NATIONAL CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE DAY – the second type of brownie to have a national day designation (first was the blond brownie), this brownie uses cream cheese to create a smoooooooooth texture. They have been around since the 1800s with the first recipe documented in 1906 in the Boston Cooking School Cook Book.
NATIONAL UMBRELLA DAY – I love a good rainy day (except when I have to shop for groceries). By default, I love umbrellas, especially red ones and golf umbrellas that can cover me, my soccer mom chair, my husband and his chair. Umbrellas are a fantastic thing to own. I own a variety; ones that fit in a bag, ones that have nice curved handles, clear plastic, black nylon and cat patterned. We don’t use them enough, especially on hot sunny days. It’s snowing here today so I could use an umbrella to keep the snow off my head. Ah …. that is what jacket hoods are for. Sorry, umbrella … you will be appreciated another day.
Paula Kennedy and I after a successful Umbrella painting Paint Nite! This was my favourite project to date. We not only painted the canvas but our wine glasses too! Ooops!