Reply
Honored Social Butterfly

WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT TODAY?

Today is March 24th and it is:

World Tuberculosis Day

 

World Tuberculosis Day is a worldwide event that aims to raise public awareness about tuberculosis and the efforts made to prevent and treat this disease. This event is held on March 24 each year and is promoted by organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

March 24th marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch detected the cause of tuberculosis--the TB bacillus. This was a first step towards diagnosing and curing tuberculosis. World Tuberculosis Day can be traced back to 1982, when the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease launched World TB Day on March 24 that year, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Dr. Koch’s discovery.

**********************************************

I plan on posting interesting tidbits about each day/date of the calendar.  I hope others will add to it as well.  It can be related to any subject as long as it happened on or is correlated in some way with that particular date.

82,225 Views
399
Report
Periodic Contributor

(12/3/22) Hi @DaveMcK regarding your NATIONAL ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD DAY post today, if anyone wants to participate in discussions about this - we would luv to have them

.

OUR FORUM:

Housing - AARP Online Community.

.

LINK TO OUR HOUSING FORUM

.

SOME OF OUR DISCUSSIONS:
.
(1) Preventing Age 50+ Homelessness.
.
(2) If You Are Homeless In Virginia, They Have A Bed For You.
.
(3) Affordable Housing.
.
(4) Housing Shortage.
.
(5) Tiny Home/Tiny Cottage
.
And any NEW MEMBERS, we would be honored to hear your 2 cents.
.
Nicole 🙂
0 Kudos
38 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD DAY

National Roof Over Your Head Day was created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that we take for granted and do not stop to appreciate how fortunate we are for having them.

#RoofOverYourHeadDay

All across our nation, there are many that do not have the things that are necessary to everyday life. They may lack a roof over their heads, enough food to eat, or clothes to wear. For those who have those bare necessities, it may be insufficient.

There have been a lot of creative moves made to help alleviate this problem, with one notable method being rolled out in Salt

Lake City, Utah.

The city discovered it was paying $20,000 a year to handle their homeless issue, including policing, arrests, healthcare, jail time, just to name a few. So instead they built homes they could put their homeless into for just $7,800 a year. Since then, homeless in the city has dropped by 72%, all while saving the town money.

How to Celebrate National Roof Over Your Head Day

The best way to celebrate National Roof Over Your Head Day is to get out there and start being a solution to the homeless problem. Sure, there aren’t many of us who could actually afford to house the homeless on our own, but there are steps we could take to help motivate our leaders to do it. After all, look at the numbers above in Utah, those numbers ring true across the United States, and in fact across the world.

20221017_152018 (1) AA.jpg

20210505_135557.jpg

We live in the forth floor apartment in the upper right corner.

20201217_093252.jpg

Mary loves to decorate our apartment.

20201217_093347.jpg

20200920_153242.jpg

20200904_163356.jpg

Livingroom before we hung pictures.

CnCD-_EWAAADaof.jpg

20200918_122238.jpg

Mary's father painted some of our pictures

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
70 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL BARTENDER DAY

National Bartender Day recognizes the servers who not only know every cocktail in the book but who also tend to be some of the best listeners around. Also known as National Bartender Appreciation Day, the observance takes a day to raise a toast to the men and women working the late nights. Their minds contain an index of creative cocktails and mixed drinks to quench their patron’s thirst.

#NationalBartenderDay

The best bartenders keep an eye out for their clientele. They bring us in with some of the best chili and snacks. Then, they keep us coming back all year long with football, baseball, and hockey. Some make a home in dive bars where everyone knows each other. Others keep us company in airport bars as we’re passing through.

At the pub or our favorite restaurant, they keep the bar stocked and ready to serve. Whether it’s a shot, a craft beer or club soda, they are prepared to pour. You know who we’re talking about. And at the end of the night, at closing time, they offer taxis and rideshares, too. Then it’s time to clean up and start all over again.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL BARTENDER DAY

Show your bartender some appreciation. Tip them extra well. Be the designated driver for your group. Accept the taxi when it’s offered. Make their job a little bit easier. As always, remember never to drink and drive. Use #NationalBartenderDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL BARTENDER DAY HISTORY

Sailor Jerry Rum founded Bartender Appreciation Day in 2011 to honor hard-working bartenders everywhere.

National-Bartender-Day-2022.jpg

FjALSmHXEAs4HHc.jpeg

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
103 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY

Each year on November 28th, people across the United States enjoy National French Toast Day. Also known as eggy bread or omelet bread, it makes a great breakfast for guests or part of a brunch.  

#NationalFrenchToastDay

 

Home cooks and professionals alike whip up a few personal favorites when it comes to french toast recipes. The base consists of eggs and milk whisked together. Bread is dipped into the mixture and fried until golden. Many people also add some sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to the base.

The flavor of French toast can be brightened with a squeeze of fresh orange or stuffed with sauteed apples and cinnamon. Make French toast kid-friendly by cutting it into sticks. Then dip the sticks into syrup. Substitute sugary syrup with a fruit puree and fresh fruit pieces. Nuts and seeds add crunch to this delicious breakfast fare, and don’t forget the whipped cream! Just a dollop goes a long way.

HOW TO OBSERVE FRENCH TOAST DAY

Make French toast as part of a big breakfast. Freeze leftovers for easy breakfasts later in the week. Have breakfast for dinner. Share your favorite French toast recipes. Do you love cinnamon and vanilla? What’s the best fruit toppings? Add apple butter or another jam. Share your favorite combinations using #NationalFrenchToastDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National French Toast Day.

French Toast FAQ

Q. How do I get the edges of my French toast crispy?
A. Perfect French toast puffs up a bit and has a slightly crispy exterior. If your French toast leans more toward the soggy side, try these tips for firmer, crispier French toast.

1. Set your bread out the night before and let it go stale. Stale bread holds up better than fresh when you’re making French toast.
2. Don’t use too much dairy. Sometimes we get pour happy and overdo the amount of milk we use.
3. Add something sweet to the egg and milk mixture like a squeeze of orange juice or a little sugar. When the sugar caramelizes, it will add a crispy texture to the edges of your French toast.
4. Make sure your skillet or griddle is hot enough but not too hot. The sweet spot will depend on the oil you’re using, but it’s usually between medium and medium-high heat.

 

befunky-design23.jpg

National-French-Toast-Day-300x300.png

french-toast-recipe.jpg

National-French-Toast-Day.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
290 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREAM PIE DAY

Each year on November 27th, National Bavarian Cream Pie Day recognizes a pie that makes a grand entrance. This rich and delectable dessert is possible, thanks to the French chef, Marie-Antione Carême.

Bavarian Cream Pie Day

In the early 19th century, Carême established many of the French cooking techniques still used today. He’s even given credit for abolishing some practices from his kitchens. One dessert Carême receives credit for includes the creation of Bavarian cream. Perhaps he didn’t create it but perfected this gelatin-based pastry cream. Initially, gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels served Bavarian cream pie in France in the early 19th century.

Also called crème bavaroise, Bavarian cream is a custard made with gelatin that allows the cream to set more firmly in molds. The cream allows a variety of flavors, hence numerous recipes. Once you’ve made the preferred flavor of Bavarian cream, pour into a pie crust and chill until set. Bavarian cream compliments many other desserts, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE BAVARIAN CREAM PIE DAY

This delicious dessert is a perfect one to share. Make one at home or sneak out for dessert at your favorite restaurant. Another option is to pick up a pie at your local bakery or café. Be sure to give them a shout-out. It’s a terrific way to #CelebrateEveryDay! 

 

National-Bavarian-Cream-Pie-Day-November-27.jpg

bavarian-cream-pie.jpg

Bavarian_cream,_strawberries,_caramel_sauce,_spoon.jpg

images (5).jpeg

bavarian-cream-with-red-berry-sauce-543926.jpg

bavarian-cream-541962.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0
Kudos
2087
Views
0 Kudos
318 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

                    
     Eat a Cranberry Day

When is Eat a Cranberry Day? This holiday is always observed on November 23

Eat a Cranberry Day is today, a November 23 holiday. Native to North America, cranberries are good for you. They are nutritious and healthy. And, there are a whole lot of recipes that use cranberries, from cranberry sauce to muffins, cakes, pies, and more. With countless recipes, it’s not a question of whether you will consume cranberries today, it’s a question of how many.

Native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs. They are primarily grown in New England and four other states. When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they found Native Americans harvesting them, and eating them.  Native Americans also used them as dyes for clothing, and medicinal purposes.

Cranberry Trivia

  • Cranberries help to fight and prevent urinary tract infections.
  • The cranberry harvest season runs from October to December. The timing is perfect for holiday baking.
  • Small air pockets in the berries allow them to float.
  • Cranberries are grown in 5 states. They are Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington.
  • They are used in fabric dyes.

How to Celebrate Eat a Cranberry Day

  • Look for beauty in everything today.
  • Share beautiful, thoughts, pictures, stories, etc.
  • Dress up to look your best.
  • Take pictures of beautiful things you see.
  • Enjoy another day in paradise.

