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!!!!!!

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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!.

 

NOVEMBER

 

NOVEMBER TIDBITS:

The 1st was the Day of the Dead. Today is National Deviled Egg Day Tomorrow is National Sandwich Day. The 14th is National Spicy Guacamole Day.The 23rd is National Cashew Day. The 29th National Chocolate Day. Veterans Day occurs on the 11th 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. Also National Pepper 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!

HALLOWEEN

TWISTED TREATS / ROTTEN SWEETS

CANDY CORN

1898:Candy Corn is produced by the Herman Goelitz Confectionery Company of Fairfield, California, now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company. (from women’s day magazine 2011) October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. More than 35 million pounds-that’s 9 billion pieces-are made each year. Like politics, the tricolor treat has American’s sharply divided, love’em or hate’em? I know that I can always eat a handful or two in October.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. ( from family circle magazine 2011.)

Some thing else for your candy dish this October, the Hershey Kisses Pumpkin Spice are wonderful. And wrapped very festive. Enjoy!

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.

img_6979Maybe the chef at your favorite restaurant.

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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!.

 

OKTOBERFEST

                      OKTOBERFEST

A little Oktoberfest etiquette: Despite it’s name, Oktoberfest  2018 runs from September 22 – October 7th. The event began in the early 1800’s as a celebration to honor Bavaria and it’s royal family. Booths selling beer eventually were added, and by 1896 they had morphed into the new iconic beer tents.

In Germany a stein is called a Krug. Everyone at the table drinks together, and all glasses are “clinked” before drinking. Not making eye contact during this exchange is considered rude.

The word for cheers is “Prost”.

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CINCO DE MAYO

Tomorrow is the day.Contrary to popular belief, Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. The Holiday is a celebration of the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, which lasted from 1861-1867. Although Cinco De Mayo seems like a popular holiday in the US, Mexican Independence Day, on September 16, is a much bigger celebration.

In American Culture, Cinco De Mayo has become a holiday for everyone to enjoy festivals, fiestas, Latin food and lots of alcohol for the adult crowd.

Enjoy!