You are currently viewing National Parfait Day!

National Parfait Day!

Today we celebrate National Parfait Day.  This day is observed annually on November 25th.

Parfait is usually a dessert served in a tall glass or sometimes served in a regular size glass with a wide opening.  They are a delicious layered dessert made of fruits, ice cream or yogurt ice cream or plain yogurt, layered alternately then topped with chop nuts or chocolate bits and whipped cream.

In the  United States, parfaits are served in a traditional French-style dessert with a layering of parfait cream, ice cream, gelato or pudding that are layered in clear tall glass.  It is topped with whipped cream, fruit or liqueurs.

The word Parfait is a French word meaning perfect and was originally used to describe a kind of frozen dessert beginning in 1894.  Normally a parfait was just made of a layer of ice cream, granola and fresh fruits like strawberry, blueberries, bananas, peaches then topped with nuts.  Nowadays, parfaits are made of yogurt and your favorite fruits and nuts which is normally served for breakfast as a healthy breakfast option.

So, today, celebrate this day, by trying some healthy parfait with your favorite fruits or instead of yogurt try ice cream parfait with some drizzle of caramel or chocolate toppings.  Share on social your favorite parfait ice cream using #ParfaitDay.

1876 U.S Army retaliates for the Little Bighorn massacre

U.S. troops under the leadership of General Ranald Mackenzie destroy the village of Cheyenne living with Chief Dull Knife on the headwaters of the Powder River. The attack was in retaliation against some of the Indians who had participated in the massacre of Custer and his men at the Little Bighorn.

Although the Sioux and Cheyenne won one of their greatest victories at Little Bighorn, the battle actually marked the beginning of the end of their ability to resist the U.S. government. News of the massacre of Custer and his men reached the East Coast in the midst of nationwide centennial celebrations on July 4, 1876. Outraged at the killing of one of their most popular Civil War heroes, many Americans demanded an intensified military campaign against the offending Indians.

The government responded by sending one of its most successful Indian fighters to the region, General Ranald Mackenzie, who had previously been the scourge of Commanche and Kiowa Indians in Texas. Mackenzie led an expeditionary force up the Powder River in central Wyoming, where he located a village of Cheyenne living with Chief Dull Knife. Although Dull Knife himself does not appear to have been involved in the battle at Little Bighorn, there is no question that many of his people were, including one of his sons.