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DECEMBER 18, 2021 | ANSWER THE TELEPHONE LIKE BUDDY THE ELF DAY | NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY | NATIONAL TWIN DAY | NATIONAL ROAST SUCKLING PIG DAY

Answer The Phone Like Buddy The Elf Day - December 18

ANSWER THE TELEPHONE LIKE BUDDY THE ELF DAY

Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day on December 18th encourages everyone to add some elf behavior to their day. Buddy the Elf was played by Will Farrell in the… Read more…

NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY – Changes Annually

NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY

National Wreaths Across America Day is the culmination of a yearlong mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve and Teach the next generation the value of freedom. This mission is in part carried out each December with the placement of sponsored veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of those who have served our country. The observance is designated annually on a… Read more…

National Twin Day - December 18

NATIONAL TWIN DAY

On December 18th, National Twin Day celebrates all the siblings who enjoy the unique connection because they share a birthday. Whether fraternal or identical, twins share everything right from the beginning. While their personalities may… Read more…

National Roast Suckling Pig Day - December 18

NATIONAL ROAST SUCKLING PIG DAY

National Roast Suckling Pig Day on December 18th recognizes a savory dish that takes some planning to prepare. The results, however, are worth the effort. A suckling pig is a young pig, between… Read more…


On Deck for December 19, 2021

National Days

Recipe of the Day

Wild Game Chili 810 x 810

Wild Game Chili
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Total Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 16

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, diced
2 green peppers diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 lb ground venison, elk, or moose
1 lb ground bison
1 lb ground pork
2 packages of seasoning mix
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained
1 15-ounce can chili beans
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 4-ounce can green chilis
1 cup frozen or fresh corn
1 16-ounce jar of chunky salsa
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 bottle/can of beer

Instructions

In a large stew pot or Dutch oven, saute onions and peppers in olive oil over medium-high heat until onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant – about 1 minute. Add bacon and cook until crisp. Mix in ground meats and chili seasonings. Brown meat, breaking it up into crumbled pieces. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Let simmer uncovered until the chili has reduced by 1/4 and is thick.

Salt to taste.

Serve topped with sour cream, cheddar cheese, or cottage cheese.

This chili freezes well in sealed containers or freezer bags.

Recipe Credit: Michele S. – North Dakota

December 18th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1865 

The U.S. Secretary of State William Seward proclaims the adoption of the 13th Amendment prohibiting slavery. The amendment was ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.

1917 

Congress passes the 18th Amendment and sends it to the states for ratification. The era of the “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition would soon begin.

1958 

Project SCORE (Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment) launched from Cape Canaveral. It was the world’s first communications satellite. Build by the U.S. Army Signal Research and Development Laboratory, the satellite contained a message from President Dwight Eisenhower that said, “This is the President of the United States speaking. Through the marvels of scientific advance, my voice is coming to you from a satellite traveling in outer space. My message is a simple one: Through this unique means I convey to you and all mankind, America’s wish for peace on Earth and goodwill toward men everywhere.”

1963 

The Pink Panther starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Robert Wagner premieres in Italy. Directed by Blake Edwards, the comedy follows the misadventures of the inept Inspector Clouseau as he tries to catch a jewel thief.

1968 

CBS airs the animated adaption of Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Chrismas for the first time.

December 18th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Walter D. Teague – 1883

Considered the “Dean of Industrial Design,” Teague’s pioneering influence helped establish the industrial design profession. He made his first forays into industrial design with Eastman Kodak, designing several cameras. From there, many more corporate clients followed including Boeing, Maxwell House, UPS, DuPont, and NASA.

Ty Cobb – 1886

The center fielder played 24 seasons in professional baseball, most of those years with the Detroit Tigers. Known for being an all-around baseball player, he could hit, run and field. He earned 11 batting titles during his career and held numerous records at his retirement.

Yvonne Cormeau – 1909

As an agent with the Special Operations Executives, Cormeau parachuted into German-occupied France to supply wireless communications back to London. She was almost arrested but managed to convince the Germans that her wireless was an x-ray machine. During her World War II service, she successfully transmitted more than 400 messages.

Benjamin O. Davis – 1912

During World War II, Davis organized and commanded the Tuskegee Airmen. In 1950, he became the first African American promoted to the rank of general in the United States Air Force. He was promoted to full general in 1998.

Jacques Pépin – 1935

The award-winning chef has been honored in his native France and by his adopted United States for his many contributions to the culinary world.

Steven Spielberg – 1946

The director has earned both critical and popular acclaim throughout his career. From E.T and the Indiana Jones series to historical dramas like Lincoln and Amistad, Spielberg never seems to disappoint the audience.

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