21st January weird holidays

The holidays for January 21st, 2019 are:
Elementary School Teacher Day
International Sweatpants Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
National Day of Service
National Granola Bar Day
National Hugging Day
National New England Clam Chowder Day
One-Liners Day
Own Your Own Home Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day
Tu BiShvat

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Sugar diamonds

Sugar Diamonds
1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Spoon into a greased 15 by 10 by 1 inch baking pan. Cover dough with plastic wrap and press evenly into pan; remove wrap. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg white until foamy; brush over the dough. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Cut into diamond shapes while warm.
Makes about 6 dozen.

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Weird holidays 20th January 2019

Holidays for Sunday, January 20th, 2019 are:
Camcorder Day
International Day of Acceptance
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lovers Day
National Disc Jockey Day
National Sanctity of Human Life Day
Penguin Awareness Day
Take a Walk Outdoors Day
World Religion Day
World Snow Day

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Did you know? 20th January 2019

Did you know?
That today is Ming Dynasty Day? In 1368, after driving the Mongols out of China, Zhu Yuanzhang proclaimed the Ming dynasty. As the new emperor Hongwu, he ruled for thirty years. During Hongwu’s reign, the Ming Dynasty was characterized by rapid and dramatic population growth, and living standards also greatly improved.

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3 things challenge January 20th 2019

Todays prompts are: couch, foot, helmet

I sat on the couch
Tapping my foot
Wondering, wondering
What I should do
Anxiously I pondered it
Where I should go
Taking my time
Sitting, going slow
Things hadnt gone well
Yesterday afternoon
My friend wasnt wearing his helmet
And it happened all too soon
He got run over
A car hit him head on
Now we’re all left
So sad, so forelorn
He was taken from us way too soon
Gone in a blink of an eye
All because
He decided
That a helmet wasnt for him
A very, very bad decision!

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/three-things-challenge-2019-20/

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Party mocha

Party Mocha
1/2 cup instant coffee granules
6 envelopes instant cocoa mix
2 quarts hot water
2 cups milk
Whipped topping, optional
10 (4 inch) cinnamon sticks, optional
10 peppermint sticks, optional
Combine all ingredients, except the optional ones, in 3 to 4 quart slow cooker. Stir well. Cover; cook on high for 3 hours. Stir and turn to low to keep warm while serving. To serve, pour mocha into cups. Top each with a dollop of whipped topping, or add a cinnamon stick or peppermint stick to each cup, if desired.
Makes 10 servings.

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