National Cookbook Month on October, 2022: Does anyone have any quick and easy food ideas for a picky 18 month old?
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Oddly enough I've found that a lot of kids love cottage cheese (whole milk has the most fat/calories if you're looking to add calories), ripe avocados mushed up plain has been a hit with at least 3 different kids I know (has a lot of healthy fat and lots of good nutrients too). I'm also going to recommend a couple great cookbooks in case you're interested. You've probably heard of the first book, which is called: "Deceptively Delicious" by: Jessica Seinfeld. Her website is - and it does a good job explaining about the book, her concept and how easy her recipes are to make. The other book is called: "50 Ways To Take The Junk Out Of Junk Food" by: Julie Whittingham. This book is a collection of 50 recipes for snacks and treats that are nutritious and simple enough to be prepared in 15 minutes or less. I also encourage you to call the Boys Town National Hotline at 1-800-448-3000 anytime 24/7, if you're looking for additional advice, a listening ear or want to find resources in your area. Good luck and all the best to you and your family......Counselor JH
What are some holidays in october besides halloween?
Holidays for Each Day of October:
1 World Vegetarian Day
2 National Custodial Worker Day
2 Name Your Car Day
3 Techies Day
3 Virus Appreciation Day
4 National Golf Day
4 National Frappe Day
5 Do Something Nice Day
5 World Teacher's Day
6 Come and Take it Day
6 Mad Hatter Day
6 International Frugal Fun Day - first Saturday of the month
6 Physician Assistant Day
7 Bald and Free Day
7 Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies
7 World Smile Day
8 American Touch Tag Day
8 Columbus Day - second Monday of month
9 Curious Events Day
9 Fire Prevention Day
9 Leif Erikson Day
9 Moldy Cheese Day
10 National Angel Food Cake Day
11 It's My Party Day
11 Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
12 Cookbook Launch Day
12 Old Farmer's Day
12 Moment of Frustration Day
12 Emergency Nurses Day
13 International Newspaper Carrier Day -date varies each year
13 International Skeptics Day
13 World Egg Day
14 Be Bald and Free Day
14 National Dessert Day - take an extra helping
15 Cane Safety Day
16 Bosses Day
16 Dictionary Day
17 Wear Something Gaudy Day
18 No Beard Day
19 Evaluate Your Life Day
20 Brandied Fruit Day
21 Babbling Day
21 Count Your Buttons Day
21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
22 National Nut Day
21 Sweetest Day Third Saturday of month
23 National Mole Day
23 Tv Talk Show Host Day
24 United Nations Day
National Bologna Day
25 Punk for a Day Day
25 World Pasta Day
26 Mule Day
27 Make a Difference Day- fourth Saturday of the month, an opportunity for neighbors to help neighbors.
27 National Tell a Story Day - in Scotland and the U.K.
27 Navy Day
28 Plush Animal Lover's Day
29 Hermit Day
28 Mother-In-Law Day - fourth Sunday in October
29 National Frankenstein Day
30 National Candy Corn Day
30 Mischief Night
31 Carve a Pumpkin Day - no surprise here
31 Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
what are the best bulgarian souvenirs?
If you’re looking to buy a ton of little souvenirs, go for rose water. It comes in tiny wooden hand-painted-looking containers (“muskali”) and you’ll find them everywhere souvenirs are sold for about $1-$3 depending on the style of the container and the location of the market – the more touristy, the more expensive - but you might be able to negotiate on the spot for larger quantity. You can also get small traditional red woven napkins/doilies to go with them for a nice display. Of course, world-famous Bulgarian rose oil is a great option but that can get pricey. Both the rose water and rose oil are aphrodisiacs among other things.
If you’d like to get something special for yourself or someone close to you, go for original art. Not the paint-by-the numbers landscapes sold at those same touristy markets (which go in the above category of inexpensive gifts), but art from a local gallery. You can get an astounding oil painting for a few hundred dollars. Hand-painted icons and wood carvings are beautiful and uniquely Bulgarian, too. The pieces we’ve bought came with some sticker or certificate allowing them to be exported.
You may also get Bulgarian cookbooks – in English, of course! There are so many different ones, varying in size, cover, pictures (thus price) and quality of the translation, but all with tasty traditional Bulgarian recipes. And to go with the cookbooks, grab some spices – "chubrista" (the closest in the U.S. is savory but not the same), "giuzum" (a kind of mint), and "mirodiya" (often in combination with other spices and sometimes salt, layered inside small jars in beautiful designs). Small hand-made clay pots (“giuvecheta”) and other pottery items are nice and traditional, but can get heavy and need to be packaged well.
As already noted, hand-embroidered items, CD’s of national music, wooden or copper jewelry boxes and dolls in national costumes always work well…
Make sure to get a bottle or two of Rakiya (Bulgarian hard liquor with over 40% alcohol content)…
Have fun during your trip!