Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing Day!

When is this holiday celebrated?
It is usually celebrated on December 26, the day after Christmas Day!


Origin of this holiday
Boxing Day is a traditional celebration dating back to the Middle Ages, of which the primary practice is the giving of gifts to employees or to people in a lower social class. The name has numerous folk etymologies.

Who celebrates this holiday?
Boxing Day is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, as well as many other members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and Greece.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Animal Holidays

In honor of all Animal Holidays This is a short video of "Jasper the raccoon" playing with a cat toy in the back yard of the cottage. Raccoons play just like cats do and it's so much fun to watch! Jasper is a wild animal and not a pet, but does come to visit and play with my cats frequently. And "No" Jasper is not in a pen. My cats are house cats and not allowed to run loose- so I have a pen for my cats where they can come and go- in and out of the house as they please, but can't go outside of the pen. I'm taking the video from inside the cats pen. :) Little Jasper is known for sitting by the pen and watching the cats play with their toys. Sooner or later Jasper starts reaching through the fence trying to get in on the fun. Many times he/she (I don't know if it's a girl or a boy raccoon) is lucky enough to steel away a toy as you see from the video; and he/she plays up a storm. I love all animals and it's a joy to watch them :)
Animal Holidays To Remember!
National Cat Health Month: (February) National Wildlife Week - Week 3 (February)
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month: (April)
World Habitat Awareness Month - Learn how to protect the habitat of all Earth's creatures.
Wild About Wildlife Month: (July)
National Wildlife Day: September 4th / www.nationalwildlifeday.org
World Rabies Day - September 28
World Day for Animals - October 4

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Toilet Paper, Then and Now


From the records of the Imperial Bureau of Supplies (Bao Chao Si), it was recorded that for Emperor Hongwu's imperial family alone, there were 15,000 sheets of special soft-fabric toilet paper made, and each sheet of toilet paper was even perfumed.
"Elsewhere, wealthy people used wool, lace or hemp for their ablutions, while less wealthy people used their hand when defecating into rivers, or cleaned themselves with various materials such as rags, wood shavings, leaves, grass, hay, stone, sand, moss, water, snow, maize, ferns, may apple plant husks, fruit skins, or seashells, and corn cobs, depending upon the country and weather conditions or social customs. In Ancient Rome, a sponge on a stick was commonly used, and, after usage, placed back in a bucket of saltwater."
"The 16th century French satirical writer François Rabelais in his series of novels Gargantua and Pantagruel, discussing the various ways of cleansing oneself at the toilet, wrote that: "He who uses paper on his filthy bum, will always find his ballocks lined with scum", proposing that the soft feathers on the back of a live goose provide an optimum cleansing medium."
"In many parts of the world, especially where toilet paper or the necessary plumbing for disposal may be unavailable or unaffordable, toilet paper is not used. Cleansing is then performed with other methods or materials, such as water, for example using a bidet, rags, sand, leaves (including seaweed), corn cobs, animal furs, or sticks."

Photo Description:
Ancient toilet paper from the Nara period. The wooden sticks were found in small streams ca. 10-15 cm wide and designed to be squatted over, and are believed to be used for cleaning after the use of the toilet streams. The modern toilet paper rolls are for size comparison. Photo taken by Chris 73 in February 2004 in an exhibition hall in Nara.
Modern Toilet Paper: "Joseph Gayetty is widely credited with being the inventor of modern commercially available toilet paper in the United States. Gayetty's paper, first introduced in 1857, was available as late as the 1920s. Gayetty's Medicated Paper was sold in packages of flat sheets, watermarked with the inventor's name. for the product used the tagline "The greatest necessity of the age! Gayetty's medicated paper for the water-closet." As recently as 1935, Northern Tissue advertised the availability of splinter-free toilet paper." wikipedia
August 26 is "National Toilet Paper Day."
Well how do you celebrate this day? Well that's a bit limited but it seems teenagers are taking advantage of this holiday by "Rolling Yards (also called TPing). This little activity of sneaking to someones house and rolling the trees in the yard full of toilet paper is popular during Halloween but it seems that the kids now have a added date to roll once again. I have to admit this was a favorite thing to do even for myself, when I was a teenager :) It was sooooo much fun! But- - its legality is a matter of some debate.

The only other thing that people do on this day is send toilet paper themed Ecards and small fun gifts made from what else, toilet paper.

