Excellent Eggs

Celebrate National egg month in May by brushing up on the history and health benefits of this incredible edible.

BREAK THE FAST: During medieval times, eggs, milk and meat were forbidden during Lent. They were traditionally used to break the fast on Easter Sunday.

GOOD FOR YOU: Research has shown that one egg a day won’t increase the risk of heart disease in healthy adults. Plus, eggs have vitamins B12 and D, Riboflavin and Folate.

DYE DESIGN: Red is the most traditional color for dyeing Easter eggs, and it remains the most common color used today, especially in countries with Orthodox faiths.

ON A ROLL: The first White House Egg Roll took place in 1878 with President Hayes and his wife, Lucy. Today’s youngsters gather on the south lawn the Monday after Easter for this traditional event, which is open to the public.

A NO-FAIL METHOD FOR HARD-BOILED EGGS: Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan. Add cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Bring to a rapid boil over high heat. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 15 minutes. For extra large eggs, let stand for 18 minutes. Drain, then place in a bowl with ice and water. When completely cooled,drain. To peel, gently tap eggs on the countertop and roll between the palms of your hands.

HAPPY EASTER FROM SHOPWORNDESIGNS!

Information from: Publix Family Style Magazine.

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SUPER BOWL PIGS IN A BLANKET

FUN WITH PUFF PASTRY

Mortadella Bites: To make 24 of these cute, different and yummy pigs in the blanket, you will need the deli to slice you 2 slices of Mortadella about 1/2 inches thick. When home you will need to cut each slice into 12 smaller pieces. Roll out one sheet of thawed puff pastry. Roll out just enough to flatten out a bit. Make 24 long slices of pastry and wrap each piece of Mortadella with a slice of pastry. Make sure the meat sticks out a bit on each end. Lay seam side down onto a parchment lined bake sheet. Brush the tops of each with egg wash. Sprinkle on top a bit of shredded cheese. Gruyere or swiss or maybe the Italian cheese blend that is shredded in the package. Bake 375 for about 20-25 minutes until golden. Platter up and serve some mustards on the side for dipping. IMG_0509I got this recipe from: Giada at Home. These are wonderful. And I will be making them again. I set out a little bowl of 2 different mustards and they were Yummy. Enjoy the recipe and enjoy your day.

NEW YEARS EVE / DAY

                        NEW YEAR, NEW TRADITION

In the U.S. traditional New Year’s Day meals vary by region, but no New Year’s meal is better known than the meal on the tables in the southern U.S. This dinner is made up of pork, to ensure prosperity and progress; a pig roots for food by pushing it’s nose forward,hence the superstition that eating pork on New Year’s Day will provide you with a year’s worth of progress. Cooked greens, symbolize money, and black-eyed peas are served for luck. However you like your food and drink on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Enjoy! And Good Luck to All. Have a Wonderful and Safe New Year’s Holiday! See you next year!!!!!!

NOVEMBER

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.

NOVEMBER TIDBITS:

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.

Birthstone: Topaz, Meaning: Fidelity   Flower: Chrysanthemum: Meaning: Sensitivity

Just a few November Tidbits. Have a Wonderful Day!

ALL ABOUT AUGUST

Good Morning Readers. Today’s post will be August tidbits:

HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!!!!!

August is Family Meal Month. National Sandwich Month, and National Peach Month.Also National Catfish Month and National Panini Month.  National Watermelon Day is the third. The 6th Root Beer Float Day.National Zucchini Day is the 8th. National S’mores Day is the 10th.Potato Day is the 19th. Spumoni Day is the 21st. And National Cherry Popsicle Day the 26th. Banana Lovers Day is the 27th. National Trail Mix Day is the 31st. Julia Child’s Birthday is the 15th. 1912.

Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August.

August is also National Eat Dessert First Month.

August Birthstone: Peridot – Meaning: Married Happiness

August Flower: Gladiolus – Meaning: Strength of Character

Just a few. Many more, but too much too list.  If you have a Birthday this month, Happy Birthday to you. Everyone have a Wonderful Day!

 

THE HOLIDAY’S ARE COMING!

Looking for some fast and easy Christmas shopping? These gift sets are the perfect solution. 10 individual gifts for $10.00 each. This set in today’s post is for the Hostess, The Baker and the Family Meal Maker. Made with scrabble game pieces. Each is hand crafted in our Florida work shop.These fun accessories are great to hand out as party favors.

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They would be nice to hand out to all of your friends at that cooking class.

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They look really cute hanging on the Christmas Tree.And make great stocking stuffers.img_6764Or keep them all for yourself. They look great sitting around your kitchen, in your pantry and around your cookbook collection.Visit my shop on Etsy at http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. and check out all of my gift sets that are available. Thank You. Hope to see you there. Happy Shopping!.