Eggnog month, Fruitcake month, Pear Month,Universal Human Rights Month. Kwanzaa is observed from December 26-January 1.Hanukkah begins at sundown on the 25th day of the Jewish month Kislev, which varies with the contemporary calendar. It lasts for 8 days. December 4th is National Cookie Day. the 13th is National Cocoa Day. 17th National Maple Syrup Day. The 21st is Fried Shrimp Day. 24th National Eggnog Day. 26th National Candy Cane Day. The 27th National Fruitcake Day. Christmas always occurs on December 25th.
Birthstone: Turquoise Meaning: Prosperity. Flower: Narcissus Meaning: Good Fortune
Here we are in November already.There will be a lot of Holiday Talk and Shop Talk from now until the end of the year. Holiday gifts, decorations, and food. So stay tuned in for all of the Great Holiday Recipes and Ideas.
The 1st was the Day of the Dead.Yesterday was National Sandwich Day. The 23rd is National Cashew Day. The 29th National Chocolate Day. Veterans Day occurs on the 11 each year. It is for honoring those who have served honorably in the military during both wartime and peacetime. November is Good Nutrition Month, National Pomegranate Month and National Raisin Bread Month. And let’s not forget Mr. Turkey!!! Thanksgiving will occur on the fourth Thursday this month.
This is a easy and fun dessert for halloween. I make it every year.
CANDY CORN PUDDINGS
1 box (4 serving size) instant pudding mix vanilla and one butterscotch. Make each one with directions on package. In clear glass of choice, ( can even serve in a martini glass) Add layer of vanilla pudding, layer of butterscotch pudding and top with cool whip. For Halloween, garnish with candy corn. The nice fall colors can take you thru Thanksgiving also. Can garnish with the candy corn pumpkin or a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg. Very good. Light and creamy, very festive. I layer mine a bit different, but the colors are the same. Enjoy!
Orange and Black colors are used because orange represents the colorful fall harvest. Black represents the darkness of winter.
The Irish placed candles in turnips to keep away spirits. Over time pumpkins got used instead.
And some Halloween tidbits from Family Circle Magazine Oct. 2011. Chew on this: October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. More than 35 million pounds, that’s 9 billion pieces, are made each year. One kernel has a mere 3.57 calories. Candy corn is fat free. A cup of candy corn has about as many calories as a cup of raisins.
“Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, ‘Never take candy from strangers.’ And then they dressed me up and said, ‘Go beg for it.’ I didn’t know what to do. I’d knock on people’s doors and go, Trick or Treat, No thank you.”