DECEMBER 29, 2022 | TICK TOCK DAY | NATIONAL PEPPER POT DAY
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. Read more…
NATIONAL PEPPER POT DAY
National Pepper Pot Day celebrates a soup with deep roots and a mythology to go with it. On December 29th, explore the flavors and history of the filling dish. Read more…
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Recipe of the Day
Jalapeno Bacon Egg Bake
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
1 pound bacon, crisped and crumbled, divided
3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
12 large eggs
1 cup milk
3 cups frozen diced potatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 green onions, chopped
Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large skillet, cook onion and jalapenos over medium heat until tender. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, beat eggs while whisking in the milk. Add the onion, jalapeno, potatoes (frozen, do not thaw), and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Reserve 3/4 cup of bacon and add the remaining bacon to the egg mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour egg mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remain cheese and green onions. Bake 20 minutes. Add reserved bacon and bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. The eggs should be firm and the cheese golden brown.
December 29th Celebrated History
Retired sea captain Thomas Valentine Sullivan establishes the first Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Boston, MA. He modeled the organization after the YMCA created by George Williams of London, England. Sullivan opened the Boston YMCA in the Old South Church, where volunteers coordinated its operation.
The 7th U.S. Cavalry kills between 150-300 Lakota Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
The ragtime tune “The Entertainer” by the classically trained musician Scott Joplin is registered with the U.S. copyright office. He also registered two other songs: “A Breeze from Alabama” and “Elite Syncopations.”
Sonotone began selling the first hearing aid with a transistor.
December 29th Celebrated Birthdays
Charles Goodyear – 1800
On June 15, 1844, the U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 3633 to Goodyear for his process for vulcanized rubber. The chemist spent years of experimentation studying rubber until Goodyear developed a rubber that withstood the elements.
Andrew Johnson – 1808
Johnson served as President Abraham Lincoln’s second Vice President. Following the President’s assassination, the southern Democrat from Tennessee swore the oath of office and became the 17th President of the United States. Even though his home state had seceded, Johnson remained in Washington and loyal to the Union. However, during his term as president, tensions over reconstruction grew. Following Johnson’s veto of the Tenure of Office Act, Congress brought articles of impeachment against Johnson. He was the first U.S. president to be impeached.
Annie Alexander – 1867
In 1908, the explorer, naturalist, and paleontological collector founded the University of California Museum of Paleontology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.
William “Billy” Mitchell – 1879
Mitchell’s military experience in the Army Signal Corps led to numerous achievements. While the aviator is considered the “Father of the United States Air Force,” Mitchell’s forthright opinions earned him a career-ending court-martial before he ever saw the fulfillment of a separate Air Force.
Mary Tyler Moore – 1936
The American actress is best known for her roles in the sitcoms The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Ted Danson – 1947
Some of the actor’s most notable roles include Sam Malone in Cheers, Jack Holden in Three Men and A Baby, and Michael in The Good Place.
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