Sally's Place eNewsletter
Winter Squash
September 2012


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September Is...


National Breakfast Month, National Biscuit Month, National Honey Month, National Potato Month, National Apple Month, National Chicken Month, National Rice Month, National Papaya Month, California Wine Month, Ethnic Foods Month, National Cholesterol Awareness Month, National Ice Cream Sandwich Month,  Food Allergy Awareness Month, National Organic Harvest Month, and 
National Mushroom Month.      



September 1
  National Cherry Popover Day

September 2
National Blueberry Popsicle Day

September 3
National Welsh Rarebit Day

September 4
National Macadamia Nut Day;Eat an Extra Dessert Day

September 5
National Cheese Pizza Day

September 6
National Coffee Ice Cream Day

September 7
National Napoleon Day

September 8
National Date-Nut Bread Day

September 9
National Steak au Poivre Day
September 11
National Hot Cross Bun Day

September 12
National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13
National Peanut Day  

September 14
National Cream-Filled Donut Day

September 15
National Creme de Menthe Day
September 17
National Apple Dumpling Day
September 19
National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20
National Rum Punch Day

September 21
National Pecan Cookie Day

September 22
National White Chocolate Day

September 23
National Chocolate Day

September 24
National Cherries Jubilee Day

September 25
National Crab Newberg Day

September 26
National Pancake Day

September 27
National Chocolate Milk Day; National Corned Beef Hash Day

September 28
National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

September 29
National Mocha Day

September 30
National Mulled Cider Day  



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September creates a Change of Seasons and a Change of Tastes   

spaghetti_squash As seasons change, so do our tastes.  Ice cream, watermelon, picnics and beach parties give way to winter squash, crock-pot meals and school lunches.
  Although 98% of school districts in the U.S. now offer fresh fruits and vegetables at lunch (according to a national survey of school  food-service directors),  school lunches are still a challenge for many mothers and fathers.  School food is getting better thanks, in part, to the work of culinary campaigners like California's Alice Waters and British chef Jamie Oliver.  We have 10 recipes (on the left), using various winter squashes, that your children will hopefully enjoy in their school lunches and you are sure to like for healthy family meals.

Enjoy the beginning of fall and be sure and check out the coupon from at the very bottom of this eNewsletter.
All the best in food, wine, and travel.  


Happy September,


Sally Bernstein



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Pocket Purifier


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