December 2nd National Fritters Day

If you have never had a fritter you are in for a treat today. A Fritter is a fried cake or dough with some sort of filling in it. One of the earliest fritters is the corn fritter, and here’s a recipe for you.

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Technically speaking those chicken nuggets served at most fast food restaurants are fritters.  Fritters can contain practically anything. Any type of meat, vegetables or fruit. I suppose even cream filled doughnuts are technically a fritter as well.

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To fritter time away means to waste time, which I suppose what you do while you are waiting for your fritters to fry. But don’t take too long or you’l have some crispy fritters on your hands!

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Fritters are served all over the world, in every country imaginable. Deep frying dough is nothing new. No one seems to know when it began though it’s probably been around as long as there has been cooking oil.

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So enjoy a fritter today, you won’t regret it but make sure you don’t grab one too fast because it will be really, really hot.

How to celebrate – Have a fritter today, they are available in most southern restaurants. Make a desert for your family, a fritter filled with fruit. Invent your own type of fritter.

November 29th Square Dance Day

One of the most American dances you’ll ever find is the Square Dance… only it didn’t really start in America. The English, Irish and Scottish were doing their own form of the square dance long before Americans joined in.

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America did add in the caller, that person no one can understand, barking out the steps you are supposed to take. “Dosey Do” and “Swing Your Partner” are among the favorites! The dance is very popular in the southern states and mid-western regions where country music is king.

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Naturally it’s a very colorful dance, sort of reminding one of the can-can for women. Men are generally a little more low key but can be equally as bright. It is a great way to excercise and a lot of elderly people are still involved with regular square dance groups.

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There are competitions but most people just enjoy it as one might enjoy a night of bowling or shuffleboard. But if you are going to dance, you might want to learn it before you go, if you listen to the caller the moves will be done before you are able to conciously understand them.

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How to celebrate – Learn how to square dance! Join a square dance group, after all you will need others to do the square dance. Learn how to be a caller and confuse everyone, it’s a great laugh.