Today's Quote

“Never a lip is curved with pain that can’t be kissed into smiles again.” – – Bret Harte

History and Origin of Eat a Cranberry Day

We did not find any information about the origin of this special day, when it began, or who originated it.

The date for this holiday logically falls right in the middle of the cranberry harvesting season

NATIONAL-EAT-A-CRANBERRY-DAY-–-November-23-e1574279783738.png

berries-1851161_1920.jpg

08b0f43044febbf54617d9bf7ab054c9._CR0,206,1300,680_SX796_QL70_.jpeg

picAD0lPn.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
470 Views
0
Report
Periodic Contributor

National Fast Food Day

When is National Fast Food Day? This holiday is always observed on November 16

 

(NICOLE'S COMMENT. Sunday - November 20, 2022 1:05pm EST) Hi @DaveMcK , lol, I did not know Fast Food had a celebration day. Thanks for sharing! Nicole 🙂

0 Kudos
542 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

National Fast Food Day

When is National Fast Food Day? This holiday is always observed on November 16

Today is National Fast Food Day, a November 16 holiday. Americans are always fast-moving, and always in a rush. As a result of our on-the-go lifestyle, we need to eat quickly and are usually unwilling or unable to wait long for our food to be prepared. As a result, fast food restaurants came into existence and are thriving. They have been a part of the American restaurant scene since the early 1950s.

Fast food restaurants are conveniently located on countless street corners. They are in malls and shopping centers. Breakfast and lunch are the meals we tend to rush through most often. We are in a hurry to get to work. We have a short lunch break.  Many times, we are in a hurry to get a quick bite before a movie, show, or party. On the other hand, dinners are often a meal to savor and enjoy in a more leisurely manner.  

Happy National Fast Food Day

Top Five Fast Food Restaurants

There’s no surprise who is at the top of this list. 

  1. McDonald’s has the number 1 position with over $38.5 billion in sales. They have over 36,000 stores all over the world.
  2. Starbucks has $19.7 billion in sales worldwide. 
  3. Subways sell over $10.4 billion a year.
  4. Taco Bell has $10.3 billion in annual sales.
  5. Chick-fil-A rounds off the top five with $10 billion in annual says. That’s a lot of chicken!

How to Celebrate National Fast Food Day

Participating in National Fast Food Day is easy. You are probably already doing so, on a regular basis.

  • All you have to do, is eat or drink at a fast food restaurant today.
  • To be a full-fledged participant on this special day, eat in fast food restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Take the challenge. Eat or drink at each of the top 5 fast-food restaurants.

Thought forToday

Does running from your responsibilities count as cardio?

History and Origin of National Fast Food Day

Our research did not reveal the creator of National Fast Food Day. The great mind that thought up this special day, was probably moving too fast to remember to take credit for creating this day. He or she is likely someone in the fast food industry.

This relatively new, yet important special day, is called a “National” day. We did not find a congressional or presidential proclamation making this day a true national day.

fast-food-day (1).png

shake-shack-sauce-recipe-3.jpg

crop (1).jpeg

crop (2).jpeg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
614 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY

On November 7th, National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day ushers in one of the more healthful ways to enjoy chocolate.

#BittersweetChocolateWithAlmondsDay

Bittersweet chocolate is chocolate liquor to which sugar, cocoa butter, and vanilla have been added. It has less sugar and more liquor than semisweet chocolate. However, the two of them may be interchangeable when baking.

Recent studies reveal health benefits from eating small quantities of bittersweet chocolate. The addition of almonds increases health benefits as well. Pairing the two of them gives us a delicious and healthy snack. Make them a part of your lunch or enjoy them as part of an afternoon snack. 

 

In 1742, Eliza Smith included the only chocolate recipe in her cookbook, The Compleat Housewife, printed by William Parks. The simple recipe combined grated chocolate, orange flower water, and sugar. But, no almonds.

However, plenty of recipes include almonds and chocolate. You only need to know where to look. When combining chocolate and almonds, remember that both keep well, too. So, sharing during the holidays is easy. Make a little or a lot of a recipe to spread the holiday cheer when using bittersweet chocolate with almonds.

HOW TO OBSERVE BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY

Chocolate and almonds can improve just about any day. Try one of the recipes below or one of your favorites to celebrate. Make enough to share or invite friends to get creative with chocolate recipes in your kitchen. Are you looking for other ways to add chocolate and almonds to your day? Here are some ideas to share:

  • Top your oatmeal with some chopped bittersweet chocolate and almonds. It will add crunch and flavor.
  • Make up some granola for a mid-afternoon snack using chocolate and almonds.
  • Roll up some delicious energy bites with these two amazing ingredients and put them in the freezer for a quick and easy craving quencher.
  • Enjoy them separately! Add bittersweet chocolate to your morning coffee, and top your salad with almonds. You might be missing the “with” but we won’t tell.

bittersweet-chocolate-covered-almonds-day.jpg

26152881371_11fda2c1b1_o.jpg

NATIONAL-BITTERSWEET-CHOCOLATE-WITH-ALMONDS-DAY-–-November-7-1024x512.png

almond-chocolate-e1604643914417.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
805 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL NACHOS DAY

On November 6th, National Nachos Day recognizes the snack favored at sporting events across the country. In their purest form, nachos are tortilla chips covered in nacho cheese, queso or other melted cheese and served with salsa.

#NationalNachosDay

Where Nachos Began

First created sometime around 1943, the popular and loved nachos are of Mexican origin.  

History tells us that Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya created the original nachos in 1943. According to his son, Nacho was the maître d’ at the El Moderno Restaurant in Piedras Negras. One evening after the kitchen staff had left, a group of U.S. Army wives stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass came into the restaurant. After a long day of shopping, they were hungry and asked for a snack.

Anaya prepared some tostadas cut into triangles. After topping them with shredded cheese and sliced jalapenos, he heated the dish in the oven. They were such a hit with the Army wives that they named the snack “Nacho’s Special” before he could make another batch.

National Nachos Day Facts:

This nachos day is celebrated on November 6 every year. There are some important facts about Nachos that can make you crave it more. Those who love it always leave it at the top. Some nachos are loaded with toppings which are also called super nachos. It can take care of anyone’s appetite. If you’re really hungry, grab a nachos without a second thought.

Places to go for Nacho Specials

Chevys Fresh Mex

Honor National Nacho Day at Chevys Fresh Mex with free Fajita Chicken Nachos when you dine in at select locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri and Virginia. 

Del Taco

On National Nacho Day, Del Taco is offering up a freebie. Del Yeah Rewards members can score a free small drink with the purchase of any Queso Loaded Nachos -- topped with your choice of beef, chicken, carne asada or Beyond Meat.

7-Eleven

On Nov. 6, 7-Eleven reward members can score an order of nachos for $2 with their choice of chili, onions, jalapeños and pico de gallo toppings.

The deal is also available for delivery through the 7Now app. 

Taco Bell

In celebration of National Nacho Day, Taco Bell is offering a free order of Nachos Bell Grande with a minimum $15 purchase on DashPass, Uber One or Grubhub Plus. 

Taco Johns

Taco Johns is honoring National Nacho Day with a free side of chips and nacho cheese with any purchase for its rewards members. 

This story will be updated with more deals as we find more restaurants participating in National Nacho Day. 

 

screen-shot-2022-11-02-at-1-13-01-pm.jpeg

Fg5OogpaMAIiOsA.jpeg

 

Nachos-Day-780x470.jpg

nationalnachosdaylogo-01-neutral.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
862 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL DEVILED EGG DAY | NOVEMBER 2
Most families have someone famous or infamous for their their DEVILED EGGS that they bring to every gathering! LOL

National Deviled Egg Day features a favorite hors-d’oeuvre or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners. Deviled eggs shine as the star of the show each year on November 2nd.

#DeviledEggDay

This well-loved food wows guests during the holidays. Designers have even created specially designed carrying dishes and plates just so you can deliver your deviled eggs safely and in style. The deli section of the grocery store prepares packaged deviled eggs. They can even be found in some convenience stores, too.

Other names for this devilish dish include eggs mimosa, stuffed egg, salad eggs, or dressed egg. To make them, shell hard-boiled eggs, cut them in half, and scoop out the yolk. The yolk is mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard and then added back into the white. The possibilities are endless!

Eggs are quite versatile when it comes to making simple dishes elegant. The deviled egg is another example of taking the humble egg and transforming it with one or two simple ingredients. The final result steals the show. Colorful relishes, spicy peppers, pimentos or savory herbs, elevate deviled eggs to a spectacular and tasty morsel. Additionally, the variety offers entirely new flavor profiles demonstrating just how delicious this family favorite can be.

 

Adding Variety

Other approaches make them a little more creamy with sour cream. Do you like things a little more tart? Try adding vinegar to the filling. Depending on how you make them, it may be possible to satisfy just about every palate. From the traditional paprika garnish to crunchy bacon, or a little caviar, anchovy or herring, there is some devilish experimenting any cook can do.

The first known print reference referring to the term “deviled” about food, appeared in 1786. By the 19th century, devilish referred to spicy or zesty food. The term also applied to eggs prepared with mustard, pepper, or other ingredients stuffed in the yolk cavity.

