Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Glad Kanelbullens Dag (Happy Cinnamon Roll Day) ~ October 4, 2010

A bit of a Swedish lesson today as we celebrate with them on of their strange holidays.  You can start your day with a Kanelbullen (Cinnamon Bun) and some Kaffe (coffee) before you head out to Kontor (office) or Klassrummet (classroom).  They certainly do like their K's in Sweden.   
Since this falls on a Monday this year, you might not have the ambition to make fresh buns this morning.  I found this recipe on the Food Network website by one of my favorite Food Network stars Alton Brown.  They are "Overnight Cinnamon Rolls"  so you can do the bulk of the work the night before you want them.
 And of course, if you have even less time and energy for that, you can always resort to our favorite helper, Pillsbury's own Poppin' Fresh.

I don't know about you, but I've never been able to get mine to look like the picture on the package.   Until tomorrow....
Ha en bra dag!

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