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ST. PATRICK’S DAY

What do the color green, parades and March 17th have in common?  Of course, it is St.Patrick’s Day (also known as the Feast of St Patrick).

As most of the United States is aware by now the Coronavirus is here. Due to that unfortunate circumstance most all events, parades, parties, etc have been canceled for social distancing. As we all deal with the difficulties and disruptions in our lives, I believe these measures will help prevent this from becoming much worse.

While our health is something we cannot put a price on, the financial losses unfortunately have a figure for us. My husband like so many others is a musician. He has just lost every job scheduled over the next two months. We like so many are dealing with these issues. To that end a website to provide information is available. This is strictly for musicians and artists looking for information.  I do not own, participate or in any way responsible for it’s content.  I have not read it contents entirely, but I’m sure I will be doing so with my husband as we navigate these next few months.

Please stay safe, follow the guidelines being issued for your health and safety. Things like Coronavirus are no match for the resolve of people fighting it.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions of people across the globe.  People wear the color green, drink green beverages and decorate houses and businesses in shamrocks.  In fact, the wearing of the green is a tradition that dates back to a story written about St. Patrick in 1726.  St. Patrick (c. AD 385–461) was known to use the shamrock to illustrate the Holy Trinity and to have worn green clothing.

Godinger Dublin Irish Coffee Mugs - Set of 4

by Godinger
Godinger Dublin Irish Coffee Mugs – Set of 4

by Godinger


HOW TO OBSERVE

Remember to wear green. Use #StPatricksDay to post on social media.

Great time to wear some Green to dinner, make Corned Beef with Cabbage, or Irish Skillet
for dinner. Follow up with an Irish Coffee. As most bars and restaurants will not be open due to Coronavirus, you can make your own green beer by adding a few drops of food coloring to a light-colored beer…

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY HISTORY

The Feast of St. Patrick started in the early 17 century. The day marks the death of St. Patrick and was chosen as an official Christian feast day and is observed by the Catholic Church. The day is also a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

NATIONAL OREGON DAY

On March 8, National Oregon Day recognizes the 33rd state to join the union.

Today join the International Women’s Day celebrations.

Also known as The Beaver State, Oregon’s climate enjoys the warm Pacific air west of the Cascade Mountains and in the lush Willamette Valley. More extreme temperature ranges are experienced in Oregon’s high desert.

Populations of Nez Perce, Chinook, Mollalla, and others settled along the Columbia River Gorge, Klamath Basin, and points east. Many of the first European explorers to arrive sought the elusive Northwest Passage
The Corps of Discovery Expedition followed the Colombia River Gorge, reaching the Pacific Ocean in November of 1805. They would winter at Ft. Clatsop. Soon, pioneers would follow along what would become the Oregon Trail.
The gorge was created from volcanic lava flows and glacial floods.

The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) Library Binding – July 1, 2013  by Matt Doeden  (Author)
The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) Library Binding – July 1, 2013

by Matt Doeden  (Author)

Windsurfers flock to the Columbia due to the powerful, steady winds off of the Cascade Mountains. Kayaking, biking, hiking, skiing and many other outdoor adventures can be found up and down the Gorge, but its icy crown is Mt. Hood. The Stratovolcano’s last eruption occurred in 1865 and was named after Lord Samuel Hood.

South along the Cascade Range, a sleeping volcano forms the mysterious Crater Lake.  A well-planned hike along the trails to the remote brilliant, blue waters of the deepest lake in the U.S. is worth the effort. The pristine volcano is a wonder to see. Eastern Oregon takes on the color of a sunset in the undulating Painted Hills near Mitchell.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalOregonDay


Explore all the wonders of Oregon!  Join National Day Calendar in celebrating the 33rd state’s history, people and culture. Uncover hidden treasures and explore Oregon’ diverse landscapes!

Use #NationalOregonDay to share on social media.

Chief Comcomly – Tribal Leader – (1765 – 1830)

An expertly skilled navigator and negotiated, Chief Comcomly overcame the loss of an eye. The leader of the Chinook Indians, Comcomly traded with many different companies over his lifetime. During the Corp of Discovery Expedition, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark recorded in their journals their impressions of Comcomly, the village and the surrounding area.