HOW TO OBSERVE DEVILED EGG DAY

Make up your favorite recipe or try something new. Try a fancy recipe. Serve them for guests or just for you. Surprise your family with several kinds of deviled eggs to choose from.

Enjoy this Basic Deviled Eggs recipe.

Use #DeviledEggDay to post on social media.

How to mix up your deviled egg ways:

  • Swap out your regular paprika for smoked paprika. You’ll be surprised by the difference.
  • Add garlic to the mixture.
  • Substitute the mayo for avocado and lime. Not only will your deviled eggs be tasty, they’ll be pretty, too.
  • Top your deviled eggs with bacon and chopped tomatoes and chives.

Do you need more devilish ways to celebrate the egg? Well, read Eggs 11 Ways for more fun ideas.

bacon-deviled-eggs-short-pin.jpg

1533056257199.jpeg

k_Edit_buffalo-bacon-deviled-eggs-I-howsweeteats.com-7.jpg

National-Deviled-Egg-Day-1024x576.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
980 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL TRICK OR TREAT DAY

National Trick or Treat Day on the last Saturday in October extends one of the country’s favorite holidays – Halloween!

#TrickOrTreatDay

Dressing up as the scariest or most fascinating character we know draws us to the holiday. People of all ages put hours of effort into creating elaborate costumes for one big night. Wouldn’t it be nice to get dress up and pretend just a little bit more? Of course, it would!

This celebration offers the ideal opportunity to host spooky parties, neighborhood trick or treating or local festivals. And everyone gets to wear their scariest, most elaborate, delightful costumes, too! What a fun way to get together with friends and family to carve pumpkins and enjoy the fall weather while extending the life of your creative ideas.

HOW TO OBSERVE TRICK OR TREAT DAY

Get the whole family dressed up and go trick or treating! Organize a trunk or treat activity with your office, church, or volunteer group. Host costume party. No matter how you celebrate, extend the life of your costume for the season and make sure more people see your creative ideas.

The Centers for Disease Control provides us with excellent tips for a safe Trick or Treat Day. And no matter how you celebrate, be sure to take pictures and share them using #TrickOrTreatDay on social media.

Be sure to take pictures and share them using #TrickOrTreatDay on social media.

NATIONAL TRICK OR TREAT DAY HISTORY

The Halloween & Costume Association (HCA) founded National Trick or Treat Day in 2019 to extend the Halloween season. In 2018 they launched a national petition to change the date Americans celebrated Halloween. Nearly 70,000 people signed their change.org petition, and more than 200 major media outlets covered their story. After interacting with the public and listening to feedback, they initiated an extension to Halloween instead. Additionally, the HCA created an Official Halloween Toolkit with ideas to help communities all across to help implement parades, events and costumes.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed this spooky celebration to be observed the last Saturday in October, annually.

NTTD_Vert_RGB_300.png

FgOtmxVXEAErcQr.png

gettyimages-88749708-1572018097.jpg

halloween1-istock.jpg

GettyImages-962375002-e1629381332165.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
1,136 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY

National American Beer Day raises a glass to the rich American beermaking history and those who savor the continued traditions. Pour your favorite pint with millions who enjoy the storied brews across the nation.

#AmericanBeerDay

U.S. Brewing History

Brewing beer in America begins long before Europeans arrived since Native Americans brewed beer from a variety of ingredients. They used corn, birch sap, and water to ferment their beverage. Then when the first colonists arrived in Virginia, they began combining their brewing traditions with the supplies at hand – that included corn, too. Since then, brewing and brewers became a principal occupation in the colonies. Interestingly, the first white child born in Manhattan grew up to be the first brewer born in America.

Today, the brewery established by David G. Yuengling is the oldest producing brewery in the United States. He established the Eagle Brewery in 1829. Amazingly, the brewery still remains in the family to this day.

Unlike most other breweries of the time, the Eagle Brewery survived Prohibition. In fact, very few survived. Those that did survive tried various legal and illegal tactics. In the Eagle Brewery’s case, they reduced their alcohol content to within the legal limit. They also branched out. Ice cream anyone? Yes, the Yuengling’s started a dairy. Others turned their beermaking supplies into other products. When prohibition lifted, they returned to full-fledged beermaking. 

Despite these efforts, nearly every brewer existing before prohibition dissolved. Out of just over 1,300 brewers, only about 100 remained after prohibition. Today, we recognize the names of many of those surviving breweries. 

The skill of a brewer requires years of practice in the trade. It’s revered even. In Milwaukee, their professional baseball team is named after the brewer. In St. Louis and Denver, the stadiums are named after prominent brewers.

More than 2,100 breweries are manufacturing beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brewpubs and microbreweries. 

American Beer Facts
  • The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009.
  • Americans consume roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually.
  • In 2008, the United States ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption. However, total consumption was second only to China.
  • After Congress repealed prohibition, the industry consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.
  • The majority of the new breweries in the U.S. are small breweries and brewpubs. As members of the Brewers Association, they are termed “craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries.
  • Larger breweries most commonly produce the American lager.
  • However, smaller breweries (many founded in the 1980s) produce a range of styles.
  • Beer styles originating in the United States include:
    • American pale ale
    • Pennsylvania porter
    • American IPA
    • steam beer
    • amber ale
    • cream ale
    • Cascadian dark ale.

HOW TO OBSERVE AMERICAN BEER DAY

Enjoy your favorite American Beer. Invite a friend or two to join you. While you’re at it, try something different. American beers offer a variety of options to choose from. Do you have a favorite brewery? Give them a shout-out, too! The brewmaster deserves to be recognized. Tour a brewery to learn more. While you’re there, try a sample or two. 

Now, beer also holds great influence. If you didn’t know that, read about 5 Surprising Ways Beer Changed the World.

Remember, always drink responsibly and never drink and drive. Use #AmericanBeerDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this hoppy holiday. 

dc576fb76bef222a0253656d05d0ac48.jpg

images (2).jpeg

beer-01.jpg

7-benefits-of-beer-93348978.jpg

Happy-International-Beer-Day-Quotes.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
1,318 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY

National Pumpkin Day recognizes a favored autumn decoration and food on October 26th. Not only do they make great fall decorations, but the pumpkin also completes a variety of tasty recipes. Join a pumpkin competition or visit any of the many fall festivals featuring the beautiful gourds.

#NationalPumpkinDay

By October 26th, we’re in a frenzy of pumpkin obsession. We cannot wait for the big November holiday for pumpkin pie. No siree, we need pumpkin everything! Bars, cookies, coffee, cheesecake, pasta, and oatmeal. Pumpkin Chunkin’, pumpkin patches, festivals, bake-offs, and television specials. Let’s not forget jack-o-lantern carving, too! This fruit grabs Americans’ attention.

As it should! This squash is native to North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico.

The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which means “large melon” in Greek.

NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY

National Pumpkin Day recognizes a favored autumn decoration and food on October 26th. Not only do they make great fall decorations, but the pumpkin also completes a variety of tasty recipes. Join a pumpkin competition or visit any of the many fall festivals featuring the beautiful gourds.

#NationalPumpkinDay

By October 26th, we’re in a frenzy of pumpkin obsession. We cannot wait for the big November holiday for pumpkin pie. No siree, we need pumpkin everything! Bars, cookies, coffee, cheesecake, pasta, and oatmeal. Pumpkin Chunkin’, pumpkin patches, festivals, bake-offs, and television specials. Let’s not forget jack-o-lantern carving, too! This fruit grabs Americans’ attention.

As it should! This squash is native to North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico.

The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which means “large melon” in Greek.

Advertisement
Within recent years, white pumpkins have become more popular in the United States. The United States produces 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins, with Illinois producing more than any other state.

In 2021, Italian Stefano Cutrupi claimed the title of the world’s largest pumpkin when his gargantuan gourd weighed in at 2703 pounds (1,226 kg). That’s 300 pounds heavier than the 2014 winner from Switzerland. In 2020, Travis Gienger grew the largest pumpkin in North America. The hefty vegetable weighed in at 2,350 pounds. It eeked out the previous winner, a 2,145-pound pumpkin from Streator, Illinois grown by Gene McMullen. 

Pumpkins are packed with nutrients, but they’re not only good for humans. Did you know that pumpkin may be recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats? Since pumpkin is easy to digest, if your pet is experiencing certain digestive ailments, don’t be surprised if your vet says to give them pumpkin puree. Poultry also benefits from eating raw pumpkin as a supplement to their regular feed during the winter months to help maintain egg production. As a seasonal food, it sure comes at the right time of year. Since it’s packed with vitamin C, it can boost your immune system to fight off those nasty colds, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY

Ah, pumpkins! They bring to mind wonderful memories and inspire us to artistry. Whether we frame the perfect photo at the local pumpkin patch, carve up the scariest jack-o-lantern or whip up the tastiest batch of pumpkin bars, this is a holiday worth sharing. Roast some pumpkin seeds while the family rakes up those fall leaves. Pour a mug of hot apple cider and bake up your favorite pumpkin recipes, too. Or try a new one. We offer several for you to try! As always, invite someone to Celebrate Every Day® with you, too.

