Thursday, August 5, 2010

Celebrate August 5

Today is the 5th of August, and a fun day it is!  Today is filled with so many Birthday's and so many excuses to celebrate!

  • Green Peppers Day
  • Little Orphan Annie's Birthday 1924 
  • National Failures Day
  • Pink Floyd's Birthday 1967
  • Take a Walk on the Moon Day - Neil Armstrong's Birthday
  • Traffic Lights Birthday 1914 
  • Ice Cream Sundae Thursday
  • Goodbye, Norma Jean Day 1962 Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jean Mortenson)
  • Major League Radio Birthday 1921
  • Workers Day (Iceland)
In honor of Pink Floyd's Birthday my little man is wearing his Pink Floyd shirt (another target clearance) so cute and so much fun!
Picture by Kelli West
It's the Traffic Lights Birthday, 96 years old today!  To Celebrate the birth of the Traffic Light we will be playing a rousing game of Red Light-Green Light!  This is such a fun game to play inside or out!  We are experiencing a great deal of thunder and lightning storms in our area, so today our celebrations will all be inside!

It is Little Orphan Annie's Birthday today (1924) because it is a stormy day this activity is perfect!  We went to the Local Library and rented Annie.  This afternoon we will all snuggle up on the couch and watch this Classic Musical.  My daughter is so excited for this, activity!  We will pop some pop corn and watch this together as a family.  So often when I put in a movie for the kids, I sneak away and do some of my mommy chores.  But, today I will relax sit back and enjoy watching this fun movie with my kiddos!  Happy Birthday Annie!

Green Peppers!  Yummy!!! My kids and I LOVE Green Peppers!  So for dinner I think it is a perfect day for stuffed Peppers!  Happy Green Pepper Day!

Here is my Stuffed Pepper Recipe (it is different from the norm so check it out)

You will Need:
  • 3 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 pound breakfast sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 12 Green Bell Peppers tops and seeds removed
In a saute pan over medium-high heat add the oil. Once heated add the celery, bell peppers and onion and saute for about 8 minutes. Add sausage and garlic and brown. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Take off heat and stir in parsley, hot sauce and bread crumbs. Let cool.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Stuff peppers with vegetable and cheese mixture and bake for 15 minutes or grill until char develops.

No matter what you celebrate today make it special!  Create a memory with those you love!  

1 comment:

  1. Does National Failures Day mean that I might be in good company and that I am not alone???!!! ;) I wonder what I have failed at that I would want the nation to know about?? thanks for all the good ideas.