Tsin-is-tum (Jennie Michel) – Folklorist – (1814 – 1905)


George Dantzig – Mathematician – (November 8, 1914 – May 13, 2005)

The Basic George B. Dantzig (Stanford Business Books (Hardcover)) Hardcover – September 15, 2003  by Richard Cottle (Author)
The Basic George B. Dantzig (Stanford Business Books (Hardcover)) Hardcover – September 15, 2003

by Richard Cottle (Author)

Minoru Yasui – Attorney – (October 19, 1916 – November 12, 1986)


Linus Pauling – Chemist – (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994)

How to Live Longer and Feel Better Paperback – May 1, 2006  by Linus Pauling  (Author)
How to Live Longer and Feel Better Paperback – May 1, 2006

by Linus Pauling  (Author)

James Beard – Cook – (May 5, 1903 – January 21, 1985)

American Masters: James Beard DVD
American Masters: James Beard DVD

Bill Bowerman – Coach – (February 19, 1911 – December 24, 1999)

Bill Bowerman's High-Performance Training for Track and Field (Third Edition)
Bill Bowerman’s High-Performance Training for Track and Field (Third Edition)

Beverly Cleary – Author (April12, 1916)

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The World of Beverly Cleary Collection – 15 Book Ultimate Boxed Set! Ramona and More! (Beverly Cleary) Paperback – Box set, 2010

by Beverly Cleary

Douglas Engelbart- Engineer – (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013)

Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing (Writing Science) Hardcover – December 1, 2000  by Thierry Bardini  (Author)
Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing (Writing Science) Hardcover – December 1, 2000

by Thierry Bardini  (Author)

Steve Prefontaine – Athlete – (January 25, 1951 – May 30, 1975)

Pre: The Story of America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine Paperback – March 15, 1997  by Tom Jordan  (Author)
Pre: The Story of America’s Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine Paperback – March 15, 1997

by Tom Jordan  (Author)

Hidden Treasures

The Great Salt Lick – Baker City

Enchanted Forest – Turner

The Wreck of Peter Iredale – Warrenton

Haystack Rock – Cannon Beach

Mills End Park – Portland

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day on March 8th each year celebrates the social, economic, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also brings international awareness to gender parity.  According to the World Economic Forum, global gender equality is estimated to be achieved by 2133.

It's Our Day Women's Day 8 March: International Women's Day 2020 Notebook/Journal Gift, #EachforEqual, Empowerment Women, IWD2020, 8 March, Happy ... 6" x 9" Lined Notebook With Purple Soft Cover Paperback – February 16, 2020

by Pretty Women's Day Journals (Author)
It’s Our Day Women’s Day 8 March: International Women’s Day 2020 Notebook/Journal Gift, #EachforEqual, Empowerment Women, IWD2020, 8 March, Happy … 6″ x 9″ Lined Notebook With Purple Soft Cover Paperback – February 16, 2020

by Pretty Women’s Day Journals (Author)

See also #National Oregon Day, today.

Gender equality is the equal access to the same rights and opportunities regardless of gender. These rights and opportunities include:

  • healthcare
  • education
  • employment / economic gain
  • pay
  • protection under the law
  • right to vote
  • free from violence

Striving for Change

Holding Political Office

Just over 100 years ago, only .2 % of the United States Congress consisted of women. Actually, the 65th Congress was comprised of a single woman. In 1916, Montana elected Republican Jeannette Rankin as the first Congresswoman to hold a federal office. Fast forward to the year 2020 and women hold 23.7% of the U.S. Congressional seats. While that might seem like progress, according to United Nations statistics, the U.S. percentage matches exactly the worldwide average for women in political office. 

Education

In many parts of the world, women are less likely to own land, a business, or attend school. Education alone is a powerful tool leading to financial independence for women. Their children reap the rewards, often for generations to come. Additionally, but when the women of a community prosper, so does the community. Educated women and girls are more likely to educate their offspring. They also have a better understanding of healthcare and understand their rights. 

Equal Pay

According to the United Nations, more than half of the world’s poorest people are women. International Women’s Day strives to bring economic power to women who aren’t allowed to work for pay or work for low wages. And despite strides in industrialized countries, there’s still work to do there, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalWomensDay

Around the world, organizations, communities, and individuals organize events focused on the mission of gender parity, celebrating the achievements of women worldwide and education.

  • Attend a lecture, seminar or festival
  • Organize an event 
  • Speak or perform at a local fundraiser
  • Participate in a march for women’s equal rights
  • Learn about the women who paved the way for many of the rights and freedoms we have today
  • Become involved in your local, state or national political system
  • Invite others to join you, including other women, sons, brothers, sisters, and daughters
  • Share your job skills at a local career fair
  • Celebrate all month long. It’s also National Women’s History Month.
Women: Our Story Hardcover – February 5, 2019

by DK  (Author), Rebecca Boggs Roberts (Foreword)
Women: Our Story Hardcover – February 5, 2019

by DK  (Author), Rebecca Boggs Roberts (Foreword)

Use #InternationalWomensDay when posting on Social Media.

