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December 30, 2021 - BACON DAY – FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY – NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY

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DECEMBER 30, 2021 | BACON DAY | FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY | NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY

BACON DAY – December 30

BACON DAY

On December 30th each year, bacon lovers celebrate one of nature’s favored gifts on Bacon Day! The day reminds us that bacon is not just for breakfast and encourages us to test out various ways to enjoy this culinary marvel. Everything is better with bacon, so someone… Read more...

FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY – December 30

FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY

Falling Needles Family Fest Day on December 30th serves as a reminder to clean up and recycle the live Christmas tree. Read more…

NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY – December 30

NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day or Baking Soda day recognizes a staple of the home kitchen on December 30th. “Just a spoonful of sodium bicarbonate” doesn’t have the same… Read more…


On Deck for December 31, 2021

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Recipe of the Day

Divine Corn Soup

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
1 medium onion chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small russet potato
6 cups stock chicken or vegetable
10 ears fresh corn, kernels removed (reserve cobs)
1/2 teaspoon chopped cilantro

Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Saute onions on medium heat. Season with salt. Cook until onions are translucent.

Peel and dice the potato. Add potatoes, corn kernels, stock, and corn cobs. Cover and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low heat with lid vented for 20 minutes.

Remove cobs and reserve 1 cup of mixture. Puree remaining mixture until smooth. Add reserved soup. Serve garnished with chopped cilantro.

December 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1896

Playing for the Montreal Victorias, Canadian forward Ernie McLea made Stanley Cup history when he scores the first-ever hat trick in tournament history. He also scored the Cup-winning goal leading Montreal over Winnipeg 6-5.

1936

At the General Motors Fisher Body Plant Number One in Flint, Michigan, 136,000 union workers stage the first United Auto Workers union sit-down strike.

1980

According to a United Press International report a letter arrived at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA addressed to Michael M. Mouse from “The Office of the Director, Selective Service System.” The letter reminded Mickey Mouse that he was in danger of becoming a draft dodger if he didn’t comply with the Military Selective Service Act and provided the requested information. According to the article, a Disney spokesperson said, “We’ll notify them that at 52 he’s well over the draft age. And Besides, he’s a World War II veteran. I suppose we’ll also have to point out he’s only a cartoon character.” 

December 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Asa Griggs Candler – 1851

In 1877, Chandler purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton. Under Chandler’s stewardship, the soft drink became a household name with a trademarked bottle.

John N. Bahcall – 1934

The Princeton astrophysicist and astronomer made several contributions to science including award-winning work developing the Hubble Space Telescope.

Tiger Woods – 1975

The professional American golfer is tied with Sam Snead as the winningest PGA golfer at 82 wins. In 2001, Woods became the first player to consecutively win all four major golf tournaments. They include the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.

Kevin Systrom – 1983

In 2010, Systrom and Mike Krieger created the photo-sharing app Instagram.

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