When I was reminded that it was my turn to do a blog, I had no idea what I would write. I decided to look at Chases Annual Events 2015 for inspiration. As most months go, there are a lot of activities in October. I thought I would share some of them with you. People can find just about anything to celebrate.
I started out looking at the month long celebrations; American cheese month. Of course you can’t go wrong with cheese anytime of the year, but a whole month of different cheeses, heaven. Go hog wild –Eat county ham month; I have always like ham especially when you buy a whole one and cook it all day, covering the outside with cloves and brown sugar and pineapple juice, I’m making myself hungry just thinking about it.
National popcorn poppin’ month: One of my favorite snacks especially when it is a cool evening is hot buttered popcorn or maybe caramel corn or popcorn balls. My Grandma always made popcorn balls this time of year. How about spinach lover’s month? You can’t go wrong with hot spinach with vinegar on it. If you have never sprinkled vinegar on hot spinach I recommend you give it a try.
Vegetarian month is a great time to try different vegetable dishes or vegetables you have never tried. We have great cookbooks with a lot of difference recipes you can try out. They can be found on the second floor of the library around 641.5636. As you can see there is a lot of food to celebrate, along with festivals, and other events such as Polish American heritage month or the first barrel jump over Niagara Falls anniversary which is on October 24th. Annie Edson Taylor (63) went over and survived. I would never do that, but I say more power to all you adventurous people out there.
World championship “punkin chunkin” on the 23rd people create all kinds of mechanisms like trebuchets a medieval engine of war with a sling for hurling missiles which I would guess pumpkins would count or on the low tech side throw by hand to see how far they will fly. I always thought this might be a fun event to go to. I could go for throwing a small pumpkin to see how far it would go, the big ones not so much.
And of course on the 31st is that gastronomic overload of candy – Halloween. After some thought I believe that October just may turn out to be one of my favorite months.