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December 8, 2021 - NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY – PRETEND TO BE A TIME TRAVELER DAY

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DECEMBER 8, 2021 | NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY | PRETEND TO BE A TIME TRAVELER DAY

NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY – December 8

NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY

Each year on December 8th, brownie lovers across the nation enjoy one of their favorite baked goods on National Brownie Day. In the United States, the chocolate brownie is a favorite, with the blonde brownie running… Read more…

PRETEND TO BE A TIME TRAVELER DAY – December 8

PRETEND TO BE A TIME TRAVELER DAY

Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day on December 8th encourages us to step from our Tardis or flip open our Omni while wearing clothes from the past. At the same time, we should act appropriately confused by certain technology. Time travel has captured our imaginations for generations. Science and authors keep coming back to… Read more…


Recipe of the Day

Unbelievably Easy Honey Mustard Chicken

UNBELIEVABLY EASY HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 2

Ingredients

2 lb bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup mustard (I use yellow mustard)
2/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne (or 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375° F and spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.

Melt butter in a small bowl and stir in mustard, honey, salt, pepper, and cayenne/red pepper flakes until combined.

Place chicken thighs in prepared pan, cover with foil, and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Remove chicken and place on a plate. Pour honey mustard sauce left in the pan into a serving container. Serve chicken with steamed rice and honey mustard sauce on the side.

Notes: 1) Add more or less of the cayenne/red pepper flakes to adjust for preferred level of heat. 2) The amount of sauce can be adjusted. Be sure to keep the ratio of mustard to honey at 1 part mustard to 2 parts honey.

Recipe Credit: Janet Barnett

December 8th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Eli Whitney – 1765

The American inventor is best known for his invention of the cotton gin, which helped revolutionize the southern economy.

William C. Durant – 1861

The American industrialist made his fortune building carriages, but in 1908, Durant took on the automobile industry when he founded General Motors Corporation.

Elzie Crisler Segar – 1894

The American cartoonist created the spinach-eating sailor named Popeye. His comic strip “The Thimble Theatre” first appeared in the New York Journal and was later syndicated by King Features Syndicate. It wasn’t until 1929 that Popeye would make his first appearance in the comic strip. Then in 1933, Popeye goes animated for the first time.

Julia Robinson – 1919

The accomplished American mathematician contributed greatly to modern mathematics. In 1975, she became the first female mathematician elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Sammy Davis Jr. – 1925

The multi-talented actor, singer, and dancer rose to fame during the late 40s. By the 1960s, his reputation as a member of the Rat Pack with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford only heightened Davis’s draw.

December 8th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1896

The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 572,849 to J.T. White for the improvement in a Lemon Squeezer. The invention made juicing and straining lemons easier.

1927

Robert S. Brookings joined with other government reformers to create the Brookings Institute. The private organization was the first of its kind devoted to independently researching policy on a broad variety of topics and concerns.

1941

President Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the U.S. Congress one day after the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and gives his “Day of Infamy” speech.

1978

The Deer Hunter premieres in Los Angeles, CA. Starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep, the Vietnam War film directed by Michael Cimino won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

1980

Mark David Chapman murders John Lennon in New York City.

2010

SpaceX becomes the first private company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft upon the return of the unmanned space capsule Dragon.

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