Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Omelet

July 9, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning egg-heads. Today is  Saturday, July 9th. It seems that there is a dearth of holidays on July 9th. I could only find two in my sources today. The holidays today are:

National Don’t Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day

When I first saw this holiday, I thought that it was going to be a holiday based on the old adage “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”; meaning to diversify your finances (and your talents) so that you are not relying on one thing to secure your future. But, I guess the yolk is on me.
National Don’t Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day, oddly enough, is actually about omelets. This is a holiday for those who enjoy omelets of all types, and also have a mind for prudence and conservation. It asks you to share both of these loves with the world, so I guess that National Don’t Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day can be used in either context. Spread awareness of this breakfast staple and, at the same time,  recognize the importance of not wasting food and making your groceries last. Whether this holiday celebrates omelets or is meant as a lesson in conservation is open to interpretation. There is very little history about the origins of this holiday or even the reason for its existence.
To celebrate this holiday, make your favorite type omelet. Just be sure not to use all of the eggs in your refrigerator.

National Sugar Cookie Day 

National Sugar Cookie Day is observed each year on July 9th. It celebrates the ever popular and delicious sugar cookie and is a holiday to satisfy your sweet tooth with one of America’s most popular crispy, crunchy, sweet treats. A holiday favorite and very easy to make, sugar cookies are sure to disappear quickly once they come out of the oven.  Made with sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla and either baking powder or baking soda, most people have the ingredients on hand at all times and can have the kids help make a batch on any day.  The fun just begins with cutting the dough with fun shaped cookie cutters and then getting creative by decorating with icing and sprinkles.
Sugar cookies are believed to have originated in the mid 1700′s in Nazareth Pennsylvania.  The German Protestant settlers there used the sparse ingredients available to them at the time and created the round, crumbly and buttery cookies that today we call sugar cookies. They called them Nazareth Cookies…but we just call them delicious.
True sugar cookies are made with shortening instead of butter. The dough is easy to roll out and work with. You can use biscuit cutters for round cookies, or use cookie cutters to make a variety of fun shapes. They are easy to bake at home so why not bake a batch today. They are relatively child-friendly, so invite the kids or grandkids to help — And don’t forget to sprinkle sugar on the top.

On this date in:

  • 1776 – The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to General George Washington’s troops in New York.
  • 1808 – The leather-splitting machine was patented by Samuel Parker.
  • 1847 – A 10-hour work day was established for workers in the state of New Hampshire.
  • 1868 – The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
  • 1872 – The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel.
  • 1878 – The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe.
  • 1900 – The Commonwealth of Australia was established by an act of the British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government.
  • 1922 – Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim the 100 meters freestyle in less than a minute.
  • 1943 – American and British forces made an amphibious landing on Sicily.
  • 1951 – U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.
  • 1953 – New York Airways began the first commuter passenger service by helicopter.
  • 1968 – The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.
  • 1971 – The United States turned over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.
  • 1997 – Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield.
  • 2005 – Danny Way, a daredevil skateboarder, rolled down a large ramp and jumped across the Great Wall of China. He was the first person to clear the wall without motorized aid.

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