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MARCH 12, 2022 | NATIONAL WORKING MOMS DAY | NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY | NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT DAY | NATIONAL BAKED SCALLOPS DAY

National Working Moms Day - March 12

NATIONAL WORKING MOMS DAY

Every mom is a working mom. On March 12th, National Working Moms Day celebrates the breadwinners and the breadmakers, the educators and the role models, those resilient, inspirational fixtures in our children’s lives. Ever since the invention of motherhood, mothers have been… Read more…

NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY - March 12

NATIONAL PLANT A FLOWER DAY

Spring is just around the corner, and March 12th is the day to participate in National Plant a Flower Day.  Each year this day is dedicated to the planting of flowers and looking forward to the spring season.  Flower gardening has become a hobby for many, young and old, and… Read more…

NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT DAY – March 12

NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT DAY

As part of Girl Scout Week, National Girl Scout Day on March 12th honors the history and legacy of Girl Scouting in America each year. Girl Scouting in the United States of America began… Read more…

National Baked Scallops Day - March 12

NATIONAL BAKED SCALLOPS DAY

March 12th celebrates National Baked Scallops Day and a popular delicacy, the scallop. Scallops are a cosmopolitan family and can be found in all of the… Read more…


Recipe of the Day

Asian Honey Tea Grilled Shrimp
Prep:
 15 minutes
Chill: 30 minutes
Cook: 4 to 6 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 – 6 servings

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined salt
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup strong-brewed orange spice tea, cooled
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

Make a marinade by combining the tea, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and pepper in a plastic bag. Remove 1/2 cup of the marinade and set aside.  Add the shrimp to the plastic bag, coating each piece. Seal the bag and chill for 30 minutes or up to a maximum of 12 hours in the refrigerator.

Remove shrimp from the bag and discard the marinade. Divide the shrimp between 8 skewers. Grill over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and are just firm to the touch. Turn once during grilling.

Season the shrimp with salt to taste.

Prepare reserve marinade to use as a dipping sauce. Place in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 3-5 minutes until the sauce reduces slightly. Add green onions.

March 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1912

Juliette Gordon Low found the Girl Scouts of America when she organizes the first Girl Scout troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

1923

Inventor and radio pioneer Lee De Forest demonstrates synchronized music and film through his invention called Phonofilm for the first time. The film included musicians playing and dancers, though no voice was included with the film.

1993

Following unanimous confirmation by the Senate on March 11th, Janet Reno is sworn in as the first female Attorney General.

March 12th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Clement Studebaker – 1831

As a blacksmith, Clement Studebaker went into business in the mid-1800s with his brother Henry making wagons. By the end of the century, brothers Peter, Jacob, and John would join them to begin making automobiles. Clem would die in 1901 before the first Studebaker car sold in 1902.

Jane Means Pierce – 1806

The 15th First Lady of the United States is one of the more tragic figures of the White House. Despite having left Washington years before and much to her relief, the Democratic party pulled her back when they nominated her husband, Franklin Pierce, for president in 1852. He ran against Whig Winfield Scott, winning 254 electoral votes. On the way to the inauguration, their last surviving son, Benjamin Pierce, died at the age of 11 in a train accident. The couple’s first two sons had died in infancy and at the age of four respectively.

Charles Cunningham Boycott – 1832

When a community in Ireland ostracized Captain Charles Boycott for his role in a land war, his last name came to mean a voluntary avoidance of commercial or social entities as a means of protest.

Hall Johnson – 1888

During the Harlem Renaissance, Hall Johnson was known for composing and arranging African-American spirituals. He also coordinated several choirs.

Jack Kerouac – 1922

The American author is best known for his novel On the Road published in 1957. He wrote several more, including The Town and the City, The Dharma Bums, and Big Sur.

Walter Schirra – 1923

Walter Schirra was selected as one of the original seven astronauts for NASA’s Project Mercury. His first space mission to place on October 3, 1962, when he piloted the space capsule Sigma 7.

Liza Minnelli – 1946

The legendary and award-winning performer followed in her mother’s footsteps with stage and screen stealing performances. Best known for her role as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Minnelli’s career spans more than sixty years of stellar music and encore performances.

James Taylor – 1948

Since 1970, James Taylor has been producing hit music to popular and critical acclaim. He won his first Grammy Award in 1971 for Best Pop Vocal Performance for his song “You’ve Got A Friend,” and since then has earned four more.

Notable Mentions

Edward Albee – 1928
Virginia Hamilton – 1936
Frank Welker – 1946
Naomi Shihab Nye – 1952

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