This brings to mind another holidays called Thomas Crapper Day - A holiday devoted to the man who invented the flush toilet.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Banana Splits Remembered


The Banana Splits
Originally uploaded by stevesobczuk
Is anybody old enough to remember "The Banana Splits?

August 25 is National Banana Splits Day but I'm sure this holiday is referring to the food and not the band- But, I just had to blog about the show that use to come on Saturdays when I was a kid- The band was called the Banana Splits and they made Saturdays and being a kid really great! It was called "The Banana Splits Adventure Hour"

"The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was an hour-long, packaged television program that featured both live action and animated segments. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and ran for 31 episodes on NBC Saturday mornings, from September 7, 1968 to September 5, 1970. The series costumes and sets were designed by Sid and Marty Krofft and the series' sponsor was Kellogg's Cereals. The show was Hanna-Barbera’s initial foray into mixing live action with animation. The hosts of the show were Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky (a dog, gorilla, lion, and elephant)."
wikipdedia has info on them-

Gosh, I would watch it all over again if it came back on TV!
Does anybody remember them?

Banana Split For Two

Banana Split For Two Originally uploaded by GlennNCA
August 25 is National Banana Split Day! Ya know, I'm one of those people who never eats bananas unless their cooked in a dessert like banana pudding or something- but if I'm ever at a restaurant and see someone being served a banana split right beside my table- - - welllll you know what I'm about to say_ _ you just have to order one (even if you don't like bananas) giggle~ The look of a banana split is dreamyyyy for sure! You gotta have the whip cream and cherry on top! How do you guys like your banana splits? I really love it if it has pineapple sauce on top of the vanilla ice cream-

Sunday, August 23, 2009

National Buttered Corn Day!


Buttered Corn
Originally uploaded by Al Franken for Senate
August 23rd means it's Buttered Corn Day and I don't know about you but I could make a pig of myself with buttered sweet corn. Especially if it's cooked on the grill. Even if it's not, just give me a bowl of hot corn and melted butter with a big fat spoon and I'm happy.

I was reading about the Health benefits of corn and wikipedia says "
Cooked sweet corn has significant antioxidant activity, which can substantially reduce the chance of heart disease and cancer. " Cooked sweet corn retains its antioxidant activity, The scientists measured the antioxidants' ability to quench free radicals, which cause damage to the body from oxidation. Cooked sweet corn also releases increased levels of ferulic acid, which provides health benefits, such as battling cancer. "When you cook it, you release it, and what you are losing in vitamin C, you are gaining in ferulic acid and total antioxidant activity.""

Nice health benefits! So lets eat more corn!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

National Be An Angel Day

Be an Angel Day encourages us to do acts of kindness, and to help others. In researching this holiday I found Be An Angel Day was first celebrated on August 22, in 1993. "This special day was created by Jayne Howard Feldman. According to her website (www.earthangel4peace.com), she was inspired by the angels to be the founder of "Be An Angel Day". This website's purpose is to assist you in regaining peace in your life and to inspire you to be a peacemaker here on earth."

I think this is a great Holiday! I like the idea of regaining peace in our lives don't you? It was good to be reminded of it too- I found this cool picture of cloud formations on flckr. The clouds formed the shape of a few angels. :) Beautiful Shot! Just thought I would pass it on-

Well I'm glad to be back on the Internet. My computer died and it's been in the shop for a couple of weeks but I finally have it back and ready to pound the keyboards blogging! giggle~

I am trying to catch up on all the emails, most of which are asking where I'm at?? Gosh it's nice to be missed! I missed yall too! wink~

Happy Be An Angel Day Everyone!
And get ready for some hot n steamy corn because I think tomorrow is National Buttered Corn Day!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Root Beer Float Day

Root Beer Float Originally uploaded by horsepj
Oh my goodness it's National Root Beer Float Day yall! (August 6) I love root beer floats! The bad thing is, if I have one today, I really have to have one tomorrow too- then it goes on and on :( I found out some neat float flavors while I was reading- I'll share them with you :) Other Float Flavors: Boston cooler: composed of ginger ale and vanilla ice cream. Snow White: 7 Up or Sprite and vanilla ice cream. Coke float: Coca-Cola brand sodas and soft serve ice cream. Purple cow: In the context of ice cream soda, a purple cow is vanilla ice cream in purple grape soda. I've had all of them before except the Purple Cow- I don't have a clue what that tastes like. Does anybody know? Live Everyday like a Holiday yall! Make some fun floats for your family :)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Cuban turkey sandwich?

