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September 9, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: True life is lived when tiny changes occur. ~ Leo Tolstoy
★~ Teddy Bear Day:
A few months ago, we celebrated Teddy Bear Picnic Day; today we are just celebrating teddy bears. Those lovable, huggable bears that are great to cuddle and keep children everywhere company when the night is dark and the hall way to their parents’ room is filled with shadows.
Even if you don’t have your teddy anymore, we can all still celebrate everyone’s favorite — Pooh Bear!
Weinerschnitzel translates to “a thin slice of veal or other light meat, coated in breadcrumbs and fried.” The dish originated in Constantinople, where meats were covered in gold flakes as a testament to the city’s wealth and opulence. As the recipe spread throughout Europe, common folk replaced gold flakes with affordable breadcrumbs.
When veal proves too expensive, some Europeans substitute pork for it — although German law prohibits the pork-based alternative from touting itself as “Weinerschnitzel” on menus. The dish evolved further once it arrived in Texas with the migrant German settlers of the 1840s. As beef was cheaper — and infinitely more available — in the cattle state, it often replaced veal in the dish’s preparation, paving the way for what we currently call Chicken Fried Steak. Paula Deans Weinerschnitzel recipe
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1850 – When California became the 31st of the United States of America on this day, cries of “there’s gold in them thar hills” had already been heard for two years. So, it’s no surprise that the nickname for the most populous state is the Golden State, and that the golden poppy (orange-yellowish in color) is the state flower
♥~ 1898 – Tom Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship — in Omaha, NE.
♥~ 1957 – The same song was #1 on the Billboard pop, country & western, and rhythm & blues charts: Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
♥~ 1972 – The 41st annual One Arm Dove Hunt begins today in Olney, Texas. Anyone with the use of only one arm or hand is invited. In addition to the dove hunt, events include Glove Swap, One Arm Jokes, One Arm Golf, and Cow Chip Chunkin, Amputee vs. Politician..
♥~ 2003 – A 28-year-old pregnant woman received $400 for walking around London with an ad for MicroBabies painted on her stomach. Zoe Ellis, who was 8 months pregnant, said it was a fun idea and she was proud to rent out her “bump.”
♥~ 1828 – Leo Tolstoy Russian author. Leo Tolstoy was a poor student and an avid gambler, but in later years he became a devout pacifist and anarchist. His books, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are considered some of the greatest novels ever written.
♥~ 1890 – Colonel Harland Sanders Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born near Henryville, IN. Died Dec 16, 1980, at Shelbyville, KY.
♥~ 1960 – Hugh Grant actor: Sense and Sensibility, Nine Months, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Remains of the Day, Impromptu, The Dawning, Maurice, Extreme Measures, Notting Hill, Mickey Blue Eyes
♥~ 1966 – Adam Sandler comedian: The Cosby Show, Saturday Night Live [opera man]; actor: Happy Gilmore, Mixed Nuts, Airheads, Coneheads, Shakes the Clown, Going Overboard, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy
★~ Good to Know: Pig Drinks 18 pints and has a Fight With Cow
No-one likes a drunken bore. But a drunken boar is pretty funny.
A feral pig went on a rampage at the DeGrey River rest area, just east of the town of Port Hedland in Western Australian, stealing three six-packs of beer and guzzling the down, and starting a fight with a nearby cow.
An onlooker commented, “in the middle of the night these people camping opposite us heard a noise, so they got their torch out and shone it on the pig and there he was, scrunching away at their cans. Then he went and raided all the rubbish bags. There were some other people camped right on the river and they saw him being chased around their vehicle by a cow.”
The hog was last seen resting under a tree, probably hoping someone would offer him some aspirin for his monster hangover.
Why the pig story? I don’t really know, I just thought it might bring a giggle to your Monday Morno.
It’s suppose to be in the 90’s today so my campers and I will hang out inside with the AC blasting. Our weather this summer has been very odd.
Wishing you a very Merry Monday!