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November 3, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE” – Joss Whedon
★~ Cliché Day:
Some say clichés are the old coins of language: phrases that once made a striking impression but have since been rubbed smooth by repeated handling. On the other hand, some clichés are as familiar as old shoes, and as luck would have it, most people can come up with a good cliché at the drop of a hat. Sometimes, at the end of a long day when you are at the end of the rope and you are ready to abandon ship, you just want to communicate using a cliché that can quickly fill out a sentence. And really, when it comes right down to it, there is nothing to get all bent out of shape about because actions in the long run will always speak louder than words.
Use clichés as much as possible today. Hey, why not? Give it a shot! Win some, lose some. You’ll never know ’til you give it a go!.
★~ Domestic Goddess Day: (formally known as Housewives Day)
Today we recognize the modern Domestic Goddess — and Domestic God — who has a sense of humor, keeps the house reasonable tidy, knows making dinner can include take-out and reservations, takes good care of themselves, loves hearth and home, and most importantly, has a few good friends to help keep them from throwing the baby out with the bath water.
★~ Sandwich Day:
We are celebrating Sandwiches today because it is the birthday of John Montague, England’s first lord of the admiralty, secretary of state for the northern department, postmaster general, and the man after whom Captain James Cook named the Sandwich Islands in 1778, after he invented the sandwich as a time-saving meal while engaged in a 24-hour gambling session in 1762.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1930 – The Detroit-Windsor tunnel opened to traffic. It is “the only vehicular international sub aqueous border crossing in the world.” It is also the second busiest crossing between the United States and Canada.
♥~ 1956 – The classic MGM film, The Wizard of Oz, was first seen on television. The film cost CBS $250,000 to show. The movie was shown 18 times between 1956 and 1976, and you can probably catch it again no matter what year it is.
♥~ 1979 – The Eagles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Long Run’, the group’s fourth US No.1 album.
♥~ 1980 – The teenage “E” gang that had been stealing the letter “E” from signs all over Winnipeg, Manitoba, sent a lawyer to police with a car-trunk full of “E’s” and promised not to do it anymore.
♥~ 1718 – John Montague 4th Earl of Sandwich; inventor: the sandwich; England’s 1st Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary of State of the Northern Dept., Postmaster General; Sandwich Islands [Hawaii] named after him; died Apr 30, 1792
♥~ 1948 – Marie Lawrie, (Lulu), UK singer, (1964 UK No.7 single ‘Shout’ plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles including 1993 UK No.1 ‘Relight My Fire’ with Take That, 1967 US No.1 single ‘To Sir With Love’).
♥~ 1952 – Roseanne (Roseanne Cherrie Barr) Emmy Award-winning actress: Roseanne [1992-93]; Funny, She-Devil; coproducer: The Jackie Thomas Show; author: My Life as a Woman,My Lives
★~ Tip Gallimaufry:
Soap scum and water spots! I’m not sure exactly what it is in a dryer sheet that helps get rid of these two annoyances, but it really does seem to work!
A plastic freezer bag keeps the cold air from making your ice cream rock hard. Try to push out as much air out of the bag as you can before putting it in the freezer.
Place a strip of masking tape across the top of baking containers to easily get a perfect level scoop. This allows you to scoop single handed, and the tape is thin enough to where the lid will fit back on without having to remove it for future use.
Save those plastic bottles and cut off the bottom to use as a funnel. So much better for filling the top of a small bird feeder instead of trying to get the bird seeds in there with that big hefty bag. Be sure to keep the lid so you can fill it, then remove the lid when you’re ready to pour.
Say goodbye to all of those loose particles taking over the inside of your purse with a few quick swipes of a lint roller.
Paint chips come in, well… just about every color! This makes it easy to coordinate a party table with your theme. This one doubles as a napkin holder and place card, but you could also fold them in half, write the name on one side with a Sharpie, and then place them at each setting.
Use the sticky party of a Post-It note to get in between the tiny cracks of your keyboard.
When measuring sticky stuff like honey, molasses or peanut butter, spray your measuring cups with a non-stick spray (or make a quick coat with oil) so that it slides right out
If you’re making banana bread or any other recipe that requires ripe bananas, here is a trick that will have them ripe in less than an hour. Peels on, lay them out on a lined baking sheet (they will leak a little) and put them in the oven at 300 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until the skin is shiny black. Cool for 30 minutes, cut off the end off and squeeze the banana into the bowl. Or you can peel them and scoop the banana into the bowl. The heat from the oven activates the sugars in the banana, simulating the ripening process. This does not work with completely green bananas.
The Easy Way To Shred Chicken: If you own a KitchenAid you’re in luck the next time you make shredded chicken! Put the chicken breasts in your KitchenAid while they are still hot and it will shred them in less than a minute. Use your flat beater attachment.
I’m delighted to announce that I bought gas for $2.99 a gallon at Cosco yesterday. Happy Dance- it only cost me $52.00 to fill my van up. I’ve heard rumor that in the South gas is as low as $2.77. Atlanta is just a little far to drive.
Yesterday, my teen pulled the utensil drawer out and asked if I liked the format. Now, truthfully, this is something I haven’t given a whole lot of thought to. As long as the forks, knifes and spoons are in the right section going the same direction color me happy! He then asked me if If I was up for a little change.”Not really,” seemed to fall on deaf ears as my drawer disappeared to the garage for measurements and came back with a notch or two in it. I did tell him that the forks had always lived next to the spoons. Someone had to stand up for their relationship. I guess the plan is to work on it more today. I’ll share a picture when the reformatting is complete.
Hope your Monday is inspiring.
Odd Loves Company