February 2, 2021
Happy Groundhog Day!
Happy Groundhog Day!
Happy Groundhog Day!
I am a definite fan of holidays! The classic, standard variety holidays, along with the lesser known ones,(Think National Cookie Day (December 4) for example.) make days seem special. Holidays have always tickled my fancy. Groundhog Day ranks right up there as one of the sillier, yet fun, in the annual holiday line-up. Young children seem to really enjoy this day, complete with a furry, cuddly-looking creature at its center, so it is a natural choice to celebrate with young ones, or the young at heart! :o)
One of several books pertaining to Groundhog Day for young children,
that I have collected over the years.
Groundhog Day Basics
Pretty much all that remains from my children’s Beanie Babies collection,
are these two groundhogs.
They are the extent of my Groundhog Day decor. :o)
Here are the basics of this February holiday.
If the trusty groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil (of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania), sees his shadow on February (…shrieking in terror at the image of his own shadow, and fleeing back to the safety of his burrow, no doubt.) then we are saddened by the thought that winter will continue for yet another six weeks.
If Phil, however, does not see his shadow, then we are blessed with the knowledge that winter’s duration will be much shorter, and an early spring will commence.
Unfortunately, for those who hold to Phil’s prediction, he usually sees his shadow. According to a recent report, here, Phil has seen his shadow 106 times over the years, with only 20 times when he has not.
Go here to read more about the Groundhog Day celebration.
According to Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction this morning, (www.groundhog.org), we are in for yet another six weeks of winter.
A tag from a Groundhog Beanie Baby.
For me, the arrival of Groundhog Day means that it is time again to watch the entertaining comedy, Groundhog Day (1993). Bill Murray stars as a cynical weatherman reporting from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Groundhog Day, who finds himself reliving that same day, over and over again. Although, set in Pennsylvania, this movie was actually filmed in Illinois. Read more about the film at here.
Cooking with Gammy
I love this simple Groundhog Day food craft! And you do not have to have little ones around to try it out. (I mean, who doesn’t love frosted mini donuts?) Just use this as an excuse to partake in a chocolate-frosted mini donut in salute to our favorite weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil! After all, it IS a holiday! Celebrate! :o)
This food craft takes just two pre-made ingredients: Chocolate frosted mini donuts, and Teddy Grahams.
Groundhog Day Donuts
Chocolate frosted mini donuts
(ie. Tastykake, Entenmann’s, Hostess, Little Debbie)
(Any variety, but chocolate,
as chocolate will not show up against the chocolate-iced donut.)
Place one Teddy Graham in the center of one chocolate-frosted donu
May your days be blessed, and your taste buds happy!
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