-#MakeItHappen
– #womensday
– #IWD2015
– #internationalwomensday
– #PaintItPurple

Besides tagging your photographs and post with these has tags, you can also do the following:

• Share content or retweet amessage that might be relevant to the theme of International Women’s Day 2020
• You can use thelogo of the international women day on your blog, website or on your Facebook’s cover photo. Alternatively, you can also use the IWD logo in your email signatures
• The official colour of International Women’s Day is purple. You can wear a purple shirt to work, use purple in your websites, blogs or social media. You can also make a video or presentation on the theme of International Women’s Day 2018 and post it on your social media account to raise awareness about the different issues that women from different backgrounds all over the world are forced to fight everyday.

International Women’s Day 2020


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY HISTORY

International Women’s Day origins can be traced back to the early 1900s when women became more politically active and took an invested and vocal role in steering their course toward voting rights, fair pay, working conditions, and representation under the law

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NATIONAL SOUP IT FORWARD DAY


National Soup it Forward Day on March 3rd encourages us to deliver love and kindness by the bowlful because a warm cup of kindness comes in many forms.

My recipes page

When I make a pot of soup, it’s nearly always enough to feed an army. Those time-worn recipes grow over time, and love seasons it to perfection. I make it to warm my home, to cure a cold and warm a soul.

Just as the recipes grow and provide a nourishing warmth, so can National Soup it Forward Day. When making one of your favorite soups at home, Soup it Forward. Deliver a healing pot of your delicious chicken noodle or split pea to a family or friend you know is in need. Perhaps they have been ill or down on their luck. Whatever the situation, a little of your home cooking and visit will be a nice change.

Find my families favorites below and find other recipes on my recipe page.

White Chicken Chili
Jen’s Easy Chili
Loaded Potato Soup
Minestrone

Jen’s Chicken Noodle
Vegetable Beef
Slow Cooker French Onion
Loaded Noodle Bowls
My Beef Pho

What soup will you be making on National Soup it Forward Day?

HOW TO OBSERVE #SoupItForwardDay & #HugInABowl

Make up your favorite soup and deliver it to someone you know who could use the warmth of kindness in their life. Use #HugInABowl and #SoupItForwardDay to share on social media.

 

NATIONAL SOUP IT FORWARD DAY HISTORY

Soup Sisters founded National Soup it Forward Day to encourage everyone to make a difference in each other’s lives through the warm, healing kindness of sharing a bowl of soup.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the National Soup it Forward Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018.    
Soup Sisters is an award-winning National non-profit organization Founded March 3, 2009. Since that time more than 1 million servings of nurturing and nourishing soup made by community people has been delivered monthly to 40 emergency shelters in North America for women and children fleeing family violence and domestic abuse. The organization’s Founder, Sharon Hapton launched Soup Sisters by celebrating a milestone birthday with a soup-making birthday party that provided the first delivery of soup to the Calgary Women’s Emergency shelter. That is the simplicity of Sharon’s vision: to give people a way to give back to their community by doing something tangible – getting into the kitchen, spending a night with friends, rolling up their sleeves and creating something heartwarming, heartfelt and with it a message of support to women and kids in crisis. Now operating in over 25 cities Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers deliver the gift of soup by providing a much needed ‘Hug in a Bowl’. Soup it forward with the universal comfort food and for added inspiration, you can find over 300 soup recipes in the Soup Sisters trilogy of cookbooks.

Soul Sisters website

NATIONAL PIG DAY

National Pig Day, observed annually on the 1st of March, recognizes the domesticated pig. This holiday includes events and celebrations at zoos, schools, nursing homes and sporting events around the United States.  Pig parties, pig parades, and gatherings with pig collectibles are a few of the other events that have commemorated National Pig Day.

Pigs are a clever and intelligent animal, however, most people are not aware of their high level of intelligence.  They are a household pet to some that can be trained and taught tricks.

In Dublin in 1772, a trained swine called the Learned Pig told time, counted and other such tricks to entertain crowds in the streets. 

There was a famous, if fictitious, Learned Pig in London in the late 1700s which seemed to gain his learnedness from his mother. She ate an entire volume of Sir Robert Filmer’s manuscripts and “Saobeverel’s Sermons” before she delivered him into the world. He was born with an intelligence that seemed obvious just by looking. When one day he feasted upon the garden of the great Milton himself he began waxing poetic.

