Upping Your Brown Bag Game

When it comes to lunch, are you a Brown Bagger? More often than not, my guys pack a lunch. And not those premade frozen lunches. Nearly all their lunches come from leftovers or home-made sandwiches.

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Wyoming, The Cowboy State

Today is both Wyoming Day and National Escargot Day. While I don’t know for sure, it would be a safe bet that very few folks from the Cowboy State eat snails. Those are pests in their gardens and not delicacies for the table.

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Chicken in White Wine with Potatoes

I know it seems as though every day is some National Day. And it is, but not every recipe is inspired by a National Day. Yeah, that revelation might come as a shock to my guys. They swear all we do is try new recipes inspired by National Days.

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Yum – It’s National Vanilla Pudding Day!

Do you think Vanilla Pudding is boring? Yeah, I can see that. But as part of a berry trifle or the filling of a cake and suddenly that boring vanilla pudding captures our interest.

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Armed Forces and Crêpes

Just what is Armed Forces Day? Is it strictly an often overlooked American thing? As the name suggests, Armed Forces Day is a day to honor all the brave men and women who have answered the call to protect their country. And no, it’s not just an American thing.

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A Sinfully Delicious Day!

Devil’s Food Cake is an American invention. It first appeared in print in 1905. What makes Devil’s Food Cake different than any other chocolate cake? Once upon a time, it was the use of unsweetened chocolate baking squares and generally more chocolate than a typical chocolate cake.

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Avoiding Dirty Dishes?

Today is National No Dirty Dishes Day. The point of the day is to take a day off from the chore of washing dishes. I’m not sure if this is a day for lazy people or as a way of conserving water.

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Idaho is more than just Potatoes

Welcome to Idaho. The state is most known for three things – the Rocky Mountains, outdoor recreation and potatoes. It’s also one the most fiercely loyal Republican states in the country. The last Democrat President candidate to win in Idaho was Linden B. Johnson.

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Rand Creek, Neighbors and Camp Fires

Welcome to the 16th day of May. Mid May. A day filled with possibilities. On the National front, there are nine different celebrations to choose from. It would be impossible to bring all these celebrations together for one massive party. I mean, how can you celebrate National Barbecue Day, Piercing Day and Sea Monkey Day with a single event?

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Good Morning National Buttermilk Biscuit Day!

Today is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Aren’t we lucky that today also happens to be a Saturday. All the more reason to savor the morning, unhurried. Pour that extra cup of coffee and wake your family to the smells of biscuits baking.

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Celebrating Our Lady of Fatima

Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima. It marks the first of six monthly appearances of our Blessed Mother to three young children in Portugal. She came to the world during a time of war and upheaval. She promised peace while predicting future wars far worse than the Great War.

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Welcome to Tuscan Thursday

On the National Front, today is Nutty Fudge Day. Who doesn’t love fudge? It’s been a part of my Christmas celebration for as long as I can remember. Dad made upwards of 5 pounds or more every holiday.

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Ode to a Daydream Fantasy

Today is National Eat What You Want Day. In the past we’ve talked about eating what you want without guilt or counting calories – a freebie junk food day. While that’s all well and good, it got me to thinking . . .

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