Oct 3 - Geezer's Blog - National Techies Day & Caramel Custard Day

posted by Dave Lehner - 

The Bottom Line: October 3rd is Techies Day! 

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October 3rd is Techies Day! This is the day to go up to your office technician and give him or her a big ol’ hug. The tech guy was there when your explicit Google search froze the whole office network, and he even blamed it on the weather (it was barely drizzling).

It’s time the person fixing all the computer bugs and faulty electronics got some respect and recognition! Stop at Dunkin on the way to work and grab your techie their favorite breakfast treat, as long as it isn’t too messy. They do have a lot of computer work to do, after all. Since it is also Frugal Fun Day (and because I know you are a cheapskate) a simple “Thank You,” would mean the world to these hard working folks.

The Bottom Line: October 3rd is National Caramel Custard Day!

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October 3rd is National Caramel Custard Day! Caramel Custard is a rich, flavorful dessert that originated in Europe. The Ancient Romans experimented with the binding properties of eggs in their cooking, but custard as we know it didn’t emerge until the Middle Ages. Today, there are many variations of the classic custard dessert. These include vanilla, lemon, and caramel.

You might be thinking to yourself, “What’s the difference between Caramel Custard and flan? Not much. A Crème brûlée, for example, is a baked custard made with sugar and thickened with egg yolks and cream. It’s topped with sugar that’s broiled or torched until it becomes a delicious hardened crust. With a flan – or caramel custard – the custard baked in a caramel-sauce-lined dish until it’s firm, but also soft and wiggly.

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