Can’t Go Wrong When You’re Celebrating ANYTHING With Chocolate!

Mar 24th

It’s a beautiful Monday morning and “they” say it may actually get slightly warmer today than yesterday.  (I’m not actually dreading today as this image would suggest, but it was too cute not to use it!)  Last night it was downright chilly!  It looks like spring, but feels much more like winter.  I am not going to be surprised if I go to my car and find frost on the windshield again!  BRRRR!  So, in spite of the chill yesterday I tried my new ice cream maker.  My first attempt was done without reading the instructions.  I don’t recommend it.  After cleaning up the mess and trying again, we ended up with a soft serve coconut sorbet.  It was interesting, but more on that in a future post.

World Tuberculosis Day – This is an annual effort to spread awareness of TB, its causes and its cures.  This year the slogan for this day is “Reach the 3 million”.  TB is curable, but current efforts to find, treat and cure everyone who gets ill with this disease are not enough.  Every year about 9 million people get sick with TB, and about 1/3 of them are missed by health systems.  Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities.  Progress has been made towards reducing the incidences of TB, with the mortality rate falling over 45% worldwide since 1990.  New rapid diagnostic tools are helping transform response to the disease and new life saving drugs are being introduced to the fight.   As the work continues to save lives, we will hope to see the numbers decline even more over the next few decades.

 

This Day In History

1882 – German scientist Robert Koch announces he has discovered the bacillus that causes Tuberculosis.       
1958 – Elvis Presley joins the U.S. Army.

Food Celebration of the Day

National Chocolate-Covered Raisins – In 1927, the Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company introduced Raisinets, chocolate-covered raisin candies that were, believe it or not, hand-shined.  There’s something interesting for your resume!  Official Candy Shiner! hahahaha Where do you take that experience?

 Slow-Cooker Chocolate-Covered Raisins
Chocolate-Covered Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Cookies With Chocolate-Covered Raisins
Chocolate-Covered Raisins in the Microwave
Little Bumps on a Log
Pumpkin Chocolate-Covered Raisin Muffins

Well, it was a slow celebration day, but a good one.  If you love chocolate covered raisins as much as I do, that alone will make you smile!  It’s time to get to work right now, so I’ll let you get on with your day.  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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