Pumpkin Lasagna
Savory Pumpkin Raviolo
Debbie’s Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin Pudding

Use #NationalPumpkinDay to post on social media.

How Pumpkins Became Popularized as Jack O’ Lanterns

Today, the pumpkin is associated with the month of October in general and Halloween specifically. That’s probably because it was around Halloween that the Irish and Scottish immigrants to the United States began carving pumpkins and referring to them as “Jack-O-Lanterns.” They did this because of an Irish myth about a man named Stingy Jack. In this story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to drink with him but didn’t want to pay for his drink, so he asked the devil to turn into a coin that he could use to pay for the drinks. Once the devil changed into the coin, however, Stingy Jack decided to not pay for the drinks but instead place the coin into his pocket next to a silver cross. The silver cross prevented the devil from changing back into his original form and Jack thought of a way he could benefit from this situation. He eventually came up with an idea that he thought was pretty clever.

Stingy Jack told the devil that he would let him change back if the devil would not claim his soul after he died or bother him for a full year. The devil agreed and Jack let him free. The following year, Stingy Jack once again managed to trick the devil by having the devil climb a tree to pick a piece of fruit and then carving a cross underneath him so he couldn’t come down. Jack then made the devil promise that he wouldn’t bother him for another ten years.

Unfortunately for Jack, right after he tricked the devil for the second time, he fell ill and died. Jack then attempted to get into heaven but was refused by God because of his misdeeds, so he tried to get into hell. Once he got to the gates of hell, however, the devil refused him entrance because he had promised Jack he wouldn’t claim his soul. But the devil did give Jack a burning ember from hell so Jack could light his way as he walked the Earth in limbo. Jack carved out a potato (or a turnip in some iterations of the story) and placed the burning coal into it to light his path. He was then known as Jack of the Lantern – a term which was changed to Jack O’ Lantern – and he was forced to walk the Earth on Halloween. Since pumpkins were so readily available around Halloween, Jack O’ Lanterns eventually stopped being created from potatoes and turnips and instead started getting created from pumpkins.

 

images (2).jpeg

2022_FCS_pumpkinPatch01_ifasZamoraEricTINY-768x509.jpg

carve-a-pumpkin-day.jpg

briana-tozour-i8KX6wkfzLQ-unsplash.jpg

harvest-4454745-1920_c (1).jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
1,424 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY

Each year on October 24th, people across the nation make a sandwich to participate in National Bologna Day.  This would be a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch.

#NationalBolognaDay

Sometimes this specialty meat is spelled baloney since that’s how many people pronounce it. However, the more common spelling is Bologna. That’s because it originated in the city of Bologna, Italy. This type of sausage is similar to the Italian mortadella. The finely ground pork or beef sausage or a combination is smoked and cured. In Italy, bologna includes a variety of spices not found in American bologna. In fact, in the United States, regulations require American bologna to be finely ground and without visible lard pieces. It hardly resembles anything found in Italy. It can also be made from chicken, turkey, venison, or soy protein. 

Many people enjoy bologna sandwiches with a variety of garnishes. Some of those include mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato, and onion.

Bologna Bowl – When a slice of bologna is heated, the fat renders and the round slice takes the shape of a bowl which may be filled with cheese or other fillings.

Makers offer a wide variety of bologna to choose from, too!

Advertisement
 
  • German Bologna
  • Kosher or halal bologna
  • Lebanon bologna
  • Lauantaimakkara
  • Rag bologna
  • South African polony
  • Vegetarian 

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY

Pick out your favorite bologna. Make a sandwich or two. Share with us your favorite toppings, too! Do you toast your bread? Before you take a bite, take a picture to share. Also, if you have a favorite deli serving bologna, give them a shout out!

Celebrate by trying something new and enjoy these bologna recipes:

Fried Bologna Casserole
Various Bologna Recipes
Fried Bologna, Egg on Challah Bread with an American Cheese Rarebit Sauce
Big Daddy’s Prize-Winning Bologna Sandwich
Barbecued Bologna

Use #NationalBolognaDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this tasty food holiday.

 

Ff1jYMhWYAIZEeV.jpeg

41Z7MyRf7pL._AC_SY1000_.jpg

2f2f1219-40f3-406e-93af-21339931a0ec-Waylons_bologna.jpg

 

befunky-design22.jpg

bologna-day-fun.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
1,591 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

 NATIONAL PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE DAY

Each year on October 21st, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day ushers in the flavors of fall. Cheesecake is one of America’s favorite desserts and by adding pumpkin, we celebrate the essential flavoring of the season. 

#PumpkinCheesecakeDay

This sweet dessert mixes fresh soft cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs, and sugar to create a base. The crust is made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry, or sponge cake. Pumpkin may be added to cheesecake recipes in various ways. For example, it may be swirled throughout, mixed thoroughly with all ingredients, or layered. Bakers prepare cheesecakes both baked or unbaked. Some bakers flavor cheesecakes and top them with fruit, fruit sauce, chocolate, or whipped cream.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Cheesecake:

  1. Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake uses a slightly tangy type of cheese with larger curds and less water content, called pot or farmer’s cheese.
  2. Philadelphia-style cheesecake is lighter in texture, yet richer in flavor than New York style cheesecake.
  3. Farmer’s cheese cheesecake is the contemporary implementation for the traditional use of baking to preserve fresh cheese and is often baked in a cake form along with fresh fruit like a tart.
  4. Country-style cheesecake uses buttermilk to produce a firm texture while decreasing the pH (increasing acidity) to extend shelf life.
  5. Lactose free cheesecake may be made either with lactose-free cream cheese or as an imitation using Vegan recipes combining non-dairy cream cheese alternatives with other lactose-free ingredients.

Today’s Food History

  • 1422 Charles VI of France died. It was during Charles VI rule that Taillevent was made Master of the King’s kitchens. Charles VI also gave sole rights for the aging of Roquefort cheese to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, and all Roquefort must still be aged in the caves there today.
  • 1449 George Plantagenet, duke of Clarence was born. Brother of Edward IV whom he was accused of plotting against. He was thrown into prison and secretly executed in the Tower of London. The rumor is that he was drowned in a butt (large cask) of malmsey wine.
  • 1879 Thomas Edison demonstrated the first commercially practical light bulb at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
  • 1990 Tom Carvel died. He was the inventor of the soft-serve ice cream machine, and founder of the Carvel ice cream chain.

10-201.jpg

cheesecake-pumpkin-1500-shs-JeniFoto.jpg

Recipe-Image_Pumpkin-Cheesecake_Web-Header-1024x455.jpg

pumpkin-cheesecake.jpg

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
1,741 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

National Brandied Fruit Day

Brandied fruit is a cocktail that’s been enjoyed for hundreds of years, but it became popular during the 19th century. Although adding brandy to fruit has been a way of keeping fruit from going bad, during the Victorian era, it also became the basis of many different desserts and other dishes. Unfortunately, brandied fruit isn’t as popular as it once was, but we can all change that fact by taking the time to celebrate National Brandied Fruit Day. This holiday encourages everyone to make their own brandied fruit-a process that is not only surprisingly easy but is also a great thing to have on hand for making a variety of different pies, cakes, and other desserts.

National Brandied Fruit Day

On October 20th every year, National Brandied Fruit Day is celebrated in the US and is mainly celebrated by those people who are fruit lovers

NATIONAL BRANDIED FRUIT DAY

On October 20th each year, we celebrate the delicious food holiday known as National Brandied Fruit Day!

#BrandiedFruitDay

Brandied fruit first became popular around the Victorian era. During this time, people discovered brandy added to fruit easily helped preserve it. Incidentally, the process also preserved the flavor of freshly harvests fruit crops while also creating a delicious dessert for adults.

Brandied fruit is created by soaking sweet fresh fruit in brandy, sugar, and spices. After the initial preparation, the fruit will sit for nearly 30 days. Then it is ready to top desserts, pies, and cakes. Interestingly, brandied fruit is used as a starter for Friendship Cake. Similar to the concept of a starter for sourdough bread, Friendship Cake takes time to prepare. However, once you’ve completed the process, you’re sure to enjoy one of the most delicious treats ever!

 

food.jpg

brandy-fruit1.jpg

30fruit1-mobileMasterAt3x.jpg

brandied-fruit-recipe-1136116-hero-01-92e7dd9cde1a4871888da16dd81142a9.jpg

Brandied-Fruit-Day.jpg

National-Brandied-Fruit-Day-1-1024x576.jpg

brandied-cherries-day.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
1,811 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE DAY | OCTOBER 18

National Chocolate Cupcake Day on October 18th annually celebrates the sweetness of small chocolate cakes. With a dollop of frosting, one sweet serving satisfies chocolate and cake lovers!

#ChocolateCupcakeDay

Cupcakes have also been called:

  • Fairy Cakes
  • Patty Cakes
  • Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word))

Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when a recipe notation of “a cake to be baked in small cups” was written in American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons. The earliest known documentation of the term cupcake was in 1828 in Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook.

