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National Frozen Food Day

Thursday, March 06, 2014

National Frozen Food Day



When : Always March 6th

National Frozen Food Day celebrates all those yummy foods and snacks in your freezer. Sure, the invention of the freezer made this day possible. But, the methods and techniques of preparing and freezing foods is what makes frozen foods taste great, look great and store in a frozen state until you need them.

Imagine how your busy life would be if you didn't have a frozen dinner to pop into the microwave in between a late day at work and your evening event. You'd have to stop and make a dinner from scratch!



Thanks to the frozen food industry, you can (and should ) celebrate Frozen Food Day in true frozen food manner:

Start your day with by popping a frozen breakfast into the microwave.
For lunch, select among a wide array of frozen lunch treats.
Take a trip to the grocery store to buy some frozen food, any will do.
Dinner: If you are in a hurry, you're in luck. The selection of dinner entrees is seemingly endless.
Snack time is the perfect time for ......ice cream!



Did you know? Frozen foods first hit store shelves in 1930 in Springfield, Ma. Who developed the process? ...... Clarence Birdseye.



Origin of "National Frozen Food Day":
Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 193, designated March 6, 1984, as ``Frozen Food Day'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation upon this occasion.

In Proclamation #5157, President Ronald Reagan said: "Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6, 1984, as Frozen Food Day, and I call upon the American people to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities." And, so this became a true National day of recognition and celebration.

More Information:
President Reagan's Proclamation
www.reagan.utexas.edu/ar
chives/speeches/1984/30684
b.htm


This Day in History March 6th

The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor (12 BC)

Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam. (1521)

The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement. (1788)

The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free. (1820)

York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto. (1834)

Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured. (1836)

The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case. (1857)

Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society. (1869)

Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark. (1899)

Norman Rockwell published Freedom from Want in the The Saturday Evening Post with a matching essay by Carlos Bulosan as part of the Four Freedoms series. (1943)

World War II: Cologne is captured by American Troops. (1945)

Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union. (1946)

The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins. (1951)

Georgy Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. (1953)

Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 begins on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. (1962)

Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali. (1964)

Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States. (1967)

Three black males are executed by Rhodesia, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation. (1968)

For the first time the Zapruder film of the assassination of John F. Kennedy is shown in motion to a national TV audience by Robert J. Groden and Dick Gregory. (1975)

Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute. (1975)

After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time. (1981)

The first United States Football League game is played. (1983)

The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193. (1987)

Ed Yielding and Joseph T. Vida set the transcontinental speed record flying a SR-71 Blackbird from Los Angeles to Virginia in 64 minutes, averaging 2,124 mph. (1990)

The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers. (1992)

A suicide bomber kills 68 people (including first responders) in Baghdad on the same day that a gunman kills eight students in Jerusalem. (2008)
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LOSER05 3/13/2014 9:54AM

    life savers

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PATRICIAAK 3/6/2014 10:11PM

    where would we be today without frozen food?

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THINAGIN2 3/6/2014 6:40PM

    Frozen dinners have come a long way! Thanks for all the information.

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PMAY0313 3/6/2014 12:51PM

    emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 3/6/2014 12:31PM

    Need to buy some frozen veggies when I go to the store. I will pass on the tv dinners though.

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HANSBRINK 3/6/2014 11:47AM

  The day reminds me of Chilly Willy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w
iki/Chilly_Willy

Seems like many meals these days are "reheat and eat".

thanks for the history tidbits.

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ELIZACG9 3/6/2014 11:06AM

    I ate tv dinners growing up and I love ice cream too... emoticon

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OUATEONE2 3/6/2014 9:43AM

    That first one is scary, hard to believe I used to eat that! emoticon

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RSSSLHB 3/6/2014 7:42AM

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