cuban turkey? Originally uploaded by Scuzzi
Sandwich Photo Pick in honor of National Sandwich Month. "A traditional Cuban sandwich is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes salami on Cuban bread." This photo shows a sandwich filled with pork, ham and turkey. Not traditional but it looks delishhhious just the same. The sandwich has grill press marks too. I don't have a pinini (how do you spell that) press in my kitchen yet. I want one really bad though- hopefully I will have one by winter because we eat a lot of hot sandwiches in the winter time. The waffle fries look great don't they! I have a waffle fry cutter myself and I just love making them really crispy. The picture shows just a bite of coleslaw in a cup- I need more than that hahaha! This slaw looks creamy and I love it creamy! The pickle; I'm going to guess is a dill pickle-

National Underwear Day

Hummm, ok - - - I'm finding information that today is National Underwear Day- It seems this holiday was created around 2003 so it's a fairly new holiday - This holiday has been celebrated on different dates in the past, but seems to stay in the month of August - so I'm guessing this is a movable holiday-

From what I've read- Freshpair.com came up with National Underwear Day. Freshpair President, Michael Kleinmann, believes that "underwear should no longer be merely the first thing you put on and the last thing you take off, but the most important thing you wear all day." Following that "National Underwear Day was created as a time for everyone to feel comfortable mentioning "unmentionables"

I really can't find a lot of information about this holiday at all-
Maybe some of our reading can post more information- ;) Pam

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Death on a plate Originally uploaded by Lois Lane74
Pictured is a "Cheese Only" Monte Cristo deep fried sandwich. Another perfect pick for National Sandwich Month- Wow I could really eat this whole plate with no problem :) Hey guys what kind of cheese do you think this is?

Champagne Breakfast


Breakfast?
Originally uploaded by Gem Images

August 4 is National Champagne Day
Well it seems that on this holiday we're to drink champagne! Most people need a good reason to drink champagne because it's more of a celebration drink. In researching this holiday it seems the favorite way to celebrate National Champagne Day is by having a "Champagne Breakfast, Brunch, or lunch.

Wikipedia tells us that "A champagne breakfast is a breakfast served with champagne or sparkling wine." So on this day it's traditional to have a champagne breakfast with either you and a loved one or for a group of people. What a wonderful relaxing way to start the day!

In many ways, the foods remind me of a tea party. You know how a "breakfast tea" will have pastries, fruit and a bit of chocolate; well a champagne breakfast will have the same except you add a couple of- shall I say more elaborate dishes to the table, like fancy Hors d'œuvres.

"It may be part of any day or outing considered particularly luxurious or indulgent. The accompanying breakfast is sometimes of a similarly high standard and include rich foods such as salmon, caviar, chocolate or pastries, which would not ordinarily be eaten at breakfast or more courses."

In my reading- I found that "It can also consist simply of a full English breakfast accompanied by champagne".
Happy Champagne Day!

Photo: Breakfast? Originally uploaded by Gem Images

Monday, August 03, 2009

Monte Cristo Sandwich: Breakfast Style

August is National Sandwich Month and I have to tell you that the "Monte Cristo Sandwich" is my favorite sandwich in the whole world! Yep that says a lot for me! Most of you know what at Monte Cristo sandwich is but those of you who don't; here's the definition for you- "A Monte Cristo is a sandwich of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese between batter-dipped grilled or fried bread. The sandwich can differ regionally. Traditionally it is dipped in its entirety in batter and deep fried." This sandwich is popular on lunch menus and not usually found for breakfast but I just had to show you a breakfast style monte cristo; from The Cheesecake Factory-that was posted by yummyinthetummyblog (Dusted with powdered sugar and served with strawberry preserves and potatoes. Breakfast style: crunchy french toast, bacon, grilled ham, scrambled eggs and melted swiss cheese) If that doesn't sound like the most wonderful breakfast sandwich, I don't know what does! All you have to do is change up the filling slightly and you have a Monte Cristo breakfast sandwiche that goes great with a hot cup of coffee- You get that sweet taste, that savory taste and that yummy breakfast taste all rolled up in one! Yep this sandwich is my pick for National Sandwich Month-