Bakers initially baked their cupcakes in heavy pottery cups. However, bakers today use a plethora of tools at their fingertips. Some still use individual ramekins, small coffee mugs, large teacups, or other small ovenproof pottery-type dishes for baking their cupcakes. Of course, the most common cupcake tool is the muffin or cupcake pan. This handy tool includes multiple cups in one device

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Today’s Food History

1753 Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres was born. A French politician and gourmet. A gastronomic contemporary and rival of Talleyrand and Carême. The dinners he gave were famous, and Cambaceres closely supervised the food preparation. He refused to admit late-comers, and was also said to have demanded complete silence while dining.

1871 Charles Babbage died. He invented the adding machine, and among his other inventions is the cowcatcher, the V shaped front end on locomotives.

1878 Thomas Edison made electricity available for household usage.

1892 The first long distance telephone line between Chicago and New York City was put in service.

1919 William Waldorf Astor Born. William Waldorf Astor was a cousin of John Jacob Astor IV, the great grandson of John Jacob Astor. He built the Waldorf section (1893) of what would become the Waldorf Astoria (1897). The Empire State Building (1929) now stands on the site.

1931 Thomas Alva Edison, “the wizard of Menlo Park” died.

1945 James T. Ehler, Chef and food writer, was born. That’s me – the author of this Culinary Calendar and the Food Reference Website.

1969 Cyclamate, a non-caloric sweetener, was banned. Discovered in 1937, and widely used in the food industry, cyclamate was found to cause cancer in laboratory rats. Cyclamate is still used in many countries around the world.

 

befunky-design14.jpg

National-Chocolate-Cupcake-Day.jpg

chocolatecupcake.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
1,893 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL CHEESE CURD DAY | OCTOBER 15

On October 15th, National Cheese Curd Day celebrates the velvety goodness of cheese curds.

If you’re a total cheese head, then get excited to celebrate National Cheese Curd Day on October 15. Culver’s, a popular Midwestern fast-food chain, created this holiday in 2015 and if you don’t already know, cheese curds are bite-sized nuggets of cheese — now you can see why they have a whole day designated to them, right?! So on October 15, get in on the cheesy goodness and celebrate National Cheese Curd Day by buying or making — but most importantly, eating — cheese curds.

NATIONAL CHEESE CURD DAY TIMELINE

1100s
​Cheese curds make it into a song

​The Celtic song, “Visions of MacGonlannee,” mentioned cheese curds in its lyrics.

​1840
​Wisconsin got in on the cheese game

​Wisconsin became the “it” place to make and produce cheese because of its rich farmland.

1922
​Wisconsin’s cheese factories grow

​By this year, Wisconsin was home to more than 2,800 cheese factories.

1900s
Cheese curds gain in popularity

Because cheese curds grew in popularity, milk factories experienced surpluses in this century.

NATIONAL CHEESE CURD DAY ACTIVITIES

  1. Say “cheese” and share your pics on social media

    Sharing experiences (new or nostalgic) on social media is always fun, so celebrate National Cheese Curd Day by sharing your cheese curd experience online. If you’re new to eating cheese curds, take a video capturing your first bite. If cheese curds were a staple in your childhood, snap pics of your favorite cheese curd joint.

  2. Go crazy—take a trip to Wisconsin

    What better way to celebrate National Cheese Curd Day than taking a trip to the state that started it all? Since this holiday falls on a Monday this year, you can experience Wisconsin for the weekend, hit up Culver’s (or any place that serves cheese curds), and save some cheese curds for when you're back home— and so you can eat them on National Cheese Curd Day — taking this indulgent holiday to a whole new level.

  3. Try making your own

    Whether you can buy fresh cheese curds locally or not, National Cheese Curd Day is the perfect time to tackle a new recipe challenge. So on October 15, look for recipes online and try frying your own cheese curds at home.

​​4 THINGS ABOUT CHEESE CURDS THAT’LL MAKE YOU WANT TO BOOK A FLIGHT TO WISCONSIN

  1. Cheese curds squeak

    ​Not only is squeaking a common characteristic of cheese curds—this happens because the elastic protein strands in the curds rub against your teeth’s enamel— but it’s also a sign of freshness.

  2. ​It’s takes a lot of milk to make a little bit of cheese

    ​Wisconsin cheese curds are so dang fresh and flavorful because they’re only filled with cheese from Wisconsin milk — and it takes 10 pounds of milk to produce one pound of cheese.

  3. ​Don’t worry, the squeak can be restored

    ​If you don’t finish your bag of cheese curds within two days (although let’s be honest, this would take serious self control), you can simply microwave them to get back them back to their squeaky state.

  4. ​Their insides can vary in color

    ​Because cheese curds are typically made with cheddar cheese, they can sometimes be white inside, or sometimes yellow.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL CHEESE CURD DAY

  1. If you’ve never had one, this is your excuse to (finally) try one…or several

    While cheese curds may be a staple for many people, you may have never had one, and that’s okay. But thanks to National Cheese Curd Day, you now have a reason to try them, so on October 15, make it a priority to get your hands on some.

  2. Use it as an opportunity to try a new dish

    Trying to cook a new dish is a fun challenge (especially when fried cheese is the end result), so if there isn’t a joint frying up cheese curds near you, try whipping up your own on October 15. After all, there’s not a better time to try a cheese curd recipe than on National Cheese Curd Day.

  3. It’s a reason to eat cheese (as if we needed another one)

    If you’re a cheese lover, then National Cheese Curd Day is the holiday for you. But unlike other days where you may just indulge in a meat and cheese platter or cheese and crackers, October 15 is your chance to indulge in gooey cheese curds.

    What’s squeaking? National Cheese Curd Day is October 15th

    Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
    What's Squeaking? National Cheese Curd Day is October 15th

    Wisconsin, The State of Cheese® Shares Everything You Need to Celebrate the Glorious Cheese Curd

     
     

    NEWS PROVIDED BY

    Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin 

    Oct 12, 2021, 08:43 ET

     
     

    MADISON, Wis., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- National Cheese Curd Day is upon us, and soon cheese lovers near and far will come together to collectively celebrate the irresistible Wisconsin Cheese that is adored around the world. Get in on the fun and celebrate like a Wisconsinite by taking a bite out of the snack that squeaks!

     
     

     

    October 15th is National Cheese Curd Day . Celebrate like a Wisconsinite by taking a bite out of the snack that squeaks!

     

    "Wisconsinites are truly obsessed with cheese, and while we tout some of the most awarded cheeses in the world, we know there is a unique fascination with our cheese curds," says Suzanne Fanning, Chief Marketing Officer for Wisconsin Cheese and Senior Vice President at Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. "In Wisconsin, cheese curds are just part of our culture—we look forward to getting curds fresh at local farmers markets and cheese shops around the state—still warm from being made that morning. Many restaurants across the state sell more cheese curds than French fries and nearly every Wisconsinite can tell you which restaurant makes their favorite fried cheese curd. This is our day to celebrate, and we are excited to share our love for all things curds with the rest of the country."

636603568638030537-MJSBrd-07-28-2017-Farmer-1-D009-2017-07-27-IMG-cheese-curds.jpg-1-1-7EIUC6OD-L1063495942-IMG-cheese-curds.jpg-1-1-7EIUC6OD.jpg

group3.jpg

Cheese-Curds-81c9bcec5056b36_81c9bdbf-5056-b365-ababe418aab5df5b.jpg

PWC_PRIMARY_Logo.jpg

As a Bar Time treats or while watching a Wisconsin football game you can not beat fried cheese curds. 

 

yNP3A-1665673722-embed-Curd Day .jpeg

 

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
2,024 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

National Taco Day: Taco Bell, Del Taco, Jack in the Box and More Offer Free Tacos and Other Great Deals

Today is the ultimate Taco Tuesday.

 

Dan Avery
Oct. 4, 2022 6:23 a.m. PT
5 min read
 

Today is National Taco Day. That's right -- Taco Tuesday just got a major upgrade.

The origins of the popular dish stretch back to long before the Spanish arrived in Mexico, though what we know as the modern-day taco emerged in the 18th century, when Mexican miners needed something inexpensive and portable to eat. Some historians believe the word "taco" originated as slang for the paper rolls filled with gunpowder that they used to blast the ore. 

When Mexican workers migrated to California, they bought the taco with them. By 1989, Wyoming-based chain Taco John's had actually trademarked "Taco Tuesday." 

On National Taco Day, nationwide chains and local eateries alike are offering free tacos, discounts and other deals. Check out our growing list below and come back for more updates.

Celebrating National Taco Day at home? Check out top air fryers and pressure cookers for whipping up a Tex-Mex banquet.

FePCQcrWIAEO09y.jpeg

Here's a list of 2022 National Taco Day deals and specials for your reference:

- 7-Eleven - On October 4, 2022, 7Rewards and Speedy Rewards members can get 10 mini tacos for $2.

- Del Taco - On October 4, 2022, they have they Tuesday special of 3 Snack Tacos for $1.69 from 3 PM to 11 PM but Del Yeah! rewards members can also earn double rewards all day in the app.

