Celebrations

NATIONAL DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER DAY – September 15

NATIONAL DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER DAY – September 15

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER DAY One of America’s favorites, National Double Cheeseburger Day recognizes a food icon savored across the United States.  Hamburger.  Seasoned ground beef, grilled and placed between two slices of bread or a bun. Top with sauteed onions, peppers, pickles, sliced onions, and cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or mayo. Any one of these combinations would create a modern American version a hamburger. Now, double the patties and the cheese. The celebration requires it. While the day is about the double cheeseburger, that doesn’t mean you can’t add your favorite…
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NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED DONUT DAY – September 14

NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED DONUT DAY – September 14

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL CREAM-FILLED DONUT DAY National Cream-Filled Donut Day on September 14th recognizes one of our favorite foods.   Cream-filled donuts come in so many varieties. If you aren’t a fan of fillings in your pastries, consider trying some of the latest flavors. Not only have bakeries become creative with their fillings, but they’ve also branched out with their toppings, too.  Some of the top cream-filled donuts we love (in no particular order) are: Boston Cream Bavarian Cream Chocolate Cream Lemon Cream Custard Caramel Cream Strawberry Cream Vanilla Cream Peanut Buttercream Holland Cream Fluffernutter Cream Orange…
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NATIONAL PEANUT DAY – September 13

NATIONAL PEANUT DAY – September 13

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL PEANUT DAY On September 13th National Peanut Day pays homage to mighty and tasty peanut. Likely originating in South America around 3,500 years ago, this legume is not a nut. They grow underground, like potatoes. Since they are an edible seed that forms in a pod, they belong to the family Leguminosae with peas and beans. When it comes to plants packing protein power, peanuts provide a whopping 8 grams per ounce, more than any other nut according to The Peanut Institute. And remember, it’s not a nut! Nuts grow on trees. The peanut is…
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY – September 12

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY – September 12

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY National Chocolate Milkshake Day on September 12th brings chocolate and ice cream lovers together. Forget the calories for just this one day and enjoy a sweet tall, thick and delicious, chocolate milkshake!  The term milkshake first appeared in print in 1885. During this period, milkshake referred to an alcoholic beverage described as a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink” blended with eggs, whiskey, and other ingredients. Pharmacies served the drink as a tonic and a treat to customers. By 1900, pharmacies offered this “wholesome drink” with either chocolate, strawberry, or…
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NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUN DAY – September 11

NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUN DAY – September 11

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUN DAY National Hot Cross Bun Day on September 11th encourages us to rise and shine to this tasty treat!  Currants or raisins baked into the bun add a sweet flavor. As noted in the name of this baked good, it’s marked with a cross. To make the cross, bakers use a doughy paste baked into the bread. Sometimes, icing is used to make the cross instead. Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten at the end of Lent in many historically Christian countries. Lent begins the evening before Ash Wednesday through…
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NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR DAY

NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR DAY On September 9th, National Teddy Bear Day honors the history of one of childhood’s favorite toys. We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child. Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood. No matter what kind of teddy bear you had, the day is a perfect time to celebrate your childhood friend! In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi. The incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington…
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NATIONAL BEER LOVER’S DAY – September 7

NATIONAL BEER LOVER’S DAY – September 7

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL BEER LOVER’S DAY On September 7th, National Beer Lover’s Day celebrates the grains, hops and brewing methods across many eras. Beer and the process of brewing beer may predate known history. As varied as the methods, grains, and flavors, beer continues to change and evolve. Virginia colonists brewed beer. William Penn included a place for brewing beer within the Pennsylvania colony. It can still be visited at Pennsbury Manor today. The first President of the United States recorded a recipe for brewing beer in his notes. Samuel Adams holds a place in both…
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NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY – September 6

NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY – September 6

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL COFFEE ICE CREAM DAY On September 6th National Coffee Ice Cream Day permits us to indulge in a caffeinated dessert. Coffee lovers will delight in the opportunity, especially if they also enjoy ice cream.  The cool and creamy result of our morning java in a refreshing dessert magnifies the celebration. While not everyone drinks coffee, some like the flavor in desserts. So this day may interest even those who don’t wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. Besides, when caffeine finds its way into a frozen, creamy blend,…
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NATIONAL CHEESE PIZZA DAY

NATIONAL CHEESE PIZZA DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations   NATIONAL CHEESE PIZZA DAY On September 5th, National Cheese Pizza Day says, “Hold the toppings!” That’s right, cheese is all you need when celebrating this pizza holiday. Whether the pie is homemade or ordered in, make it cheese only.  Add a variety of cheeses to your pie to celebrate. Smokey gouda or a little gorgonzola might mix it up. If you like a little cheddar, mild or sharp shredded across the top will do. Debates prevail over thin or thick crust. However, that debate is for another day. The cheese holds the spotlight on…
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