NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY There’s nothing quite like a flaky, buttermilk biscuit paired with butter, molasses, light sugarcane syrup, sorghum
NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY
There’s nothing quite like a flaky, buttermilk biscuit paired with butter, molasses, light sugarcane syrup, sorghum syrup, maple syrup jelly, jam, or honey. These carby, flaky treats emerged in the pre-Civil War era as an inexpensive addition to the meals. Supermarkets offer canned biscuits that are refrigerated until ready to be baked. In 1931, Ballard and Ballard patented these refrigerator biscuits. Biscuits have been a staple of the Southern United States cuisine for many years and are often made with buttermilk and served as a side dish with butter.
What did you say? How to celebrate? From celebrating at your favorite restaurant to whipping up a gourmet batch at home, there are ample ways one can pay homage to this Southern staple. You can try something new today. Just mix your cookery skills with ordinary buttermilk biscuits and turn it into an extraordinary dish.
DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN DAY
Get up and move your body! It’s Dance Like a Chicken Day today.
So, what’s the history of the Chicken Dance? Written in the 1950s by Werner Thomas, a Swiss accordionist, the Chicken Dance didn’t even make it to the United States until sometime in the 1970s. The Chicken Dance is associated with polkas or oom-pah-pah music. Originally written with the name Der Ententanz (The Duck Dance), rumors suggest the song was written as a drinking song for Oktoberfest. The song’s title later changed to Vogeltanz (The Bird Dance). Upon arriving in America in the 1970s, the song acquired choreography with repetitive beak, wing, and tail motions, as well as the new name, The Chicken Dance. But, why chicken dance? In 1981, the dance was brought to Oktoberfest in the United States, and due to a complete lack of duck costumes anywhere near the event, they had to settle for chicken costumes instead. The result of which is the name by which it is now known.
Dance like a chicken. Invite your friends for a chicken dance today and serve chicken nuggets, fried chicken, chicken fries, and chicken fried steak so that they see chickens dancing everywhere around them. Make a beak with your hands squawk them four times in beat with the music and then make wings and flap them. We have found that the phrase “dance like a chicken” existed long before the dance. It often described someone in trouble or upset, usually in the political or sports arena. The phrase often compares the offender to a “chicken with their head cut off” as they dance around trying to get out of their trouble. Others describe a chicken on a hot surface, such as a griddle or frying pan. However, no identification is being made about the creator of this celebration.
NATIONAL CAESAR DAY
This day is designated to celebrate the beloved cocktail of Canadians. Did you know? Caesar became the national drink when Parliament made it official. Make up a Caesar for yourself and celebrate. But remember, drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive. National Caesar Day has been celebrated since 2015. Bartender Walter Chell of the Westin Hotel (Calgary Inn) in Calgary reportedly invented the spicy vodka drink in 1969. So, let’s see what all you need to make this for yourself. You need a lime wedge, 1-1.5 ounce vodka, 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce, Celery salt, 6-ounce Clamato Juice, 2 dashes hot sauce, 1 crisp Celery stalk, and freshly ground pepper. Collect the ingredients and gear up to make this cocktail on this day.
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