SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Small Business Saturday reminds us of the prime shopping opportunities right in our own communities. Not only do the small businesses where we work, live, and play offer numerous gift-giving possibilities, they are hands-on and ready to complete your shopping list with quality, thoughtful gifts. Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Shop Small movement energizes small business owners to … Read more…
NATIONAL CRAFT JERKY DAY
National Craft Jerky Day, on November 27th, recognizes that craft jerky is the standard by which all other jerky is measured. It awakens the taste buds and ignites the opinions of jerky fans the world over. The day focuses on artisanal creators of this dehydrated, seasoned meat and snack extraordinaire. There remain those who satisfy the world’s craving with original… Read more…
NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREAM PIE DAY
Each year on November 27th, National Bavarian Cream Pie Day recognizes a pie that makes a grand entrance. This rich and delectable dessert is possible, thanks to the French chef, Marie-Antione Carême. In the early 19th century, Carême established many of the French cooking techniques still used today. He’s even given credit for… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
French Toast Sticks
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons sugar
8 slices bread
In a shallow dish, beat egg, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar with a whisk. Add milk and orange juice. Quarter each bread sliced into sticks.
Heat a non-stick frying pan or griddle to medium-high heat.
Dip each stick into the egg mixture, coating both sides. Cook both sides until golden brown.
Serve with syrup on the side. Dip each stick into syrup and enjoy.
Following the Spanish-American War, Secretary of War Elihu Root established the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, Pennsylvania to train staff officers.
The first truly successful Technicolor film, The Toll of the Sea, premieres at the Rialto Theater in New York City. Starring Kenneth Harlan and Anna May Wong, the story of Madame Butterfly was directed by Chester M. Franklin. Dr. Herbert T. Kalmus developed the Technicolor system and founded Technicolor Motion Picture Corp. in 1915.
The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was actually called Macy’s Christmas Parade and it extended over six miles. Characters from Mother Goose’s rhymes dotted the parade route as well as zoo animals and marching bands. The grand finale and stars of the show were Kris Kringle and his reindeer. Three years later, the famous character balloons began to appear in the parade.
During an American Basketball Association (ABA) game between the Kentucky Colonels and the Los Angeles Stars, Penny Ann Early became the first woman to play in a professional basketball game. A licensed jockey, Early had tried and failed to ride in a sanctioned race but male jockeys always protested the races. When offered the opportunity to play basketball, Early accepted. During the game, she made one pass and was then substituted out of the game.
Dr. Christoph Broelsch led a surgical team at the University of Chicago Medical Center in the first successful living donor liver transplant. The 29-year-old mother, Teresa Smith, donated a portion of her liver to her 21-month-old-daughter, Alyssa.
Konosuke Matsushita – 1894
In 1918, the Japanese industrialist founded Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. The lightbulb socket manufacturer, headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan, grew into a multinational electronics company now known as Panasonic.
Dora Strother – 1921
During World War II, Dougherty became a trained Woman Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). On June 6, 1944, Colonel Paul Tibbets selected two WASPs to test flight the Boeing B-29 Superfortress to quell concerns regarding overheating engines. One was Dougherty and the other was Dorothea Johnson Moorman. Their test flight was a successful one.
Jesse Ernest Wilkins, Jr. – 1923
At the age of 19, the mathematician earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. During World War II, he joined the Manhattan Project. Throughout his enduring career, Wilkins has made significant contributions to many areas of science and academia including nuclear science research.
Ella Brennan – 1925
James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Ella Brennan, built a reputation for Creole and French cuisine. From a young age, she helped her brother in the restaurant business. Over the years she mentored many chefs including Paul Prudhomme.
Jimi Hendrix – 1942
Despite his short musical career in the late 1960s, Hendrix’s electric blend of blues, funk, and rock & roll left a lasting impact on his fans and the musicians he left in his wake. He died in 1970.
William Sanford Nye – 1955
The mechanical engineer is better known for his educational program Bill Nye the Science Guy. The Emmy Award-winning show ran for seven seasons on PBS.
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