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May 29, 2022 - NATIONAL 529 DAY – NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY – NATIONAL PAPERCLIP DAY

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MAY 29, 2022 | NATIONAL 529 DAY | NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY | NATIONAL PAPERCLIP DAY

National 529 Day | May 29
National 529 Day | May 29

NATIONAL 529 DAY

May 29th is National 529 Day – reminding families and friends that it has never been easier to help save for a child’s future. By contributing to a 529 savings plan, you help prepare a child for whatever path they choose. Earnings grow tax-free on the federal level, and in most states, if savings are withdrawn to pay for qualified tuition and other expenses. Read more…

NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY | May 29
NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY | May 29

NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY

Each year on May 29th, National Coq Au Vin Day celebrates a delicious French dish. Coq au vin is French braise of chicken, cooked with wine, lardons (salt pork), mushrooms, and garlic. Read more…

National Paperclip Day | May 29
National Paperclip Day | May 29

NATIONAL PAPERCLIP DAY

National Paperclip Day on May 29th each year celebrates a small but handy invention. Yes, even the paperclip has its own day of honor. The day celebrates the well-known piece of curved wire that keeps our papers together and helps us stay organized. Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Lobster Bisque

Lobster Bisque
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients

4 lobster tails
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup dry white wine
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 celery ribs, diced
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups lobster stock
2 cups heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

Bring a large stockpot filled with about two inches of water to a boil. Add lobster tails and until shells are bright red – about 8-10 minutes.

Remove the tails from the water and allow them to cool slightly. Once cool, remove shells and veins. Chop lobster meat into 1-inch pieces.

Place the shells back into the boiling water. Boil for an additional 10 minutes. Strain and reserve 2 cups of the lobster stock.

In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery and cook until tender. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant. Lower the heat to medium or medium-low. Sprinkle flour into the pan and stir until thick.

Add the wine slowly and stir in the Worcestershire sauce, thyme, paprika, and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in tomato paste and lobster stock. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.

In a blender, puree the mixture. Return to the stockpot and add the cream and butter. Salt to taste. Add lobster and simmer an additional 5-10 minutes.

Serve with a slice of crusty bread.

May 29th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1886

The Atlanta Journal publishes the first advertisement for Coca-Cola.

1942

Bing Crosby records “White Christmas” and the Irving Berlin song becomes a perennial hit.

1950

The St. Roch becomes the first ship to sail around North America when it arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The accomplishment was made possible via the Panama Canal which opened in 1914. It wasn’t the first time the Royal Canadian Mounted Police schooner found itself in the record books; in 1940-1942, the vessel became the first to sail through the Northwest Passage.

1953

Mountaineers Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Tibet) became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

2001

The United States Supreme Court rules 7-2 that the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) Tour must accommodate golfers with disabilities according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disabled golfer Casey Martin brought the suit against the PGA’s no cart rule.

May 29th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Bob Hope – 1903

In 1908, Bob Hope emigrated to America with his mother and five of his brothers via Ellis Island. Hope became one of the most famous entertainers in America. He was an author, dancer, athlete, singer, actor, and humanitarian. He was also a stand-up comedian. One of his most famous lines is, “Though I was born in England, I left at the age of four…actually the minute I started to talk, they deported me.”

John F. Kennedy – 1917

John F. Kennedy’s  life was cut short when he was assassinated in  Dallas, Texas in 1963.   His life up until then was considered by many to be out of the realms of Camelot, and the world had high hopes for his presidency.

Pepper Paire Davis – 1924

The American catcher and infielder played 10 seasons in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League and 9 of those were on championship teams. She also co-wrote the AAGPBL son with Nalda Bird Phillips.

Al Unser – 1939

Al Unser’s racing career spanned 37 years. During those years, Unser took on a variety of races, sports cars, stock cars, and tracks. He endured the death of his brother Jerry and was challenged through sibling rivalry.

Melissa Etheridge – 1961

Grammy-winning artist, Melissa Etheridge built a solo career from the moment she broke onto the rock & roll scene. With a raspy blend of soulful folk-rock and edgy blues, Etheridge continues to tour and create new powerful music.

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