NATIONAL GINGERBREAD COOKIE DAY
National Gingerbread Cookie Day on November 21st encourages us to grab the rolling pin and cookie cutters. The baking will warm the home and decorating will inspire us to design tasty cookies while making memories! National Gingerbread Day takes place on June 5th. A favorite food of an Armenian monk… Read more…
NATIONAL RED MITTEN DAY
On November 21st, National Red Mitten Day represents Canadian Olympic Pride! National Red Mitten Day encourages Canadians to wear their Red Mittens in support of… Read more…
NATIONAL STUFFING DAY
November 21st is an ideal day for National Stuffing Day with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Since we are already thinking about the delicious turkey stuffing that is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner. Some cooks choose to stuff the bird with crusts of bread, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Others prefer to prepare a… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Fresh Cranberry Salad
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 Cook time
This vibrant salad adds color and flavor to any holiday meal. No matter the season, this Fresh Cranberry Salad will be a hit with the crowd.
1 Bag of Fresh Cranberries
2 Whole Oranges
2 Whole Apples
Sugar (or another sweetener of your preference)
Fill a large bowl with water.
Add cranberries to water. Let sit in water bath for about 10 mins.
(FOOD TIP: Once cranberries are in water, dispose of any that sink. Sinking cranberries are an indication they are bad).
While cranberries are bathing, wash apples and oranges.
Dice both apples and oranges into cubes. Set aside.
Add cranberries, apples and oranges to food processor or chopper.
Process until thick and chunky. Consistency will be similar to a relish
Add sugar/sweetener to taste.
Cover put in the fridge until chilled.
Serve and ENJOY!
This dish can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until served.
Recipe Credit: Ellen W. of North Dakota
November 21st Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History
Brothers Jacques-Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier launched Dr. Jean-François Pilatre de Rozier and François Laurent up in the first successful untethered hot-air balloon flight. The brothers’ cloth balloon took their passengers aloft 5.5 miles over Paris. Can you imagine the view?
The Philadelphia Athletics squared off against the Kanaweola Athletic Club at the Maple Avenue Driving Park in Elmira, New York, for the first-ever professional football night game. The final score was 39-0 in favor of the Philadelphia Athletics. We wonder how many fans stayed for the whole game.
Albert Einstein publishes a paper in the journal Annalen der Physik that leads to his mass-energy equivalence formula, E=mc²
The first woman appointed to Senator takes the oath of office. On October 3, 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton was appointed by the Georgia governor to fill a vacancy. She served only 24 hours while the Senate was in session, as Democrat Walter George was elected shortly before the next session was convened.
November 21st Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Hetty Green – 1834
From a young age, Green’s shrewd understanding of money earned her a ruthless reputation in the world of finance. After the death of her husband Edward Henry Green in 1936, she earned the nickname “Witch of Wall Street” after appearing in her mourning clothes. She died one of the richest women in the world.
Dorothy “Mickey” Maguire – 1918
As a catcher, Mickey played seven seasons in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. During her career, she played on two World Champion teams.
Georgia Frontiere – 1927
In 1979, Frontiere became 70% owner of the Los Angeles Rams. She was the second woman in NFL history with majority ownership of a team.
Etta Zuber Falconer – 1933
As one of the few African American women with a Ph.D. in mathematics, Falconer set out to change that. She established several science programs designed to encourage women to continue their educations in math and sciences. Well before STEAM and STEM programs, Falconer knew math and science were important to our future.
Henry Hartsfield – 1933
As a NASA astronaut, Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as the commander of the space shuttle Discovery’s maiden voyage. He also logged a total of 483 hours in space. Do you wonder what that translates to in travel miles?
Ken Griffey, Jr. – 1969
The left-handed center fielder played 22 years in Major League Baseball. He was known for his exceptional hitting ability as well as his solid fielding.
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