Saturday, November 08, 2008

Celebrate

After missing last week's celebrations, I am back with THIS week's--ENJOY!

9 November
World Run Day

10 November
Area Code Day

11 November
Death/Duty Day

12 November
National Indian Pudding Day

13 November
World Kindness Day
Guinness World Record Day

14 November
American Teddy Bear Day
National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day

15 November
National Spicy Hermit Day
America Recycles Day
I Love To Write Day
National Bundt (Pan) Day


*I must say that I REALLY am sorry that I missed the following celebrations last week--but I will put them on my calendar for next year!

--2 November: Plan Your Epitaph Day, Cookie Monster Day
--3 November: Sandwich Day, Cliche Day
--4 November: National Candy Day, National Chicken Lady Day, Use Your Common Sense Day
--5 November: National Donut Day, National Men Make Dinner Day (could be 6 November though--two sites don't agree)
--6 November: National Nachos Day
--7 November: Hug A Bear Day, Magazine Day
--8 November: Abet and Aid Punsters Day, Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day

7 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

"National Spicy Hermit Day"

Okay. Um... what makes a HERMIT Spicy?

I mean, maybe I am a spicy hermit?

I hate to go out, I rarely leave my house. Its on a Need To basis only, therefore I might be considered a hermit... however some may consider my personality to be spicy....

cmk said...

I HAD to look this one up because I had NO idea myself. It seems that a spicy hermit is a cookie! Who would have thought? Here is the recipe, in case anyone is interested:

1/2 cup Crisco
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cream Crisco and brown sugar until fluffy. Blend in eggs one at a time. Add molasses. Beat well. Combine flour, cinnamon, soda, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts. Spread into greased 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool, sift confectioners sugar over top, then cut into bars.

courtneyryan369 said...

Tomorrow is AREA CODE DAY? I love area codes. Don't laugh please!

Thanks for coming by to help Meleah win her scarf

cmk said...

Okay, THAT is one I have never heard before--and I am old! :) (By the way, my area code is 906!)

kristi noser said...

ok, on to the next recipe--what the heck is Indian pudding? How many Indians does it take?

cmk said...

Okay kristi, just for you:

Indian Pudding Recipe

Ingredients

* 6 cups of milk
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
* 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
* 1/4 cup flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup molasses
* 3 eggs, beaten
* 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
* 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
* 1 cup golden raisins (optional)
* Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Method

1. Scald the milk and butter in a large double boiler. Or heat the milk and butter for 5 or 6 minutes on high heat in the microwave, until it is boiling, then transfer it to a pot on the stove. Keep hot on medium heat.

2. Preheat oven to 250°F.

3. In a separate bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, and salt; stir in molasses. Thin the mixture with about 1/2 cup of scalded milk, a few tablespoons at a time, then gradually add the mixture back to the large pot of scalded milk. Cook, stirring until thickened.

4. Temper the eggs by slowly adding a half cup of the hot milk cornmeal mixture to the beaten eggs, whisking constantly. Add the egg mixture back in with the hot milk cornmeal mixture, stir to combine. Stir in the sugar and spices, until smooth. At this point, if the mixture is clumpy, you can run it through a blender to smooth it out. Stir in the raisins (optional). Pour into a 2 1/2 quart shallow casserole dish. Bake for 2 hours at 250°F.

5. Allow the pudding to cool about an hour to be at its best. It should be reheated to warm temperature if it has been chilled. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Serves 8-10.

meleah rebeccah said...

Ah HA! Thank you

and yes...I am LAUGHING at Courtney