NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY | July 13
National French Fry Day on July 13 recognizes a staple food on menus across the country. It comes in so many different cuts and styles, there’s a favorite for everyone to enjoy! Read more…
NATIONAL BARBERSHOP MUSIC APPRECIATION DAY | JULY 13
Can you hear that sweet music? On July 13, National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day celebrates a cappella style of music and commemorates the anniversary of one of its musical societies. Read more…
NATIONAL DELAWARE DAY | July 13
National Delaware Day on July 13, recognizes the First State to declare independence from the British. Rich in history, Delaware’s lands once belonged to New York and later Pennsylvania. But the independent spirit of this beautiful coastal countryside is more than just legendary. Read more…
NATIONAL BEANS ‘N’ FRANKS DAY
National Beans ‘N’ Franks Day on July 13 encourages us to make our favorite recipes during National Hot Dog Month. This simple recipe cooks up a delicious dish in no time and goes well with summertime barbecues, too! Read more…
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Recipe of the Day for July 13
Macaroni and Cheese
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total Prep: 55 minutes
8 oz uncooked elbow macaroni
3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Although it is hot on July 13, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a medium pot of water to boil and add macaroni. Sprinkle with salt to season the pasta.
Remove pasta from the heat when it is al dente and then drain.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
Add flour to make a roux.
Stir with a whisk until the flour turns a golden brown, approximately 1-2 minutes.
Add the milk and continue to whisk, removing any lumps.
Add salt and pepper.
Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens and begins to bubble.
Add cheeses. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
Add pasta to cheese sauce and stir.
Grease a 2-quart baking dish and add pasta
Bake 20-25 minutes or until browned.
Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and return to bake for 5 more minutes.
July 13th Celebrated History
The U.S. Patented Office issued patent No. 586,193 to Guglielmo Marconi for a wireless telegraph.
American businessman, Vernon Rudolph sells his first Krispy Kreme doughnuts in Winston-Salem, North Caroline. Rudolph used a secret recipe he purchased from a New Orleans French chef.
Edna Mae Anderson founded the barbershop music organization named Sweet Adelines International.
Raising $127 million for Ethiopian famine relief, the Live Aid concert included more than 75 acts on two stages – one at Wembley Stadium in London and the other at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
July 13th Celebrated Birthdays
June Etta Downey – 1875
June Etta Downey spent her career as a psychologist studying personalities and handwriting. Her research led to some of the development of the Downey Individual Will-Temperament Test, an early personality inventories.
Tillie Elrlich Lewis – 1901
In 1935, Lewis partnered with Florino del Gaizo to produce American-grown Italian tomatoes for canning. They launched the company Flotill Products Inc. The company would go on to produce a variety of other fruits and vegetables, too.
Harrison Ford – 1942
Known for his roles as Han Solo in the Star Wars saga and the adventurous but snake-dreading professor in the Indiana Jones series. Ford’s career took off in 1973 in a film called American Graffiti.
Erno Rubik – 1944
A Hungarian mathematician, Rubik invented the colored and challenging puzzle named the Rubik’s Cube in 1974.
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