During World War II, Hershey developed ration bars for the military that could withstand battlefield conditions. These bars were purposely designed not to be too tasty so troops wouldn’t be tempted to eat them right away. Hershey’s secret was to decrease the sugar and increase the chocolate liquor to make them less appealing. The Field Ration D bars weren’t a hit with soldiers, but they met the government’s specifications. Between 1941 and 1945, Hershey produced over one billion of the bars. Hershey worked again with the military to create the heat-resistant “Hershey's Tropical Chocolate Bar.” The bar was designed to last up to an hour in 120 degree temperatures and was given to soldiers entering warm climates. In 1971, these bars accompanied the Apollo 15 astronauts to the moon.
Today we're throwing a pizza party! Why? Because we wanted to make something new with that package of ground beef in the fridge. Our Beefy Garlic Pizza is calling your name and we bet it'll be your new favorite go-to dinner recipe, for pizza party occasions or just because. After all, who doesn't love a hearty, cheesy, beefy slice of pizza?
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 6 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
- 1 pound ground beef
- 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound store-bought pizza dough (see Tips)
- 1 (6-ounce) package sliced provolone cheese, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1890 – Agatha Christie, English writer (d. 1976)