NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY DAY
January 3rd spotlights National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day and a favorite during many holidays. Furthermore, the National Confectioners Association has been known to recognize this day as an annual event. Read more…
NATIONAL FRUITCAKE TOSS DAY
On January 3rd, National Fruitcake Toss Day challenges us to chuck the fruitcake as far as we can. (Occasionally, this fun holiday is listed as occurring on the first Saturday in December.) Read more…
NATIONAL DRINKING STRAW DAY
On January 3rd National Drinking Straw Day commemorates the date in 1888 that Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw. Since then, a variety of drinking straws are used. Read more…
NATIONAL THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY DAY
National Thank God It’s Monday Day encourages us to celebrate the first Monday of the new year with vigor and energy. Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Zucchini Pizza with Bleu Cheese Sauce
Prep: 40 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
1 lb zucchini
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
4 ounces bleu cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated, divided
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb dough – enough for one 12-inch pizza
Heat oven to 425°F.
Slice zucchini into 1/8 inch slices. Place on a paper towel and sprinkle both sides with salt. Allow the pieces to rest for 30 minutes.
Prepare the dough. If using a mix or homemade recipe, follow the instructions. Spread the dough on an oiled baking sheet. Par-bake the dough for 5 minutes. When using a prepared crust, do not par-bake.
In a medium skillet, add garlic and olive oil. Cook over medium heat until garlic is fragrant. Add bleu cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan, cream cheese, and cream. Cook until cheese is melted. Stir in Italian seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste.
Spread the sauce over the crust.
Pat the zucchini dry, removing any released moisture. Layer the zucchini onto the crust. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.
January 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Marvin C. Stone of Washington, D.C. received the first patent for wax-coated paper drinking straws.
Mother and son serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress for the first time. In 1940, Ohio elected Frances P. Bolton to fill her late husband Chester C. Bolton’s unexpired House seat. Every following term, she was re-elected. In 1952, her son Oliver Bolton ran for the 11th district House seat as Francis Bolton ran for her 8th term in Congress. They both won, making history.
The Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, PA introduces the world’s first electric watch.
Satoshi Nakamoto (the presumed developer or developers) established the cryptocurrency-based Bitcoin with the launch of the genesis block.
January 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Grace Anna Goodhue – 1879
The 32nd First Lady is one of several who was an educator before marrying a future president. She was teaching at the Clarke School for the Deaf when in 1904 she met and later married Calvin Coolidge. While in the White House, she continued to work on behalf of the school as well as the Red Cross.
Carolyn Haywood – 1889
The children’s author and illustrator is best known for her Eddie and Betsy series.
J. R. R. Tolkien – 1892
The incredibly imaginative professor at Oxford University authored the fantasy novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Dorothy Arzner – 1897
During her 16-year directing career, Arzner was the only woman directing in Hollywood. She began directing during the silent era with Get Your Man and charged right into talkies with Sarah and Son.
Gordon Moore – 1929
In 1968, the American engineer co-founded Intel Corporation along with Robert Noyce.
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