Sunday, August 02, 2009

August 2: Ice cream sandwich day

ice cream sandwiches Originally uploaded by saucy dragonfly
Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich day and it's just what I need on a hot day like today. I like this photo because it shows us that it's possible to make homemade ice cream sandwiches. We all know the store bought kind with the blackish cookie and white ice cream right- well this ice cream sandwich is made with homemade chocolate chip cookies and rolled in sprinkles. What a perfect idea for a kids party! You could also roll in in nuts or chocolate chips, or bake your favorite cookie if chocolate chip is not for you. I've made them myself with sugar cookies but my hubby would rather have the chocolate chip cookie. Give it a try guys- Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! Ice Cream Sandwich Birthday Cake I helped with a birthday party one time where we served a stack of frozen ice cream sandwiches in the shape of a cake and had a birthday candle in each one. You see this done all the time with cupcakes but that was the first for ice cream sandwiches. I have to say it was beautiful but you really have to serve it up quick!!! giggle~ Speaking of birthdays.... today is my brother Birthday so I would like to say "Happy Birthday Alan" :) photo: ice cream sandwiches -Originally uploaded by saucy dragonfly

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Celebrate August

cheese & pickle sandwich Originally uploaded by laura_van
Sandwich Month: After looking through the long list of food holidays for August, I would guess the most popular one is going to be the "sandwich" but we do have a long list of other food holidays to celebrate too! My hubby is a big sandwich eater. What's odd to me is how he likes to grate up carrots and layer them in all his sandwiches. He must of got that from eating what he calls a "salad sandwich"-(it's a sandwich with no meat in it.) Hummm that aint for me! Nope I need some meat in mine!
SIGNIFICANT AUGUST:
August Flower of the month: Gladiolus & Poppy
Zodiac Signs: Leo / The Lion, July 23 - Aug. 22
Virgo / The Virgin, Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
The name for the Moon in August is called Grain Moon etc- The Full Moon is: August 6, 2009 / 00:57 /Thursday
August Birthstone: Sardonyx, peridot. - Meaning: Married Happiness
It looks like we have a wide selection of flavors to celebrate this month. And since August in the United States is a hot month; we all will be taking advantage of foods that will cool us down. So cold sandwiches, cold watermelon and cold lemonade will fill everyone's home don't you think? I know my frig will never run out of ice cream sandwiches that's for sure. giggle~

National Mustard Day!

Hey ya'll today (August 1) is National Mustard Day. Now before I go on and on about mustard, everybody needs to know that this is a movable holiday. This holiday will not always be on August 1. This holiday is celebrated on the 1st Saturday of the month, each and every August. :)

I really enjoy mustard myself and there are soooo many flavors too! My Mother is crazy about sweet mustards and puts it on everything; not just chicken fingers. She likes to make her own homemade kind by mixing crushed pineapple and yellow mustard.

Me; I especially like spreading it on baking roasts, corned beef sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches and cuban sandwiches. Yummm- gosh it's 6:00 in the morning for me and talking about mustard is making me want some. I think after I finish this blog post I'm going to go fry myself up some bologna and make myself a bologna and yellow mustard sandwich (for breakfast). My gosh I love those things!

Speaking of Sandwiches, did you know that August is also National Sandwich Month? Yep it sure is! All my foodie blogging friends are going to have a field day with this one. Everybody loves sandwiches so new and improved sandwich recipes will be scattered all over the Internet this month and that's for sure. Everything from cold sandwiches, open face sandwiches to famous sandwiches :)

Fun Food Fact:
I just wanted to remind everyone that our "Holiday Food Calendar" also has a "National Sandwich Day" but it's celebrated on November 3
. Supposedly Nov. 3 is the anniversary of John Montagu's birthday. Who was he? He was a "18th century English noble, better known as the fourth Earl of Sandwich, it's said that he wanted to eat with one hand during a gambling bender. He instructed his servants to serve him lunch meat between two pieces of bread." To celebrate the occasion, Nov. 3 is officially "National Sandwich Day." Wow, neat story :)

Keep an eye out- I will be posting What's SIGNIFICANT for AUGUST soon- :) Pam

Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31: National Raspberry Cake Day!

Ohhh I do love raspberries but I've never baked a raspberry cake before. Have any of you? I've made raspberry cupcake and cheesecakes but never a raspberry cake. This photo is a "White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake" and it makes you want to eat it right off the page! Ohhh yeah! Does anyone have this recipe? Or how about any raspberry cake recipe that you would like to share?