- El Pollo Loco - On October 4, 2022, Loco Rewards members who buy $10 or more of anything on the El Pollo Loco menu other than tacos will get a reward good for 8 free tacos in their loyalty account that can be redeemed between October 5 and October 31, 2022. They'll also be offering free delivery on the same day for orders placed through their website or mobile app.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop - On October 4, 2022, you can get select tacos for $1.50 each all day.

- Jack in the Box - On October 4, 2022, Monster Tacos return to the menu for a limited time. You can get two for $3 at participating locations.

- Long John Silver's - On October 4, 2022, you can a free taco with the purchase of any combo, meal, or platter in-store and online for pickup (you can find the necessary coupon through their email subscription or social media channels. If ordering online, you'll need to use the code, "NATIONALTACODAY").

Moe's Southwest Grill - On October 4, 2022, Moe Rewards Members can get $5 off any meal kit, including the Taco Meal Kit using the promo code "TACODAY22" online.

- Rubio's - On October 3 and October 4, 2022, you can get a free taco with any purchase.

- Taco Bell - On October 4, 2022, you can get a 30-day Taco Lover's Pass for $10.

- Taco John's - On October 4, 2022, loyalty members can get a free beef Taco Bravo with any purchase.

 

iStock-610239866-1-4.jpg

taco-848x450.jpg

Taco-640x514.jpg

52903c98-a7ea-4797-a0f0-9f2cec1e8572_750x422.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
2,382 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY | SEPTEMBER 25

On September 25th, National Comic Book Day honors the art, artists, and stories of comic books. Fans, collectors, readers, and artists come together to celebrate the day with events across the country. 

#NationalComicBookDay

First popularized in the United States, comic books are also called comic magazines. Generally, comic books produce drawn sequential and opposing panels representing individual scenes. Each scene often includes descriptive prose and written narratives. When placed together, the panels form a complete story or a portion of a serial. 

The earliest comic strips (which later gave birth to comic books) displayed dialogue in bubbles or balloons above characters’ heads. As an art form, the designs can be quite intricate. For example, text, dialogue, personalities, color, and imagery enhance part of a storyline. Over time, these storylines also distinguished eras, artists, genres, and themes.

People who collect comic books are known as pannapictagraphist.
 NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY | SEPTEMBER 25

On September 25th, National Comic Book Day honors the art, artists, and stories of comic books. Fans, collectors, readers, and artists come together to celebrate the day with events across the country. 

#NationalComicBookDay

First popularized in the United States, comic books are also called comic magazines. Generally, comic books produce drawn sequential and opposing panels representing individual scenes. Each scene often includes descriptive prose and written narratives. When placed together, the panels form a complete story or a portion of a serial. 

The earliest comic strips (which later gave birth to comic books) displayed dialogue in bubbles or balloons above characters’ heads. As an art form, the designs can be quite intricate. For example, text, dialogue, personalities, color, and imagery enhance part of a storyline. Over time, these storylines also distinguished eras, artists, genres, and themes.

People who collect comic books are known as pannapictagraphist.

The term “comic book” comes from the first book sold as a book reprinted of humorous comic strips. Despite their name, comic books are not all humorous in tone and feature stories in all genres.

Advertisement
 

One of the earliest known comics printed was The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck. The 1842 hardcover comic book became the first known American comic book.

In 1896, Richard Felton drew a comic-book magazine published in the United States featuring The Yellow Kid in a sequence titled “McFadden’s Row of Flats.”  The 196-page book featured black and white print and measured 5×7 inches. It sold for 50 cents.

In 1933, a comic book, Famous Funnies, appeared in the United States. Many believe the work to be the first real comic book. The reprinting of earlier newspaper comic strips established many of the story-telling devices used in comics.

 

batman-2216148_1920.jpg

Comic-Book-Day.jpg

ComicSpread.jpg

Web_of_Spider-Man_Vol_1_129-1.png

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
2,599 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

LABOR DAY 

Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.

Early Adopters

Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized by labor activists and individual states. After municipal ordinances were passed in 1885 and 1886, a movement developed to secure state legislation. New York was the first state to introduce a bill, but Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day, on February 21, 1887. During 1887, four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York – passed laws creating a Labor Day holiday. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.

Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized by labor activists and individual states. After municipal ordinances were passed in 1885 and 1886, a movement developed to secure state legislation. New York was the first state to introduce a bill, but Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day, on February 21, 1887. During 1887, four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York – passed laws creating a Labor Day holiday. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.

McGuire v. Maguire: Who Founded Labor Day?

Who first proposed the holiday for workers? It’s not entirely clear, but two workers can make a solid claim to the Founder of Labor Day title.

Some records show that in 1882, Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, suggested setting aside a day for a "general holiday for the laboring classes" to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that machinist Matthew Maguire, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday.

Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, New Jersey, proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.

According to the New Jersey Historical Society, after President Cleveland signed the law creating a national Labor Day, the Paterson Morning Call published an opinion piece stating that "the souvenir pen should go to Alderman Matthew Maguire of this city, who is the undisputed author of Labor Day as a holiday." Both Maguire and McGuire attended the country’s first Labor Day parade in New York City that year.

Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized by labor activists and individual states. After municipal ordinances were passed in 1885 and 1886, a movement developed to secure state legislation. New York was the first state to introduce a bill, but Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day, on February 21, 1887. During 1887, four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York – passed laws creating a Labor Day holiday. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.

McGuire v. Maguire: Who Founded Labor Day?

 

 

Who first proposed the holiday for workers? It’s not entirely clear, but two workers can make a solid claim to the Founder of Labor Day title.

Some records show that in 1882, Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, suggested setting aside a day for a "general holiday for the laboring classes" to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that machinist Matthew Maguire, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday.

Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, New Jersey, proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.

According to the New Jersey Historical Society, after President Cleveland signed the law creating a national Labor Day, the Paterson Morning Call published an opinion piece stating that "the souvenir pen should go to Alderman Matthew Maguire of this city, who is the undisputed author of Labor Day as a holiday." Both Maguire and McGuire attended the country’s first Labor Day parade in New York City that year.

Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized by labor activists and individual states. After municipal ordinances were passed in 1885 and 1886, a movement developed to secure state legislation. New York was the first state to introduce a bill, but Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day, on February 21, 1887. During 1887, four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York – passed laws creating a Labor Day holiday. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.

McGuire v. Maguire: Who Founded Labor Day?

Who first proposed the holiday for workers? It’s not entirely clear, but two workers can make a solid claim to the Founder of Labor Day title.

Some records show that in 1882, Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, suggested setting aside a day for a "general holiday for the laboring classes" to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that machinist Matthew Maguire, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday.

Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, New Jersey, proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.

According to the New Jersey Historical Society, after President Cleveland signed the law creating a national Labor Day, the Paterson Morning Call published an opinion piece stating that "the souvenir pen should go to Alderman Matthew Maguire of this city, who is the undisputed author of Labor Day as a holiday." Both Maguire and McGuire attended the country’s first Labor Day parade in New York City that year.

The First Labor Day

 

 

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday.

A Nationwide Holiday

 

 

Many Americans celebrate Labor Day with parades, picnics and parties – festivities very similar to those outlined by the first proposal for a holiday, which suggested that the day should be observed with – a street parade to exhibit "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day.

Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

American labor has raised the nation’s standard of living and contributed to the greatest production the world has ever known and the labor movement has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.

LaborDayHistory.jpg

LabourDayFloat1916-a.jpg

FirstLaborDay-large.jpg

FB_IMG_1662237025499.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
3,169 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

History of National Cuban Sandwich Day August 23rd, 2022

Does any sandwich fill the soul with joy quite like a Cuban sandwich? Probably not. While most people will enjoy the tasty treat on a semi-frequent basis, National Cuban Sandwich Day is the perfect time for hungry participants to show the humble yet heroic creation the love and attention it deserves – and there’s a lot of reasons to love it.

 

The Cuban sandwich is truly one of those magical foods that can be enjoyed by anyone (dietary needs aside) at anytime. Whether it’s a budget-friendly lunchtime meal for laborers or an evening treat for a business owner doesn’t matter, there’s never a bad time to enjoy the sandwich. However, there is a best time to appreciate it, and that’s National Cuban Sandwich Day.

Want to know more? Let’s tuck in.

History of National Cuban Sandwich Day

National Cuban Sandwich Day is a day to celebrate the traditional pressed Cuban sandwich and its many variants, which have spread from Tampa, Florida’s Ybor City neighborhood to restaurant menus in all corners of the world.

The Cuban sandwich is a history lesson pressed between two pieces of bread. Perhaps no other food represents the United States’ history as a melting pot at the turn of the century better than the Cubano, which combines elements from three different immigrant groups that came together, surprisingly, in the deep south. Also, it’s delicious!

 

A traditional Cuban sandwich consists of ham, mojo pork, Genoa salami, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, and dill pickle slices on crispy-but-not-too-chewy Cuban bread, all heated in a press, though National Cuban Sandwich Day celebrates all variations.

