National Stuffing Day
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's a great time to be thinking about stuffing. The use of stuffing or dressing to fill the body cavity of an animal while cooking it can be traced back to ancient Rome. Recipes from that era have been found for chicken, rabbit, pork and dormouse stuffing.
Modern day recipes for stuffing vary greatly. Some are made with cornmeal, some with nuts -- even raisins or other dried fruit is often added. Today is "National Stuffing Day," and if you'd like to try out something new this Thanksgiving, check out these great stuffing recipes from Yahoo! Shine.
World Television Day
Today is "World Television Day," and you might think the holiday was invented to honor the first mass-produced TV set, or maybe even the advent of cable. But you'd be wrong. This holiday was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly "in recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues."
If you'd like to celebrate this honorable holiday but just aren't sure what to watch, check out these suggestions on Yahoo! TV.
Tie One on Day
"Tie One on Day" is always celebrated on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. And believe it or not, it's not a day to celebrate with a few drinks because you don't have to work on Thursday. Instead, it honors the tying on of an apron, and encourages people to share with those in need.
This holiday was created by Ellyn Anne Geisel, author of "The Apron Book." To celebrate, you need to buy a new apron and loaf of bread. Write a note of encouragement and place it in the apron pocket. Then, wrap the bread in the apron, tie it on, and deliver it to someone in need. What a great way to start the holiday season!
Do you know what an Alascattalo is? If not, then chances are you're not from Alaska. An "Alascattalo" is the Alaskan mascot which is a cross between a moose and a walrus. As the story goes, a mild-mannered moose named Morris met a wickedly witty walrus named Wanabelle. They fell in love, got married, and delivered the first Alascattalo into the world.
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