NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY
On National Cheese Lover’s Day, don’t feel bleu, throw a feta or act capriciously. January 20th is a gouda day to kummin over and have some cheddar or asiago or fontina! There is no firm evidence of how humans discovered cheese making. But legend tells us…Read more…
GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY
Get to Know Your Customers Day reminds businesses to reach out to patrons and get to know them better. The day is observed annually on the third Thursday of each quarter (January, April, July, October). When businesses get to know your customers, you also get to know… Read more…
NATIONAL BUTTERCRUNCH DAY
National Buttercrunch Day on January 20th recognizes the flavorful toffee candy that comes in several varieties. Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee, covered with chocolate. It has a crunchy… Read more…
NATIONAL DISC JOCKEY DAY
Each year National Disc Jockey Day recognizes the DJs playing the music and spinning the records. The observance takes place annually on January 20th. A disc jockey, or DJ for short, is a person who plays recorded… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total Prep: 55 minutes
2 cups steel-cut oats (not instant)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup walnuts or pecans (divided)
1/2 cup raisins or dates
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, well beaten
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 cups chopped fruit – such as apples, peaches, pears, persimmons, apricots, blueberries, or bananas work well
Preheat the oven to 325°. Prepare a 9-inch baking dish by greasing the sides and bottom.
Spread the two cups of fruit evenly along the bottom of the baking dish.
In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients and 1/2 of the nuts together. Once mixed, add melted butter. Stir until ingredients are mixed well.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla together until combined.
Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
Pour over the fruit in the baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the top of the mixture.
Bake in 325° oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and the oatmeal is set.
Serve hot or let cool and refrigerate covered overnight. Reheat, covered with aluminum foil at 325°F.
January 20th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Sisters Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Clafin open the first woman-owned brokerage firm in the United States.
The United States Senate amends and extends the 1875 reciprocity treaty with Hawaii securing a lease to Pearl Harbor as a Naval Base.
Irwin W. Cox registers the trademark for the steel-wool product called “SOS.” The initialism for the shaved steel wool saturated with soap stood for “Save Our Saucepans.”
The Wisconsin Cheese Foundation sponsors the making of the world’s largest block of cheese ever made. At midnight, the process began at Steve’s Cheese in a factory near Denmark, Wisconsin.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts and Advanced Cell Technology announced the successful cloning of calves that may have produced medicinal milk.
The inauguration of the 44th President of the United States takes place. President Barack Obama becomes the first African American to serve as a U.S. president.
January 20th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Harold Lincoln Gray – 1894
The American cartoonist created the well-known comic strip Little Orphan Annie. It first appeared in the Chicago Tribune on August 5, 1924.
Eva Jessye – 1895
During the Harlem Renaissance, Jessye earned international recognition as the first African American woman to direct a professional choral group.
George Burns – 1896
The legendary actor and comedian earned critical and commercial success during a career that spanned more than six decades.
Joy Adamson – 1910
The conservationist lived and worked in the Kenyan wilderness. After raising a lion cub to be released back into the wild, Adamson wrote Born Free. The book was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1966.
Federico Fellini – 1920
One of cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers, Fellini brought the world La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life), 81/2, and Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred.) Fellini’s final work was La Voce Della Luna (The Voice of the Moon) which starred Roberto Benigni.
Edwin Buzz Aldrin – 1930
On July 16, 1969, the decorated Army pilot joined Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins aboard Apollo 11 for a historic launch from Cape Kennedy. Four days later, Aldrin would be one of only two people to set foot on the moon, the first being his Commander, Neil Armstrong.
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