Monday, March 26, 2007

Wedding Peeps ... Fun With Peeps ... Spring Weddings

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A little history ... at the Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pa., 3.8 million candy Peeps are hatched per day. A never-ending flow of pastel battalions of birdies march down the assembly line. Their marshmallow bodies get a coat of colored sugar, a pneumatic gun affixes their wax eyes, and finally they're dropped into a cardboard cradle, tucked in with
cellophane, and shipped out to the world.

After that, a Peep's fate is anyone's guess. Americans eat more than 600 million Peeps and Bunnies -- their Easter counterparts – per year. Globally, a billion are consumed per year.

But that's not exactly accurate; not all of them are eaten. Some become art, some become pets, and some are tortured by mad scientists trying to discover what a Peep's breaking point is.

Whether as candy or toy, Peeps hold a revered place in American culture, to the point that they're now a ritual. Part of that ritual: the eating of the Peeps.

Fun With Peeps

Want to send a "Peep Card" click here.

Wedding Peeps

Check out the Peep-y Creations made for someone in honor of their engagement/marriage!

View a message board devoted to Peeps

RECIPE: Peep Waldorf salad

10 Peeps, whole, preferably pink or yellow

3 just ripe bananas, 1/2 inch dice

2 large navel oranges, sectioned, 1/2 inch pieces, and juice from one more

12 maraschino cherries, halved

1/2 cup shredded coconut

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon orange-flavored liqueur

1/4 cup finely chopped macadamias, or pecans, or almonds

Mix all the ingredients, allow to macerate for a couple of hours, stirring a few times.

Serve as dessert with coconut cookies.
Source - Terri's Peep Hut

For Ideas on Peep Cakes Visit:

Posy's Party Cakes

View a Peep Wedding Cake

A list of Peep Resources click here

Peep Research

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