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National Frozen Food Day!

Today we celebrate National Frozen Food Day.  This day is observed annually on March 6.

Freezing food preserves them from the time it is prepared to the time it is eaten.  Freezing food slows down the decomposition of food.  Before the winter season, farmers, fishermen, and trappers have preserved grains and produce in unheated buildings.

Nowadays, food industries use a freezing technique to cope with the demand for frozen food in the market, developing a faster, more efficient and more cost-effective way.  More and more people are embracing the consumption of frozen food for their daily food consumption because they have too little time in their hand to attend to regular cooking because of their busy schedules.  In most big supermarkets, you can find aisles of a variety of frozen food from frozen seafood to meat down to different kinds of vegetables.

Most people nowadays turn to frozen packaged food from meat to vegetables without worrying about storage time before they can consume them, especially vegetables.  If you love to make smoothies, frozen fruits are preferable than fresh fruit because of availability and storage factor.  You can also find frozen ready-made complete meals design for people who don’t have time to put a meal together during their busy days which makes them grab a box and put the food in the microwave.

There are a variety of foods found in the frozen aisle like pizza which makes easy pizza dinner at home.  There are also frozen breakfast meals from pancakes to gourmet breakfast selection.  That is why frozen food is becoming popular because of its convenience and the cost.

So, today, celebrate this day by grabbing some frozen food of your choice and serve it for dinner.  Share on social media your favorite using #FrozenFoodDay.

1836 The Battle of the Alamo comes to an end

On March 6, 1836, after 13 days of intermittent fighting, the Battle of the Alamo comes to a gruesome end, capping off a pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution. Mexican forces were victorious in recapturing the fort, and nearly all of the roughly 200 Texan defenders—including legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett—died.

Thirteen days earlier, on February 23, Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna ordered a siege of the Alamo Mission (near present-day San Antonio), which had been occupied by rebel Texas forces since December. An army of over 1,000 Mexican soldiers began descending on the makeshift fort and setting up artillery.

Over the next two weeks, the two armies traded gunfire, but there were few casualties. Despite being clearly outnumbered, Alamo co-commanders James Bowie and William Travis insisted on remaining in place. The volunteer soldiers defending the Alamo included doctors and farmers, as well as Tennessee frontiersman and Congressman Davy Crockett, who fought in the Tennessee militia.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alamo-texas-battle-ends)