Culinarian’s Day – Now HERE’S One I Can Celebrate With Enthusiasm!

Jul 25th

We made it over the hump and to Thursday!  How exciting that another weekend is right around the corner.  Let’s not rush through the week too fast though – we may miss out on some fun celebrations!

Culinarian’s Day This is a day that EVERYONE can celebrate!  It is for anyone who cooks.  You don’t have to be a chef, just be able to make your way around a kitchen a little bit.  We all have to eat, right?  Eating out gets expensive, and honestly there isn’t any control over what is in the food when you eat out.  We are a country that is getting more and more obese every year, so it really is time for more people to figure out how to do come healthy cooking at home.  This holiday is a great place to start!  Get into your kitchen and celebrate by cooking up a storm! In my house EVERY day is Culinarian’s Day.

Today is Thread the Needle Day – No, this is not a day about sewing.  Though threading the needle is definitely something that someone who sews does, but that’s a completely different celebration  No, “Thread The Needle” is a saying.  It means to either walk a fine and awkward line between two things or issues, or to do something difficult.  One example of that would be if you have two friends on opposite sides of an issue – you may have to “thread the needle” on the issue as you try to retain both of them as your friend.  “Threading the Needle” is also a term used in billiards, referring to the precise shooting so an object ball is carefully shot through a narrow pathway.  The term has been used in football and basketball, and apparently it is also a yoga pose!  Wow!  Quite the versatile little term!

Carousel Day or Merry-Go-Round Day –  What  a magical thing to celebrate!  I love carousels, always have.  There is an old classic wooden carousel at the Washington State Fair (see the picture to the left)- every time we go I would take a ride with the kids.  It’s beautiful, with all the brightly painted animals and seats, the brass poles to hold onto.  You can’t get on a carousel without feeling wonderful when you get off.  It just takes you back to childhood!  There are some carousels that are considered to be National Historic Landmarks.  William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa patented the modern carousel on July 25th, 1871. 

* Visit a classic wood carousel (from the 1800s to the 1940s)

* Take a ride on a metal carousel (built in the 1940s to the 1960s)

This Day In History

1814  – American forces defeat the British at the Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy’s Lane)      
1978  – Louise Joy Brown, the First “Test Tube” baby is born in Oldham General Hospital, UK

Food Celebration of the Day

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day – Is there anything more delicious than hot fudge on ice cream?  There’s something absolutely decadent about it, and satisfies that need for something cold, sweet, rich and absolutely calorically sinful. Mmmmm, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, nuts sprinkled on top with whipped cream and a cherry!  Oh my goodness, why-oh-why must I always be watching what I eat?  My tummy just gurgled!  While looking this up I found out something interesting.  Hot Fudge sauce, planters nuts, A-1 sauce and Kellogg’s corn flakes were all introduced in the United States in 1906!  Here are some delicious ideas from www. to tempt your taste buds today.


Whether you find yourself in the middle of a difficult situation where you must “thread the needle”, riding a carousel, or eating a hot fudge sundae – do it with smiles, happiness and the certainty that there is ALWAYS something to celebrate!  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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