NATIONAL ANOTHER LOOK UNLIMITED DAY
National Another Look Unlimited Day on the day after Labor Day provides an opportunity for Fall cleaning.
Are you feeling green? Has stuff piled up around the house since Spring cleaning time? This observance is a day dedicated to taking a look around your home and ridding it of the excess things you have accumulated. Think Spring cleaning meets Fall cleaning.
It’s time to clear out the closets. Purge the attic. Donate toys and clothes. Tidy up, clean up, and put to use those items that have a purpose!
Just because people throw it out and don’t have any use for it, doesn’t mean it’s garbage. ~ Andy Warhol
Before you haul your items to the trash consider that many items have multiple uses. Re-purposing an item that appears to be no longer useful can be satisfying. Need some creative inspiration? Check out Pinterest or Etsy. Savvy moms convert old cribs into useful arts and crafts centers or reuse broken dressers as books shelves or wine racks.
When you no longer find your old items useful, others might. Your trash may very well be someone else’s treasure. So consider selling or donating it to someone who will give it new life.
HOW TO OBSERVE #AnotherLookUnlimitedDay
Find at least one item around the house to recycle, re-purpose, donate or sell. While you’re looking for that one item, consider solutions to reducing the number of things you toss and minimizing how much you add to your household over time. Share your ideas and solutions, too! Use #AnotherLookUnlimitedDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL ANOTHER LOOK UNLIMITED DAY HISTORY
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NATIONAL WELSH RAREBIT DAY
Have a snack on National Welsh Rarebit Day on September 3rd. What is a rarebit? It is actually a Welsh term for rabbit. Similar to mock turtle soup having no turtle in it, Welsh rarebit does not contain rabbit. This dish is made with toast that has hot cheese poured over it.
In the eighteenth century, Welsh Rarebit was served as a delicious supper. Taverns served it with ale. While fondue might come to mind, Welsh Rarebit more commonly uses a wheat bread and a cheddar cheese. A typical European fondue would start with Swiss cheeses. As with any dish, there are variations of Welsh Rarebit. Some of the recipes call for cayenne pepper, mustard, Worcestershire or paprika.
Top the cheese with a poached egg, and the dish becomes a Golden Buck. Add bacon, and some call the meal a Yorkshire Buck. It also seems that humor goes well with Welsh Rarebit. Or at least it once did back when humor was tossed back and forth across the pond. In any case, the creamy, cheesy, and toasty dish deserves a taste and a smile, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WelshRarebitDay
Whip up some Welsh Rarebit. It’s definitely worth a try. Top it with an egg or bacon or both. Spice it up, too. We recommend the crustiest toast and the sharpest cheddar cheese. Use real butter to make your sauce. What’s a celebration if you go light. We even have a recipe you can try. Share your versions and let us know what you think. Use #WelshRarebitDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL WELSH RAREBIT DAY HISTORY
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U.S. BOWLING LEAGUE DAY
Each year league bowlers across the United States recognize U.S. Bowling League Day on September 3rd.
Primarily an outdoor sport until around 1840, bowling was called the game of ninepins and popular with gamblers. To snuff out the gambling, the state of Connecticut banned the game in 1841. As a result, indoor lane owners added one pin to their alleys to circumvent the law.
Clubs tried organizing and creating set rules. However, it wasn’t until 1895 when the American Bowling Congress came together at Beethoven Hall in New York City. The American Bowling Congress established a maximum score of 300 which still stands today. They also determined other rules, such as lane length, widths, and distances between pins.
The term “turkey” describes when a bowler successfully throws three strikes in a row. Before the lanes became as slick and beautiful like they are today, getting consecutive strikes was difficult. Around the late 1800s, at Thanksgiving time, alleys and clubs would offer turkeys to players who bowled three strikes in a row. As the holiday neared, taking home a prize turkey after a fun night of bowling would sure top off the evening. It seems this may be the source of the term for achieving three strikes in the game.
In one particularly rousing account from the 30th of November, 1894 The Standard Union out of Brooklyn, New York, suggested the Lobster Bowling Club could have been mistaken for a “college football game” they made such a ruckus. The two teams celebrated so much during their turkey contest that it carried into the street. In the wee hours of the morning, two teammates carried the turkey dangling from a pole up the street as they all sang. The story never reported who won the turkey.
Today, leagues of men, women and mixed teams of all ages play in bowling competitions around the world. Weekly league bowling provides a fun time as well as great physical activity.
HOW TO OBSERVE #USBowlingLeagueDay
Gather your league and go bowling. If you are not a member of a league, just invite some friends. Let us know if you get a turkey. Use #USBowlingLeagueDay to post on social media.
U.S. BOWLING LEAGUE DAY HISTORY
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Name: Cheese Monkey
Prep: 15 minutes
- Total Prep: 15 minutes
- Servings: 4
This version of Welsh Rarebit is an excellent way to use up the ends of a loaf of bread or serve with crackers as a snack.
1 cup milk, evaorated milk or light cream
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 cup grated Cheddar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
Crisp toast or crackers
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
In a double boiler, melt cheese together with the milk and bread crumbs.
Once melted, stir in the spices and Worcestershire sauce.
Add the slightly beaten egg and stir well. Cook about one minute, stirring continuously.
Pour immediately over toast or crackers. Garnish with diced tomatoes. Serve hot.
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