September 10th: National TV Dinner Day

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Happy National TV Dinner Day!!!! Some can say that TV dinners date back to the 1920’s, however due to mass production, TV weren’t sold nationally until the 1950’s.

In the 1920’s a man by the name of Clarence Birdseye developed a process in which he could package food and then flash-freeze it. Swanson was the brand to popularize and commercialize the TV dinner at home. Since it was a pre-made meal and easy to prepare, it made it a convenient alternative. The first TV dinner was Thanksgiving dinner. And the aluminum tray was replaced by a microwavable plastic in 1986.

Now, TV dinners come in all different varieties.

So my mom was away this past week, so I saw that chance to relive my college life and childhood. Which meant that I can eat a TV dinner and not be judged. So Kimberly and I got those Kid Cuisines and nuked that crap out of it. Actually, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I remember getting these all the time when I was younger.

So go ahead and ruin that diet and go for the classic TV dinner. Or just get like a Lean Cuisine.

September 8th: National Hug Your Hound Day

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Happy National Hug Your Hound Day!!! Another great day to love your dog. However, my Bodie isn’t here today but he is on his way home from North Carolina with my madre. So I will give him the biggest hug when I see him later tonight!!!!!! I’ve missed him so much!

Show your doggy some love today and keep on hugging him!!!

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September 5th: National Cheese Pizza Day

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Happy National Cheese Pizza Day!!!! There is nothing better than pizza. I believe that this could quite possibly be the holiday to trump all other holidays. That’s it, I’m done. There can’t be another holiday as great as this day!!!!  Alright maybe not… there is Talk Like a Pirate Day and Cheese Ball Day… so THIS is definitely in the top five.

What can I say about the history of pizza? It’s long. The earliest form of pizza dates back to the late 990 AD. But, pizza didn’t make an appearance in the United States until the late 1800’s when Italian immigrants brought it over with them.

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Now, pizza is a very touchy subject with some people. Why, you ask? Because some will like the cheese on the top, others like thin crusts, or greasy pizza, or *gasp* the sauce on top. For the record… it is not upside down pizza. upside down pizza suggests that the pizza fell on the floor with the crust facing upwards. Which is emotions known to most people as despair, misery, and heartache. So, no. It is not upside down pizza. But it is exceptionally delicious.

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Different regions or cities of the US have a certain style of pizza. New York, Chicago, California, Midwest, St. Louis, and New Heaven. All very “different” variations of pizza. Deep dish, thin crust, three cheese, one cheese… double cheese! Which is fabulous. Then there is a type of pizza that baffles cheese lovers’ minds. It is called, Tomato Pie. A thick pizza crust and a tomato sauce. And maybe a bit of Parmesan cheese. That’s it. Now a few cities claim that they are the first to sell such a delicious cuisine. But ladies and gentlemen, I am from Utica, New York and… well, everyone knows that we hold a serious claim to the name! Sorry, Tenton, NJ, Providence, RI, and Philadelphia. You each have significant roles in the history of our country… let us have the tomato pie. K, thanks.

Usually when we have a get together with some friends and everyone is like let’s get pizza!

I’m usually like…

Mainly because I am really hoping they are like where is the best place? And I can be like Trios… let’s do Trios.

Each person, per year, eats approximately 46 slices of pizza.

Mozzarella cheese accounts for 80% of all pizza sales in the US.

The world’s largest pizza weighed 26,883 pounds.

So, honor this day but eating one of the world’s finest cuisines. I did… for breakfast. Because nothing is better than left over cold pizza in the morning.

And I shall leave you with a brief message from Nicholas Cage…

 

September 3rd: National Skyscraper Day

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Happy National Skyscraper Day!!! Today we marvel at an architectural art form that graces our city skylines. A skyscraper is a steel frame of many stories. Obviously when cities began to grow and real estate is important and minimal, the best way to continue to grow is to build up. Skyscrapers really began to take off once the process of steel making was introduced.

Now skyscrapers give that signature characteristic to city skylines.  And every major city around the world has some sort of skyscraper. There is not a certain height that a building needs to be in order to be considered a skyscraper. But every major skyscraper has a steel framework and has a considerable amount of glass windows.

If you live in or near a city and never really stop to admire such a marvelous sight, today is the day to do so. Just take a moment to look up, or if you are lucky enough, look out across the city and take it in. We’ve come a long way.

August 31st: National Trail Mix Day

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Happy National Trail Mix Day!!!! Trail mix is like granola… but cooler.

Trail mix is primarily a dry mixture of nuts, grains, and dried fruits. Although it can contain M&Ms, pretzels, and crackers. It is a light weight snack that is convenient for hikers or just outdoorsy people. Or you can eat it just for the hell of it. It is a great way to boost your energy, too.

Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars

Trail Mix Smoothie

Trail Mix Smoothie

Salted Caramel Trail Mix

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Energy Bites

Trail Mix Cookies

So make your own today and head out into the woods for the weekend! If you are going camping or on a road trip, don’t forget to pack the trail mix!!!!

August 30th: National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Happy National Toasted Marshmallow Day!!! What better way to close out your summer before school starts and to celebrate Labor Day Weekend than to have a campfire and toast some marshmallows!

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Now we’ve already celebrated s’mores day, but today is all about the marshmallow part! Which in my opinion is the best part. Who doesn’t love that airy sugar?

Toasted Marshmallow Fudge

Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes

Toasted Marshmallow Chocolate Martini

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake by Nutmeg Nanny

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

Chocolate Pudding Toasted Marshmallow Tarts by Handle the Heat

Chocolate Pudding & Toasted Marshmallow Tarts

Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats | Cookies and Cups

Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Go out and enjoy the summer weather with some family and friends by starting a campfire and toasting some marshmallows like the good old day.

August 28th: National Bow Tie Day

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Happy National Bow Tie Day!!! Bow ties are extremely classy. It screams Golden Years. And where is the best place to view how these pieces of material look magnificent on men… the red carpet of course!!!! Haha

Hey Baby…😉

So if you are a bow tie lover, then today is the day for you. Now you have to choose one out of your 100 bow ties that are in your closet to represent this day. Good luck.

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