Good Morning Readers. Today’s post is all about March tidbits:This month is National Women’s History Month. YOU ROCK! KEEP ON KEEPIN ON! It is also National Nutrition Month. St. Patrick’s Day occurs on March 17th. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday of the full moon that occurs on or following the Spring Equinox (March 21). March 4th is National Pound Cake Day. It is also the only day of the year that gives you a command: March Forth! The 7th National Cereal Day. The 8th International Women’s Day. Also the 8th is National Peanut Cluster Day. The 14th National Potato Chip Day. 22 is National Water Day.25th National Pecan Day.March is also National Peanut Month.
Hello Readers. Happy FEB! Today’s post is FEBRUARY TIDBITS:
This month is: Black History Month, Grapefruit Month, The third Monday is observed as President’s Day or Washington’s Birthday. Valentine’s Day is always on the 14th. Super Bowl is this weekend. Ground hog day is February 2, Heart Healthy Day is the 3rd. (wear red). the 4th is homemade soup day. The 10th cream cheese brownie day. The 14th Ferris Wheel Day. The 16th National Almond Day. The 17th National Cabbage Day. The 23rd National Banana Bread Day. Just a few tidbits in today’s post. Too many to list them all.
Charles Dickens began writing A Christmas Carol in October 1843 and completed it 6 weeks later, in December of that same year.
Few families in Victorian England owned an oven. Like the Cratchits, they would bring their goose or turkey to the local baker who would cook it for a small fee.
Bob Cratchit would have paid 7 shillings for the goose, 5 for the pudding and 3 for the onions, oranges, and sage. ( In the 1800s, a shilling was worth about 40 cents. ) Today, the cost of these items would be bout $58.
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.
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.”
Happy October Everyone! To me this is the most fun time of year. This last quarter is great! But sadly goes too fast. So take in every second.
October tidbits: October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day. The 4th is National Taco Day.October 6th is World Ostomy Day. The 17th National Pasta Day. 21st: National Caramel Apple Day. The 27th is National Potato Day.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Disability Employment Awareness Month. National Boss Day is always October 16th. Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October. It was started as a day to bring a touch of joy to the lives of the underprivileged. October is also National Seafood Month,National Apple Month and National Chili Month. Oktoberfest is this month And let’s all try to stay human for Halloween, witch occurs on October 31st.
Your October Birthstone is: Opal, Meaning: Hope.
Your October Flower is: Calendula, Meaning: Good Luck
Bald eagles, apple pies, football-it can’t get any more American than that. Unless we’re talking liquor. Did you know the official national spirit of the US is bourbon whiskey? We can all thank Kentucky for not only producing around 97% of the world’s supply, but for making this spirit a national symbol. In 1964, Congress dictated that bourbon was “distinctive” to the US. People took that to mean it was our national liquor; however, in 2007, a Kentucky senator realized the shocking mistake and pushed for a resolution to be passed and luckily succeeded. Today, bourbon drinkers enjoy their whiskey in many ways and during any occasion. From Manhattans to barbecue glazes, night caps to tailgating, bourbon is as celebrated as America herself.
MANHATTAN: Bourbon Whiskey 2 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth 3/4 oz. Biters Splash. Ice. Cherry. Combine bourbon, vermouth, bitters and ice in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits or cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled glass and strain the bourbon mixture over the cherry.
Information and Recipe taken from the ABC Liquor Store news letter.