Tuesday, October 2, 2012

“I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time.” Charlie Brown

October 2,
Good Grief!

On October 2, 1950, the first ever Peanuts strip debuted. Written and illustrated by Charles M Schulz, the comic strip ran through Februaury 13, 2000.  With 17,897 strips published in all, it is considered to be the most popular and influential comic strip in history. At it's peak the strip ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages. 
The television debute of the Peanuts gang came in  1959 with a series of color television commercials for Ford Motor Company. The first half-hour animated special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", aired on December 9, 1965 on  CBS. Charlie Browns All-stars and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown aired in 1966. Thirty animated specials would run through out the years. 
It was the death of Charles Schulz on February 12, 2000 that brought the series to an end.
Cheers to Charlie Brown, the lovable loser who never quits...To holiday specials that continue to shape generations!

"Peanuts" Butter Cup Martini
This is a seriously delicious treat!

Chocolate syrup
1.5 oz  Chocolate Vodka 
1 oz Castries Crème Peanut Rum (may subsitute Frangelico)
.75 oz Chocolate liqueur
.5 oz Cream

Drizzle chocolate syrup along the inside of the Martini glass
 Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. 
Then there should be A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On!  
Strain into the prepared glass.
 Garnish with a peanut butter cup.

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” 
― Charles M. Schulz

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