WEARY WILLIE DAY
Weary Willie Day on December 9th recognizes the art of clowning and the impact it has on our lives. This holiday was named for the character made famous by Emmett Kelly, who was born on this day in 1898. Weary Willie was a unique character in the art of clowning. Kelly had developed… Read more…
CHRISTMAS CARD DAY
Each year around this time, friends and families begin mailing their holiday cards. Christmas Card Day on December 9th serves as a reminder to get your stamps, envelopes, and cards together so you can share your holiday cheer. Sending a card during the holidays hasn’t always been a tradition. In Victorian England, sending… Read more…
NATIONAL PASTRY DAY
National Pastry Day celebrates one of the world’s most favored baked goods. On December 9th, visit your local bakery and pick up one or two of your favorite kinds. The pastry is a name given to a large variety of baked goods which are made with… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Name: Fiesta Mac and Cheese
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
1/2 pound macaroni noodles
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup green peppers, diced
10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilis
1/2 cup sour cream
Tortilla chips for garnish
Heat oven to 325F. Grease a 3 quart baking dish.
In a saucepan, bring water to boil. Add pasta and salt. Cook until al dente and drain.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
Stir with a whisk until the flour turns a golden brown, approximately 1-2 minutes.
Add the milk and continue to whisk, removing any lumps.
Add salt and pepper.
Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens and begins to bubble.
Add cheese, reserving 1/4 cup. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
Add cooked pasta, corn, peppers and diced tomatoes.
Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake 20-25 minutes or until browned.
Top with remaining cheese and broil 1-2 minutes to brown. Watch closely so as not to burn the cheese.
Garnish with sour cream and tortilla chips.
Noah Webster establishes New York City’s first daily newspaper, the American Minerva.
Upon being sworn in as the governor of Louisiana, P.B.S. Pinchback became the first African American to serve as a governor of a U.S. state. He had previously served the state as its lieutenant governor, duties he had assumed when Lieutenant Governor Oscar Dunn died while in office. Then, Pinchback replaced Governor Henry C. Warmoth when his term ended due to impeachment charges.
The U.S. Patent Office issued patent No. 308,990 to Levant M. Richardson of the Richardson Skate Company in Chicago, IL, for his ball-bearing roller skates.
Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago becomes the first recipient of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy. In 1936, the trophy was renamed the Heisman Trophy after coach John W. Heisman.
A Charlie Brown Christmas special premieres on CBS.
Clarence Birdseye – 1886
In 1924, the businessman and innovator helped found General Seafoods Company. He later developed a quick-freezing method for preserving foods that revolutionized the frozen food industry.
Margaret Brundage – 1900
The Chicago artist is best known for her cover art on the pulp magazine Weird Tales.
Grace Hopper – 1906
The United States Navy rear admiral was a pioneer in computer programming and one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer.
Roy DeCarava – 1919
The critically acclaimed photographer earned a Guggenheim fellowship in 1952.
Redd Foxx – 1922
Born John Elroy Sanford, the comedian and actor starred in the NBC sitcom Sanford and Son in the 1970s.
John Malkovich – 1953
The award-winning actor is best known for his roles on stage and screen in Dangerous Liaisons, Red, and The Killing Fields.
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