We are in the throes of Mardi Gras season, which started officially on Jan. 6, the birthday of St. Joan of Arc, France’s patron saint. The date also celebrates the Feast of The Three Kings, the Epiphany. New Orleans kick starts its Carnival on this date each year with a parade, its first of the season. Merrymaking continues and culminates with the festivities this year on Feb. 17 - Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, aka Shrove Tuesday, the final day of Carnival.
The Northeast Times’ first edition rolled off the presses in 1934. That same year, Shirley Temple appeared in her first movie, John Dillinger was named Public Enemy Number One, FDR devalued the U.S. dollar, Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run and Bonnie and Clyde met their demise in a stolen Ford. Momentously, 1934 was also the year that Ritz Crackers were introduced by the National Biscuit Company at 19 cents a box. A loaf of bread was 8 cents and a pound of hamburger cost 12 cents, so maybe there was something ritzy about the crackers.
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Ed Neilson sponsored the following resolution while a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:
It’s a new year, which means it’s the perfect time for a health makeover. First stop: your recipe box. Don’t be fooled into thinking you have to choose either healthy or delicious; with a few simple swaps, you are able to have a nutritious meal on the table the entire family will enjoy. Below are suggestions for healthy recipe substitutions, ingredients to limit and cooking techniques to more frequently use. Now it’s time to grab your favorite family recipe, tie those apron strings and get cooking.
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Believe it or not….Chip Kelly is not the favorite chip of the NFL. Instead, try Tostitos. Super Bowl Sunday is coming up. It’s time to search our kitchen playbook to plan the menu.
Last Sunday night, the doors to Highclere Castle swung open once again. We were welcomed to a new season of Downton Abbey. It was just brilliant to again be in the home of Lord and Lady Grantham.
As we begin the new year, our minds turn to resolutions for the year ahead. And so often, those resolutions include taking steps for better health, like improving your diet, exercising more and ending bad habits.
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