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My Daily Bread Crumbs 08 Oct


sandrewn

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October 8th - Holidays and Observances

(click on the day for details)

 

Observances (click on the day for details)

World Octopus Day

Egg Day

International Podiatry Day

Vet Nurse Day

American Touch Tag Day

 

Fun Observances

   Pierogi  Day

October 8 is Pierogi Day, a day to stock up your fridge with delicious dumplings made of unleavened dough.

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Usually stuffed with meat, potatoes, vegetables and fruit, pierogi have become popular in the United States and Canada due to large Polish immigrant population.

Considered to be one of Poland's national dish, pierogi are first boiled and then served several at a time with melted butter or fried with onions.

Pierogi Fest

In Eastern Europe, most countries have their own version of this dumpling. In the United States, pierogi are a popular dish in Polish communities and many events are held in honor of this humble but delicious dish. In Whiting, Indiana, a pierogi fest is held for 3 days in July, while in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, every Pittsburgh Pirates baseball home game features a pierogi race, where runners in pierogi costumes compete in a race.

How to Celebrate?

  • Visit your local Polish restaurant and order yourself a big plate of pierogis.
  • Make sweet and savory pierogis at home and serve to family and friends.

Did You Know...

...that people in the village of Glendon in Alberta, Canada love pierogi so much that in 1993 they constructed a 25 feet tall fibreglass pierogi, with a fork through it?

 

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Don't ever pay a surprise visit to a child in college. You might be the one getting the surprise. I learned this the hard way when I swung by my son's campus during a business trip. Locating what I thought was his fraternity house, I rang the doorbell. "Yeah?" a voice called from inside.

"Does Dylan Houseman live here?"

"Yup," the voice answered. "Leave him on the front porch. We'll drag him in later."

 

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I spent an afternoon helping my boyfriend move into a new home. In one carton I found a crockpot, with an odd-looking and very dirty metal lid. Later I ushered my boyfriend into the kitchen and asked why he hadn't mentioned this perfectly good pot.

He stared at it, then replied,

"Well, after I broke the lid I never thought of replacing it with a hubcap."

 

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It seemed that all our appliances had broken in the same week, and repairs were straining our budget. So when I picked up the kids from school and our Jeep started making rattling sounds, I decided that rather than burden my husband, I'd deal with it. I hadn't reckoned on my little tattletales, however.

They rushed into the house with the news: "Daddy, the Jeep was breaking down, but Mom made the noise stop!"

Impressed, my husband asked, "How did you fix it?"

"I turned up the volume on the radio," I confessed.

 

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sandrewn :cowboy:

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