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July 23, 2014 – NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY – NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY

22 Jul
Hot Dogs on Pitchfork

Hot Dogs on Pitchfork

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
  • sautéed 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.

 

Click on the photo to find the recipe for the Vanilla Ice Cream pictured.

Click on the photo to find the recipe for the Vanilla Ice Cream pictured.

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 to 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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July 22, 2014 – NATIONAL PENUCHE FUDGE DAY – NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY

21 Jul
Penuche Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Penuche Fudge Recipe photo by Taste of Home

National Penuche Fudge Day is celebrated annually on July 22. National Penuche Fudge Day is one of many national food and drink days.

Penuche (Italian: panucci) is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge. It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar; thus, its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies. It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, usually “brown sugar fudge candy”. *

Sources: * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penuche

recipe:  http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/penuche-fudge

 

NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY

Today is a day to celebrate while relaxing in the shade of your backyard on a nice suspended hammock as it is National Hammock Day.

A hammock, used for swinging, sleeping or resting, is a sling made of fabric, rope or netting, that is suspended between two points such as posts or trees.

Developed by natives of Central and South America for sleeping.
Were later used aboard ships by sailors for comfort and to maximize space.
Early hammocks were woven out of the bark from trees.
Today, hammocks are a symbol of summer, leisure, relaxation and simple easy living. As a way to celebrate National Hammock Day, sit back, relax and if you do not have a hammock to rest on, just tell someone, “Happy National Hammock Day!”

NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY HISTORY

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

JULY 21, 2014 – NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY – NATIONAL CREME BRULEE DAY – NATIONAL GET OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE DAY

21 Jul

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NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY

Each year on July 21, it is a celebration of the foods that everyone loves to snack on, it is National Junk Food Day.  This day is about eating the foods that we generally try to avoid to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Junk foods are the foods that are high in fats, sugars, salt and calories and contain very little nutritional value.

Today you get to celebrate by eating these foods without counting the calories and thinking about nutrition.

* Tomorrow you may resume your diet! *

NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Junk Food Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL CREME BRULEE DAY

Celebrated annually on July 21, (and also on July 27 – Date varies)  it is National Creme Brulee Day!  Get ready to enjoy a dish of this mouth-watering rich dessert.

Creme brulee is also known as burnt cream, crema catalana and Trinity creme.  It is a dessert that consists of a rich custard base that is topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel and served at room temperature.

The custard base is usually vanilla flavored but has variations of: lemon, orange, rosemary, lavender, chocolate, Amaretto, Grand Marnier, cinnamon, coffee, liqueurs, green tea, pistachio, hazelnut, coconut or other fruit.

The earliest known reference of creme brulee, as we know it today, appears in Francois Massialot’s 1691 cookbook.

Following is a “tried and true” recipe for you to make and share:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/creme-brulee/

Happy National Creme Brulee Day !

NATIONAL CREME BRULEE DAY HISTORY 

We were unable to find the creator of National Creme Brulee Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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NATIONAL GET OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE DAY

Celebrated across the nation annually on July 21.

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JULY 21st HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:

MARINE DAY

GLOBAL HUG YOUR KIDS DAY (Third Monday in July) 

LEGAL DRINKING AGE DAY

NO PET STORE PUPPIES DAY

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-creme-brulee-day-july-21/

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-junk-food-day-july-21/

JULY 20, 2014 – NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY – NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY

20 Jul

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NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

As part of National Ice Cream Month, National Ice Cream Day is celebrated each year on the 3rd Sunday in July.   This day is a fun celebration enjoyed with a bowl, cup or cone filled with your favorite flavor of ice cream.

Thousands of years ago, people in the Persian Empire would put snow in a bowl, pour grape-juice concentrate over it and ate it as a treat.  They did this when the weather was hot and used the snow saved in the cool-keeping underground chambers known as “yakhchal”, or taken from the snowfall that still remained at the stop of mountains by the summer capital.

It is believed that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them.  Their ice cream was sold at shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.

  • Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were known to have been regular eaters of ice cream.
  • First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball in 1813.
  • 1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson created multiple ice cream recipes as well as  a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.
  • 1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, was issued the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.
  • It is said that today there are over 1,000 ice cream flavors.

 Enjoy National Ice Cream Day with your family and friends!

NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY HISTORY

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month  and established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month of July.

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NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY

According to the National Confectioners Association, July 20 celebrates National Lollipop Day.  

Lollipops come in many colors, flavors and shapes. They range from the small size, which can be bought by the bag full and are also given away at banks, barber shops, parades, and etc., to the very large ones that are made out of candy canes twisted into circles.

The history of the first lollipops in America is unclear.  Some speculate that they were invented during the American Civil War (1861-1865) while others believe lollipops have been around since the early 1800′s.  Most often, it is George Smith who gets the credit for inventing the modern style lollipop in 1908 and he trademarked the lollipop name in 1931.  His idea of putting candy on a stick was to make it easier to eat and the name of the treats was after a, then popular, racing horse, Lolly Pop.

Happy National Lollipop Day !

NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY HISTORY

National Lollipop Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.

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JULY 20th HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:

INTERNATIONAL CHESS DAY

MOON DAY

UGLY TRUCK DAY

WORLD JUMP DAY

SPACE EXPLORATION DAY

FORTUNE COOKIE DAY

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RESOURCES:

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-ice-cream-day-third-sunday-in-july/

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-lollipop-day-july-20/

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