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July 23, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: “May the dragon of life only roast your hot-dogs and never burn your buns!” ~ Unknown
★~ National Hot Dog Day:
The only right way to eat a Hot Dog is Chicago Style. So now that we have that settled let me tell you how to properly prepare your Chicago Style hotdog, a taste sensation with the perfect blend of toppings.
Start with a Vienna beef hotdog, bring the water to a boil, turn the water down until it stops boiling, or a slight simmer. Place desired number of hot dogs into water and cook uncovered for 20 minutes. A Chicago Style hotdog is NEVER BOILED.
While you are simmering your hot dogs you can steam the sesame seed hotdog bun.
When the hotdogs are ready place them on the buns and add the toppings in the following order. If you top your Chicago Hot dog properly, you will get a taste of each ingredient in every bite. Remember when you add your toppings dress the dog and not the bun.
Bright “Neon” Green Relish
Fresh Chopped Onions
Two Tomato Wedges
A Pickle Spear or Slice
Two Sport Peppers
A Dash of Celery Salt
You may have notice ketchup is not included on the list of toppings. This is because the flavor of ketchup overpowers and destroys the taste of the Hot Dog instead of complementing it. If you are tempted to include ketchup on your hotdog remember this movie line from the movie Sudden Impact starring Clint Eastwood “You know what makes me really sick to my stomach? It’s watching you stuff your face with those Hot Dogs! Nobody – I mean nobody puts ketchup on a Hot Dog!”.
I have done my best to set you on the righteous Hot Dog Path…the rest is up too you.
★~ Vanilla Ice Cream Day:
“Just Vanilla” ice cream is pretty special – Out of all the hundreds of flavors of ice cream available to consumers today, vanilla still ranks by far the number one choice, coming in at 29 percent. (Second place is held by chocolate at only 8.9 percent.) It is such a versatile flavor of ice cream that to quote El Morno friend Carol it can go anywhere but to church on Sunday!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ Leo – The lion. roars starting today until–Aug 22. Leo is the ruling celestial body of the sun and they are bossy too.
♥ ~ 1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.
♥~ 1827 - The first swimming school in the U.S. opened in Boston, MA. Actually, the first lesson proved interesting: A student was suspended from a pole on a rope while “learning the use of his limbs.” Famous people who were former students: John Quincy Adams, James Audubon.
♥~ 1966 - Frank Sinatra hit the top of the pop album chart with hisStrangers in the Night. It was the first #1 Sinatra LP since 1960. Thealbum’s title song had made it to number one on the pop singles chart on July 2nd.
♥ ~ 1976 – Ever year since 1976 Australia has held there international tree climbing championships this weekend in Sydney. This competition is designed to simulate working conditions of arborists who work in the field.
♥~ 1888 - Raymond Chandler: Detective author: The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, Farewell, My Lovely, The Lady in the Lake, The High Window. It’s less commonly known that his first writing was not detective fiction, but poetry
♥~ 1946 – Andy Mackay musician: saxophone, woodwinds: group:Roxy Music: Virginia Plain, Pyjamarama, Do the Strand, Editions of You, In Every Dream a Heartache, Street Life, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, All I Want is You, Out of the Blue, Dance Away, Angel Eyes, Jealous Guy; solo: LPs: In Search of Eddie Riff, Resolving Contradictions
♥~ 1947 – David Essex (Cook) singer: Rock On, Lamplight, I’m Gonna Make You a Star; actor: Godspell, Evita, That’ll be the Day
♥~ 1965 – Slash (Saul Hudson) musician: guitar: group: Guns N’ Roses: Welcome to the Jungle, November Rain, Sweet Child o’ Mine, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Nightrain
♥ ~ 1967 - Philip Seymour Hoffman Academy Award-winning actor: Capote; The Talented Mr. Ripley, Scent of a Woman, The Getaway, Twister, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Patch Adams, Magnolia, State and Main, Almost Famous
★~ Did You Know: Facts about Daniel Radcliff
♥~ Sweets: Daniel favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce.
♥~ Big Bucks: As of 2011, Daniel’s net worth is about £28.5 million. This makes him wealthier than even Prince William and Prince Harry.
♥~ Of all the Harry Potter books, Daniel’s favorite is Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.
♥~ His first love is music. His favorite musical instrument is the bass guitar.
♥~ His favorite classes are English Literature, Religion and History.
♥~ Close Calls: Daniel’s parents were hesitant to let him audition for the role, wanting him to have a normal childhood, and turned down Christopher Columbus’ (director of the first two films) request for a private audition. Later, the producer of the films spotted Daniel with his parents at a play, and convinced them to reconsider.
♥~ Potter & Malfoy: Daniel considers Tom Felton one of his closest friends. They’re frequently spotted together outside of filming.
♥~ No college: Daniel does not plan on going to university, but instead sticking with his acting career.
Dear Cousin Carla is arriving shortly so I’m running around like a chook with my head cut off. We will take a quick swing by tasty freeze for lunch, on our way home from the airport, and then get busy working on tomorrow’s Oobleck Party. Here is the link to the Oobleck party invitation in case you have no idea what I’m talking about or want to plan your own Oobleck party. More details will be forthcoming!
One last thing- Beware of a scam that unfortunately, I wasn’t aware of yesterday.
Do you put Ketchup on your hotdog?
Odd Love’s Company,