easy chicken recipes, pancakes, frozen pipes

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dear Almanac readers, 

Sundays are made for pancakes—a great way to start a winter's day. Homemade pancakes from scratch are so simple, and we have a master buttermilk recipe—as well as delicious add-ins.

After the holiday season, perhaps you wish to lighten your menu—with easy meals. We've put together our best chicken recipes for dinner and hearty salad recipes. See if any make your "go-to" dinner plans this month.

Best wishes for a healthy, happy New Year!

Your Almanac Editors

January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow

A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow
–Edgar Fawcett, American poet (1847–1904)



Great Salad Recipes

10 Salads That Are Hearty and Healthy
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Force spring flowers indoors: Cut forsythia, dogwood, or crabapple branches. Before placing in a vase, mash the cut ends…

Chicken Dinner Recipes

10 Fun and Flavorful Chicken Recipes
Chicken dishes are popular and budget-friendly—but chicken can get boring. If you are tired of making the same chicken recipes over and over, try one or all ten of these delicious options!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!

Homemade Pancakes!

Best Homemade Pancake Recipes
Some of the best homemade pancake recipes are also the simplest. All on one page, find our best buttermilk, whole-grain, special diet, and flavored pancakes, including our “master pancake” recipe which can be flavored in many ways. 
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Celebrate by giving a plant that has heart-shaped leaves: Dutchman’s pipe, European wild ginger, ‘Artic Beauty’ hardy kiwi, morning glory, or violet.

Preventing Pipes from Freezing

Preventing Frozen Pipes (and What To Do If They Freeze)
Frozen pipes are one of the most distressing problems a homeowner can encounter. Here’s how to prevent pipes from freezing and how to thaw frozen pipes.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A daily planner full of humor and useful advice, it’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping you organized.

Need to Write Thank You Notes?

How to Write a Thank-You Note
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2017 Almanac Gardening Page-a-Day Calendar

This informative page-a-day calendar is filled with Almanac wit, wisdom, adages, and observations for gardeners and backyard naturalists.