NATIONAL CEREAL DAY
Get your bowl and your spoon ready, March 7th is National Cereal Day. Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food. Do you remember mornings eating a bowl of cereal, reading the back of the box and trying to find the toy inside of the box? Today, not only is cereal eaten for breakfast, it has become a popular “before bed” snack and some people even have a bowl as an evening meal. Cereal is also used in many cake, cookie and bar recipes. The most popular one being the Rice Crispy Bar Treats.
A Little Cereal History:
** Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereals revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio. His German Mills American Oatmeal Company was the nation’s first commercial oatmeal manufacturer. In 1877, Schumacher adopted the Quaker symbol, the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.
** Granula, the first breakfast cereal, was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, operator of Our Home on the Hillside, which was later replaced by the Jackson Sanatorium in Dansville, New York. The cereal never became popular since it was inconvenient as the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat.
** The cereal industry rose from a combination of sincere religious belief and commercial interest in health foods. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg experimented with granola. He boiled some wheat, rolled it into thin films, and baked the resulting flakes in the oven: he acquired a patent in 1891. In 1895 he launched Cornflakes, which overnight captured a national market.
** In 1906, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s brother, William K. Kellogg, after working for John, broke away, bought the corn flakes rights from his brother and set up the Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Company. His signature on every package became the company trademark and insurance of quality.
** Charles W. Post introduced Grape-nuts in 1898 and soon followed with Post Toasties.
** Because of Kellogg and Post, the city of Battle Creek, Michigan is nicknamed the “Cereal Capital of the World”.
Today, to celebrate National Cereal Day, fill your bowl full of your favorite cereal and enjoy!!
NATIONAL CEREAL DAY HISTORY
After much research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Cereal Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
NATIONAL CROWN ROAST OF PORK DAY
March 7th celebrates National Crown Roast of Pork Day, an “unofficial” National holiday. Today would be the day to set a nice table and prepare a feast with a crown roast of pork.
To make a crown roast of pork, a pork loin is formed into a circle with the ribs pointing upwards forming the peaks of a crown. Often they are held together with twine. It is then seasoned and often times stuffed, roasted and served, making a beautiful centerpiece on the table. The ends of the bones may be given a paper-frill treatment for added decoration.
If you have never made a crown roast of pork, there are many different recipes for you to choose from. Have fun looking through them and enjoy National Crown Roast of Pork Day!
NATIONAL CROWN ROAST OF PORK DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the origin or the creator of National Crown Roast of Pork Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.