National Tie One On Day
Are you worried about Thanksgiving preparations? There’s a day for that. National Tie One On Day encourages you to put on your apron and get your prep going for the big cooking disaster.
It’s not just about the big day. It’s about being able give your food to family and friends. Let’s learn more about National Tie One On Day and the history of the cooking spirit.
Apron Memories claims that EllynAnne Geisel was the first to create the holiday. Geisel wrote her first article about apron and domesticity in 1999. Her passion for the apron led her to create vintage-inspired apron designs for Apron Memories.
It all started in 2005 when she was preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving. Bernina’s website Weallsew.com explains that she chose not to make pumpkin pies.
She wrapped the sweet bread in an apron with a handwritten note attached. The neighbor was delighted and she presented the gift.
National Tie One On Day is now celebrated all through November and Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It encourages people to wrap a baked goods in an apron and attach a note to deliver it to a friend, neighbor, or organization in their local community.
Apron Memories collaborates with Bernina to host an annual apron contest, in which the winner will be awarded prizes and gifts from Bernina and Apron Memories for their best-sewn Apron Memories apron.
You can celebrate National Tie One On Day by baking sweet bread, wrapping it with an apron and attaching a note. Here’s a recipe: Combine 3 eggs, 1 cup oil, 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon. Vanilla. Add 1 tsp. Baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 tsp. Cinnamon, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup whole grain flour (or 3 cups of all-purpose) and 2 cups of any fruit or vegetable. Pour the mixture into two loaf pans and bake at 350¬∞ for 50-55 mins. An apron can be purchased or sewn. Then you are ready to make a card!