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FEBRUARY 2, 2022 | NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY | NATIONAL HEAVENLY HASH DAY | NATIONAL TATER TOT DAY | NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY

NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY – February 2

NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY

National Groundhog Day on February 2nd each year asks one question. Will he see his shadow? Ok, well, maybe it asks another question. Will there be six more weeks of winter? The day is celebrated each year in the United States and Canada. Traditionally the groundhog awakens from his nap for a… Read more…

NATIONAL HEAVENLY HASH DAY – February 2

NATIONAL HEAVENLY HASH DAY

National Heavenly Hash Day on February 2nd recognizes a family favorite that covers a variety of desserts with a common ingredient. When it comes to defining Heavenly Hash, the only ingredient that seems… Read more…

National Tater Tot Day - February 2

NATIONAL TATER TOT DAY

On February 2nd, National Tater Tot Day recognizes a kitchen staple. In the United States, we consume approximately 3.5 billion of these nuggets of potato goodness per year. These bite-sized bits of golden deliciousness created from the scraps from making… Read more…

NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY – Changes Annually

NATIONAL GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY

Around the country, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is recognized by schools, organizations, and teams during the first week of February. Athletics play an important role in girls’ lives. Besides helping to establish a routine for a… Read more…


On Deck for February 3, 2022

National Days

Recipe of the Day

Name: Marinated Pork Chops
Prep: 5 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour

Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

6 1-inch thick pork chops
1/2 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients except the pork chops in a resealable container. Remove 1/4 cup of marinade to use as a basting sauce. Add pork chops and toss until thoroughly coated. Seal the container and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Grill pork chops over medium-high heat, 8 minutes per side. Baste with reserve marinade while grilling.

February 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1848

The United States and Mexico sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty defined the boundary between the two countries as the Rio Grande River.

1893

Using Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope, William K.L. Dickson filmed Fred Ott as he sneezed at Edison’s Black Maria Studio. Named “Record of a Sneeze,” it consisted of 45 frames and is the first film recorded in the studio. It is registered as a photograph but not as a film because the category did not exist at the time.

1912

Considered one of the film world’s first stuntmen, Frederick R. Law parachuted from the torch of the Statue of Liberty and landed 30 feet from the bay. This wasn’t his first parachute jump nor would it be his last.

1922

Sylvia Beach publishes the complete novel Ulysses by James Joyce.

1925

After a week of mushing 625 miles of brutal conditions, 20 drivers and their dogs safely relay a delivery of 300,000 doses of Diptheria serum to Nome, Alaska.

February 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

Sarah Hackett Stevenson – 1841

In 1876 Stevenson became the first woman to join the American Medical Association.

Solomon R. Guggenheim – 1861

In 1937, the American businessman established the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Two years later, the museum by the same name was built.

James Joyce – 1882

The Irish novelist and poet is best known for his novel Ulysses which at the time created controversy for its content.

Ayn Rand – 1905

The Russian-born novelist developed the philosophical system Objectivism. Her best-known novels include The Fountain Head and Atlas Shrugged.

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