The colors are so beautiful, this one would be great for Valentinest too-

Happy Raspberry Cake Day everyone!
Remember, today's the day to make a homemade raspberry cake ;)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 30 is National Cheesecake Day


dressed up in berry sauce
Originally uploaded by Scuzzi
Oh my gosh get a look at that cheesecake! My mouth is watering right now. Today (July 30) is National Cheesecake Day and this is one dessert that I just don't get to eat enough of. I think I favor Boston style cheesecakes a bit more that New York style cheesecakes. Don't get me wrong I could devour both of them giggle~ but it seems the New York style is heavier and I tend to like fluffy- It feels like you can eat more if it's fluffy. Hummm I don't think that's a good thing is it :(

For the life of me I couldn't find any resources to who created this holiday at all. I found plenty of blogs that write about cheesecake day but no real trail to it's origination at all. Maybe someone could tell us.

Happy Cheesecake Day ya'll- I'm on my way to the kitchen to make the easy cheaters recipe of cream cheese and lemon juice. You know the no-bake one- in a ready made graham cracker crust. What can I say-

We say goodbye to July and hot dogs

Half Smokes with Everything Originally uploaded by becklectic
Ahhhhh- it's the last day of National Hot Dog month and I have to tell you I really hate to see it go. I have had a hot dog of a time (giggle~) doing research on the many types of hot dogs and I have to tell you I don't think I have ever ate so many hot dogs in all my life. As I was reading all the different ways that hot dogs are ate around the world; I found myself cooking up another hot dog so I could see what it tasted like ;) I love hot dogs anyway and testing out new flavors was right up my alley. I can literally say I ate hot dogs all month long- Even though we say goodbye to hot dogs we are replacing it with August and National Sandwich Month. (is a hot dog a sandwich? there are those that say it's not) Either way we are in for another month of combined flavors in a sandwich once again and I couldn't be happier ;) Goodbye hot dog month and hellooooo National Sandwich month!

Monday, July 06, 2009

National Fried Chicken Day!

July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day You guys know I'm from the South and we love our fried chicken that's for sure. If fact we ate chicken ah-many-ah-Sundays after church when I was a little girl. I can't tell you how many times I pigged out on Aunt Pat's fried chicken. She could cook the best friend chicken ever and she always cooked it in a big black cast iron skillet too. Ummm umm it sure was good! If she was with us today; I would sure be knocking on her door to help her celebrate National Fried Chicken Day! hahaha!

Photo Pick of the week: Chili Dog!

Chili Dog Originally uploaded by Doich
Hey guys its National Hot Dog month (July) and while I was doing research about chili dogs I ran across this adorable photo on flickr and just had to post it :) Photo: Chili Dog, originally uploaded by: Doich Food Facts:
  • Chili con carne (literally "Chili with meat", often known simply as chili) is a spicy stew made from chili peppers, meat, garlic, onions, and cumin.
  • Traditional chili is made with chopped or ground beef.
  • Variations, either geographic or by personal preference, may substitute different types of meat and may also include tomatoes, beans, or other ingredients.
  • The name "chili con carne" is a variation of the Spanish chile con carne, which means "peppers with meat."
  • Chili con carne is the official dish of the U.S. state of Texas.
  • It can be found worldwide in local variations and also in certain American-style fast food restaurants." wikipedia

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Caesar Salads Birthday!

It's Fourth of July in the United States but did you know that today is also Caesar Salads Birthday? Yep it sure is, today is National Caesar Salad Day!

A typical Caesar salad comprises romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, sardines, and black pepper originally prepared tableside.

Happy Holidays Everyone! Pam

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 16 is National Fudge Day

Today is Fudge Day and this week I made a pan of triple chocolate fudge for Stephen. I personally think it's to much of a good thing but the hubby loved it. see National Fudge Day More Holidays around the world for June 16

Bloomsday: Anniversary of events in Dublin on June 16, 1904, as fictionalized by James Joyce in Ulysses.

South Africa: Youth Day

England: Royal Ascot begins (June 16-20) at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire. See www.ascot.co.uk

Birth anniversary of comedian Stan Laurel (1890-1965)

In 1858, Illinois senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln made his “House Divided” speech at the Republican State Convention in Springfield, IL.

In 1960, the thriller Psycho premiered and millions of filmgoers began avoiding the shower.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

National Strawberry Shortcake Day!

