Good Morning! Rise and shine. For those of you who are watching the National Day Calendar, according to Foodimentry today is Chicken Soup Day. On the broader National Calendar today is filled options.
There is Good Samaritan Day, Coconut Torte Day, Earmuff Day, Jewel Day, K9 Veterans Day and Open an Umbrella Indoors Day. Only two are food related. The obvious choice would have been Chicken Soup, yet try as I might I found no inspiration. The other would be the Coconut Torte. Since my guys don’t eat coconut, that would be a firm no. While the remaining are not food related, they are worthy of further exploration, no doubt.
The tragic murder of Kitty Genovese in New York City on March 13, 1964 sparked the creation of Good Samaritan Day. Had she encountered just one Good Samaritan, Kitty Genovese may have survived the attack near her home.
We can thank 15-year-old Chester Greenwood for the invention of earmuffs. Seems young Greenwood had exceptionally large ears that he needed to keep warm while ice skating in Farmington, Maine. Chester partnered with his grandmother who sewed tufts of fur between his loops of wire. He was awarded a patent for his new creation on March 13, 1877.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, K9s were in great demand to serve with their human counterparts. On March 13, 1942 the Army began training its newly formed War Dog Units. While dogs have been a part of military operations for centuries, this marked the first time that dogs were officially recognized as part of the Army. It was Joseph White, a retired military dog trainer, who originated a day to honor the Veteran dogs. What better day than March 13.
While umbrellas have been around for centuries, and superstitions have existed ever since, it was the brainchild of Thomas Knibb in 2003 to come up with a way to test the theory that opening an umbrella indoors would spell bad luck and misfortune. Thomas challenged the world to open umbrellas indoors and to note any consequences. Umbrellas are designed to protect us from the sun and rain, so opening one indoors angers the umbrella spirit when opened unnecessarily. I would say go ahead and test the theory, but after the year we’ve all had I have to wonder how many participated in this little experiment in the past.
So why a Cajun Breakfast? Ever since Mardi Gras, I have been in an unquenchable Cajun mood. I could eat Cajun for breakfast, lunch or dinner. So welcome to my New Orleans inspired Saturday Morning. Enjoy!
Cajun Scramble Breakfast
4 Cajun Smoked Sausage Links
2 Green Onions
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Cut sausage into bite-size pieces. Set aside. Slice green parts of the green onion, set aside.
Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage pieces, cook until warmed through, stirring as needed.
Crack eggs, one at a time, into a small bowl. Add to the skillet. Let eggs sit undisturbed with the sausage until just beginning to set. Scramble eggs into the sausage, continue to cook until cooked thorough. Off-heat, add green onions, Fold onions into the scrambled eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve with Skillet Home-Style potatoes, toast with Blackberry Jam and Chicory Coffee.