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National Molasses Bar Day – February 8, 2015

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Grandma Marion’s Molasses Bars
Author: Karlynn Johnston (AKA The Kitchen Magpie)

You can tell this is an older recipe with terms like “rounded tsp” and the odd little measurements, but it works, and these are so dang tasty, it’s worth it.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 13 mins
Total time: 23 mins
Serves: 24

Ingredients Needed:
1 1/2 cups of white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup and 2 tablespoons of margarine
2 small eggs
1 1/2 cups of raisins
1/2 cup of molasses
3 1/4 cups of flour
2 rounded tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of allspice

Instructions:

1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 375

2. Cream the sugars and the margarine together

3. Add in your two eggs (I used one double yolker-huge egg instead of two small ones)

4. Whisk together the dry ingredients

5. Add in the molasses to the margarine/sugar mix

6. Combine the wet and dry and mix well

7. Then add in your raisins

8. Divide the dough into two pieces, and from each half form three long rolls on a cookie sheet

9. Build them up as high as you can and they fit across a baking sheet, width-wise. When you build them up, you get a thicker, chewier bar. Bake them in the oven at 375 for 13-15 minutes, and do not over/under bake. This from my grandma’s instructions. So they need to be baked until the edges are cooked and the middle slighty still underdone.

10. Slice them across into about 8-10 squares when they are fully cooled, needless to say, this recipe makes a large amount, you can end up with 40-60 of the little bars!

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Calendar day; February 8, 2015

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Sunday, the 8th of February, 2015 is the 39th day in 2015 and in the 6th calendar week.

General Events:

Autism Sunday 2015
February 8, 2015 in the World

Autism Sunday, also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger syndrome, is observed annually on the second Sunday of February.

Autism Sunday was first held in 2002 during Autism Awareness Year in the United Kingdom. It was initiated by parents and carers Ivan Corea and Charika Corea, founders of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK. Parents of Charin, a teenager with autism spectrum disorder and a communication disorder, they urged leaders of religious organisations, churches, community groups and world leaders around the globe to speak up for people with autism and Asperger syndrome. What started as a small acorn of an idea in their home has turned into a huge international event. Autism Sunday is now celebrated across the world in many countries.

The first service for autism was held in February 2002 at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Former Education Ministers, peers from the House of Lords, celebrities, writers, broadcasters, and the media joined children and people at St Paul’s Cathedral to pray for children and adults with autism and Asperger syndrome, as well as their parents and caregivers.

http://www.autismsunday.co.uk/

Where is the event?
Worldwide

Kite Flying Day
February 8, 2015 in the World

Today is Kite Flying Day, a great time to go fly a kite. We are amazed that Kite Flying Day is held in the middle of winter. Chances are few people in the northern areas of the country will brave the snow and cold today to go outdoors and fly a kite.

A kite is an aircraft attached to a teather. Kites may be flown for recreation, art or other practical uses. Sport kites can be flown in aerial ballet, sometimes as part of a competition. Power kites are multi-line steerable kites designed to generate large forces which can be used to power activities such as kite surfing, kite landboarding, kite fishing, kite buggying and a new trend snow kiting.

Kites were invented in China, where materials ideal for kite building were readily available: silk fabric for sail material; fine, high-tensile-strength silk for flying line; and resilient bamboo for a strong, lightweight framework. Designs often emulate flying insects, birds, and other beasts, both real and mythical. The finest Chinese kites are made from split bamboo, covered with silk, and hand painted. Modern aerobatic kites use two or four lines to allow fine control of the kite’s angle to the wind.

Kite festivals are a popular form of entertainment throughout the world. They include large local events, traditional festivals which have been held for hundreds of years and major international festivals which bring in kite flyers from Britain to display their unique art kites and demonstrate the latest technical kites.

Where is the event?
Worldwide

National Boy Scout Day
February 8, 2015 in the USA

Boy Scout Day celebrates the birthday of Scouting in America. On February 8, 1910, Chicago publisher William Dickson Boyce filed incorporation papers in the District of Columbia to create the Boy Scouts of America.

Scouting groups across the country celebrate this day. Often a cake will be served at the weekly meeting or on a campout. Scout Sunday, the Sunday nearest the 8th of February, will often be marked with a church service, followed by a pancake breakfast.

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts offer a tremendously valuable program of life skills and values for millions of boys. It has been popular ever since Lord Baden-Powell founded Boy Scouts in the early 1900s in Great Brittain. The top award of Eagle Scout, is an accomplishment that reaps recognition, rewards, and benefits for a young man throughout his life.

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

World Marriage Day
February 8, 2015 in the World

World Marriage Day takes place on February 08, 2015. World Marriage Day is an observance sponsored by American organisation Worldwide Marriage Encounter, associated with the Catholic Marriage Encounter movement and observed on second Sunday of February each year. Its purpose is declared to be: “World Marriage Day honors husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life.

Marriage – also called matrimony or wedlock – is a social union or legal contract between people called spouses that establishes rights and obligations between the spouses, between the spouses and their children, and between the spouses and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged.

People marry for many reasons, including: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious. Marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting. The act of marriage usually creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved. Marriage is often viewed as a contract.

Where is the event?
Worldwide

National Molasses Bar Day
February 8, 2015 in the USA

Molasses is a thick, sticky syrup made from sugarcane. The word molasses comes from the Portuguese word “melaco,” which evolved from the Latin “mel,” meaning “honey.”

The quality of molasses depends on the maturity of the sugarcane, the amount of sugar extracted, and the method of extraction. In the Middle East, molasses is also produced from carob, grapes, dates, pomegranates, and mulberries.

Since the 1500s, people have used molasses to sweeten their food. Its distinctive taste is still called for in many recipes including gingerbread, sauces, cookies, toffee, baked beans, fruitcake, and molasses bars.

Grab a spicy and sweet molasses treat to celebrate National Molasses Bar Day!

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 8th February:

1526 – Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die

1690 – French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement NY on fire

1807 – Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon’s forces and Russian Empire – 1st battle Napoleon isn’t victorious

1855 – The Devil’s Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.

1879 – Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.

1887 – The Dawes Act authorized the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.

1905 – Cyclone hit Tahiti & adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people

1906 – Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given

1910 – The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.

1911 – US helps overthrow Presnt Miguel Devila of Honduras

1912 – British Emissary journeys to Berlin to suggest that Britain might support German colonial aspirations in Africa if Germany agrees to hold her current naval strength

1915 – D. W. Griffith’s silent film “Birth of a Nation” opens at Clune’s Auditorium in LA – first 12-reel film in America

1920 – Swiss men vote against women’s suffrage

1920 – Bolshevik troops capture Odessa, bringing an end to foreign involvement in the resistance against Bolshevik rule

1928 – Scottish inventor Joh Logie Baird demonstrates colourTV

1931 – Gas explosion Fire in Fushun-coal mine, Manchuria kills 3,000

1942 – Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn’t oppose the US war effort

1952 – Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc

1955 – The Government of Sindh abolished Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.

1960 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name “Mountbatten-Windsor”.

1969 – Last edition of Saturday Evening Post

1969 – Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico

1983 – Ariel Sharon resigns from Israeli government after an inquiry shows he was indirectly responsible for the killings of hundreds of people in 1982

1996 – The massive Internet collaboration “24 Hours in Cyberspace” takes place.

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