This holiday is celebrated on June 14th I have been waiting all week long for this holiday. Nothing reminds me of summer more than fresh, cold strawberries on top of shortbread. I've loved this dessert since I was a little girl. Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Other June 14 Holidays around the world

Children’s Sunday

Corpus Christi (US observance)

Orthodox Festival of All Saints

Race Unity Day (Baha’i)

Malawi: Freedom Day

Flag Day

June 15 - Tomorrow is me and the hubbies anniversary! We are sharing this day with National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

Thursday, June 11, 2009

National Turkey Lovers Month!

June is National Turkey Lovers Month Hello to everyone. Today we're passing on the information about National Turkey Lovers Month. Yep I know.... you would think that November would be Turkey Lovers Month because of so many people eating turkey for Thanksgiving but it's not. The VDACS website says "June celebration emphasizes turkey’s year-round popularity. " It's all about getting people to eat more turkey. If you do a lot of blog surfing you've probably noticed a lot of turkey recipes being passed around in honor of Turkey Lovers Month. I have to admit, I love the taste of roasted turkey but I usually don't eat turkey except at Christmas and Thanksgiving. I have noticed a lot more turkey meat at the grocery store lately and quite a bit of ground turkey meat. I think in honor of Turkey Lovers Month I'm going to make an effort to buy some ground meat and put in in a couple of recipes. You know what they say right? That any recipe that calls for chicken can be substituted with turkey! :) I have tons of chicken recipes and none for turkey so I'm going to give it a try :) More Holidays around the world for June 11, 2009 Libya: Evacuation Day King Kamehameha I Day National Nursing Assistants Day

Germany: Back Festival begins at Leipzig (June 11-21). See www.bachfestleipzig.de

Superman Celebration begins at Metropolis, IL (June 11-14). See www.metropolischamber.com

Monday, June 08, 2009

World Ocean Day

June 8,2009
What a beautiful morning it is and a wonderful day to celebrate World Ocean Day!

The hubby had to go to work around 4:30 this morning so I pulled myself out of the bed and put on a pot of coffee. It's really hot here in Florida and it's really hard to drink coffee on hot days but when it's early in the morning it's a lot cooler outside and more pleasant for drinking something hot.

I started out like I always do; by going outside with coffee in hand. It was still dark outside but the smell of the cool salty ocean was filling the air. (A bit on the fishy smell) You see I live not to very far from the ocean and in walking distance to the bay. Early in the morning, you can sometimes hear the boats running down the bay or one of the ship horns- I lovvvvvveee to hear that sound. I am so very grateful for World Ocean Day and would like to pass on this great holiday. It's a holiday that's meant to bring awareness to everything ocean related. Everything from sea life to seafood!

World Ocean Day is always in June and I think this holiday is a favorite of mine because- not only do I love the ocean and it's creatures but me and the hubby got married barefoot, on the beach, with the waves sloshing on shore right behind us. We also picked the month of June. So, we are happy to celebrate World Ocean Day!

National Automotive Service Professionals Week begins (June 8-14) 2009
Well well well, we are celebrating this holiday whether we want to or not! Yep we have had a heck of a time with our truck and we are celebrating this holiday with a bang! New tires on the truck, wheel balance, oil change on both vehicles and a new battery to boot! Just our luck but the service engine light came on both vehicles at the same time! Geesh! It's a good thing though because we found we had bad tires that had to be replaced pronto :( So we have to say we're celebrated this holiday in a way we wish we didn't have to, by spending way to much money on repairs. But hey, thank goodiness for Automotive Service Professionals! Thank you, thank you!

Other Holidays to celebrate today are:
Upsy Daisy Day
World Brain Tumor Day
Germanic Neopaganism: Lindisfare Day
Norfolk Island: Bounty Day
Temotu Province: Province Day
Queen's Official Birthday: Australia, Belize, Cayman Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

National Rocky Road Day


rocky road
Originally uploaded by awyatt
Today we are not only celebrating National Tailors Day but we are celebrating National Rocky Road Day too! I found out that Rocky Road is a dessert that is enjoyed all over the world. In the United States we like to eat it with milk chocolate, walnuts or almonds and marshmallow. In the UK they like to add cherries & raisins. In Australia they like to add jelly, coconut, glace cherries & they seem to like peanuts over any other type of nuts. Sounds like some good eats to me, no matter which way it's made.

In reading blogs over the Internet (at Christmas time), I noticed that Rocky Road Candy is a favorite Christmas Candy for many. I know I usually get a gift bag of rocky road candy from at least one person each Christmas myself. Rocky Road is not only candy though. There's rocky road fudge, rocky road brownies & rocky road ice cream too.

