November 11, 2009

Wednesday's Chow - Armenian Rice

Happy Veteran's Day. As the daughter of a 21-year Air Force Airman, I am more than a little prideful of this day. Our local school district doesn't close for the day, but each school holds a ceremony, which I think is even better. I subbed at the high school on Tuesday, and reminded them that today was Veteran's Day and then asked these 10th and 11th graders why it was held on November 11th. None of them knew, so that particular computer class (last period of the day) got a civics lesson.
(Ethan and Emma at their Great-Grandpa Sager's grave - Port Hudson National Cemetary, Louisiana)

So, I'll hold a drawing today with the names of those who can tell me why the U.S. holds Veteran's Day today. You could win a "Smart Women Read Romance" t-shirt.

In the meantime, here's the Wednesday's Chow recipe, courtesy of Judy, who posted this during my September recipe extravaganza contest, so wins an edition prize: Betty Crocker's 20-Minute Meals booklet. Congrats.



Armenian Rice

1 can beef broth
1 can beef consomme
1 can water
1 heaping cup raw rice
1 stick butter or margarine
1/2 green pepper, chopped fine
1/2 to 1 medium onion chopped fine

Sautee pepper and onion in butter.
Mix all ingredients in dish and bake at 350 degrees until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed. I've found the amount of time depends on the oven! You can cut the amount of water you use and cover the dish if you think it will cook better in your oven.

This is a nice side dish for ham.

Anna Kathryn Lanier
http://www.aklanier.com/

5 comments:

Joyce Henderson said...

Hello Anna.

I happen to know this one. :-) Veteran's Day was originally Armistice Day, which commemorated the signing of the armistice between the allies of WWI and Germany, and took effect the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The U.S. changed the title to Veteran's Day following WWII. Some nations call it Remembrance Day.

Having many relatives and friends who served in WWII and the Korean, my guy in the latter, it's an important day for me.

So, thank a veteran today if you know one or more, and especially thank a serving military person if you're lucky enough to see one today.

Chris Redding said...

Joyce beat me to the story. I read it this morning. This is a tough one for me as one of my fave people, my Uncle Paul, a veteran of WWII passed away Monday. He was a great person.

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robynl said...

November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

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Virginia said...

Here is a little history I pulled off line.
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919, the anniversary of the end of WWI. The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting the President issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies.

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday; "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'."

Congress amended this act on November 8, 1954, replacing "Armistice" with Veterans, and it has been known as Veterans Day since.

My husband is a vet and on Veteran's someone he work with brought all the veterans on their shift a little bag with some mints and things in it and a card, I thought this was so sweet of her. My father was also a vet he went in at the end of WWII, also my grandfather was in WWI, we all should honor any vet in the world, that served their country and not just on Veteran's Day.