Cuban sandwich fun fact

While an early cousin of the Cuban sandwich was born in Cuba proper, the Cuban sandwich as we know it today originated in Tampa, Florida’s cigar-producing neighborhood of Ybor City in the late 1800s (then known as Cigar City, the “cigar capital of the world”) and caught on by the early 1900s. It was popular among workers in the district’s many cigar factories.

While it’s called a “Cuban” sandwich after the Cuban immigrants who settled in early Ybor City and influenced the sandwich the most, the ingredients are also a nod to the southern Italian bricklayers and the German cigar workers who also immigrated there. Salami was added via the Italian bricklayers, who found that placing a hot brick on top of the sandwich for a few minutes pressed it flat and made it taste better. Mustard was a condiment and flavor preferred by the Germans.

It also didn’t spoil in the Florida heat. That’s why there’s no mayonnaise on a traditional Cuban sandwich–refrigeration was scarce in tropical Tampa in the early 20th century.

History of National Cuban Sandwich Day

The Cuban sandwich itself has a rich history that dates back to the 19th century, but the beautifully brilliant sandwich continues to witness evolution in many different forms. National Cuban Sandwich Day is a far more contemporary idea that was borne from online interactions. In fact, somewhat incredibly, the event was actually launched in 2016 as a joke by Christopher Spata of the Tampa Bay Times, who wanted to see how many news agencies would run with the story of a fictional food celebration.

It turns out that the answer was quite a lot. It’s not that shocking really given that the “prank” wasn’t actually funny. Still, fans of the sandwich from around the globe can thank Spata’s idea for what has quickly turned into a widely celebrated annual event. Very much like the sandwich itself, National Cuban Sandwich Day has found its way to followers from around the globe and is on a trajectory to gain thousands of new fans each year.

National Cuban Sandwich Day actually follows the success of another event (yes, great food deserves more than one dedication throughout the year) that has been held in Tampa every year since 2012: the Cuban Sandwich Festival. The food festival, which was organized by Victor Padilla and Jolie Gonzalez-Padilla, hosts a competition between local vendors and restaurants to name the Best Cuban Sandwich of the Year. In its inaugural event, the organizers also built the World’s Longest Cuban Sandwich.

A number of neighborhoods in the regions synonymous with Cuban sandwiches have subsequently held public celebrations while restaurants and cafes are naturally very quick to embrace the fun. However, thanks to online viral content, the annual honoring of the firm foodie’s favorite has reached many new audiences in its first half-a-decade.

 

National-Cuban-Sandwich-Day-started-as-a-reporters-attempt-at-a-hoax.jpg

Fa2xjCXXkAA3xFK.jpeg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
3,490 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL TELL A JOKE DAY | AUGUST 16

What happened to the comedian on August 16th during National Tell A Joke Day? Everyone stole his punchlines! All joking aside, get out there and laugh a little and tell some funny ones.

#TellAJokeDay

This day will be filled with smiles and laughter from morning till night. Jokes consist of humorous stories, either written or verbal, that often end with a punchline. While slapstick includes props and even minor stunts on the part of the storyteller, the best jokes are usually short. They involve a little misdirection and a well-delivered punchline. The more jokes you tell, the more fun you will have, and so will those around you.

Jokes have been a part of human culture since at least 1900 BC. 

Since jokes come in many forms, try out your favorite. For some, that might be a one-liner or a knock-knock joke. While many people groan at the sight of a pun, they bring on chuckles, too. If you aren’t comfortable with the whole comedic act, rely on your sense of irony. Use this approach like seasoning, however. You might have a tough crowd. Others simply rely on gestures to express humor. 

When telling a joke, timing and delivery can be an essential element. Without it, the joke will fall flat. Also, be sure to know the audience. For example, clown jokes may not go over well at a phobia convention.  

In moderation, laughter is healthy, uses the abdominal muscles, and releases endorphins (natural feel-good chemicals) into the brain.

 

 

 
 
 

 

National Tell A Joke Day | August 16

NATIONAL TELL A JOKE DAY | AUGUST 16

What happened to the comedian on August 16th during National Tell A Joke Day? Everyone stole his punchlines! All joking aside, get out there and laugh a little and tell some funny ones.

#TellAJokeDay

This day will be filled with smiles and laughter from morning till night. Jokes consist of humorous stories, either written or verbal, that often end with a punchline. While slapstick includes props and even minor stunts on the part of the storyteller, the best jokes are usually short. They involve a little misdirection and a well-delivered punchline. The more jokes you tell, the more fun you will have, and so will those around you.

Jokes have been a part of human culture since at least 1900 BC. 

Since jokes come in many forms, try out your favorite. For some, that might be a one-liner or a knock-knock joke. While many people groan at the sight of a pun, they bring on chuckles, too. If you aren’t comfortable with the whole comedic act, rely on your sense of irony. Use this approach like seasoning, however. You might have a tough crowd. Others simply rely on gestures to express humor. 

When telling a joke, timing and delivery can be an essential element. Without it, the joke will fall flat. Also, be sure to know the audience. For example, clown jokes may not go over well at a phobia convention.  

Advertisement
 

In moderation, laughter is healthy, uses the abdominal muscles, and releases endorphins (natural feel-good chemicals) into the brain.

Powered By
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL TELL A JOKE DAY

How many jokes did the chicken tell? Just one, then it crossed the road. Splat… Tell a joke. While you’re at it, listen to a few, too. Be sure to laugh, celebrate, have fun and enjoy!  Use #TellAJokeDay to post on social media.

Are you looking for more ways to enjoy a good joke? Then, check out 5 Types of Jokes to Tell Your Kids for a dose of the humor medicine.

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for ideas and projects designed for celebrating the day with your students. Enjoy infusing humor into your classroom while watching your students learn more than ever before!

tell-a-joke-day.png

mother-1599653_1280.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
3,601 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

National Lighthouse Day – August 7th

It was on this day in 1789, that Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys and public piers. In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Act and the commissioning of the first Federal lighthouse, Congress passed a resolution which designated August 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day.

The text for the original 1789 act…

An Act for the Establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all expenses which shall accrue from and after the fifteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, in the necessary support, maintenance and repairs of all lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers erected, placed, or sunk before the passing of this act, at the entrance of, or within any bay, inlet, harbor, or port of the United States, for rendering the navigation thereof easy and safe, shall be defrayed out of the treasury of the United States: Provided nevertheless, That none of the said expenses shall continue to be so defrayed by the United States, after the expiration of one year from the day aforesaid, unless such lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers, shall in the mean time be ceded to and vested in the United States, by the state or states respectively in which the same may be, together with the lands and tenements thereunto belonging, and together with the jurisdiction of the same.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a lighthouse shall be erected near the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay, at such place, when ceded to the United States in manner aforesaid, as the President of the United States shall direct.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to provide by contracts, which shall be approved by the President of the United States, for building a lighthouse near the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay, and for rebuilding when necessary, and keeping in good repair, the lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers in the several States, and for furnishing the same with all necessary supplies; and also to agree for the salaries, wages, or hire of the person or persons appointed by the President, for the superintendence and care of the same.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all pilots in the bays, inlets, rivers, harbors and ports of the United States, shall continue to be regulated in conformity with the existing laws of the States respectively wherein such pilots may be, or with such laws as the States may respectively hereafter enact for the purpose, until further legislative provision shall be made by Congress.  Approved: August 7, 1789

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a lighthouse shall be erected near the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay, at such place, when ceded to the United States in manner aforesaid, as the President of the United States shall direct.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to provide by contracts, which shall be approved by the President of the United States, for building a lighthouse near the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay, and for rebuilding when necessary, and keeping in good repair, the lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers in the several States, and for furnishing the same with all necessary supplies; and also to agree for the salaries, wages, or hire of the person or persons appointed by the President, for the superintendence and care of the same.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all pilots in the bays, inlets, rivers, harbors and ports of the United States, shall continue to be regulated in conformity with the existing laws of the States respectively wherein such pilots may be, or with such laws as the States may respectively hereafter enact for the purpose, until further legislative provision shall be made by Congress.  Approved: August 7, 1789

Origin of National Lighthouse Day…

Senator John H. Chafee (Rhode Island) sponsored a joint resolution that was introduced to Congress on April 28, 1988 designating the day of August 7, 1989 as “National Lighthouse Day.” The summary of the resolution stated, “Designates August 7, 1989, as National Lighthouse Day and calls for lighthouse grounds, where feasible, to be open to the public.” The resolution passed the Senate on July 26, 1988 and the House (sponsored by Representative William J. Hughes, New Jersey) on October 21, 1988. President Ronald Reagan signed the Bill into public law (No. 100-622) on November 5, 1988.

FB_IMG_1659803543618.jpg

The following photos are of lighthouses I have visited over the years.

FB_IMG_1628017731041.jpg

Milwaukee pier lighthouse 

 

FB_IMG_1627745252057.jpg

Milwaukee North Shore lighthouse 

FB_IMG_1627745194322.jpg

Cana Island Lighthouse Door County  Wisconsin. 

Explore Cana Island at 150

Explore Door County’s most iconic lighthouse, celebrating 150 years of standing watch on the shore of Lake Michigan in 2019.

