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Test Your Knowledge: Labor Day Trivia + Red Velvet Berry Cobbler Recipe

Test Your Knowledge: Labor Day Trivia + Red Velvet Berry Cobbler Recipe

This red velvet berry cobbler features fresh fruits, this delicious, colorful, and patriotic sweet treat is beautiful on display and delicious after a hearty dinner!

There’s no better way to round out the summer than firing up the barbecue grill on a beautiful weekend! Labor Day is traditionally the end of summer, so with picnics, vacations, or even just some down time at home, check out some fun Labor Day trivia below. Plus, check out my delicious recipe for red velvet berry cobbler!

Happy Labor Day from Hip Mama's Place!

1. What year was Labor Day celebrated for the first time as a national holiday?

A. 1884

B. 1894

C . 1870

D. Unknown

2. Which U.S. President made Labor Day a federal holiday?

A. Franklin RoosevelT

B. John F. Kennedy

C. Grover Cleveland

D. John Adams

3. How is Labor Day usually celebrated each year here in America?

A. End of summer cookout

B. Back to school shopping

C. A weekend family vacation

D. All of the above

4. Labor Day in America falls on which first Monday of what month?

A. September

B. August

C. July

D. May

5. True or False: On Labor Day, there is more beef consumed than any other national holiday throughout the whole year.

6. What national food chain opened its first restaurant in the U.S. on a Labor Day?

7. Which country celebrates Labor Day on the same Monday as the U.S.?

A. Chile

B. Canada

C. Iceland

D. Germany

8. Who wrote and recorded the famous song, “Take This Job and Shove it!?”

A. Johnny Cash

B. Jonny LanG

C. Johnny Mathis

D. Johnny Paycheck

9. What is the average length of time that most employees work for the same company?

A. 5 years

B. 4 years

C. 10 years

D. 2 years

10. Which state was the first one to recognize Labor Day as a national holiday?

A. Oregon

B. Texas

C. California

D. Florida

11. What is the medical term for the actual fear of working?

A. Acrophobia

B. Ergophobia

C. Agoraphobia

D. Arachnophobia

12. What job employs the highest numbers of workers in the United States

A. Farmers

B. Bankers

C. Customer Service workers

D. Teachers

13. What is the main purpose of Labor Day here in the USA?

A. Honor all workers

B. Celebrate the formation of labor unions

C. Create continued awareness for our labor movement

D. All of the above

14. What is the most time consuming thing American workers do every day?

A. Packing lunches

B. Commuting to work

C. Chatting over the water cooler

D. Drinking lattes

15. A little fun fact about why people don’t typically wear white after Labor Day:

Most of our population doesn’t really care about the “don’t wear white” after the end of summer holiday weekend.  Some people celebrate the end of the season by putting away their light-weight, carefree white clothing as a way to say so long to summer.  Others have even made it known that the change in the temperature around this time of year doesn’t warrant white clothing as well.  But, do what you will with this old fashioned expression and wear your whites as long as you like!

Here’s hoping that everyone had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to some cooler fall weather.  And if it’s some rest and relaxation that you need, then spend this holiday weekend doing just that.  If you’re lucky, the whole family will want to chill out with you as well!

Answers: 1.) C, 2.) C, 3.) D, 4.) A, 5.) False,Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are the top two holidays that produces the highest beef consumption with Fourth of July usually coming on top. 6.) Waffle House, 7.) B, 8.) D 9.) B, 10.) A, 11.) B, 12.) D, 13.) D 14.) B 

Red Velvet Berry Cobbler 

In honor of Labor Day, I thought I’d bring you a “red, white, blue” patriotic dessert recipe: Red Velvet Berry Cobbler!

Featuring fresh fruits, this delicious, colorful, and patriotic Red Velvet Berry Cobbler recipe is beautiful on display and delicious after a hearty dinner!

This red velvet berry cobbler features fresh fruits, this delicious, colorful, and patriotic sweet treat is beautiful on display and delicious after a hearty dinner! Yum!

Fresh berries on top of red velvet berry cobbler in jars

Try my recipe for red velvet berry cobbler below and let me know what you think!

 

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Red Velvet Berry Cobbler


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 6 cups assorted fresh berries – blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons red liquid food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cornstarch and 1/2 cup sugar. Toss berries with cornstarch mixture, and spoon into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.
  3. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in red food coloring and vanilla until blended.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Stir together buttermilk, vinegar, and baking soda in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup. (Mixture will bubble.) Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Spoon batter over berry mixture.
  5. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake topping comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.
  6. Serve cake in clear glasses or small mason jars layered with vanilla ice cream.

