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February 13, 2022 - GALENTINE’S DAY – NATIONAL CHEDDAR DAY – NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY – NATIONAL PORK RIND DAY

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FEBRUARY 13, 2022 | GALENTINE’S DAY | NATIONAL CHEDDAR DAY | NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY | NATIONAL PORK RIND DAY

Galentine's Day - February 13

GALENTINE’S DAY

On February 13th, Galentine’s Day brings women together to celebrate each other every year the day before Valentine’s day. Women all have that one friend who cheers on her female companions. She is their best supporter, listener, and companion. No matter what… Read more…

NATIONAL CHEDDAR DAY – February 13

NATIONAL CHEDDAR DAY

National Cheddar Day adds some cheesy goodness on February 13th! Grilled cheese would be buttered bread without melt-able slices piled high; burgers would be lackluster without a perfect ooze; mac & cheese would just be…mac, to be frank. So many of our iconic American dishes simply… Read more…

NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY – February 13

NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY

Pasta lovers will enjoy a traditional stuffed pasta during National Tortellini Day on February 13th!  Read more…

National Pork Rind Day - Day of the Big Game

NATIONAL PORK RIND DAY

Each year on the day of the championship game, another kind of pigskin is celebrated. National Pork Rind Day recognizes the fried edible skin of the pig. Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to… Read more…


On Deck for February 14, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Coconut Walnut Energy Bites
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook:  
Total Prep:  15 minutes
Serves 

Ingredients:

20 Medjool dates, pitted
2 cups walnut pieces
1 teaspoon spirulina 
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus 1/4 cup for coating.

Directions

Place walnuts, dates, hemp seeds, spirulina, and 1/4 cup of coconut into a food processor and mix until it becomes sticky and starts to form a ball (around 2 minutes). Take the dough from the food processor and form 1-inch balls. Roll the balls into the remaining coconut to coat them. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Recipe Credit: Recipes from the Coconut Coalition of the Americas

February 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1895

The Lumiere brothers, Auguste and Charles-Antoine, patent their cinematograph. Their pioneering work led to the first public screening of a moving picture.

1920

The first National Negro League forms organizing teams of Black professional baseball players into one organization for the first time. Andrew “Rube” Foster, the owner of the American Giants, led the movement to form a league.

1946

The Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrated the first electronic digital computer. Named the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIC), it was created as part of a military project by John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert.

2011

For the first time in 100 years, tribal members of the Umatilla of Oregon return to Montana and Yellowstone National Park to hunt and harvest bison. Harvesting bison restores traditions from the Walla Walla, Cayuse, and Umatilla tribes guaranteed in an 1855 treaty.

February 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Sarah Singleton Van Buren – 1818

After the death of her mother-in-law, Sarah Van Buren stepped into the role of First Lady during Martin Van Buren’s presidency.

Elizabeth Truman – 1885

In 1945, Bess Truman became the 35th First Lady of the United States. She entered the White House in the final year of World War II and following the sudden death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt – the beginning of his fourth term. Capable and sure, Mrs. Truman stepped into the role of President Harry Truman’s secretary.

Patty Berg – 1918

The American professional golfer helped found the Women’s Professional Golf Association in 1947. During her career, Berg won 15 major titles.

Tennessee Ernie Ford – 1919

The American gospel and country recording artist is best known for the songs “Sixteen Tons” and “Ballad of Davy Crockett.”

Chuck Yeager – 1923

The decorated American fighter pilot and test pilot broke the sound barrier in 1947 in the Bell X-1.

Honorable Mentions

Dorothy Bliss – 1916
Leeann Chin – 1933
Peter Gabriel – 1950

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