Ride a haywagon over the causeway to explore the island, including the 89-foot-tall tower, the original home of the lighthouse keeper and his family, and the oil house where fuel for the light was stored. 

FB_IMG_1551414116946.jpg

Yahara River locks light Madison, Wisconsin 

FB_IMG_1627235923755.jpg

Umpqua lighthouse is a wonderfully-preserved functioning lighthouse that is easily accessible Oregon state lighthouse 

_mg_4213.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
3,806 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL GRAB SOME NUTS DAY | AUGUST 3

There are many “nut” days throughout the year such as National Almond DayNational Pistachio Day, and National Pecan Day, but August 3rd embraces them all. It’s National Grab Some Nuts Day!

#NationalGrabSomeNutsDay

Defining a nut is tricky. Though botanically an almond and cashew aren’t considered nuts, once they’re in the can, it’s hard to tell the difference. The same goes for walnuts and peanuts, even though they have the word “nut” in their names. Despite the confusion, these nuts, legumes, seeds, and drupes continue to find their way into our daily diets. Whether we add them to salads or into our baking, we love nuts. We’re nutty for nuts!

Depending on the kind, they add necessary good fats to our diets. They’re also full of minerals and nutrients we might otherwise be missing. In the right quantities, they improve our health and make things taste better, too. There’s nothing too nutty about that.

These little bountiful nuggets contain beneficial nutrients, have a long shelf life, and can be quite portable. They add a nice crunch to snacks and desserts as well as satisfying meals. National Grab Some Nuts Day might seem a little squirrelly, but then again it’s the right time of year for it. Go nuts and grab a few or a lot!

 

NATIONAL GRAB SOME NUTS DAY | AUGUST 3

There are many “nut” days throughout the year such as National Almond DayNational Pistachio Day, and National Pecan Day, but August 3rd embraces them all. It’s National Grab Some Nuts Day!

#NationalGrabSomeNutsDay

Defining a nut is tricky. Though botanically an almond and cashew aren’t considered nuts, once they’re in the can, it’s hard to tell the difference. The same goes for walnuts and peanuts, even though they have the word “nut” in their names. Despite the confusion, these nuts, legumes, seeds, and drupes continue to find their way into our daily diets. Whether we add them to salads or into our baking, we love nuts. We’re nutty for nuts!

Depending on the kind, they add necessary good fats to our diets. They’re also full of minerals and nutrients we might otherwise be missing. In the right quantities, they improve our health and make things taste better, too. There’s nothing too nutty about that.

These little bountiful nuggets contain beneficial nutrients, have a long shelf life, and can be quite portable. They add a nice crunch to snacks and desserts as well as satisfying meals. National Grab Some Nuts Day might seem a little squirrelly, but then again it’s the right time of year for it. Go nuts and grab a few or a lot!

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL GRAB SOME NUTS DAY

Do not forget to grab a handful of your favorite nuts to snack on today! Better yet, get baking. Nuts add texture and flavor to baked goods. Don’t forget the savory dishes. Try adding almonds to salads, peanuts to stirfry or create a crust from crushed pecans for a pork roast. We even have some recipes for you to try:

No matter how you celebrate, the day encourages sharing by using #NationalGrabSomeNutsDay on social media. 

Are you looking for more variety? We offer 9 Delicious Nuts from Around the World for you to explore.

NATIONAL GRAB SOME NUTS DAY HISTORY

We were unable to identify the origin of the observance.  

15297edc0d8d10725cad3ccdd2db5a93.jpg

GRAB-SOME-NUTS.jpg

National-Grab-Some-Nuts-Day.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
3,860 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL ICE CREAM SANDWICH DAY | AUGUST 2

On August 2nd, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day encourages us to cool off with one of our favorite frozen treats. Whether it’s vanilla, strawberry or Neopolitan between two chocolate wafers, the dessert sure will hit the spot on a hot summer day.  

#IceCreamSandwichDay

The original ice cream sandwich sold for a penny in 1900 from a pushcart in the Bowery neighborhood of New York. Newspapers never identified the name of the vendor in articles that appeared across the country. However, the ice cream sandwiched between milk biscuits became a hit. Soon, pushcarts popped up around the city and country during the summer months selling the portable treats. Early pictures show beachgoers at Atlantic City getting their ice cream sandwichs for 1¢ each. 

Once ice cream sandwiches became popular, recipes for home cooks filled the papers. The sandwich layers included everything from angel food and sponge cake to shortbread cookies. Restaurants offered the ice cream sandwich as a decadent dessert for travelers. By 1940, grocers sold sandwiches made with crispy wafers.

One account claims the modern ice cream sandwich with the chocolate wafer was invented in 1945 by Jerry Newberg. The ice cream maker sold his creation at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, PA. At the time, the storied location was home to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.

 

If the chocolate brownie wafer doesn’t appeal to you, don’t hesitate to mix it up. All variety of cookies make excellent sandwich parts. Change up the ice cream, too. Around the world, ice cream sandwiches go by a variety of names including the Monaco Bar, Giant Sandwich, Maxibon, Cream Between, Vanilla Slice, and many more.

 

If the chocolate brownie wafer doesn’t appeal to you, don’t hesitate to mix it up. All variety of cookies make excellent sandwich parts. Change up the ice cream, too. Around the world, ice cream sandwiches go by a variety of names including the Monaco Bar, Giant Sandwich, Maxibon, Cream Between, Vanilla Slice, and many more.

 

National-Ice-Cream-Sandwich-Day.jpg

ice-cream-sandwich-day-fun.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
3,890 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL REFRESHMENT DAY | FOURTH THURSDAY IN JULY

National Refreshment Day on the fourth Thursday in July celebrates fun at the hottest time of the year. The day toasts those moments of ice, cold refreshment, especially a nice cold beer. These are the simple pleasures that we all love and cherish.

#NationalRefreshmentDay

Whether you’re at the beach or wrapping up a long day of work, it’s nice to know there’s a glass waiting for you somewhere. The dog days of summer call for coolers full of ice. Long weekends and vacation days beckon, too. Take a day and celebrate.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL REFRESHMENT DAY

Turn the fan on high, grab your bathing suit, and ice down the beer.  Make the most of the dog days and raise a glass to Refreshment!  Give a shout-out to your favorite brewery or craft beer. You can also try something new. Have you ever tried these?

  • Mojito – This refreshing cocktail includes refreshing mint combined with rum, lime and soda water.
  • Cucumber and vodka – Cilantro and cucumber slices perk up a splash of vodka.
  • Sangria – A variety of sangria recipes offer a bright and sparkling refresher.

You can also thank a server for their dedication and buy them a refreshing beverage. Share in the holiday by using #NationalRefreshmentDay on social media.

National Refreshment Day 2022: History, significance and interesting quotes

This special day is usually observed during the hottest time of the year when a cold cup of coffee, iced tea, or lemonade is all that your body needs on a hot tiring day

National-Refreshment-Day.jpg

beer-01.jpg

cocktails-1869868_1920_1200x768.jpeg

676x380.jpeg

VRSN_CelebrationJuly_BlogImages_201806-Refreshment.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
3,977 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY | JULY 23

Vanilla Ice Cream Day on July 23rd tips its hat at the second most popular flavor in America. Take a bow, vanilla. I scream, you scream, we all scream for…VANILLA ICE CREAM!! Of course, the day is part of  National Ice Cream Month and not too far behind National Ice Cream Day.

#VanillaIceCreamDay

Since Americans love vanilla ice cream so much, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that vanilla is the most common flavoring in North America for ice cream. In fact, many people consider vanilla ice cream to be the default flavor. 

Many may be familiar with Thomas Jefferson’s vanilla ice cream recipe. The third president of the United States may have discovered a love for the vanilla flavor while visiting France. While he wouldn’t have been the first to savor the delicious taste of vanilla ice cream, Jefferson enjoyed jotting down recipes. The same applied to ice cream. He also produced a handwritten copy of a vanilla ice cream recipe in the 1780s. Only ten copies remain. In fact, the Library of Congress houses one copy that has a cookie recipe on the flip side. Today, the ice cream parlor at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota serves the same recipe so that anyone can have a taste.

 

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY

Make your own with this old fashioned homemade vanilla ice cream recipe for you to enjoy!  While you’re at it, invite some friends to enjoy it with you. Maybe, go out for some vanilla ice cream. Scoop up a dish full from the ice cream in your freezer. Will you add chocolate syrup or caramel? Oh, and don’t forget the sprinkles! Post a photo on social media using #VanillaIceCreamDay to encourage others to do the same.

NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator and origin of National Vanilla Ice Cream 

befunky-design.jpg

National-Vanilla-Ice-Cream-Day.jpg

vanilla-ice-cream-day-fun1.jpg

Vanilla_Ice_Cream_Cone_at_Camp_Manitoulin.jpg

 

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
0 Kudos
4,053 Views
0
Report
cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Need to Know

AARP LIMITED TIME OFFER: Cyber Week Sale! Join or renew for just $9 per year when you sign up for a 5-year term. AARP Membership Cyber Week Sale

More From AARP