Vesuvius Day is August 24!

August 24 is Vesuvius Day! This day commemorates the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that buried Pompeii, Herculaneum, and other settlements.
Here are a few facts:
*In 79 A.D. Herculaneum was a popular summer tourist spot for rich Romans
*A 21-mile high cloud of gas, stone, and ash erupted from the volcano.
*A 17 year old named Pliny the Younger wrote about what happened on that day.
*Mount Vesuvius is still an active volcano. The last eruption was in 1944.

In honor of this day, why not bake up a batch of Mashed Potato Lava Cakes (the recipe was inspired by a spice cake recipe my mom used to make that also had mashed potatoes in it. It’s a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes!)

The full recipe is here: http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-digital.com/thehomesch…/…/…

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