in April of this year that would make it the state sandwich.
You may be wondering, how does one make a Fluffernutter? I'm glad you asked. You need three things: White bread, creamy peanut butter, and a jar of Marshmallow Fluff. Slather peanut butter on one slice of bread, Marshamllow Fluff on the other slice, then slap them together.
So today, think about the Fluffernutter, a humble, salty/sweet sandwich whose only goal is to delight the taste buds and bring a smile to the lips. Sandwiches like this make the world a better place.
JENNIFER ALLEE was born in Hollywood, California, and spent her first ten years living above a mortuary one block away from the famous intersection of Hollywood & Vine. Now she lives in the grace-filled city of Las Vegas, which just goes to prove she’s been blessed with a unique life. When she’s not busy spinning tales, she enjoys playing games with friends, attending live theater and movies, and singing at the top of her lungs to whatever happens to be playing on the car radio. Although she’s thrilled to be living out her lifelong dream of being a novelist, she considers raising her son to be her greatest creative accomplishment. She's a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, Christian Authors Network, and the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. Her novels include The Pastor’s Wife, The Mother Road, A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, Last Family Standing, and the upcoming Vinnie's Diner (4/15) from Abingdon Press; Diamond in the Rough, Vanishing Act, and Curtain Call from Whitaker House and co-written with Lisa Karon Richardson; and the novella Comfort and Joy in the Christmas anthology, Mistletoe Memories from Barbour.