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December 6, 2021 - SAINT NICHOLAS DAY – NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY – NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY – NATIONAL MINER’S DAY – NATIONAL PAWNBROKERS DAY

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DECEMBER 6, 2021 | SAINT NICHOLAS DAY | NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY | NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY | NATIONAL MINER’S DAY | NATIONAL PAWNBROKERS DAY

SAINT NICHOLAS DAY – December 6

SAINT NICHOLAS DAY

On December 6th, Saint Nicholas Day recognizes the third-century saint who became an inspiration for the modern-day Santa Claus. St. Nicholas is known for selling all his possessions and giving his money to the poor. Raised as a devout Christian, St. Nicholas dedicated… Read more…

NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY – December 6

NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY

On December 6th, National Microwave Oven Day honors one appliance that changed how we use the kitchen. Quite by accident, self-taught American engineer Percy Spencer discovered… Read more…

NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY – December 6

NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY

National Gazpacho Day, on December 6th, recognizes a flavorful soup that cooks serve cold. This typically tomato-based vegetable soup originated in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia. Gazpacho is widely consumed in Spanish cuisine, usually… Read more…

NATIONAL MINER’S DAY – December 6

NATIONAL MINER’S DAY

National Miner’s Day honors the contributions of miners across the country. Additionally, the day reflects on their sacrifices and offers time to show appreciation to the mining country’s hard-working individuals. As we honor their accomplishments and remember the tragedies that these hard-working individuals experience, the country… Read more…

NATIONAL PAWNBROKERS DAY – December 6

NATIONAL PAWNBROKERS DAY

Each year on December 6th, National Pawnbrokers Day pays tribute to a profession that provides a valuable service to its clientele. Those who are in need of cash funds and also those looking for a reasonably good deal seek the services… Read more…


On Deck for November 7, 2021

Recipe Of The Day

Walking Taco

Name: Walking Taco

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook:

Total Prep: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1 can of Frito Lay bean dip
1 to 1/12 cup of sour cream
1/2 packet of taco seasoning
2 avocados
2-3 Tbsp. chopped onions
2-3 Tbsp. chopped tomatoes
1 jalapeno
Red pepper flakes (2 or 3 shakes from the bottle).
1 to 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend).
1 small can of sliced black olives.

Inspiration: Trisha Heitkamp

Instructions:

Take one can of the SPICY Frito Lay bean dip, spread onto a plate, in a circle shape, this will be the bottom layer of the dip.
Then take about 1 cup to 1 ½ cup of sour cream and mix in 1/2 of a package of taco seasoning, I like to use the spicy taco seasoning packet, but if I don’t have any on hand, the regular taco seasoning is fine, too. Layer this on top of the bean dip.

Take one or two avocados to make the guacamole.

**To make the guacamole take 2 avocados and scoop them out onto a plate (Easier to smash them), cut a lime in half and squeeze some lime juice over the avocados (this helps to keep it from browning, too). Add salt, pepper to taste, and the dashes of red pepper flakes. Add some of the chopped onions, jalapeno and tomatoes to the mixture.

Spread the guacamole mixture on top of the sour cream mixture and cover this with saran wrap, it is best to press the saran wrap flat onto the guacamole; this helps to prevent it from getting brown (the air will make it brown). Place this in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the flavors meld and set up.

When ready to serve the dip, add the remaining onions and tomatoes on top of the guacamole (I like lots of tomatoes, so add whatever amount you like). Then add the shredded cheese, black olives and remaining jalapenos on top of the cheese. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!!

December 6th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1830 

The U.S. Naval Observatory is established as the Depot of Charts and Instruments in the Potomac River’s foggy bottoms in Washington, D.C.

1865

The states ratify the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery. Georgia was the 27th state to ratify the amendment bringing the 3/4ths majority necessary for ratification.

1877 

Thomas Edison records his voice by reciting, “Mary had a little lamb,” to test his invention of the phonograph.

1877 

Founded by Stilson Hutchins, The Washington Post published its first issue.

1964 

NBC airs the stop-motion animation Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

1997 

The romantic comedy As Good As It Gets premieres in Westwood, CA. Starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, and Greg Kinnear, the film is directed by James L. Brooks. The film would win Academy Awards for both Best Actor and Actress in Leading Roles.

December 6th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin – 1805

The French clockmaker and magician created a magical theater in the mid-1800s and served as an inspiration for Harry Houdini.

Libbie Hyman – 1888

Throughout her career as a zoologist, Hyman published six volumes of reference texts titled The Invertebrates.

Jesse B. Blayton – 1897

In 1949, Blayton purchased the Atlanta radio station WERD becoming the first Black radio station owner and operator in the United States.

Irv Robbins – 1917

Together with his brother-in-law Burt Baskins, Robbins co-founded an ice cream parlor known as Baskins-Robbins.

Craig Newmark – 1952

In 1995, the internet entrepreneur founded the classified website Craigslist.

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