Today is National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day! This delicious finger food is popular with kids and cocktail party guests all across the world. In fact, there are many different cultures that have their own unique twist on this comfort food classic.
In the United Kingdom, pigs-in-a-blanket are small sausages wrapped in bacon. People traditionally serve them as Christmas dinner appetizers. In Israel, kids enjoy Moshe Ba’Teiva (Moses in the Ark), which are miniature hot dogs rolled in a ketchup-covered puff pastry and baked in the oven. In the United States, pigs-in-a-blanket are hot dogs or Vienna sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked until golden brown. Yum!
No matter where you are or how you decide to cook your pigs-in-a-blanket, make this tasty finger food for dinner tonight and serve it with a side of ketchup.
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According Yahoo UK, a group of Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie, complaining about offensive stereotypes.
Loren Anthony told the Associated Press news agency he and eight other actors left the production of The Ridiculous Six on Wednesday.
He said the filmmakers had rejected their concerns about the satirical Western’s portrayal of Apache culture.
Anthony said producers told them to leave if they felt offended by the script, which he said included offensive names for Native American female characters.
A spokesman for Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison Productions, did not immediately comment.
But Netflix, which will release The Ridiculous Six, defended the film.
“The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous,” a Netflix spokesperson told Deadline on Thursday.
“It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularised, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of – but in on – the joke.”
Nick Nolte and Steve Buscemi co-star in the movie, which began shooting this month in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.
Credit: Actor Loren Anthony stands next to a seated Adam Sandler on the set of ‘Ridiculous Six.’
What do you think, should have the actors quit or did they just overreact?
It’s National Picnic Day! People have been eating their meals outside in the beauty of nature for centuries. In fact, our modern-day idea of a picnic evolved from Medieval hunting feasts and Victorian garden parties. These were usually quite sophisticated affairs, which involved multiple courses and elaborate preparations.
During the early 19th century a group of wealthy London citizens formed “The Picnic Society” to promote picnics as social gatherings. These picnics were potlucks, and each participant also had to provide a share of the entertainment. The society members drank from crystal goblets and listened to a live string quartet while eating their meal! Today, picnics are usually casual meals enjoyed on a comfortable picnic blanket.
To celebrate National Picnic Day, take your meal outdoors and enjoy a picnic with your friends and family!
National Jelly Bean Day is celebrated each year on Aril 22. Jelly beans were, at one time, associated specifically with Easter. However, that has changed and jelly beans are now a favorite of many and enjoyed any day of the year.
* Jelly Beans were Ronald Reagan’s favorite treat. *
William Schrafft, a Boston confectioner, urged people to send his jelly beans to soldiers during the American Civil War. This was in 1861 and it is thought that this is when jelly beans were first introduced to the public.
According to “The Century in Food: America’s Fad and Favorites” , On July 5, 1905, jelly beans were advertised in the Chicago Daily News as being sold for 9 cents per pound.
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