Charlotte's Web Hardcover – May 9, 2006

by E. B White  (Author), Garth Williams  (Illustrator
Charlotte’s Web Hardcover – May 9, 2006

by E. B White  (Author), Garth Williams  (Illustrator

Pigs have been popular storybook characters for generations. From A.A. Milne’s Piglet to E.B. White’s Wilbur, pigs have an endearing and flavorful quality about them that makes us love them.

Babe [Blu-ray]

Blu-ray

James Cromwell (Actor), Magda Szubanski (Actor)
Babe [Blu-ray]

Blu-ray

James Cromwell (Actor), Magda Szubanski (Actor)

There are hundreds of different breeds, most of which are descended from the Eurasian Wild Boar. The female is called a gilt or sow and can produce 10 piglets in a single litter. They also produce bacon, ham, baby back ribs, spare ribs, sirloin, pork belly and oh, so many more delectable barbecue items it would be a shame to not honor the swine on this day of all days.

Don’t forget today is also National Minnesota Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPigDay

Cuddle up with one, read about one, or eat one.  Use #NationalPigDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL PIG DAY HISTORY

Our research has found that this day was created in 1972 by two sisters, Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave. Ellen was a school teacher in Lubbock, Texas and Mary was from Beaufort, North Carolina.  According to Mary Lynne Rave, the purpose of National Pig Day is “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.”

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NATIONAL MINNESOTA DAY

On March 1st, the Land of 10,000 Lakes is recognized on National Minnesota Day.
The 32nd state to join the union shares its northern border with Canada.

Angle Township on the north edge of Lake of the Woods makes Minnesota the northernmost state of the continental forty-eight. Also known as the Gopher State, it extends along the northern shore of Lake Superior.

Backroads of Minnesota: Your Guide to Scenic Getaways & Adventures (A Pictorial Discovery Guide) Paperback – March 28, 2011

by Shawn Perich  (Author), Gary Nelson (Photographer
Backroads of Minnesota: Your Guide to Scenic Getaways & Adventures (A Pictorial Discovery Guide) Paperback – March 28, 2011

by Shawn Perich  (Author), Gary Nelson (Photographer

Dakota Sioux and Ojibwa, Menominee, and other tribes populated the area when the first Europeans began to explore and later settle the area. Fur trading in the densely wooded territory led to French treaties in the late 17th century.

The Mississippi River divides a portion of the state; its source is Lake Itasca. This natural boundary also divided the region when the Treaty of Paris determined United States’ western border after the Revolutionary War. Minnesota would not become whole until 1836 when it became part of the Wisconsin Territory, 33 years following the Louisana Purchase.

The state capital of St. Paul, once called Pig’s Eye Landing, was founded in 1838 along the Mississippi River and was named the territorial capital in 1849. Minnesota became the 32nd state in 1858.
Just upriver from St. Paul, Minneapolis formed from Ft. Snelling, built in 1819.

Today, the metropolis spans both sides of the river for nearly 60 square miles. Downtown Minneapolis includes the world’s most extensive uninterrupted network of indoor pedestrian pathways. The skyway system boasts eight miles connecting restaurants, shopping, businesses, hotels and apartment complexes.
Head north along Lake Superior into the Arrowhead Region where the air stays cooler longer and lake effect will have real meaning. Duluth and points north with an industrial history benefit from mild summers, access to clear summer nights, Aurora Borealis and unspoiled views.

Minnesota State of Wonders Hardcover – November 1, 2016

by Brian Peterson  (Author, Illustrator), & 4 more
Minnesota State of Wonders Hardcover – November 1, 2016

by Brian Peterson  (Author, Illustrator), & 4 more



HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMinnesotaDay

From the founders of the Mayo clinic to the creators of inline skates and cheerleading, Minnesotans find time to create, explore and celebrate.  Tour the cities or 10,000 lakes and all the history in between! 

Don’t forget National Pig Day, also today.
Use #NationalMinnesotaDay to share on social media.

ART – NATURE – HISTORY

Hidden Treasures

For a complete list of Minnesota State and National Parks & Historic Sites visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks
 and www.nps.gov.
Check out a few of the featured sites around the state below.