What did you think about this recipe for red velvet berry cobbler? Did you find the Labor Day trivia fun, too? What was your score? Would you try out this recipe for yourself? Share with me in the comments! 

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22 Comments

  1. 09/05/2017 / 7:27 pm

    On an average, people spend 02 years in a company.

  2. 08/31/2017 / 7:13 am

    The recipe looks yummy. Will try it sometime soon. Also thanks for the information 🙂

  3. Annemarie LeBlanc
    08/27/2017 / 4:37 pm

    I can’t believe it is almost Labor Day again! I guess the older you get, the faster time flies. Thanks for the trivia quiz. I did pretty well I guess. The red velvet berry cobbler recipe is yummy. I will make this on Labor Day for my family.

  4. 08/26/2017 / 5:37 pm

    Those are very cool facts about labor day. Thanks for such a neat quiz. I can hardly believe it’s here already and my daughter will be starting the sixth grade. The year just seems like it’s moving too fast.

  5. Our Family World
    08/26/2017 / 7:38 am

    I had fun taking the quiz. My husband got everything right. (show off) haha. I can’t believe how this year is just flying through the days. Labor day already! Anyway, thanks for the cobbler idea. Looks delicious!

  6. 08/25/2017 / 10:53 pm

    It has been a while since I had a history class, but I did pretty well. That red velvet cobbler is such a refreshing twist on an old favorite.

  7. 08/25/2017 / 8:37 pm

    I thought I would get more answers correct! haha! I am loving this little dessert!

  8. 08/25/2017 / 6:35 pm

    Haha, this is so cool! I’m not in the US but things like this are fun. I have a lot of US friends and now I can have some trivia to whip up when I’m with them. 😉

    Hopefully next year I can celebrate Labor Day there 😀

  9. 08/25/2017 / 5:50 pm

    I LOVE Labor Day! I find the trivia questions so interesting, I am going to print these for a dinner party to see who all knows the answers! That cobbler looks delicious, I am saving that recipe as well!

  10. Heather
    08/25/2017 / 3:58 pm

    My husband’s birthday falls the same week as Labor Day so that’s often when we celebrate. We may need to skip a cake and make a cobbler to celebrate.

  11. brianne
    08/25/2017 / 11:05 am

    What a great Trivia! And I cannot believe Labor Day is next week! This dessert looks so festive and delicious!

  12. Ruth I.
    08/25/2017 / 9:39 am

    I will definitely try your recipe! it looks so easy and so delicious! I bet my family will like it very much.

  13. 08/25/2017 / 6:45 am

    This is good trivia I dont know many of these answer off the top of my head so I need to test myself. This is also a great recipe yum!

  14. 08/25/2017 / 2:58 am

    I always wear white after Labor Day. I’m never ready to say goodbye to summer! The Red Velvet Berry Cobbler looks delish. Definitely a tasty way to treat your party guests at your Labor Day celebrations!

  15. 08/25/2017 / 1:45 am

    You had me at red velvet! Delicious! I love the addition of all the different berries. I still wear white after Labor day! Nothing like a good ‘ol pair of white pants with a cute top.

  16. 08/24/2017 / 11:10 pm

    That was fun! I love quizzes to test the ol brain! What I love more … COBBLER! This looks so yummy and yet still healthy!

  17. Catherine Sargent
    08/24/2017 / 10:19 pm

    This red velvet berry cobbler looks so good. This will be perfect for out cookout Labor Day weekend.

  18. 08/24/2017 / 5:47 pm

    Instead of just thinking “yay, it’s a holiday”! Now I know some useful knowledge to share with friends and family while eating this yummy treat!

  19. Chasity L Boatman
    08/24/2017 / 2:58 pm

    The Red Velvet Blueberry Cobbler has a beautiful presentation to it. I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks! Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about labor day.

  20. 08/24/2017 / 2:44 pm

    I love the fun facts about Labor Day. I had no idea it has been observed for almost 150 years. The white after Labor Day rule always makes me laugh. But I don’t do it very often “just in case”. Better to be safe than sorry. LOL.

  21. 08/24/2017 / 2:42 pm

    I LOVE this! I’m making this dessert for the fam, and I’m doing this quiz with the kids. It’s so important to really understand this holiday.

  22. 08/24/2017 / 2:40 pm

    Thank you for this great recipe and the quiz. I hate to say it, but I didn’t know many of these facts.

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