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May 5, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: He was a bold man that first eat an oyster. ~ Jonathan Swift
★~ Cinco de Mayo:
Ola! Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.
★~ Hoagie Day:
The Hoagie was originally created in Philadelphia, and was declared the “Official Sandwich of Philadelphia” in 1992. If you want to keep with the Cinco de Mayo theme, order your Hoagie with a little chorizo, salsa, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime!
If you want a genuine Italian Hoagie, build it with Italian ham, prosciutto, salami, provolone cheese, and the works. Wondering how Hoagie got its name? The most widely accepted story centers on an area of Philadelphia known as Hog Island, which was home to a shipyard during World War I (1914-1918). The Italian immigrants working there would bring giant sandwiches made with cold cuts, spices, oil, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and peppers for their lunches. These workers were nicknamed “hoggies.” Over the years, the name was attached to the sandwiches, but under a different spelling. Click for more about Hoagie’s
★~ Today in History;
♥~ 1891 – Andrew Carnegie’s Music Hall officially opened
♥~ 1958 – On the cover of LIFE magazine: “Fresh Hope on Cancer”. A 2,000,000-volt radiation machine was pictured.
♥~ 1961 – Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. became the first U.S. space traveler as he rode a Redstone rocket on a 15-minute, suborbital flight that took him and his Freedom 7 Mercury capsule 116.5 miles high and 302 miles downrange from Cape Canaveral, FL.
♥~ 1973 – 56,800 fans paid $309,000 to see Led Zeppelin at Tampa Stadium. This was the largest, paid crowd ever assembled in the U.S. to see a single musical act. The concert topped The Beatles 55,000-person audience at Shea Stadium in New York ($301,000).
♥~ 1985 – The first husband and wife team to win a major marathon,Ken and Lisa Martin, won over $50,000 for their first-place finishes in the Pittsburgh Marathon. Interesting also, because they had never run in the same race before.
♥~ 2004 – A 1905 painting by Pablo Picasso titled Garcon a la pipe(Boy with a Pipe) sold for a record $104 million at Sotheby’s in New York City.
♥~ 1927 – Pat Carroll Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress: Caesar’s Hour , The Ted Knight Show, With Six You Get Eggroll, Brothers O’Toole
♥~ 1944 – John Rhys-Davies actor: Sliders, Lord of the Ringsseries, Helen of Troy, The Gold Cross, Au Pair, Marquis de Sade, The Untouchables, The Lost World, War and Remembrance, Raiders of the Lost Ark
♥~ 1973 – Tina Yothers actress: Family Ties, Laker Girls, Spunk: The Tonya Harding Story
♥~ 1979 – Vincent Kartheiser – Mad Men
★~ Good to Know: Mexican Food
♥~ Taco Bell may have popularized tacos, but the history of tacos dates back to the Mexican Revolution, when refugees brought the food to the United States.
♥~ Tortillas were once canned. During the 1980s, many Americans could only find canned tortillas, a creation that can be attributed to El Paso’s George N. Ashley. Ashley first sold the product in 1938 and had some success, but his creation can no longer be found on supermarket shelves today.
♥~ Fajitas were made famous by Ninfa’s, a restaurant managed by Rio Grande Valley native Ninfa Rodriguez Laurenzo. The dish was so appealing that chains like El Torito and Chi-Chi’s sent spies to steal the recipe.
♥~ The invention of the nacho can be credited to Ignacio Anaya, a chef in Piedras Negras, Mexico. Anaya initially made the snack for military housewives who went shopping on the holidays. The concept, however, gained popularity in the late 1970s, when Frank Liberto, a concessionaire in San Antonio, decided to sell nachos at Arlington Stadium.
♥~ Disneyland played a role in the invention of Doritos. In the early 1960s, Mexican workers at the theme park’s restaurant fried leftover tortillas and added flavoring to help create the now-popular brand.
♥~. America’s first Mexican-food celebrity was not Mexican. A man by the name of Buffalo Bill Cody earned the unique recognition after he started a Mexican restaurant outside of Madison Square Garden in 1886.
♥~ The first official American fans of Mexican food were members of the military. In 1879, the War Department agreed to allow San Antonio canners to feed its soldiers chile con carne.
♥~ The earliest margaritas were made in a rigged soft-serve ice-cream machine. In 1971, Mariano Martinez used the machine to blend a prefabricated mix stored in a Spackle bucket and create the beverage.
♥~ Some accredit the popularity of Mexican cuisine to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. During the fair, tamaleros from San Francisco would roam the area and promote their food.
The fact that I’m not a fan of green chili is almost as horrifying to family members as my distaste for gravy and bourbon. If my neighbors insist on roasting green chili’s again, this year, I’ll suck it up and cough it out. Loudly. I think, I’m allergic. Maybe a note to my neighbors from the doctor. I do like Mexican food, tho, and Cole say’s the one dish I never fail at is enchiladas, so we eat them fairly often. In fact, we’ll have them tonight for dinner.
It was a busy weekend and I’m off to a slow start, but I need to get high-behind and kill some rats and work some problems. We cleaned the garage, yesterday, and my keys are MIA so I need to find them or find the spare, and my Chase card is missing. I’m not worried it’s here somewhere, but I’d like to return it to my wallet. I know, I sound very disorganized, I’m really not, just a little out of sync with my belongings. Cole did find the perfect suit for prom and graduation. Suit Supply is an amazing men’s store with mesmerizing salesmen. The salesman helping Cole showed him how to tie his tie to achieve a look that says, “I’m wearing a tie but I’m not trying to hard.” I’ll share more when I can include some pictures.
Hope your Monday is off to an easier start than mine and is very Merry!
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