February 25, 2014 has three reasons to celebrate.


First, it’s is clam chowder day!

There's nothing better than good clam chowder

There’s nothing better than good clam chowder

It’s chocolate covered peanuts day.

And it’s Pistol Patent Day.  Now when might you ever do better than that?

Until I was at least 21, the only clam chowder I ever tasted was Campbells Soups Manhattan Clam chowder.  Which  is, no offense to the lovely Campbells people, just dreadful.  I’ve tried to make it from scratch but the clams get all rubbery, sort of like we’d cut up a bunch of pencil erasers and they’re floating around the soup.

Serious Eats gives directions on how to make delicious clam chowder. 

 Chocolate Covered Peanuts are something to celebrate any day.  Here’s a celebratory recipe that you can even make with the kids.  They’re so easy.  

From HersheysKitchens.com

Well, they won't let me drive a car!

Easy Rider 



Now that you’re sitting there munching on those chocolate covered peanuts, it’s time to think about Annual Pistol Patent Day, which is always celebrated on February 25 – and here’s how you celebrate it according to https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipe-details.aspx?id=8526&name=Chocolate-Peanut-Clusters


When : Always February 25th

“Shoot! I don’t have a Pistol Patent.” If this thought is going through your mind right now, then this day is for you. You should aim to get a patent today. Why, today is Pistol Patent Day.

According to Holiday Insights.com

In order to get a pistol patent, you must have a new design for a pistol. I’m sure you can whip one up in short order and lay down the permit application fees and such, right? If not, how can you participate in this day? …. we offer no answer to this question.

Did you Know? Samuel Colt invented the revolver, a pistol with multiple chambers for bullets.  He patented it in Europe in 1835, and in the United States in 1836.

Origin of Pistol Patent Day:

Samuel Colt invented the pistol. He received Patent # 138 for it on this day in 1836. The patent was for the Colt Revolver with a rotating chamber containing six bullets.


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