3 Incredible Recipes to Try Out on Constitution Day 2021
Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17th. Previously known as Citizenship Day until 2004, Constitution Day commemorates when the US Constitution was signed and adopted on September 17th 1787.1
The purpose was to celebrate citizenship and freedom for all Americans. Constitution Day honors the Constitution, which guarantees all Americans their fundamental rights. Since its inception, the Constitution is the basis of all laws in the United States.2
The Constitution distributed power between the three branches of the government. It also outlines the powers of the government and the limitations, the rights of American citizens, and the amendment process in case there is a need to make changes in the future.3
How to Celebrate Constitution Day
- Learn more about the Constitution Day
During the Constitution Day celebrations, there are instruction sessions in schools to teach people the significance of the US Constitution and the founding principles and Constitutional rights for every citizen. You can also watch informational videos online.
- Read the Constitution
Have you ever read the Constitution? It is the nation’s most important document. Read it at your own pace to understand all the concepts.
- Buy a pocket-size Constitution
America’s Constitution made the country one of the best democratic nations. It is something to be very proud of. Get your pocket size Constitution from your local book store or order online.
Apple Crisp - Perfect and Easy4
This apple crisp recipe is perfect and easy. You also try the same recipe with freeze dried peach slices.
- 2 ½ cups freeze dried apples
- 1 cup sifted all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup soft butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
- Arrange the apple slices evenly in the prepared baking dish.
- Sift all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; sprinkle over apples.
- Bake for about 40 minutes until topping is golden. Cool slightly before serving.
Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars5
Strawberries were one of the popular fruits during the enactment of the Constitution. So you can mark Constitution Day this year by making strawberry oatmeal bars. This is a healthy and delicious treat that is so easy to make. And guess what, each bar is just 100 calories only.
For the Strawberry Bars:
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 cups freeze dried strawberries
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
For the Vanilla Glaze (optional)
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F.
- Line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Combine the dry ingredients: oats, flour, sugar, ginger, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and stir until it forms clumps. Ensure that the dry ingredients are evenly moistened. Divide the mixture into two.
- Spread the first in the bottom of the prepared tin into an even layer. Next, spread half of the strawberries over the crust. Next, sprinkle the cornstarch evenly over the top, and then sprinkle on the lemon juice and half of the sugar.
- Scatter on the remaining berries, then the remaining sugar. Finally, sprinkle the other half of the crumbs mixture evenly over the top.
- Bake for about 40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbly and the crumb topping turns golden. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool.
For the glaze
- Whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk in a medium bowl until smooth. You can add more milk if you prefer a thinner consistency.
- Remove the bars from the pan to remain on the parchment paper. Drizzle the glaze on top, then slice, and serve.
Sweet Potato Corn Bread6
Sweet potato was also a favorite during the colonial era and was used in various recipes. This recipe is from the wife of one of the delegates who signed the constitution
- 3 cups freeze dried sweet potatoes
- 2 sticks soft butter
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups cream
- 4 cups cornmeal
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Rehydrate the sweet potatoes. Place them on a baking sheet. Prick holes in the sweet potatoes using a fork. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Mash the sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl. Stir in the butter.
- Beat the eggs in another bowl. Add in sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda and combine.
- Stir in the egg mixture onto the sweet potatoes mash. Add the cream and cornmeal and stir till you obtain a smooth batter.
- Pour into two 9 inch baking pans. Bake for about 40 minutes until golden brown.
At Mother Earth Products, we encourage all citizens to observe this momentous day in the history of our country. You can attend local events in your area, participate in parades and activities that demonstrate the love for our country and the blessing of freedom achieved through the enactment of Constitution Day.