So.... today's the day we're supposed to make- eat- and share anything rocky road style! :) "Live Everyday like a Holiday"

What's your favorite way to eat rocky road?

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hello everyone, it's May 31st, the last day of the month and today we're celebrating "World No Tobacco Day" This observance draws global attention to the widespread use of tobacco and its negative health effects. The aim is to reduce the yearly deaths from tobacco related health problems. Wikipedia tells that tobacco use leads to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema, and cancer. What else is happening on this day? Black Single Parents' Week begins (May 31-June 6) National Meditation Day National Macaroon Day Last Chance to celebrate: Well guys it's our last chance to celebrate National Barbecue Month, National Hamburger Month, National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Salsa Month, and last but not least, National Strawberry Month until next year that is! May is my favorite month for food holidays, no question about it. I'm crazy about barbecue food and I can't get enough grilling time in at all. In fact me and Stephen are grilling again this afternoon once it cools down outside. And cheeseburgers have to be a favorite food of mine along with salads and salsa too. I could snack on salsa and chips everyday too. It doesn't matter to me how hot the salsa is. If Stephen is going to have salsa too, then I have to cool it on so many hot peppers. He's not to keen on hot stuff. Well guys get yourself ready for tomorrow! We get a whole new set of holidays to celebrate! Live everyday like a holiday! Pam

Thursday, May 28, 2009

National Hamburger Day!

Oh my gosh it's May 28th and that means it's National Hamburger Day! Funny enough, me and the hubby were already planning on grilling burgers this afternoon and I completely forgot it was Hamburger day. I guess I picked the right day to grill burgers didn't I! giggle~ Well this photo says it all for me. I usually like lettuce on my burgers with french fries too, but today my frig doesn't have either one- so the burger is going without lettuce but it will taste just as good I think. I have to grill my burgers with barbecue sauce though. It's my favorite way to eat them. Gotta have em' charred and crispy on the edges too! Is your mouth watering yet? How do you like your burgers? It's May 28, and today the World is Celebrating:

Orthodox Ascension Day

Shavuot begins at sundown.

Azerbaijan: Day of the Republic

China: Dragon Boat Festival

Ethiopia: National Day

Korea: Tano Day

We are also celebrating: Whooping Crane Day (First Born in Captivity)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

National Hug Your Cat Day!


Up-Coming Holidays!

Memorial Day was yesterday and those lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend off, did just that. I noticed the parks and beaches were packed with people all weekend long. But now Memorial Day weekend is over and it's time to get ready for the next holiday. There are several holidays coming up this week but the one I want to talk about today is "National Hug Your Cat Day." This holiday is just around the corner and is celebrated on May 30th. This holiday is for all cat owners to be reminded to give their cats some extra attention on this day. I know I love cat holidays because I'm a real true cat lover that's for sure. hahaha! So for those of you who didn't know this holiday existed. ... hereeee ya go! So on this day, give your kitty a nice long hug-

It's May 26 and Today The World Is Celebrating:
Feast Day of Saint Augustine of Canterbury (May 28 outside England and Wales)
Australia: Sorry Day
Georgia: Independence Day
In 1940, the evacuation at Dunkirk began.
In 1994, the US and Vietnam agreed to resume diplomatic relations.
In 2008, NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft successfully landed on Mars.
Birth anniversary of John Wayne (1907-1979)
Blueberry Cheesecake Day:

We say, "Live Everyday Like A Holiday!" ~Pam:)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

National Nurses Week!

vintage nurse Originally uploaded by topcat_angel
Don't you just love the photo of the "vintage nurses!" This week we are celebrating National Nurses Week! National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. You can visit www.nursingworld.org for more about the nursing world- This holiday was Proclaimed by Richard Nixon (the 37th President of the United States) in 1974 as a period for Americans to recognize nurses' service and contributions- Do you have a nurse in your family? Not to many people in my family took the medical field route but I do have two twin cousins that are both nurses! A big thank you goes out to everyone in the nursing field! See our page on International Nurses Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cream Cheese Brownie Day!

February 10 is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day and I have to tell you that my hubby could eat brownies every week! I don't crave brownies like my hubby does but I will say that I really love cream cheese brownies. While I was doing research for this food holiday, I found a pumpkin cream cheese swirl brownie recipe that I didn't have. You can find the recipe blogged at 9010rule. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe. I think it's going to be a great recipe for the Fall season too.

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