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Sherman A1

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December 1, 2014


December 1, 2014

Daily Holidays - December 1

Eat a Red Apple Day The stores are still bursting with apples, fresh from the harvest.

A few of the varieties you will see year round, because they either store well or are brought in from other parts of the world throughout the year. Other varieties, though, won't store long even in commercial storage, so time is running out to have one of them this season.

In case you're tempted to bend the rules a bit and have several Red Apples -- say, in an apple pie -- the idea of the day is probably to eat a fresh apple out of hand, because fresh-eating apples tend to store less well than cooking apples.

Make it a point today to treat yourself to a Red Apple that you don't see year round, or to introduce yourself to a new one that you haven't met before. http://www.cooksinfo.com/eat-a-red-apple-day

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day

Civil Air Patrol Day

Day With(out) Art Day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_Without_Art

Rosa Parks Day PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is paying tribute to the late activist Rosa Parks with a re-enactment of her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus on Dec. 1, 1955. http://wpri.com/2014/11/30/ripta-to-honor-rosa-parks-on-monday/

World Aids Day http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/

Cyber Monday

November 30, 2014

Daily Holidays - November 30

National Mousse Day Fun fact: Teeny, tiny air bubbles (from whipped egg whites or cream) are to thank for a mousse's signature delicate and light-as-a-feather texture. http://www.food.com/food-holidays/mousse-day-1130

Computer Security Day

National Meth Awareness Day Methamphetamine also known as Meth, Crystal, Crank and Speed is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant. Chronic use can lead to paranoia, hallucinations and violent behavior. Long-term use and/or high dosages can lead to toxic psychosis, stroke, heart attack and death.
In an effort to raise awareness about the growing epidemic of people addicted to Meth and the dangers associated with it, The Meth Project Foundation was established in 2005 by Thomas M. Siebel chairman of First Virtual Group.
“The Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. Central to the program is a research-based marketing campaign and community action programs designed to communicate the risks of Meth use.” https://go2asap.com/blog/2011/11/november-30th-national-meth-awareness-day

Stay Home Because You're Well Day.
November 29, 2014

Daily Holidays - November 29

National Chocolates Day

Throw out your leftovers day ------ Nooooo, not just yet.

Electronic Greetings Day

Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba_initiatives/small_business_saturday_2014

Square Dancing Day.
November 28, 2014


My husband loves eggnog. Or “nog” as he usually refers to it as. I am pretty sure it’s why I can get him to do the grocery shopping easily in late fall, because he’s stalking the dairy department for eggnog. Eggnog is take it or leave it for me, it’s more the texture than the flavor that just isn’t my thing. The flavor I like, the bordering on shake like consistency, not so much. While I was making a chocolate pie this weekend, it dawned on me that replacing the milk with eggnog in a vanilla pie would result in a super easy eggnog pie.

A warning, this is rich. Well, I mean, it’s made with eggnog, which is basically like drinking cream, so yeah, rich. You could totally cut back on some of the eggnog and replace it with milk. Oh, also – one thing to pay attention to – the premade graham cracker pie crust my eggnog store searching husband picked up, was a bigger pie crust – “two extra slices” or something like that. While that’s great and all, pie crusts are kind of a standard to some extent so a jumbo one can mess with your recipes. I was a little short on filling for this, and sort of pushed more of it towards the outer edge. Just something to pay attention to if you are buying a ready made crust.

Read more at http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2014/11/13/easy-eggnog-pie/#LUPIwjh0hYuDAAYJ.99

Recipe is at the link
November 28, 2014

A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Public Library is just a block away from the center of demonstrations at the Ferguson Police Department. As we've reported, when violent protests this week led to the burning of more than a dozen businesses and the uncertainty caused schools to close, the library stayed open.

It has become a quiet refuge for adults and children alike in this St. Louis suburb. And the nation has taken notice. The outpouring of support for the library has reached "orders of magnitude" more than any previous amount, says library Director Scott Bonner.

He's the only full-time librarian there — and he started his job in July, just weeks before the town became an internationally known name. Bonner says the donations may allow him to hire another person to help.

For community leaders and business owners, the library has become a place to convene.


November 28, 2014

Today's Holidays November 28

National French Toast Day We propose a toast to National French Toast Day! While dedicating Nov. 28 to the cinnamony-sweet breakfast treat is a recent tradition, French toast has been around a lot longer than you might think. Turns out fourth-century Romans enjoyed dipping stale slices of bread in milk before frying them up in oil, just as we do today. In other words: Here's another "French" dish that, just like fries, didn't originate in France (where French toast is actually called pain perdu, or "lost bread&quot .

So, next time you have some stale bread lying around, do some delicious recycling with the recipes below. Whether you use sourdough, challah, baguette or even wheat bread, you’ll save that loaf from an early death... and your taste buds (not to mention kids) certainly won’t complain. http://www.today.com/food/8-sweet-recipes-celebrate-national-french-toast-day-1C7304517

National Day of Giving.
November 27, 2014

November 27

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day National Bavarian Cream Pie Day puts the spotlight on one of those rare no-bake desserts that's surprisingly gourmet in presentation and taste. A sweet, cooked custard is poured into a pie shell, and chilled into a durable mold. Then it's topped usually with chocolate sauce, chocolate shavings, and lots of whipped cream. Then it's eaten--every bit of it, typically! http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/articles/view/351/1/National-Bavarian-Cream-Pie-Day.html

Thanksgiving Day

A Happy Thanksgiving to All!
November 26, 2014

November 26

National Cake Day http://allrecipes.com/recipes/desserts/cakes/

Tie One On Day

TIE ONE ON DAY™ Give from the heart on Wednesday – then give thanks on Thursday. This Thanksgiving Eve, Tie One On (an apron of course!) and bring joy to the life of someone in need.

Participation is easy and uplifting. Simply wrap a loaf of bread or baked good in an apron and tuck an encouraging note or prayer into the pocket; then present your offering to a neighbor, friend or person in your community who could benefit from your gesture of kindness. Tie One On – and put the “give” back into Thanksgiving. http://www.apronmemories.com/tie-one-on-day/
November 25, 2014

November 25

National Parfait Day Perfect Parfaits: 17 Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-recipes/parfait-recipes#slide-1

International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day "Everyone has a responsibility to prevent and end violence against women and girls, starting by challenging the culture of discrimination that allows it to continue."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

International Hat Day http://www.internationalhatday.com

Blase´Day http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blasé

Shopping Reminder Day

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