February, for being such a short month, is slam full of holidays. From Groundhog Day to the Super Bowl to Valentine’s Day to Mardi Gras. But wait! There’s more!
There is only twenty-eight days in the short month of February. It is probably the dreariest month of the year and it may be one of the slowest months of business unless you’re in the greeting card industry. So why not juice it up with a bunch of meaningless holidays to make the time go by faster?
February 1 is National freedom Day, February 7 is Send a Card to a Friend Day. February 8 is Boy Scouts Day and February 10 is one of my favorites, Umbrella Day. Nothing like a nice sturdy umbrella to ward off a February snowstorm. Celebrate National Lost Penny Day on February 12 and the 14th is not only Valentine’s Day, but also National Organ Donor Day. February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day, though I practice that almost every day of the year. There is National Tortilla Chip Day followed by National Chili Day on February 25. Coincidence? I think not. February 20 is Love Your Pet Day and the 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day. I like that one but I always have a hard time finding a fairy to tell a tale to. I hate to let a holiday like that go by. I think somewhere during the month there is a 60 % chance that there is National Weatherman Day.
But February21 is my hands-down favorite holiday of the month.
That’s right, you guessed it. I am talking about National Sticky Buns Day. This one is not about sitting in gum, it’s
an actual holiday, I am not making it up.
1 ½ Sticks Butter
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
½ Cups Pecans, Chopped
1 Pkg. Puff Pastry
2 Tbs. Butter, Melted
2/3 Cup Light brown Sugar
3 Tbs. Cinnamon
1 Cup Raisins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a food processor, combine the 1 ½ sticks butter, brown sugar and pecans. Pulse until nuts are coarsely chopped.
Transfer to a bowl and mix in raisins and cinnamon and combine.
On a floured surface, roll pastry dough. Butter the sheet with a brush and dab mixture evenly across the entire
sheet. Roll the pastry up snugly finished with the seam side down. Cut the roll into equal sections measuring about
1 ½ inches. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until buns are golden brown. Cool before
So whether you are celebrating umbrellas or your pet, a lost penny or chili and tortillas, have a happy February