NATIONAL PRALINES DAY | JUNE 24
On June 24th, National Pralines Day honors a confection made from nuts (whether in whole pieces or ground) and sugar syrup. Pralines may also refer to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder of nuts. Read more…
NATIONAL TAKE BACK THE LUNCH BREAK DAY | June 24
On June 24 each year, North American workers celebrate National Take Back the Lunch Break Day to promote worker happiness and productivity. Read more…
NATIONAL TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY
Every year employees across the country bring their dogs to work the Friday after Father’s Day. It’s National Take Your Dog to Work Day. Read more…
On Deck for June 25, 2022
- National Catfish Day
- National Leon Day
- National Strawberry Parfait Day
- Summersgiving – Saturday after Summer Solstice
- Day of the Seafarer
- Global Beatles Day
- World Vitiligo Day
- International Ragweed Day – Fourth Saturday in June
- Global Smurf Day – Saturday Closest to June 25
Recipe of the Day
Fiesta Mac and Cheese
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total Prep: 40 minutes
1/2 pound macaroni noodles
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup green peppers, diced
10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilis
1/2 cup sour cream
Tortilla chips for garnish
Heat oven to 325F. Grease a 3 quart baking dish.
In a saucepan, bring water to boil. Add pasta and salt. Cook until al dente and drain.
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
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 cheese, reserving 1/4 cup. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
Add cooked pasta, corn, peppers and diced tomatoes.
Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake 20-25 minutes or until browned.
Top with remaining cheese and broil 1-2 minutes to brown. Watch closely so as not to burn the cheese.
Garnish with sour cream and tortilla chips.
June 24th Celebrated History
Harvard University issues its first honorary degree to an African American – author, educator and orator, Booker T. Washington.
While flying near Mt. Rainer, pilot Kenneth Arnold witnessed what is considered the first widely reported sighting of an unidentified flying object – UFO.
Hopalong Cassidy premieres on NBC. Starring William Boyd, the show was the first western series on television.
The BBC presents the first demonstration of a home video recorder. Created by Norman Rutherford and Michael Turner, the recording device was intended for home use.
June 24th Celebrated Birthdays
Jack Dempsey – 1895
The American boxer held the title of world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. During his career, the powerful hitter won 62 of his 84 fights. Included in his wins were 51 knockouts.
Chuck Taylor – 1901
In 1933, the shoe salesman/basketball player helped launch the first athletic shoe craze. As a salesman for Converse, Taylor traveled around the country promoting basketball and the shoes the best players wore. The Converse shoes still bear his name today.
Mildred Ladner Thompson – 1918
In 1945, the American journalist became one of the Wall Street Journal‘s first female reporters.
Carolyn S. Shoemaker – 1929
An accomplished woman, Carolyn Shoemaker, discovered more comets than any other astronomer. In 1993, her most notable discovery was a team effort. Along with her husband and astrogeologist, Gene Shoemaker and astronomer David Levy, they discovered the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.
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