Ah well, the actual calendar day does not matter. It's only a number, right? Again I baked along with the Tuesdays With Dorie group, even though I am not an official member. That cookbook is a beautiful thing to behold, Baking from my home to yours. Not every recipe has a photo with it, and this week's recipe was one of those that did not: Date-Nut Loaf from page 228. Like some of the other bloggers, a recipe including dates did not initally excite me. I was intrigued by Dorie's description about this turning out like more of a cake than a bread. I have to agree. It is very tender, making me think of Pound Cake, but not as buttery. Perhaps 3 oz of cream cheese is the secret. Hubby and I tried it day one with slices spread with butter. Day two, slices spread with apricot preserves. Both very delicious, not overly sweet. My conclusion: today's date is Just Right. Now that's something to be happy about, no matter what the number.