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JULY 23, 2013 – NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY – NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY

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NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has designated July as Hot Dog Month ( http://www.hot-dog.org/ ).  Along with that, on July 23, America  annually celebrates one of it’s favorite foods, the hot dog, as it is National Hot Dog Day.

Whether they are grilled, boiled, broiled, pan-fried, rotisserie cooked, cooked on a stick over a campfire or any other way, hot dogs are a favorite summertime staple.  They are loved by children and adults alike plain or garnished with one or a combination of mustard, ketchup, onions, mayonnaise, relish, cheese, bacon, chili, or sauerkraut.

 

May 31, 2012 – World record for the most expensive hot dog. The “California Capitol City Dawg” sold for $145.49 at Capitol Dawg in Sacramento, California.  The “California Capitol City Dawg” features:

  • A grilled 18″ all-beef, in natural casing frank from Chicago
  • served on a fresh baked herb and oil focaccia roll spread with white truffle butter, then grilled
  • topped with whole grain mustard from France, garlic and herb mayonnaise
  • sauteed chopped shallots, organic mixed baby greens, maple syrup
  • marinated/fruit-wood smoked uncured bacon from New Hampshire
  • chopped tomatoes, sweetened dried cranberries, chopped tomato
  • expensive moose cheese from Sweden
  • basil olive oil/pear-cranberry-coconut balsamic-vinaigrette and ground peppercorn
  • Proceeds from the sale of each 3 lb. super dog are donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

* 7-Eleven sells the most grilled hot dogs in North America -
100 million annually.

* Over 25 million hot dogs are sold at baseball stadiums each year.

For History of the Hot Dog see:
http://www.hot-dog.org/ht/d/sp/i/38594/pid/38594

ENJOY NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY    !!

NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to locate the creator and the origin of National Hot Dog Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY

July 23 annually celebrates National Vanilla Ice Cream Day.  I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!  As part of National Ice Cream Month and not too far behind National Ice Cream Day, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day honors one of the most popular of the ice cream flavors.

In North America, the most common use of vanilla flavoring is for ice cream and many people consider vanilla to be the ‘default’ flavor.

It is believed that Thomas Jefferson discovered the vanilla flavor when he was in France and then introduced it to the United States.  Jefferson produced a handwritten copy of a vanilla ice cream recipe in the 1780’s, which is now housed at the Library of Congress.

 Following is a “tried and true” homemade vanilla ice cream recipe for you to enjoy!
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/vanilla-ice-cream-v/

To celebrate, try and make some homemade ice cream, go out  for some vanilla ice cream with a friend, scoop up a dish full from the ice cream in your freezer or call and have someone stop at the store and bring you some home,
or somehow,
Enjoy a delicious vanilla ice cream cone, or two today!

NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator and origin of National Vanilla Ice Cream Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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RESOURCES:

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/American_Hollidays.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_dog

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla_ice_cream

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