Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Wednesday Medley - National Croissant Day


It's Wednesday and that means that Terrie has come up with some questions for us.  We so appreciate Terrie and her providing us with subject matter every Wednesday. 

NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY - January 30

NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

In the United States, National Croissant Day is observed each year on January 30th. Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  
The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. Laminating the dough is a process by which butter is folded into the mixture creating multiple thin layers of butter and dough. The result is a mouth-watering flaky crust and airy body.
Legend surrounds this pastry, as is often the case with a popular, worldly treat. What is known, is that crescent-shaped breads have been found around the world for ages. One of these was the Kipferl which originated in Austria as far back as the 13th century. This nonlaminated bread is more like a roll.
Credit for the croissant we know today is given to an Austrian military officer, August Zang. In 1939 he opened a Viennese bakery in Paris introducing France to Viennese baking techniques.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Stop by the bakery for a fresh, warm croissant or try making your own using this recipe: Croissants recipe.
1.  Well, I do love croissants when they are fresh, but day-old croissants need to be turned into a donut.  I happen to really like the croissants that have a donut-like glaze on them!  Sugar overload but so good.  So... do you like croissants?  What is your favorite way to eat them?
Oh, indeed I like them.  They are great sliced and chicken salad spread between them and then eaten as a sandwich.  They are awesome just as bread with a meal.  Personally, I do not care for the canned croissants at all but rather those from the bakeries.
2.  Speaking of food... How do you handle stress?
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Well, initially I might have a "come apart" and a really good cry.  Crying for me is so therapeutic and generally after coming apart and crying, I pull myself up by my boot straps and trudge forth.  I have never seen that I had any other choice in the matter.  
3.  Out of the negative emotions of greed, anger, jealousy, and hate, which one would you say affects you the most?
Truthfully I do not struggle with any of these, I certainly have my struggles but it's not these. 
4.  Out of the positive emotions of compassion, positivity, enthusiasm, and initiative, which one is your biggest strength?
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I think and I do believe those that know me well would agree, I am a most enthusiast person.  And, I do love that it is the a most contagious emotion.

5.  What do you get every time you go grocery shopping, other than the staples such as bread, milk, butter, flour, sugar...
Dasani Purified Water, 16.9 Fl Oz, 24 Count
Just about every time I go to the grocery store I buy a case of Dasani water.  I drink a lot of water and this is my favorite and I do much better drinking from a bottle than from a glass or cup.
6.  Please tell us something random about your week so far.

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Yesterday was a beautiful winter day here in NE La.  Predictions were for snow , well, several days ago that was the prediction.  Those predictions changed as the time drew nearer and by night before last the predictions were slight.  But, all except for a  couple of schools in our area called for closure yesterday anyway.  So, a whole lot of students and teachers had an absolutely beautiful snow day off from school, but without the snow.  Here in the south the word snow creates all kinds of chaos because we rarely ever have it so it sort of puts us in panic mode.  Not sure what we'd do if we ever faced what the folks in Iowa, Chicago, Indiana, etc. are dealing with right now.  Oh, my, talk about the shivers!!!

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

12 comments:

  1. Snow was predicted in my area around 3-6 inches...probably have an inch on the ground...but it rained a lot. It is very cold today Brrrr! I can drink water from a bottle more often than just pouring a glass of water from the faucet.

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  2. I am jealous of your snow! I just love snow. We did get some though, so I am thankful for that. We are having a snow day because of it and the cold temperatures. Loved your answers! Have a great day!

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  3. It is bitter cold here today -24 tonight but it couldn’t be a more beautiful day, full of the brightest sunshine. I find nothing at all to complain about, except that two grands are at college and not with us.

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  4. I always love to come and read your answers. We are MINUS 50°F (with wind chill) here. They closed schools today and also for tomorrow. UGH.
    I do not care for the canned croissants either. They are just not nearly as good as the ones from a bakery. xo Diana

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  5. Like Diana, a sister Wisconsinite, we're at those horrid temps too. Way too cold to shiver. LOL I have never heard of a canned croissant. Really?? I can't even imagine how it must destroy the flakiness and tenderness of a beautiful croissant. Have a good evening!

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  6. ...i like canned Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. Just sayin'....(smile)

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  7. Thanks for joining the Medley today! I enjoyed your answers and am happy to find another person who doesn't like the canned croissants. Bakery only, thank you! Glad you missed the snow! We are cold-for-us down here in FL!

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  8. I am over the bitterly cold winter... right now the temp is -5 with a windchill of -22. We have over 2 feet of snow, with more to come... I need a nice warm croissant and a cup of hot tea! Have a great day!

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  9. Oh dear, croissant with chicken salad w/grapes is my way I love to eat them:) YUM, I would like one right now. No snow here either. We were south of the line to get any so it was business as usual in our neck of the woods. Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  10. I know what you mean about the south getting all stressed out about the word "snow"....and I have a feeling that Louisiana is probably even worse than North Carolina!

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