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Saturday, January 2, 2016

First Week of January

Events for the first week of January will begin with the ringing in of the New Year, which will make this week of celebrations longer than the usual seven days. Even though all the hoopla surrounding New Year's Eve and New Year's Day has passed the excitement lives on in the scrapbook of the mind. There is even a chance someone missed out on the balldrop or fireworks so enjoy the replay...
December 31 & January 1...


Did you put pork on your fork New year's Day? It is said, according to tradition, pork should be the meat of choice on the first day of the new year. Hopefully you loaded up so to speak. You do want to have a prosperous New Year. Right? Keep in mind that pigs (hogs, too) have long been symbols of prosperity and glutton

January 1 welcomes the month of...


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January Monthly Happenin's

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January 2 is ...

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Happy "Mew" Year Day for Cats
 


Georgia: January 2, 1788
Georgia, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies was established in 1732 and named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia was the 4th state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788.

January 3 is ...

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This is not your ordinary throw the ol' fruitcake into the trash day! Ever been skeet shooting? Replace the clay targets with fruitcakes!
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Chocolate Covered Cherries are sold primarily at Christmas and Valentine's Day but can be made at home any time, any day of the year.
The two most common varieties: liquid center & marzipan center
Alaska: January 3, 1959 
Alaska is in the farthest northwest extremity of the North American continent becoming the 49th state in the USA on January 3, 1959.
 
January 4 is ...
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...where messiness is part of the picture!

Utah: January 4, 1896
Utah was Mexican territory when the first pioneers arrived in 1847. It became the 45th state admitted to the union on January 4, 1896.

January 5 is ...

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Slices of Pumpkin Pie & Key Lime Pie, Ice Cream Sundaes & Banana Splits, Mugs of Hot Cocoa & Egg Nog Lattes are absolutely naked without the luxurious dollop...or two or three...of fluffy whipped cream!
January 6 is ...
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Shortbread is not to be confused with shortcake. Shortbread is Scottish - delicious, buttery, crumbly goodness made as easy as 1, 2, 3. In actuality, there are only three key ingredients:
one part sugar, two parts butter, three parts white flour
New Mexico: January 6, 1912
Congress admitted New Mexico as the 47th state in the Union on January 6, 1912. The extreme northeastern part of New Mexico was owned by France, and sold to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

January 7 is ...
National Tempura Day
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Two reasons for celebration are up for grabs on this day: you really like Japanese food or you love anything fried. Whether beef, poultry, pork, seafood, a red, yellow or green vegetable (Yep! That's right...grab the veggies!), or your favorite snack, dip it in light, Tempura-style batter and fry, fry, fry away!
January 8 is ...
This form of caramel has a pleasant crumbly snap and marries well with nuts and chocolate. Enjoy it plain or infuse baked goods with shots of its buttery goodness.
 January 9 is ...
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http://eathealthylivefit.com/2014/07/the-health-benefits-of-apricots/
WOW! Those delicious, healthy apricots! So good and so good for you...low in calories, but high in nutritive components. They can be enjoyed any time of the daybreakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon pick-me-up, dinner and evening appetite curber! That's rightEat dried apricots to find relief from those evening hunger pangs.
Connecticut: January 9, 1788
Connecticut is the 5th state accepted into the union, January 9, 1788. One of the original thirteen colonies and one of the six New England states, the U.S. state of Connecticut began as three distinct settlements, referred to at the time as "Colonies" or "Plantations".


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