Hearts, flowers and chocolates are all part of the holiday we celebrate as Valentine’s Day. Find out more about the Legend of St. Valentine and the origins of the Day of Love by clicking here: History.com
Here’s 10 Trivia questions (answers given below) about Valentine’s Day:
- Who is the winged child shooting the lovers arrow?
- Is Valentines Day the #1 card giving holiday?
- What does the word ‘valentine” stand for in Latin?
- On Valentines Day 1876 who received a patent for what important invention?
- What percent of women send roses to themselves on Valentines Day?
- Who will receive the most Valentines cards this year: Mom, wife, girlfriend, or neither?
- In Old Ireland a heart was carved into what as a Valentines gift?
- The Farmers Almanac says “If a woman sees a robin on Valentines Day she will marry a ..???”
- Which state produces the majority of America’s roses?
- Name the actress who was nominated for an astounding SIX Academy Awards and was born on Valentines Day?
- No, Christmas is.
- Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone
- Neither. Teachers get the most!
- A wooden spoon.
- Thelma Ritter was born Feb. 14, 1902. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for All About Eve (1950), The Mating Season (1951), With a Song in my Heart (1952), Pickup on South Street (1953), Pillow Talk (1959), and Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). She never won!
Besides Frederick Douglas, Carl Bernstein and Jimmy Hoffa, click HERE for a list of other famous people born on February 14th.
Did you know?
The heart shape wasn’t always a romantic symbol.
Artist Gil Elvgren‘s pinup girl wishes you a happy holiday!
Prior to the 14th century, the shape we call a heart symbolized the anatomical heart, widely believed to be humans’ center of memory, according to Time. It wasn’t until Italian and French artists began championing the idea of romantic love that the St. Valentine heart became synonymous with love.
“Wearing your heart on your sleeve” is more than just a phrase.
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names to see who their Valentine would be. They would wear the name pinned to their sleeve for one week so that everyone would know their supposed true feelings.
Find out more trivia about Valentine’s Day from Woman’s Day.com
Yield: 12 Chicken Wontons
- ¼ lb shrimp, chopped
- ½ lb ground chicken
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 stalk scallion cut in rings
- A dash of fish sauce
- ½ tsp cornstarch
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- Dash of ground pepper
- 12 wonton wrappers
For Dipping Sauce:
- 3 TBS Thai sweet chili sauce
- 1 TBS cilantro leaves, chopped
- 2 tsp lime juice
- Pinch of sesame seeds
- Mix together scallion, cornstarch, shrimp and chicken and add salt, sesame oil, pepper, and fish sauce.
- Wrap wontons with the wrappers. Place each wonton wrapper in the palm of your hand and add about half a tablespoon of the filling in the middle. Dip your index finger in water and trace around the outer edges of the wrapper. Then, fold and pinch edges of the wrapper and seal tightly.
- Deep fry in oil until golden.
Do aphrodisiacs really work? Sample these aphrodisiac foods with your sweetie and see if the science holds true.
Source: 19 Natural Aphrodisiac Foods Proven to Spark Romance
National Pizza Day is on February 9th of every year. How are you going to celebrate?
If you like Pizza Hut©‘s crust, try making it at home with the aid of a bread machine. Check out the Genius Kitchen recipe below:
Yield: Serves 6
- Add ingredients (except for cornmeal) to machine bread pan in order as per manufacturer’s instructions.
- Set to “Dough” cycle.
- Lightly grease one 9 x 13-inch pan and sprinkle with cornmeal.
- When the dough cycle is complete, roll out dough and place in pan.
- Let rest in pans for 10-15 minutes.
- Add toppings of your choice.
- Bake at 350°F until done (approximately 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of toppings).
If you want to have square pieces, bake your pizza in 9 x 16 rectangular pans instead of the round pizza pan.
Also, the original recipe called for 1/2tsp. msg (monosodium glutamate)/ (Accent®)