PET APPRECIATION, CHERRY PIE, PRESIDENTS. TAKE YOUR PICK!

FEBRUARY 20TH IS PRESIDENTS’ DAY. IT IS ALWAYS CELEBRATED ON THE THIRD MONDAY IN FEBRUARY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN! HAPPY NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!

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FEBRUARY 20TH IS ALSO NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY. 

It seems only right that we celebrate the cherry pie so close to Presidents Day as we all know the story (albeit untrue) of President George Washington and the cherry tree.  Cherries were, however, one of his favorite foods.

According to the American Pie Council, the pie came to America with the first English settlers.  The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffyns” like the crust in England.  As in the Roman times, the early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but just designed to hold the filling during baking.  It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of “coffyn”.

In the United States, cherry pie is often referred to as a “great American dish”.  Recipe books have many different versions of recipes for cherry pie.

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FINALLY, FEBRUARY 20TH IS LOVE YOUR PET DAY. I THINK THIS ONE IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE!

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BELOW ARE PICTURES OF MY PETS: RUBY, THEO, PEARL, & JASPER

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