National Food Days
Celebrate Chocolate Chip Day by baking a Chocolate Lava Cake.
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Cereal is the favorite breakfast food in the United States. The cereal revolution started in 1854 by a German immigrant named Ferdinand Schumacher, in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio.
In 1877, he registered the Quaker symbol as a registered trademark, the first for a breakfast cereal. The revolution began in 1854, but the first manufactured breakfast cereal was invented in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, he invented Granola.
Do you know when the first sweetened cereal was introduced? It was in 1939 and marketed for children. Ranger Joe Popped Wheat Honnie was the name of the cereal.
Today is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. The refrigerator is possibly one of the most neglected appliances in many households. Today is a good reminder that maintaining a clean refrigerator is for health and safety. Today is also observed to remind and encourage people to clean out their refrigerators in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.
Let’s begin this healthy task today; get your favorite cleaner that’s safe for use on fridges, gloves, wipes, and throw out all expired and moldy foods and beverages, and scrub your refrigerator clean. After cleaning be sure and deodorize your fridge with baking soda. To keep your fridge smelling fresh after cleaning and deodorizing use freshly ground coffee, or cotton wool soaked in vanilla extract, Happy Cleaning!
We are in a global heatwave, the temperatures have been excessive in Texas, Japan and the UK to name a few.
Today is a perfect way to celebrate and to cool off on National Vanilla Ice Cream Day. Vanilla Ice Cream is one of the favorite flavors. The Library of Congress has Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of his Vanilla Ice Cream recipe.
Vanilla is an edible fruit from the orchid family and is the largest family of flowering plants in the world.
Today is National Pecan Pie Day.
The Native Americans used pecans more than 8,000 years ago according to the Archaeological evidence found in Texas.
The Native American Quinipissa and Tangipahoa tribes introduced the pecan to the French after they settled in New Orleans. Some have stated that the French invented the pecan pie. Others have said that the pecan pie existed in Alabama in the 1800’s, but there are not any recipes to document this. The Pecan Pie is a staple of the Southern U.S.
Texas proclaimed The Pecan Pie its official dessert in 2013. The Pecan Tree is the official tree of Texas and is also the official nut.
This recipe highlights the GaaS Cloud grocery items.
Tapioca is obtained from the fleshy root of the bitter cassava. It is sold in flake or flour form as the pellet pearl tapioca. Tapioca flour is widely used in place of wheat flour in Central and South America, Africa, parts of India, and the West Indies. When tapioca is cooked it becomes transparent and increases in size. Tapioca is also used to thicken puddings and soup.
Yield: 3-1/2 cups – 4 Servings
Prep time: Soak tapioca in water for 30 minutes
- 1/3 Cup Small Pearl Tapioca
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 2-1/4 Cups Milk (2% milk)
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 Cup Sugar Divided
- 2 Eggs Separated
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla E
June 24th is National Praline Day.
The original praline was a sweet confection made of almonds and caramelized. French settlers brought this recipe to Louisiana.
In the 19th century, New Orleans chefs substituted pecans for almonds, added cream to thicken the confection, and thus created what became known throughout the American South as the praline. In New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, where there are many communities settled by the French, the pronunciation is prah-leen, with the long aaah sound. Other regions of the country, including parts of Texas, Georgia, and New England have anglicized the term and pronounce it pray-leen. There are different stories surrounding the creation differ; However, it is widely agreed that pralines are named after French diplomat from the early 17th century whose name and title was César, duc de Choiseul, comte du Plessis-Praslin.
In Europe, the praline has evolved to an entirely different candy
Chocolate is the second most common ice cream flavor in the US, behind number 1 vanilla. Chocolate ice cream has been in existence over a hundred years and has been popular in the United States since the late 19th century. Check out some ice cream facts below:
- An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.
- The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.
- In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.
- Sorbet, has no milk at all. In Sherbet, milkfat is between 1 – 2%.
Armenian Monk Gregory of Nicopolis invented Gingerbread and brought it to Europe in 992. In France he taught the French Christians how to make gingerbread until his death in 999, interestingly the gingerbread did not include ginger. Catholic monks were the first to add the spicy ginger root to gingerbread. Ginger spread throughout Europe from Malaysia, after the 11th century. The Catholic monks placed the cookie dough into molds depicting saints and religious scenes. Today is National Gingerbread Day! To celebrate GaaS Cloud has highlighted a few of our Gingerbread products:
- Gingerbread Mix – Make any day feel like the holidays with the sweet and wholesome Whole Wheat. The most nutritious and delectable gingerbread mix on the market today.
- Gingerbread Spiced Cookie – Gently spiced cookies are perfect year-round with a cup of tea or for an after-dinner treat.
- Gingerbread Donuts – Enjoy the sweet and spicy taste of ginger, molasses, and cinnamon in a