Lake Bemidji State Park – Bemidji


Cascade River State Park – Lutsen

Saint Croix State Park – Hinckley

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park – Two Harbors

Great River Bluffs State Park – Winona

Lake Maria State Park – Monticello

Fort Ridgely State Park – Fairfax

Old Mill State Park – Argyle

Voyageurs National Park

Pipestone National Monument

Marshall W Alworth Planetarium – Duluth

National Eagle Center – Wabasha

The Works Museum – Bloomington



Wildlife Science Center – Stacy

Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post – Onamia

Herreid Military Museum – Luverne



Charles Eastman – Physician – (February 19, 1858 – January 8, 1939)

From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian Hardcover 
From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian Hardcover  by Charles Alexander Eastman  

Charles and William Mayo – Physicians – (June 29, 1861 – July 28, 1939 & July 19, 1865 – May 26, 1939)

The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science Hardcover – September 18, 2018

by David Blistein  (Author), Ken Burns (Author)
The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science Hardcover – September 18, 2018

by David Blistein  (Author), Ken Burns (Author)



Sinclair Lewis – Author – (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951)

Elmer Gantry (Signet Classic Series) Hardcover – June 20, 1985

by Sinclair Lewis  (Author)
Elmer Gantry (Signet Classic Series) Hardcover – June 20, 1985

by Sinclair Lewis  (Author)

Richard W. Sears – Businessman – (December 7, 1863 – September 28, 1914)

Richard Warren Sears: Icon of Inspiration Paperback – March 1, 1997

by Frederick Asher  (Author)
Richard Warren Sears: Icon of Inspiration Paperback – March 1, 1997

by Frederick Asher  (Author)

Fred Quimby – Producer – (July 31, 1886 – September 16, 1965)

Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection: Vol. 3

William Hanna (Actor, Director, Writer), & 2 more 
Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection: Vol. 3

William Hanna (Actor, Director, Writer), & 2 more 

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Author – (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)

F. Scott Fitzgerald Classic Works: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Hardcover – 2018

by F. Scott Fitzgerald  (Author)
F. Scott Fitzgerald Classic Works: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Hardcover – 2018

by F. Scott Fitzgerald  (Author)
The Great Gatsby (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD)

Special Edition

Leonardo DiCaprio (Actor), Tobey Maguire (Actor), & 1 more
The Great Gatsby (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD)

Special Edition

Leonardo DiCaprio (Actor), Tobey Maguire (Actor), & 1 more

Wanda Gág – Artist – (March 11, 1893 – June 27, 1946)

The Gag Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America Hardcover – August 1, 2002

by Julie L'Enfant  (Author), Phil Freshman (Editor)
The Gag Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America Hardcover – August 1, 2002

by Julie L’Enfant  (Author), Phil Freshman (Editor)

Walter Breuning – Super centenarian – (September 21, 1896 – April 14, 2011)

Walter

Hunter Weeks,Sarah Weeks (Director, Writer, Producer), Walter Breuning,Besse Cooper,Juana Bautista,Ruth Anderson,Mary Tankursley,Sister Cecilia Gaudette,Hunter Weeks,Sarah Weeks (Actor)
Walter

Hunter Weeks,Sarah Weeks (Director, Writer, Producer), Walter Breuning,Besse Cooper,Juana Bautista,Ruth Anderson,Mary Tankursley,Sister Cecilia Gaudette,Hunter Weeks,Sarah Weeks

Richard Gurley Drew – Inventor – (June 22, 1899 – December 14, 1980)

Robert Mondavi – Businessman – (June 18, 1913 – May 16, 2008)

The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty Paperback – May 1, 2008

by Julia Flynn Siler  (Author)
The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty Paperback – May 1, 2008

by Julia Flynn Siler  (Author)

Toni Stone – Baseball Player – (July 17, 1921 – November 2, 1996)

Toni Stone Paperback – January 8, 2020

by Douglas Quinn (Author)
Toni Stone Paperback – January 8, 2020

by Douglas Quinn (Author)

Judy Garland – Performing Artist – (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland Hardcover – March 28, 2000

by Gerald Clarke  (Author)
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland Hardcover – March 28, 2000

by Gerald Clarke  (Author)
Wizard of Oz by Judy Garland

Judy Garland (Actor), Frank Morgan (Actor), & 1 more  
Wizard of Oz by Judy Garland

Judy Garland (Actor), Frank Morgan (Actor), & 1 more  



Charles Schultz – Cartoonist – (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

