January 11th is Milk Day.
Why? There are many sites that say it’s because milk was first delivered by Alexander Campbell in glass bottles on January 11, 1878. Mr. Campbell did in fact start a company in 1878 and he did deliver milk that year, but there it is unlikely he got it all done by January 11th.
So, maybe it has to do with patenting the glass bottles or the lids? Nope. None of the dates line up for that either.
Perhaps, the origin dates back to when it was first delivered in jugs. We may never know, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate milk.
- calcium; potassium; vitamins A, B-12, D; phosphorus; riboflavin; niacin
- drinking a glass of milk is filling and helps to prevent snacking and cravings for munchies
January is the perfect month for sweetened warm milk.
Warm Vanilla Cinnamon Milk
- 1 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat milk with sugar in a pot until very warm, but do not boil. Whisk in the cinnamon and vanilla. (Whisking will lighten the milk and make it fluffy.)
image by Alessandro