Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today is Tuesday May 17, 2011

National Cherry Cobbler Day

Cherry cobbler is a delightful dessert made with a thick crust and fruit filling. When early American settlers first arrived in the New World, many of the ingredients found in their old favorite recipes were pretty much unheard of in this new country. Settlers had to improvise and experiment using different ingredients, thus creating new dishes like cobblers. They became so fond of these new tasty treats that they were often served as the main course for a meal. It was not until the 19th century that cobbler became a dish primarily served for dessert.
Cherry cobbler can be made with either fresh or canned cherries, though fresh cherries are always ideal to use in the recipe if you can. This type of cobbler is not very sweet because of the tart cherries. Enjoy National Cherry Cobbler Day by baking your own to enjoy as your main meal as the early American settlers did!
Today is also Pack Rat Day
May is National Bike Month & National Strawberry Month & National Hamburger Month
This week is American Craft Beer Week
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1792 - The New York Stock Exchange was founded at 70 Wall Street by 24 brokers.

1875 - The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, KY.

1975 - Elton John’s "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" album was released. It was the first album to be certified a million-seller on its first day of release.

1975 - NBC TV bought the rights to show "Gone with the Wind." The one time rights cost NBC $5,000,000.

1985 - Bobby Ewing died on the season finale of "Dallas" on CBS-TV. He returned the following season.

1993 - Barry Manilow appeared on the CBS-TV's "Murphy Brown."

1998 - New York Yankees pitcher David Wells became the 13th player in modern major league baseball history to throw a perfect game.
Quote of the Day:

"It is not enough to be a hard-working person. Think: what do you work at?"

--Henry David Thoreau

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