DECEMBER 29, 2019 | NATIONAL PEPPER POT DAY | TICK TOCK DAY

NATIONAL PEPPER POT DAY – December 29

NATIONAL PEPPER POT DAY

National Pepper Pot Day commemorates a dish that earned the nickname “the soup that won the war.” The observance takes place annually on December 29th.

The winter of 1777 – 1778 was brutal.  The Continental Army was fighting for the newly formed country of the United States of America during the Revolutionary War.  As they camped at Valley Forge on December 29th, 1777, George Washington asked the army’s chef to prepare a meal that would boost their morale and warm them. The chef rounded up some peppercorn, small bits of meat, tripe and other ingredients. He called it Pepper Pot Soup, also known as Philadelphia Pepper Pot Soup.

The troops received the meal well, and nicknamed it “the soup that won the war.”

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPepperPotDay

Experience the flavor of Pepper Pot Soup. If you need a recipe, we’ve found one to try. Invite some friends to enjoy it with you and share the celebration.

Authentic Pepper Pot Soup recipe.

Use #NationalPepperPotDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL PEPPER POT DAY HISTORY

Our search for the origins of this day resulted in an empty pot. While we fill it back up with flavorful ingredients, we’ll keep looking.

TICK TOCK DAY – December 29

TICK TOCK DAY

Tick Tock Day, observed annually on December 29th, reminds us to complete any unfinished business that might need addressing before the end of the year.

As the end of the year approaches, there are some things worth considering. Unfinished business usually needs to be wrapped up before the end of the calendar year. Things like larger business purchases and charitable donations for the tax year may need to be transacted before December 31st. 

Another thing to consider is your medical plan. Does your deductible start over? Do you have a Flexible Savings Account with funds to use? Some employers offer annual benefits that will be lost if they aren’t used by the end of the year. Time is running out. 

Another way to look at the observance is by looking at your personal goals. Did you finish reading that book? There’s still time to check a couple of things off a bucket list. Travel to the Grand Canyon. Eat escargot. Maybe your goals are grander or simpler. Whatever they are, tick-tock. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #TickTockDay

Check your list. Get that unfinished business completed. Share your tips for checking off unfinished business. Use #TickTockDay to post on social media.

TICK TOCK DAY HISTORY

Thomas and Ruth Roy at Wellcat.com created Tick Tock Day.

On Deck for December 30, 2019

Recipe of the Day

Delicious Filet Mignon

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 TO 12 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

DELICIOUS FILET MIGNON

 
 
 
Ingredients:

6 – 1/2 pound slices Filet Mignon, cut around 1 1/2 inches thick.
12 slices Bacon
Salt and pepper
1 clove fresh garlic – sliced
6 tablespoons – butter
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions:

Rub both sides of each Filet with salt and pepper. Wrap each filet with two slices of bacom, use tooth picks to hold in place. Heat the oil, butter and garlic in a saute pan. Once the butter has melted, add the beef. For rare Fillets, sear each side around 3 minutes. Or, cook additional time for other preferred taste. Serve on a warm platter with garnish of choice.

Holiday Haiku

We have lungs that breathe
As happy hearts pump red blood
Through our joyous veins.

Souls that yearn brightly,
Friends knowing a heartfelt laugh,
Children who love us.

Unexpected, these
Wondrous happenings, by design
Are called miracles.

Charlene James-Duguid
Amissville, Virginia
December 26, 2018

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