Pigs in a Blanket Day
According to the Foodimentary website, the first written record of pigs in a blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957. Pigs in a blanket are also known as devils on horsebacks, kilted sausages, and wiener winks. In the United Kingdom, pigs in blankets are small sausages, or chipolatas wrapped up in bacon. In America, pigs in a blanket often refers to hot dogs, Vienna sausages, or breakfast sausages wrapped in biscuit dough, croissant dough or a pancake and then baked.
April 24 (last Friday in April)
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization founded in 1972 in Nebraska by John Rosenow. The Foundation’s stated corporate mission is “to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.” The Foundation programs are supported by members, donors, and corporate sponsors that share the same vision of a healthier and greener world. For a wide spectrum of activities and programs in which the whole family can participate, go to the organization’s website at www.arborday.org.
Today’s Birthdays of Note…
Kelly Clarkson – Singer – 37 – born in Fort Worth, Texas
Barbara Streisand – Singer & Actress – 77 – born in Williamsburg, New York