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
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
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
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
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…
Recipe Of The Day
Name: Walking Taco
Prep: 10 minutes
- Total Prep: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Servings: 6
1 can of Frito Lay bean dip
1 to 1/12 cup of sour cream
1/2 packet of taco seasoning
2-3 Tbsp. chopped onions
2-3 Tbsp. chopped tomatoes
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
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!!
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.
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.
Thomas Edison records his voice by reciting, “Mary had a little lamb,” to test his invention of the phonograph.
Founded by Stilson Hutchins, The Washington Post published its first issue.
NBC airs the stop-motion animation Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
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.
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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