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National Oatmeal Day

Posted on October 29, 2013

5 Star Recipe from MyRecipes.com

National Oatmeal Day

Five Food Finds about Oatmeal

  • Oatmeal is still a bargain at less than 15 cents a serving.
  • An 18-ounce package of Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats contains about 26,000 rolled oats.
  • Oatmeal cookies are the #1 non-cereal usage for oatmeal, followed by meatloaf and fruit crisp.
  • Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard.
  • The portrait of the Quaker man on the Quaker® Oats package has been updated just three times since its creation in 1877, once in 1946, again in 1957 and, most recently, in 1972.

Today’s Food History

1872 An all metal windmill was patented by J.S. Risdon

1929 Black Tuesday — The Great Crash.

1947 The first successful cloud seeding (with dry ice) took place at Concord, New Hampshire.

1977 Meat Loaf released ‘Bat Out Of Hell.’

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Posted on March 19, 2013

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Five Food Finds about Oatmeal

  • Oats were one of the earliest cereals cultivated by man. They were known in ancient China as long ago as 7,000 B.C. The ancient Greeks were the first people known to have made a recognizable porridge (cereal) from oats
  • Oatmeal cookies are the #1 non-cereal usage for oatmeal, followed by meatloaf and fruit crisp
  • .Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard
  • The portrait of the Quaker man on the Quaker® Oats package has been updated just three times since its creation in 1877, once in 1946, again in 1957 and, most recently, in 1972.
  • Quaker Oats was the first U.S. breakfast cereal to receive a registered trademark, the first to offer a recipe and a premium on its package, and the first to offer trial-size samples.

Daily Quote

“There’s an oatmeal cookie in there? I see no reason for the existence of oatmeal, particularly in cookies.”

~Oscar the Grouch

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1936 Canned beer is sold to the public in Britain for the first time, by Felinfoel Brewery in Wales.

1942 Clinton Hart Merriam died. A biologist, he studied the effects of using birds to control agricultural pests. He also helped found the National Geographic Society, and what is now known as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


The History of Quaker Oatmeal

Posted on March 19, 2012

Quaker Oats was founded in 1901 by the merger of four oat mills:
The Quaker Mill Company of Ravenna, Ohio, which held the trademark on the Quaker name and was founded by Henry Parsons Crowell, who bought the bankrupt Quaker Oat Mill Company, also in Ravenna.  He was holding the key positions between the general manager, president and chairman of the company from 1888 until late 1943. He was called the cereal tycoon.  He donated more than 70% of his wealth to the Crowell Trust.
A cereal mill in Cedar Rapids, Iowa owned by John Stuart, his son Robert Stuart, and their partner George Douglas;
The German Mills American Oatmeal Company, owned by “The Oatmeal King”, Ferdinand Schumacher of Akron, Ohio;
The Rob Lewis & Co. American Oats and Barley Oatmeal Corporation. Formally known as “Good For Breakfast” instant oatmeal mix.
The company expanded into numerous areas, including other breakfast cereals and other food and drink products, and even into unrelated fields such as toys.
In 1969, Quaker acquired Fisher-Price, a toy company and spun it off in 1991.

Quaker Oats’ “Chewy Yogourt” Granola bars (available in Canada)
In the 1970s, the company financed the making of the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, obtaining in return a licence to use a number of the product names mentioned in the movie for candy bars.
In 1982 Quaker Oats formed US Games, a company that created games for the Atari 5200. After one year they went out of business.
In 1983, Quaker bought Stokely-Van Camp, Inc., makers of Van Camp’s and Gatorade.
Quaker bought Snapple for $1.7 billion in 1994 and sold it to Triarc in 1997 for $300 million.  Triarc sold it to Cadbury Schweppes for $1.45 billion in September 2000.  It was spun off in May 2008 to its current owners, Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
In 1996, Quaker spun off its frozen food business, selling it to Aurora Foods (which was bought by Pinnacle Foods in 2004).
In August 2001, Quaker was bought out by Pepsico because Pepsi wanted to add Gatorade to its arsenal of beverages and thus break into the isotonic sports beverage market. The merger created the fourth-largest consumer goods company in the world. Though the main prize for PepsiCo was Gatorade noncarbonated sports drink, Quaker’s cereal and snack food division serves as seemingly healthier complement to the existing Frito-Lay salty-snacks division.
Since the late 1980s, actor Wilford Brimley has appeared in television commercials extolling the virtues of oat consumption, typically to a young child, as to introduce the concept of oatmeal consumption as a long tradition.

March 19 – National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Posted on March 19, 2012

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Five Food Finds about Oatmeal

  • Oats were one of the earliest cereals cultivated by man. They were known in ancient China as long ago as 7,000 B.C. The ancient Greeks were the first people known to have made a recognizable porridge (cereal) from oats
  • Oatmeal cookies are the #1 non-cereal usage for oatmeal, followed by meatloaf and fruit crisp
  • .Seventy-five percent of U.S. households have oatmeal in their cupboard
  • The portrait of the Quaker man on the Quaker® Oats package has been updated just three times since its creation in 1877, once in 1946, again in 1957 and, most recently, in 1972.
  • Quaker Oats was the first U.S. breakfast cereal to receive a registered trademark, the first to offer a recipe and a premium on its package, and the first to offer trial-size samples.

Daily Quote

“There’s an oatmeal cookie in there? I see no reason for the existence of oatmeal, particularly in cookies.”

~Oscar the Grouch

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1936 Canned beer is sold to the public in Britain for the first time, by Felinfoel Brewery in Wales.

1942 Clinton Hart Merriam died. A biologist, he studied the effects of using birds to control agricultural pests. He also helped found the National Geographic Society, and what is now known as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


National Oatmeal Cookie Day

Posted on March 18, 2009

National Oatmeal Cookie Day March 18 Some of my fondest cooking memories are when my mom and I would make oatmeal cookies from the recipe on the Quaker Oats box. That recipe calls for applesauce and raisins, leaving you with moist and chewy cookies to die for. I also like nuts in mine. Some even put chocolate chips in the cookies. How do you like yours? All you need is a glass of cold milk and a cozy blanket to cuddle up with on the couch. I may have to make some today. Baking cookies is a great way to connect with your kids and oatmeal cookies are super easy to make. A great combination.

  

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