In the Spirit of TV Dinners

Today is National TV Dinner Day, not to be confused with National Frozen Food Day. While Frozen Food Day celebrates the convenience of all foods frozen and has been observed on March 6th since then President Ronald Regan signed a proclamation in 1984, today is strictly all about the notion of TV Dinners.

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Politics and a Pork Tenderloin Supper

Welcome to the 9th day of September. It’s National Teddy Bear Day, National Care Bears Share Your Care Day, National Boss-Employee Exchange Day and National Wiener Schnitzel Day.

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Celebrating the Nativity of Mary

Today we celebrate a life lived that was once largely hidden from view. Mary’s theological and historical significance had remained somewhat veiled until the Council of Ephesus in 431 formally declared her to the world as the Mother of God. That is not to say until the Council of Ephesus, we did not know our Blessed Mother. The Council simply acknowledged the title God had already bestowed to her.

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It’s New Hampshire Day

One thing I really like about honoring different states throughout the year is that I get to learn something new. Each state has its own treasures, bits of history and interesting perspectives. Oh I suppose we could wallow in mud and negative aspect of any place and its inherently evil people. But why?

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Labor Day Summer’s End

Before it was a Federal Holiday, Labor Day was celebrated by individual states throughout America. While New York was the first state to introduce a bill for the establishment of Labor Day, it was not the first to pass such legislation.

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta and a Simple Fire-Grilled Pizza

The Bible tells us that we (all of human kind) are created in the image of God. Yet people get image, as in outward appearances, confused with who we are inside. It is the human spirit that is the image of God.

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Celebrate the Day with Cake

Today is the first Saturday in September. Once upon a time, we’d be celebrating National Tailgating Day right about now. While National Tailgating Day kicks off the College Football Season, it also signals the start of the NFL. Opening Day is just a few days away.

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Spicy Tomatillo-Tomato Salsa

We are but a few days away from Labor Day – the Unofficial Official end of Summer. When I was a girl, the new school year began on the Tuesday following Labor Day, which might explain that whole unofficial-official end of summer thing. To a child, summer is freedom and school meant buckling down.

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Take a Pause for A Day in History

On May 8, 1945 the world embraced V-E Day (Victory in Europe) and while the Nazis had formally accepted defeat, the war itself was not yet over. Death and destruction continued to rage on in the East. And America turned all its attention to defeating Japan.

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Chicken Boy and Spatchcock Game Hens

September 1 – really? Where did the time go? Crazy fast year. Thus far, 2021 has proven to be more of a rollercoaster ride than 2020. You’re open, you’re closed. Wear a mask until you get the vaccine. Vaccinated? Doesn’t matter, put the mask on again. Wear it inside, wear it out side. Sleep in the damn thing till we can figure it out.

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South Carolina where Barbecue is a Social Event

While folks up north tend to think of Barbecue as a way of cooking foods, head south and it takes on a whole new meaning. Barbecue is an outdoor gathering. Folks get together, cook over a fire pit, smoker or outdoor grill, swap stories and recipes and even are known to get down to the business of discussing the issues of the day. We couldn’t celebrate South Carolina without a proper barbecue. We’ll get to that in a minute.

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Making A Day at the Beach Count

In 1929 the Knights of Columbus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, launched a National Beach Day as part of their convention plans. It was hoped that Knights across the country would host a day at the beach all across the country on the same day, August 30th. The idea never gained much attention and was soon forgotten.

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Observing the Traditions of this Day

Today is the Feast Day of John the Baptist, also known as the Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist or the Beheading of John the Baptist. John was the forerunner to Jesus. As a man of God, John openly denounced Herod Antipas for having left his lawful wife and taken up with Herodias, the wife of his own brother. This public display of condemnation set into motion the martyrdom of the profit in the wilderness.

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Celebrating Bow Ties and Red Wine

Today is National Bow Tie Day. Yep, those versatile fashion accessories that lend a dapper look of sophistication or humorous relief. Bow ties embrace your mood, attitude and atmosphere.

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Is It National Burger Day?

While the entire rest of the world celebrates National Burger Day on May 28; one lone site claims that National Burger Day is actually August 27. Everyone else heralds in Summer with a National Burger Day, and that makes sense. So too does a National Burger Day at the end of summer – a swan song to the season if you will.

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