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November 17, 2021 - NATIONAL BUTTER DAY – NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY – NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY – NATIONAL BAKLAVA DAY – NATIONAL HOMEMADE BREAD DAY

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NOVEMBER 17, 2021 | NATIONAL BUTTER DAY | NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY | NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY | NATIONAL BAKLAVA DAY | NATIONAL HOMEMADE BREAD DAY

National Butter Day - November 17

NATIONAL BUTTER DAY

Few ingredients make a meal richer and more flavorful than butter. On November 17th, National Butter Day gives this creamy ingredient, and those who make it, a pat on the back. Butter has been used by humans for thousands of years. As recently as the first half of the last century, the butter churn was an essential tool in many kitchens. When butter was rationed during… Read more…

NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY – Wednesday of American Education Week

NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY

Annually observed on the Wednesday during American Education Week, National Education Support Professionals Day honors the contributions of school support employees. These support professionals provide invaluable services and are essential partners in a child’s education. The day honors a long list of professionals who keep schools running smoothly. They include all secretaries, classroom aides, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers, and… Read more…

NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY

National Take a Hike Day on November 17th encourages us to get out there and hit the trails. With over 60,000 miles of trails in the National Trail System across the 50 states, there is no lack of opportunity to take a hike. Some of those trails are hundreds of years old. For example, the oldest continuously used trail in the United States is…Read more…

NATIONAL BAKLAVA DAY – November 17

NATIONAL BAKLAVA DAY

On November 17th, National Baklava Day fills the kitchen with an aroma of a sweet and flaky pastry. Baklava’s sweet layers of texture and flavor are created between sheets of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and drizzled with syrup or honey. Many believe Baklava to have originated with the… Read more…

NATIONAL HOMEMADE BREAD DAY – November 17

NATIONAL HOMEMADE BREAD DAY

On November 17th, homes will fill with warm, comforting aromas reminding us to slow down and enjoy National Homemade Bread Day. Yeast bread calls for us to slow down. We need to spend time with each other as we work the dough and let it rest and rise before baking. Quick breads allow a special treat to share and enjoy with… Read more…


On Deck for November 18, 2021

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Recipe of the Day

Ratatouille, eggplant, zucchini, vegetables, Italian

RATATOUILLE

Ingredients 

1 eggplant
2 green zucchini
1 onion
1 large beef tomato
1 large pepper (green or red, your preference)
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
olive oil
salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cut vegetables up in equal bite-size
  • Toss with olive oil, salt / pepper to taste
  • Pour into a baking dish
  • BROIL for a few minutes.
  • MIX it up and BROIL again. Watch closely and keep mixing the veggies up every 5 minutes or so until they are a little charred, not burned
  • Add the garlic, cover tightly with foil, and bake at 350°F degrees for about 40 minutes.

Recipe Credit

Nancy Shaw – Nancy says, “My French mother used to take the time to brown the veggies first in olive oil in a pan, transfer to a Dutch oven and cook in on the stovetop. This is my version. You will have no leftovers, no matter how much you make and your kids will fight over the last bite. Bon appetite!” Thank you for sharing with us!

November 17th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
1800

The Sixth United States Congress convenes in Washington D.C. for the first time. Even though many rooms remain incomplete, substantial progress allowed both the House of Representatives and the Senate to begin their sessions in the Nation’s Capital.

1857 

The U.S. Patent Office issues H.N. Wadsworth patent No. 18,653 for a new and improved Tooth-Brush.

1869 

After more than 10 years of construction, the Suez Canal opens, creating a shipping lane between the Mediterranean and the Red seas.

1888

The U.S. Patent Office issues patent No. 388,850 to George Eastman for his box camera. The inventor also registered the trademark name, Kodak, on the same day.

1896 

The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League began to play at Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park Casino.

November 17th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Grace Abbott – 1878

Abbott dedicated her career to child labor policies and relief programs for immigrants. She headed the Children’s Bureau under President Warren G. Harding and while she saw a constitutional amendment against child labor, the states did not ratify it.

Soichiro Honda – 1906

In 1948, the Japanese engineer founded the Honda Motor Co., Ltd. with Takeo Fujisawa. Their first product is the D-type motorcycle.

Winson Hudson – 1916

An early Civil Rights activist, Anger Winson Gates established the Leake County chapter of the NAACP in Mississippi. For 25 years, she attempted to register to vote. But persistent voter suppression prevented Gates from registering until 1962.

William H. Hastie – 1904

The American attorney and civil rights advocate became the first African American named to the federal magistrate in 1937. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Hastie to judge of the Federal District Court in the Virgin Islands.

Danny DeVito – 1944

The award-winning actor, producer, and comedian gained his first critical attention in the role of Louie De Palma in the comedy series Taxi. Other credits include Big Fish, Get Shorty, Batman Returns, and Matilda.

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