July 5th Graham Cracker Day

In the early 1800’s Reverend Sylvester Graham decided his Presbyterian congregation needed a healthy snack so he invented the Graham Cracker.

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His treat was made from whole wheat and could be served with practically anything or enjoyed by themselves. Things have changed a bit since Reverend Graham’s time. Today these crackers are generally made from bleached white flour and served in either honey, chocolate, or cinnamon flavors.

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We even cut them into fun shapes so we can have more fun eating them.

Sometimes we get really artistic in an effort to make a treat have more meaning, such as this graham cracker airplane.

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When the girl scouts got hold of the graham cracker, they added chocolate and marshmallow, and created S’mores.

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Even more creative is what you can do with them at Christmas! Like making “graham cracker” houses and villages.

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And of course they make a wonderful pie crust!

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All this from such a simple invention, and a healthy too if you eat them as originally intended.

How to celebrate: Build a fire and make some S’mores. Fix you kids a light summer treat of graham crackers with fruit. Enjoy a few graham crackers instead of cookies, they are better for you.

 

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