Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Strawberry Picking Day

It's May and those of us in the Deep South know that May means Spring and Spring means fresh strawberries and fresh strawberries mean it's time for some strawberry picking!

In the United States strawberries typically peak during the month of May in the South and usually in the month of June in the North. Crops will get ready at various times depending on what part of the state your from.

Now for strawberry picking tips:
When you pick strawberries you need to look for the plump ones, look for the firm ones, and last but not least you need to look for the veryyy red ones. Usually the smaller berries are the most flavorful it seems.

When your strawberry picking, be very careful with each berry because they bruise very easily. Never toss your strawberry into the basket and never fill your basket more than 4 inches deep. If you pile the berries up you will have a mess to clean up and your strawberries will spoil very fast.

Don't wash the berries until your ready to use them. Washing them makes them more prone to spoiling.

We Love Strawberries at our house!
I think one of my favorite strawberry things to eat is Strawberry Shortcake. I think everyone has had this dessert at least once in their life and Strawberry Shortcake seems to be the traditional dessert for the 4th of July Holiday too.

We had strawberry shortcake just a couple of nights ago. I served the strawberries on top of a coconut pound cake with whipped cream on top. The berries were veryyyy cold and it was fantastic eating! To make it a bit more devilish I added a layer of creamy cheesecake spooned between the pound cake and the strawberries.

When is National Strawberry Month?
The month of May is always National Strawberry Month.

Are there other Strawberry Holidays to celebrate? Yes!
National Strawberry Cream Pie Day (September 28)
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day (January 15)
National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day (June 9)
National Strawberries & Cream Day (May 21)
National Strawberry Shortcake Day (June 14)

National Strawberry Parfait Day (June 25)
National Strawberry Sundae Day (July 7)
National Strawberry Day (February 27)
Pick Strawberries Day (May 20)
National Food Holiday Directory

Friday, May 09, 2008

Lost Sock Memorial Day!

Here we go guys- here's another Weird & Wacky Holiday for you. This one is called "Lost Sock Memorial Day" where we hold in memory our favorite lost socks. Yes I have to say this is one of the weirdest holidays that's been thought up yet, but it is a fun one and believe it or not but it's becoming popular!! Did I really say that? haha!

Everybody has had a favorite pair of socks and everybody has cried buckets of tears when one of them has gone missing. (well maybe not everybody) but the point is... what the heck actually happens to all those socks anyway??? That is one mystery that I don't know if we will ever find out about.

When I was young I had a favorite pair of socks that had a face on them and the nose was a pompom ball. When I would sit down the bottom of my pants would hike up and you could see a big pair of eyes peeping out over my shoes with a big nose. I loved them! When ever the family would go to a restaurant to eat; if I ever had those socks on I would always see people pointing at my feet. hahaha! Now that's one childhood memory for you. I was so upset when my favorite sock lost a mate. I looked everywhere for it too. Did any of you have a favorite pair of socks that went missing? Something warm and cozy maybe? Tell us about it.

If you would like to know more about Lost Sock Memorial Day and how popular it's becoming just visit... Lost Sock Memorial Day and learn how you can get in on the Holiday fun.

Happy Holidays to all!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Significant May!

May Flower of the month: Lily of the Valley, Hawthorn.
Zodiac Signs: Gemini / The Twins / May 21 - June 21
The name for the Moon in May is Planter's Moon, Milk Moon.
The Full Moon is: May 20, 2008 at 02:13 Tuesday
May Birthstone: Emerald, agate.
Meaning: Love, Success
Hello Everybody, welcome to my blog and welcome to the first day of May! I sure hated to see April go because I really love those cool nights and warm days. Get this, my favorite time to drink coffee is in the month of April. Yep! I think it's because I know that April is the last month that I enjoy hot drinks. For some reason in the hotter months I had much rather drink cold sweet tea instead because coffee is to hot and makes me sweat. Oh how much I love the taste of coffee though. Now on with the subject of May! Guys your not going to believe this but while doing my research for Holidays I found out that the month of May has around 400 listed Holidays in the United States Alone. Holy Cow right! To see the complete list go to gone-ta-pott.com/maycalendar. Many of these Holidays are pretty weird and wacky too. Holidays like
Lumpy Rug Day--May 3
Respect for Chickens Day - May 4
No Sock Day - May 8
Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day - May 9
Hurray for Buttons Day - May 9
Root Canal Appreciation Day -May 10
Eat What You Want Day - May 11
I Just Called to Say I Love You Day - May 13
Blame Someone Else Day - May 13
National Dance Like A Chicken Day - May 14
Crazy Day- May 14
Marshmallow Fluff Birthday- May 14
Over The Rainbow Day - May 15
International Pickle Day - May 16
Pack Rat Day - May 17
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day - May 17
Brown Bag It Thursday - May 17
No Dirty Dishes day - May 19
Frog Jump Day - May 19
I Need a Patch For That Day - May 21
National Pickle Day - May 23
Scavenger Hunt Day - May 24
National Something day - May 25
My Bucket's Got a Hole in It Day - May 30 Great American grump out Day - May - 31
and these are just a few. For the life of me I can't see how these are listed as holidays and how they got started but they sure do make great conversation pieces that's for sure. I guess they give you some great excuses to have a party too, right! To see the complete list of Weird Holidays go to Weird Holidays and have fun reading. Significant Dates:
  • Spring: Spring Time runs from March 20th to June 20th.
  • Mothers Day: Mother's Day is celebrated all over the world to honor our Mothers, although the dates and months of Mother's Day differ from country to country. Mother's day is the occasion to pay tributes to our Mothers.
  • Cinco de Mayo ("5th of May" in English) is primarily a regional and not an obligatory federal holiday in Mexico. The date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
  • Memorial Day Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26) (observed in 2009 on May 25). It was formerly known as Decoration Day.
About May
May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. The month may have been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

Events in May / by Wikipedia

Love Quote of the Day "Love sought is good, but given unsought is better." William Shakespeare Quote of the Day Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity. - Christopher Morley Short Joke of the Day A skeleton walks into a bar. The bartender says, "What'll you have?" The skeleton says, "A beer and a mop."


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