easy chicken recipes, pancakes, frozen pipes

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)

Sunday, January 8, 2017
8th day of the year

Gaby Hoffmann (actress) was born on this day in 1982.
Art Clokey (creator of Gumby and Pokey) died on this day in 2010.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!


Great Salad Recipes

Eight Great Salad Recipes
When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans into grins with these exciting—yes, exciting!—salad recipes.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Force spring flowers indoors: Cut forsythia, dogwood, or crabapple branches. Before placing in a vase, mash the cut ends…
Chicken Dinner Recipes

Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner
Find 12 easy chicken recipes to provide a solid rotation of “go-to” meals when you’re faced with that question, “What’s for dinner tonight?”
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

The Algonquin people named the Full Snow Moon after this time when the heaviest snows fall.
Homemade Pancakes!

Best Homemade Pancake Recipes
Some of the best homemade pancake recipes are also the simplest. One easy buttermilk pancake recipe can be adapted to a banana pancake recipe, a chocolate chip pancake recipe, or many others.
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

Frozen Pipes: How to Keep Pipes from Freezing
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
Why are thank-you notes important? How long does a thank-you note have to be? Here are the oft-forgotten fundamentals of writing a thank-you note.
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.