Jersey Grilled Hot Dogs

Welcome to Mellow Monday. Our weekends tend to be fairly hectic. There’s the usual errands on Saturday and Mass on Sunday. In between, we like to be as active as possible – attend fairs, stroll farmer’s markets, or just get together with friends and family.

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A National Day to Celebrate

Today is National Lighthouse Day. I thought it would be nice to feature a lighthouse a little closer to home. Battery Point Lighthouse is in northern California, near Crescent City. Established in 1856, this small but beautiful lighthouse is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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On the Go Potato-Sausage Breakfast Burritos

Welcome to the first Saturday in August. Today is going to be one busy day for my family. We are celebrating Hubby’s Birthday. Hanging out pool side, playing cards and just enjoying his special day.

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A Beautiful Friday Night Supper

On the National Front, today is Oyster Day, Underwear Day, Work like a Dog Day and Water Balloon Day (1st Friday in August). With the exception of Oysters, none of those celebrations have anything to do with food. As for oysters – not my cup of tea. Never have been, never will.

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Good Ol’ Georgia Hospitality

Today is Georgia Day. Georgia was the 4th state to join the union. Georgia initially prohibited slavery. Of the 13 original colonies, Georgia was the only one to do so. The prohibition lasted just 15 years.

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Tijuana Tuesday and Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s Tuesday. It’s also Ice Cream Sandwich Day. So work with me for a minute here. We’re all familiar with the Taco Tuesday theme. In our house, we call it Tijuana Tuesday. After all, there is so much more to Mexican Cuisine than Tacos.

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Looking Back While Looking Ahead

Today is the first of two unofficial US Air Force Days. The first is August 1. It is rooted in the creation of the Aeronautical Division of the US Signal Corps of August 1, 1907. Yeah, 1907.

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Avocado Day and Mexican Hash Burritos

Have I mentioned that we joined a new Parish? It’s larger than our previous parish, with seven Masses on Sunday. While most of the masses are said in English, there is even a Traditional Latin Mass. How awesome is that?

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What a Creamy National Day!

Today is National Cheesecake Day. When I was a girl, I thought Cheesecake was the most amazing, classy dish on the planet. While I still love a good cheesecake, I realize they aren’t really a dessert reserved for the upper crust of social circles.

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A Lasagna for the Perfect Friday Night

Welcome to the last Friday in July – National Talk in an Elevator Day, Systems Administrator Appreciation Day and Gnarly Day. One quick way to get all these Last Friday Days out of the way would be to have a gnarly conversation in an elevator with a systems administrator. Yeah, I’m not doing that.

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National Days and Tortilla Wrapped Chili Dogs

Welcome to the last Thursday in July. That would make today National Chili Dog Day. I don’t know about you, but I am a big, big fan of Chili Dogs.

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Welcome to New Jersey

Today is National New Jersey Day. One of the things I love about each National State Day is that I get the opportunity to learn something new about this amazing country called America. While we seem to be coming apart at the seams, there is still much to be celebrated.

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A Feast to Honor Saint Anne

While the canonical books of the New Testament never mention the mother of the Virgin Mary, traditions about her family, childhood, education and eventual betrothal to Joseph developed very early in the history of the church. Of course Mary had a mother. She was the maternal grandmother of our Lord.

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Discovering the Magic of a Staycation

This year instead of a traditional vacation (leaving home for an extended period of time), we decided to enjoy a Staycation. A Staycation let us explore things nearby while sleeping in our own beds most nights. We had no real plans. And that added to the adventure.

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