National Cherries Jubilee Day

Thursday, September 24, 2020. National Cherries Jubilee Day. Originally, the cherries were simply poached in a sugary syrup and served with warm brandy, which was set on fire for a dramatic presentation as it was served to guests. Today it is often served over vanilla ice cream set on fire.
Cherries jubilee was first served at one of the jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria and was considered a very fashionable dessert to serve to guests.

Today is Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Today is Giving Tuesday. Share your blessings and give generously. Coming in 2021, we will have our greenhouse in place and will be beginning our planting for spring and summer gardens. Thanks to the generosity of the grant program in Neosho County, we will have the things needed to help our community with food needs. We plan on expanding the library to include a Library of Things. This specialized library will contain items to be checked out such as: tools, rakes, shovels, tents, sleeping bags, Binge boxes of movies for a weekend movie session, kitchen items (blender, popcorn popper, Instapot, mixer, large pots and pans and baking equipment), and many other items for our community to use. If you have items in good condition to share, these are welcomed too.
We will have a Seed Library to share seeds, so if you have unopened packages that you would like to donate, we welcome those as well. These will be made available to families for their home gardens.
If you are interested in Giving Tuesday, the Erie City Public Library welcomes donations to continue this program. You can donate to the library by sending a check to Erie City Public Library, 204 South Butler, Erie, Kansas 66733.

The First Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020. The First Thanksgiving was celebrated in the Plymouth Colony between the by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Tribe in 1621. At the meal along with the wild turkeys they cooked, they probably had some vegetables but there were no potatoes in the New World until much later. There were probably wild fruits such as blueberries and cranberries but the sauce we have to day was not part of the meal. Vegetables that were probably part of the meal included corn, squash, pumpkins and beans.

Turkey Day !

November 24, 2020. Turkey Day ! This week we are exploring the dishes that we eat at Thanksgiving. Turkeys as well as ducks and other fowl were probably on the menu for the first meal. They may also have had fish and deer with their meal for the meat portion.

Homemade Bread Day !

Today is November 17, 2020. Homemade Bread Day!!
Bread has been made for thousands of years. Estimates date it’s origin back to 5000-10,000 B.C. In our modern world, most of us have little time to make our own bread until of course, the Covid crisis and many began to practice the home arts of baking again. The purpose of this day is easy to understand: when you make home made bread, you share with your family the joy of great food, wonderful smells of bread and it is a gift to your family. Enjoy Home Made Bread Day!

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

Today is November 12, 2020, Chicken Soup for the Soul Day. Although it was created for commercial purposes, it is ” a celebration of who you are, where you’ve been, where you’re going, and who you will be thankful to when you get there!” During the month of November which is known for sharing things we are thankful for, this is a good time to reflect on the healing value of chicken soup, especially your Mom’s Chicken soup, Chicken soup has long been seen as remedial for colds, flu, and just about anything that ails you. You can’t find that healing in a can. You can only find it in mom’s homemade chicken soup. So have a bowl of chicken soup today and celebrate who you are.
Do you have a great recipe for Chicken soup ?

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