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FEBRUARY 16, 2020 | NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY | NATIONAL ALMOND DAY

NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY – February 16

NATIONAL DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY

National Do A Grouch A Favor Day is a call to kindness on February 16th. Everyone knows a grouch, and some of us may even be guilty of being one. On February 16th, maybe you can be the one to find the sweeter side of a grouch.

For some, it’s in their nature to be grouches all of the time; while others may just be having a rough day or two.  On National Do a Grouch a Favor Day, we have an opportunity to turn the grouches frown upside down!

A grouch can be called by a number of names, some of which won’t be described here. However, a few that might come in handy are curmudgeon, crank, grump, sourpuss, bellyacher, grouse, crosspatch, malcontent, crab, and grumbler. If you manage to turn their mood around they might become known as the neighborhood idealist. 

The grouch that you know might be a friend, relative, co-worker, boss, neighbor or that someone who lives in your house.  The favor you do on National Do a Grouch a Favor Day can be simple or elaborate.  Either way, doing them a favor is going to feel right for you!!

A grouch is a habitually irritable or complaining person, a grumbler. ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Maybe February 16th would be a fun day to watch the movies Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.

Let’s make it a better day for your favorite grouch!

HOW TO OBSERVE #DoAGrouchAFavorDay

There may be ways to a grouches heart. We have a few ideas about that and so we’ve shared them.

  • Find out their favorite baked good and surprise them with it.
  • Listen to their grumblings and grumble along with them, just for the day. You might find out some of the reasons why they’re such a grump.
  • Just visit with them.
  • Offer to help with a difficult project. 

Do something to make a grouch’s day better and Use #DoAGrouchAFavorDay to post on social media.

DO A GROUCH A FAVOR DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar, while using the sweetest of honey, has yet to find the origins of this fun holiday. No grouches have been harmed in our search and few may have been cheered in the process.

NATIONAL ALMOND DAY – February 16

NATIONAL ALMOND DAY

On February 16th each year, National Almond Day recognizes the versatile and healthful almond. 

Whether you are eating them by themselves, using almond milk, pasta, flour, butter, oil or meal, almonds offer a delicious flavor along with many health benefits. Almonds are one of the most heart-healthy foods on the market, packed with vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.

  • According to a survey of 500 health professionals, almonds may be beneficial to a healthy lifestyle.
  • According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
  • Recent research from Purdue University suggests that eating almonds can help people feel satisfied for several hours, which can support weight management and counter weight gain.
  • Eighty percent of the world’s almonds are grown in California.

For more information you can visit:
http://www.almonds.com/  and http://www.nationalalmondday.com/

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalAlmondDay

You may want to try one of the following almond recipes:

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese

Use #NationalAlmondDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL ALMOND DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Almond Day.

On Deck for February 17, 2020

National Days

 

Recipe of the Day

Easy Fried Fish Filets
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 6 – 8 minutes
Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

2 small eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup crushed crackers
6 – 8. fish filets
1/4 cup oil
Pinch to teaspoon of salt, garlic and pepper.

Instructions:

Rinse and paper towel dry filets.

Combine cornmeal, cracker and seasonings with milk and eggs, and mix thoroughly.

While oil heats in frying pan add filets one at a time to batter mix covering both sides.

Fry in hot oil 6 – 8 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with your choice of side dishes.

About National Day Calendar

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