Fruitcake Toss Day 2018 is on Thursday, January 11, 2018: Is there such a thing as national toilet week?

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 is Fruitcake Toss Day 2018. Great Fruitcake Toss What: Great Fruitcake Toss

Fruitcake Toss Day

Christmas has ended, you’ve taken the tinsel lower, and tossed the tree. Now, what related to the old fruitcake that you’re using to prop open the doorwayOrto exchange military services weapons limb/like a seat? Fruitcake Toss Day includes a more “fruitful” answer (see what we should did there?). The big event, that is reported as coming initially from in Manitou Springs, Colorado, was produced to be able to help people eliminate undesirable fruitcake after Christmas.Since 1995, Manitou Springs has located this tournament, where fruitcakes are tossed, hurled, skyrocketed and cannoned in to the air using a variety of inventive products. Rivals are judged on striking a target within the Precision Competition, or on catching within the Catch Competition. Individuals enduring the wedding could be smart to keep in mind to find information about from time to time – a frozen fruitcake hard is really a formidable pressure when fired from a workout-bike-powered cannon.

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Is there such a thing as national toilet week?

- if there is such an "awareness" week, you should find it on these pages. And I wouldn't be surprised if you find it either - after all they even list a "fruitcake toss day", and a "squirrel appreciation day"...:-)

What holidays are in January?

What holidays are in January?

January Holidays =)

* Eye Care Month

* Hot Tea Month

* National Blood Donor Month

* National Braille Literacy Month

* National Hobby Month

* National Soup Month

* National Staying Healthy Month

* National Thank You Month

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* Oatmeal Month

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January 1st

* Betsy Ross's Birthday

Born in 1752.

* Ellis Island Aniversary

Ellis Island opened on this day in 1892.

* Le Jour de l'An

French New Year

* New Year's Day

* Paul Revere's Birthday

Born in 1735.

January 2nd

* Boo Boo Bear's Birthday

Yogi the Bear's little buddy.

* Drinking Straw Patented

On this day in 1888.

* Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

January 3rd

* Festival Of Sleep Day

* Fruitcake Toss Day

* Humiliation Day

* J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday

Born in 1892.

January 4th

* Isaac Newton's Birthday

* Jakob Grimm's Birthday

Born in 1785.

* Louis Braille's Birthday

Born in 1809.

* Trivia Day

January 5th

* First Woman Governor Inaugurated

1925 inauguration of Nellie Ross as Wyoming's Governor.

* National Bird Day

January 6th

* Bean Day

* Cuddle Up Day

* Dia de Reyes

Celebrate in Mexico.

* Epiphany

* Sherlock Holmes' Birthday

January 7th

* Old Rock Day

January 8th

* Bubble Bath Day

* Elvis Presley's Birthday

Born in 1935.

January 9th

* National Apricot Day

* National Static Electricity Day

January 10th

* First Meeting of United Nations

In London in 1946.

* Peculiar People Day

January 11th

* Milk Day

Milk delivered in bottles for the first time in 1878.

* Secret Pal Day

January 12th

* National Pharmacist Day

* Work Harder Day

January 13th

* Make Your Dreams Come True Day

* Poetry Break Day

* Rubber Duckie's Birthday

Sesame Street Character.

January 14th

* Coming -of-Age Day

Celebrated in Japan on the second Monday of January.

* National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 15th

* First Super Bowl

Played in 1967. Green Bay (35) defeated Kansas City (10).

January 16th

* National Nothing Day

January 17th

* Benjamin Franklin's Birthday

Born in 1706.

* Shari Lewis' Birthday

Born in 1934.

January 18th

* Hat Day

Third Friday in January.

* Thesaurus Day

* Winnie the Pooh Day

A.A. Milne's Birthday. Born in 1882.

January 19th

* Popcorn Day

January 20th

* Cheese Day

* Inauguration Day

* Penguin Awareness Day

January 21st

* Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Honoring his birthday (born in 1929). It is observed on the Third Monday in January - the 21st in 2008.

* National Hugging Day

* Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 22nd

* National Blonde Brownie Day

January 23rd

* Measure Your Feet Day

* National Handwriting Day

January 24th

* Compliment Day

* Eskimo Pie Patented

By Christian Nelson in 1922.

* Gold Discovered in California

At Sutter's Mill in 1848.

January 25th

* Burns Night

Celebrated in Scotland.

* Opposite Day

January 26th

* Australia Day

The day Sydney Australia was settled in 1778.

January 27th

* Chocolate Cake Day

* Holocaust Memorial Day

Celebrated in the UK.

* Lewis Carroll's Birthday

Born in 1832.

January 28th

* Ernie's Birthday

Sesame Street

January 29th

* National Puzzle Day

January 30th

* Franklin D. Roosevelt's Birthday

Born in 1882.

January 31st

* Backwards Day

* Jackie Robinson's Birthday

Born in 1919.

* National Kazoo Day

Usually celebrated on the last Thursday of January.

Fruitcake recipe?

Fruitcake recipe?

This is good plain, w/o the Whisky Sauce. And it uses "real" fruits, not those fake-o things from the grocery store. (WTH is a citron anyway?!)

Creole Christmas Fruit Cake w/ Whisky Sauce

For the Simple Syrup:

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest, cut in strips

2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the Cake:

1/2 pound mixed dried fruits, such as blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raisins, and chopped apricots

1/2 pound, (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 ounces almond paste

4 large eggs

1/2 cup Grand Marnier, or other orange-flavored liqueur

2 cups bleached all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1/2 cup pecan pieces

1/2 cup walnut pieces

1/4 cup bourbon

Make a simple-syrup by combining the sugar and water in a medium-size heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the lemon zest and juice and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil for 2 minutes and remove from the heat.

Combine the dried fruits in a large mixing bowl. Pour the simple-syrup over them, toss to coat and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain and reserve the syrup.

Cream the butter, sugar and almond paste together in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle at low speed, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Beat until the mixture is fluffy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs 1 at a time, mixing in between each addition on low speed and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add 1/4 cup of the Grand Marnier and mix to incorporate.

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium-size mixing bowl and blend well. Add this mixture 1/2 cup at a time to the butter mixture with the mixer on low speed, each time mixing until smooth, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. The batter will be thick.

Add the warm fruit and all of the nuts a little at a time, mixing well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and the paddle.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly grease a bundt pan with butter or non-stick baking spray. Pour the batter into the pan and bake until golden brown and the top springs back when touched, about 45 to 50 minutes (turning the pan to ensure even browning after 30 minutes.)

Cool the cake for 20 minutes in the pan, then remove and continue to cool upside-down on wire racks.

Make tiny holes with a toothpick randomly on the rounded end of the cake. Combine the remaining simple syrup with the remaining 1/4 cup of Grand Marnier and the bourbon. Wrap the cake in a layer of cheesecloth and pour 1/4 cup of the syrup over the top of each cake. Store in a plastic zip bag for 3 or 4 days until the cake is slightly stale. Sprinkle syrup over cakes once every 2 to 3 days until all of the syrup is used. Let the cakes age for up to 3 weeks before eating.

For the Whiskey Sauce:

3 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup bourbon

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Combine 2 3/4 cups of the cream with the bourbon and sugar in a medium-size nonstick saucepan over medium-heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar.

In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining 1/4 cup cream. Add this to the cream-and-bourbon mixture and simmer stirring often, until the mixture thickens, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve warm with the fruitcake.

The sauce may be stored, after it has cooled, in an airtight container for 24 hours. When ready to serve, warm over low heat.

--Emeril Lagasse, 2003

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