My Life with Charlie Brown Hardcover – March 12, 2010

by Charles M. Schulz  (Author), M. Thomas Inge (Editor)
My Life with Charlie Brown Hardcover – March 12, 2010

by Charles M. Schulz  (Author), M. Thomas Inge (Editor)
Celebrating Peanuts: 65 Years Paperback – September 15, 2015

by Charles M. Schulz  (Author)
Celebrating Peanuts: 65 Years Paperback – September 15, 2015

by Charles M. Schulz  (Author)

Roger Maris – Baseball – (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985)

Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero Hardcover – March 16, 2010

by Tom Clavin  (Author), Danny Peary  (Author)
Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero Hardcover – March 16, 2010

by Tom Clavin  (Author), Danny Peary  (Author)

John Madden – NFL Coach – (April 10, 1936-)

Game for Life: John Madden Hardcover – July 30, 2019

by Peter Richmond (Author)
Game for Life: John Madden Hardcover – July 30, 2019

by Peter Richmond (Author)

Bob Dylan – Singer-songwriter – (May 24, 1941 -)

Dylan: The Biography Hardcover – May 13, 2014

by Dennis McDougal  (Author)
Dylan: The Biography Hardcover – May 13, 2014

by Dennis McDougal  (Author)

Ann Bancroft – Explorer (September 29, 1955 – )

No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women And Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica Hardcover – September 16, 2003

by Ann Bancroft (Author), Liv Arnesen  (Author)
No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women And Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica Hardcover – September 16, 2003

by Ann Bancroft (Author), Liv Arnesen  (Author)

Prince Rogers Nelson – Singer-songwriter – (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

My Name Is Prince Hardcover – November 19, 2019

by Randee St. Nicholas  (Author)
My Name Is Prince Hardcover – November 19, 2019

by Randee St. Nicholas  (Author)

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NATIONAL CHILI DAY

National Chili Day on the fourth Thursday in February honors one of America’s favorite winter dishes–chili. It’s also known as chili con carne (chili with meat). February 27, 2020.

Chili is most commonly made up of tomatoes, beans, chili peppers, meat, garlic, onions, and cumin.  However, cooks offer up so many variations to the basic chili recipe. And, with so many varieties, chili cook-off competitions love to feature chili as a favored entry.  

Crock-Pot SCCPVP600-S Smart-Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker, Brushed Stainless Steel

by Crock-Pot
Nothing beats coming home after a long day to hot, ready to eat chili.
Nothing beats coming home after a long day to hot, ready to eat chili. Crock-Pot SCCPVP600-S Smart-Pot 6-Quart Slow Cooker, Brushed Stainless Steel

by Crock-Pot

American frontier settlers used a “chili” recipe of dried beef, suet, dried chili peppers and salt. All this was pounded together and formed into bricks and dried. They could then boil the bricks in pots on the trails. 

At the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, the San Antonio Chili Stand helped people from all over the United States appreciate the taste of chili.  Because San Antonio was a significant tourist destination, it helped Texas-style chili con carne spread throughout the South and West.  In 1977, House Concurrent Resolution Number 18 of the 65th Texas Legislature designated chili con carne as the official dish of the U.S. state of Texas.

Before World War II, hundreds of small, family-run chili parlors (also known as chili joints) popped up throughout the state of Texas as well as other places in the United States. Each new chili parlor usually claimed some kind of secret recipe. 

Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. Classic Red Enamel Dutch Oven (Island Spice Red)

by Lodge
Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. Classic Red Enamel Dutch Oven (Island Spice Red)

by Lodge


Ways to enjoy chili

There are many ways that people enjoy the great taste of chili, some of which include:

  • Add chili to hot dogs to create chili dogs.
  • Top burgers with chili and enjoy a chili burgers.
  • Combine chili and cheese with fries and make chili cheese fries.
  • Make the ultimate baked potato by stuffing it with chili.
  • “Frito pie” is chili with spaghetti noodles.
  • Transform mac and cheese into chili mac.
  • Mix rice and chili for another flavor favorite.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalChiliDay

There are so many ways to enjoy chili. Just about everyone has their own recipe, too.

Jen’s Easy Chili
White Chicken Chili

Use #NationalChiliDay to post on social media.

Take it for lunch! Sistema Microwave Collection Soup Mug 22.1 oz, Red

by Sistema
Take it for lunch! Sistema Microwave Collection Soup Mug 22.1 oz, Red by Sistema

NATIONAL CHILI DAY HISTORY

Rich Kelly of Hard Times Cafe in Arlington, VA founded National Chili Day. The day has been celebrated with cook-offs, pot lucks, feeds and bottomless bowls since at least 2006. 

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