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November 29, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
★~ Small Business Saturday:
Small Business Saturday, Main Street’s bid for post-Thanksgiving shopping dollars is a day set aside between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage shoppers to spend their holiday money at local mom-and-pop stores on clothing, jewelry, toys, accessories and other merchandise.
American Express,started Small Business Saturday in 2010, to help small retailers during the economic downturn; the NFIB; and the federal Small Business Administration estimate that nearly 70 million customers spent $5.5 billion nationwide last year at small, independent stores during the event. American Express offers small rebates to cardholders who shop at participating retailers.
The secret to great mousse is incorporating air bubbles to give it a light texture. Depending on the amount of air that gets whipped in, it can be thick and creamy or downright fluffy. The base begins with eggs, cream, sugar and whatever way you want to flavor it.
This creamy creation was once only found in French restaurants, but it started appearing on the tables of British and American families in the 1960s. The word mousse itself means “lather” or “foam” in French, which helps explain why you can also tame your hair with mousse – just a different kind.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1931 – The Joy Of Cooking 80th anniversary was self-published by Irma Rombauer (1877–1962). Rombauer was a comforting voice for cooks during the Depression, and the book grew into an institution. The first commercial edition of the book appeared in 1936, and it offered a revolutionary “action format” (chronologically ordered ingredients followed by instructions) now commonplace in cookbooks. The numerous editions overseen by Rombauer and later her daughter and grandson sold more than 14 million copies.
♥~ 1887 – The first softball game was played — in Chicago, IL. The game was really called indoor baseball; it used a broomstick for a bat and a boxing glove for a ball.
♥~ 1985 – The world’s largest beer mug was unveiled by the Selangor Pewter Company of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 6-foot tankard holds 615 gallons.
♥~ 1835 – Samuel Clemens,wrote under the pen names Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, Sergeant Fathom, Rambler, and W. Epaminondas Adrastus Blab but his most famous pen name of them all, and the one we know him best by is Mark Twain. He was born in a log cabin in Florida, Missouri, loved the story of Joan of Arc, and hated the writings of Jane Austen. He once said that every time he read Pride and Prejudice, he wanted to dig up Austen and “beat her over the skull with her own shin bone.” He was as famously cantankerous as he was witty, sometimes referred to as “America’s first stand-up comic.”
♥~ 1874 – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian children’s author, born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island.She wrote more than 500 short stories and poems, and 20 novels. Nineteen of these novels were set on Prince Edward Island, including her first, Anne of Green Gables(1908), about an old farm couple who think they have arranged to adopt a boy to help out with their farm in rural Prince Edward Island, and instead end up with Anne, a spunky red-headed orphan girl
♥~ 1874 – Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, British statesman and the first man to be made an honorary citizen of the US (by an act of Congress, Apr 9, 1963), was born at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England. Dedicated to Britain and total victory over Germany, Churchill as minister of defense and prime minister was a strong leader during WWII. A stirring public speaker, Churchill said upon becoming prime minister in 1940, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”
♥~ 1929 – Dick Clark, Producer, TV personality (“American Bandstand”),
♥~ 1955 – Billy Idol (Broad) musician: guitar, singer: Mony, Mony, Eyes Without a Face, Dancing with Myself, White Wedding, Rebel Yell, To Be a Lover, Speed, Cradle of Love; songwriter: Hot in the City
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Next up for me is making some hot chocolate, building a campfire, and sitting outside while my campers play. What are you up too?
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