ELECTRONIC GREETINGS DAY
Observed annually on November 29th, Electronic Greetings Day encourages us to send an electronic greeting. At the same time, the day reminds us of how much things have changed. The convenience and speed of sending an electronic greeting allow more people… Read more…
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- National Mousse Day
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- Computer Security Day
- Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
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Recipe of the Day
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 45 minutes
2 cups chilled heavy cream, divided
4 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
7 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
In a 1 quart heavy saucepan, heat 3/4 cup of cream until hot.
In a metal bowl, whisk together yolks, sugar, and salt until well combined.
Add hot cream in a slow stream, whisking to combine.
Pour mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring continuously until a thermometer reads 160°F.
Strain custard through a mesh sieve into a bowl.
Add vanilla and stir.
Melt chocolate using one of several methods below:
- A double boiler or a bowl over a pot of simmering water and stirring the chocolate continuously or;
- A glass bowl in the microwave at 30-second increments until the chocolate softens.
Combine chocolate and mousse.
Whisk into the custard until smooth. Let cool.
Using an electric mixer and a medium bowl, beat the remaining 1-1/4 cups of cream to stiff peaks.
Fold in a fourth of the cream into the custard, then gently fold the remaining cream.
Spoon mousse into dishes and chill, covered for 6 hours.
Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes before serving.
Top with whipped cream.
During World War II, coffee rationing begins due to growing demand. Coffee drinkers reduced their intake by pouring less into their cups. They also stretched the coffee they had by reusing the grounds and making a weaker brew. Another method to stretch their supply included grinding chicory root into their coffee grounds before they brewed their coffee.
The NASA Space Program launches its first animal into space. A chimp named Enos orbited the Earth aboard the spacecraft Mercury-Atlantis 5 and returned to Earth safely.
Atari launches the video game, Pong. The popular arcade game became the first commercially successful video game.
Mary J. Blige releases her second studio album My Life. It would be named the 1995 Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album.
Louisa May Alcott – 1832
The American novelist and short-story writer is best known for her colorful characters in the novel Little Women, many of whom she drew from her real-life family. She wrote several other novels, including Little Men, Jo’s Boys, and Good Wives.
C.S. Lewis – 1898
The British author of several books on Christianity is best known for his children’s series, the Chronicles of Narnia. The series follows the four Pevensie children as they discover the magical world of Narnia.
Emma Morano – 1899
Emma Morano was born in Civiasco, Italy, and lived to be 117 years and 137 days. Until her death, she was the last person still living who was born in the 1800s. In her lifetime, Morano saw the invention of motion pictures, the fortune cookie, the crossword puzzle, television, penicillin, the jet engine, Teflon, the microwave oven, the internet, and so much more.
Joe Weider – 1919
In 1946, Joe and his brother Ben Weider founded the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness.
Joseph Shivers – 1920
Shivers was a chemist for Dupont in the 1950s who developed a polymer to replace rubber in textiles. In 1958, Dupont patented Spandex under the brand name Lycra.
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