★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
February 24, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “We will either find a way or make one.” – Hannibal
★~ Tortilla Chips Day:
Rebecca Webb Carranza invented tortilla chips in the 1950s. Carranza and her husband owned the El Zarape Tortilla Factory in Los Angeles and were among the first to automate the production of tortillas. The machine often produced misshapen tortillas, and Carranza decided to try and use them instead of throwing them away. She cut the rejected tortillas into triangles, fried them, and sold them for a dime a bag. Tortilla chips soon became a nationwide sensation, served alongside salsa, chili, guacamole, and a variety of other appetizers. In 2003, the state of Texas made the tortilla chip the official state snack! To celebrate Tortilla Chip Day, dip a chip in your favorite salsa while you tune into the Academy Awards.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1905 – The National Ski Association was formed in Ishpeming, MI. The organization has been going, um, downhill ever since…
♥~ 1938 – The first nylon bristle toothbrush was made in Arlington, NJ. It was the first time that nylon yarn had been used commercially. Two years later, nylon hosiery was introduced
♥~ 1973 – Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly with His Song hit #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100.
♥~ 1989 -A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.
★~ Born Today:
♥~1921 – Abe Vigoda, Actor (“Fish,” “Barney Miller”)
♥~ 1922 – Steven Hill, Actor (“Law and Order”)
♥~ 1931 – Dominic Chianese, Actor, singer (“The Sopranos”)
♥~ 1947 – Barry Bostwick, Actor (“Spin City”)
♥~ 1951 – Debra Jo Rupp, Actress (“That ’70s Show”)
♥~ 1954 – Steve Jobs , American businessman and inventor (Apple Co-founder)
♥~ 1966 – Billy Zane, Actor, (Bloodrayne)
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from round tortilla.
♥~ In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chips. Outside of North America they are called “corn chips”
♥~ Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966)
♥~ Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.
♥~ Nachos, chips topped with a variation of shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc., are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943, account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips
Just tortilla chips? Yep. Some day we celebrate a lot more and other days a lot less….
I am off and running. Ok maybe not exactly running. It was hard to get my, get up and go wound up this morning but I am ready to jump off the dock swinging, now. Wishing you a most Merry Monday.
Odd Loves Company!