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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tis June

Well here it is June 1st; 11:38 PM and I may post this list of June Celebrations by the seat of my pants. Best get right to it. (If you check the date, you'll see I didn't make it. Darn error messages:)

June's Monthly Celebrations

National Iced Tea Month
National Dairy Month
Mango Month-Did you see Mary's recipe for Mango Salsa? All I can say is WOW!!!
National Candy Month
Frozen Yogurt Month
Fruit & Veggie Month
Soul Food Month

June 1st

It's Ice Cream Cone Day! The invention of the ice cream cone is attributed to Ernest Hamwi who received patent #1,342,045 for a pastry cone making machine on June 1, 1920.

National Hazelnut Cake Day @ Slashfood and Dying for Chocolate.

Happy Birthday Andy Griffith!

If you click Andy's picture, you will be taken on a Mayberry Holiday. However, if you stay right here, I'll share some ice cream recipes with you from Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook.

June 2nd

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
~Virginia Woolf~

National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day. I fell in love with Mary Ann's Rocky Road Ice Cream. I bet you will too!

Let's celebrate Martha Washington's birthday with a recipe from the updated version (1996) of the White House Cookbook. I have a few copies of the 1894 edition of this book but it is so fragile, I welcome this revised and updated centennial edition but, it sure doesn't feel like the "real thing." However, this Strawberry Water recipe is!!!

Paul Galdone, author of The Gingerbread Boy and numerous children's books was born today in 1907. That link includes a Gingerbread Boy recipe:)

June 3rd

It is also said that on June 3, 1903, Adolf Gehring was selling food at a ball game in St. Louis, Missouri. On this particular day, Adolf had a good day and sold out all his food and drinks. He went to a baker to buy some bread, but they had nothing left but some long dinner rolls which he bought. He then went to a butcher shop and bought all the sausages and wieners that the butcher had. With a portable wood stove, he cooked up the pork sausages and wieners and placed them in the rolls he had split. He started walking through the crowd offering his meat sandwiches as he called them. One man hollered at him, "Give me one of those damn hot dogs." The phrase caught on and everyone in the crowd was soon hollering for hot dogs." (What's Cooking America)

It seems, for various reasons, that June 3rd has been proclaimed National Egg Day. I'm still checking...In the mean time, which town in America was once proclaimed "The Egg Basket of the World"? Petaluma!

Donut Day is the first Friday in June. That would be Friday, June 3rd this year!!! National Donut Day was established in 1938 by the Salvation Army to raise funds during the Great Depression. The Story Of The Doughnut Girls begins with Salvation Army volunteer Helen Purviance. Check your favorite local Donut Shop to see if they too are celebrating National Donut Day. I know Dunkin' Donuts is celebrating. As is Krispy Kreme.

On June 3, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide will offer guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of a beverage (excluding bottled cooler beverages).
Salvation Army Doughnuts
5 cups flour
2 cups granulated sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1-3/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon lard
Fat for deep frying
Powdered Sugar
Donut must be throughly kneaded, rolled smooth, and cut into rings a little less than 1/4 inch thick. Drop ring into fat that is hot enough to bubble when donut is dropped in. Turn donuts several times so they will brown evenly. Then lift them out, holding them over kettle a moment to drip. Dust with powdered sugar while hot. Makes about 3 dozen.

June 4th

It's National Cheese Day!

There are those who celebrate Frozen Yogurt Day on February 6th, and then there are those who choose to celebrate Frozen Yogurt Day on June 4th. It has been my experience in keeping up with the monthly food celebrations, that usually when a month is touted as National So and so month, there is usually a day in the month which highlights the celebration. For instance, June is National Frozen Yogurt Month.

Here's another duo. Some celebrate National Cheese Day in January. While others celebrate in June. Who know for sure. However, according to this article in the The San Diego Union-Tribune, "On June 4, 1070, a charter was granted to the village of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, in the Auvergne region west of Provence, for the production of the cheese. But Roquefort cheese likely was being produced at least 200 years earlier." sounds like a reason to celebrate to me!!!

It's National Cognac Day!!!

It's Shopping Cart Day!

The first shopping cart was introduced on June 4, 1937, the invention of Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Piggly-Wiggly supermarket chain in Oklahoma City. With the assistance of Fred Young, a mechanic, Goldman constructed the first shopping cart, basing his design on that of a wooden folding chair. They built it with a metal frame and added wheels and wire baskets. Another mechanic, Arthur Kosted, developed a method to mass produce the carts by inventing an assembly line capable of forming and welding the wire. The cart was awarded patent number 2,196,914 on April 9, 1940 (Filing date: March 14, 1938), titled, "Folding Basket Carriage for Self-Service Stores." They advertised the invention as part of a new “No Basket Carrying Plan."

Extra, Extra!

I am the proud recipient of yet another award. I'm thrilled!!! It's the Versatile Blogger Award which was bestowed upon me by Jesse @ Great Grandmother's Kitchen. Thank you, Jesse! According to the rules, I'm suppose to list seven things about me that you may not know. I'm also suppose to pass the award on to five other bloggers. Since I told Jesse I would do her Award "proper", I'm going to have to save it for another day this week. You see, one thing you may not know about me, I just never have enough time:) But, who does? Okay, Jesse, only 6 more to go...

Tis June dear visitors. You know what that means, don't you? International Picnic Day is only a few weeks away. Is everyone ready to play the Picnic Game? Just in case you've never played the Picnic Game with us before, just take a look at this round-up from last year! It's hard to believe that the Picnic Game is now in its third year. Once again I'll be posting the rules on June 18th. So, start thinking about which letter you would like to choose. As for you "newbies" out there, you best take a look at the 2009 round-up too. You'll be dreaming Picnic Game recipe ideas:)

Resources
1. Lady Washington (previous post)
2. Have a Strawberry Thanksgiving in June (previous post)
3. National Doughnut (Donut) Day (previous post with donut history; links unchecked)
4. Shopping Carts @ Engines of Our Ingenuity