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DECEMBER 11, 2021 | NATIONAL NOODLE RING DAY | NATIONAL APP DAY

NATIONAL NOODLE RING DAY – December 11

NATIONAL NOODLE RING DAY

National Noodle Ring Day on December 11th recognizes recipes made with pasta into a delicious round casserole. While baking up your favorite recipe, maybe use round pasta noodles to really punctuate the ring in the day. Read more…

NATIONAL APP DAY

National App Day on December 11th encourages us to explore all the possibilities apps afford us. Read more…


On Deck for December 12, 2021

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Recipe of the Day

Mushroom Linguine

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook:  15 minutes
Total Prep: 25 minutes
Servings:  4

Mushroom Linguine

Ingredients:

1 lb linguine, cooked al dente, drained
6 tablespoons butter
10 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions:

Prepare Linguine according to instructions.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium skillet.

Add garlic and brown.

Add mushrooms, basil, salt, and pepper.

Cook until the mushrooms become tender.

Stir in the remaining butter and olive oil. Remove from heat.

Toss with cooked linguine and garnish with Parmesan and parsley.

December 11th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1967

The British and French governments and associated airlines reveal the first prototype Concorde in Toulouse, France. The supersonic jet takes its maiden flight on March 2, 1969.

1972

Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt become the 11th and 12th people to land on the moon. Their Apollo 17 mission began on December 7, 1972. Ronald Evans remained with the command module and performed a spacewalk during the mission.

1987

The Oliver Stone directed Wall Street premiered. Starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen, the film won an Academy Award for Best Actor.

1998

Scientists reported in the journal Science that they had deciphered the entire genetic blueprint of the nematode worm. It was the first complete genetic code of a multi-celled animal. In 2003, the Human Genome Project completed mapping the human genome.

December 11th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Annie Jump Cannon – 1863

The American astronomer spent most of her career at Harvard College Observatory cataloging and creating a system for classifying the stars in the sky.

James Lewis Kraft – 1874

The innovator and entrepreneur founded the Kraft Co in 1920. He also developed a process for pasteurizing cheese.

Walter Knott – 1889

In the late 1920s, Knott and his family established a fruit stand in California that they grew into an amusement park known as Knott’s Berry Farm.

Mildred Cleghorn – 1910

The educator, advocate, and dollmaker became the first tribal leader of the Fort Sill Chiricahua Apache tribe in 1976.

Willie Mae Thornton – 1926

Also known as Big Mama, the blues singer, and songwriter performed with acts such as Muddy Waters and B.B. King. She also recorded the songs “Hound Dog” and “Ball ‘n’ Chain” that became big hits for Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin.

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