June 22, 2011: Onion Ring Day, Chocolate Eclair Day!

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June 22,2011

★~Today’s Quote: “Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time.” Erma Bombeck

★~ Onion Ring Day:

The exact origins of the onion ring are unknown, but in 1933 a recipe for deep-fried onion rings that are dipped in milk then coated in flour appeared in a Crisco advertisement in The New York Times Magazine.

I love a great onion ring. There are so many ways to enjoy an onion ring—and now they have their very own day to shine.  Enjoy onion rings with your hamburger, use them to top a steak or a pulled pork sandwich, or enjoy them by themselves with a tasty dip.

★~ National Chocolate Eclair Day:

The perfect contrast to the grease-laden onion ring—a sugary sweet eclair! The word eclair is French for lightening. To produce a real eclair, a baker must prepare pâte à choux, a dough that generates the necessary steam to hollow out a giant cavity into which a pastry chef can pump that lush vanilla cream.  In other words the eclairs at our local Jewel fall woefully short of being the “real thing.” So stop by the local bakery and buy an eclair to enjoy tonight’s dessert

★~ Today in History:

♥~1832 – John Ireland Howe patented the pin-making machine, better known as a pinmaker.

♥~ 1963 – Fingertips – Pt 2, by Little Stevie Wonder, was released. It became Wonder’s first number one single on August 10th. Wonder had 46 hits on the pop and R&B music charts between 1963 and 1987. Eight of those hits made it to number one.

♥~ 1968 – Herb Alpert used his voice and his trumpet to run to the top of the pop music charts. This Guy’s in Love with You became the most popular song in the U.S. this day. It would rule the top of the pop music world for four weeks

♥~ 1985 – People magazine took a death count in Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo flick, finding that there were 44 people killed directly. The wizards at People figured out that this was an average of one body biting the Rambo dust every 2.1 minutes. There were also 70 explosions that killed an undetermined number of people, according to the magazine.

♥~ 2004 – The American Film Institute released its list of 100 best movie songs. Judy Garland’s Over the Rainbow from the 1939 movie sThe Wizard of Oz topped the list.

♥~ 2005 – Herbie: Fully Loaded debuted in U.S. movie houses. The comedy adventure stars Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Matt Dillon, Breckin Meyer, Justin Long, Cheryl Hines and Jill Ritchie.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1922 – Bill Blass fashion designer: His client list soon included Jacqueline Kennedy, Barbra Streisand and Gloria Vanderbilt, and he became one of the most successful fashion designers in history. He

♥~ 1936Kris Kristofferson songwriter: Me & Bobby McGee, For the Good Times, Help Me Make It Through the Night; singer: Loving Her was Easier, Why Me; actor: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, A Star is Born, Semi-Tough, Fire Down Below, Dance with Me, Limbo, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

♥~ 1949Meryl (Mary Louise) Streep Academy Award-winning actress: Sophie’s Choice [1982], [supporting actress] Kramer vs. Kramer [1979]; Silkwood, Postcards from the Edge, Death Becomes Her, Bridges of Madison County, The River Wild, Music of the Heart

♥~ 1949Lindsay Wagner actress: The Bionic Woman, The Paper Chase, Fire in the Dark, Nurses on the Line, The Second Wind

♥~ 1953 Cyndi Lauper (Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper) Grammy Award-winning singer [1984]: Girls Just Want to Have Fun; Time After Time, True Colors; actress: Mad About You, Life with Mikey

★~ Did You Know:

♥ ~ The name onion comes from the Latin, “unio” via the French “oignon” and the English “unyun.”

♥~ Onions originated in Asia in some place around Iran and have been cultivated and eaten since prehistoric times.

♥~ Onions have been found in Pyramids in Egypt where onions were buried along with the Pharaos.

♥~ Americans consume 21 pounds of onions per year

♥~ The largest onion ever grown weighed 10 pounds 14 ounces. It was grown by V.Thorp of Silsden, England.

♥~ The Sulfuric compounds (allicin ) in onion bring tears to the human eyes. You can avoid this by chilling the onion and cutting the root end of the onion last.

♥~ The official state vegetable of Georgia is the Vidalia onion.

♥~ The official state vegetable of Texas is the Texas Sweet onion.

♥~ In Blue Hill, Nebraska, no female wearing a “hat that would scare a timid person” can be seen eating onions in public.

★~ Today’s Giggle:

If all of the eight desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose (sorry, you can only pick one)!  .  Pick your dessert, and then look to see what they tell us about your personality!

Here are your choices:

1. Angel Food Cake

2. Brownies

3. Lemon Meringue Pie

4. Vanilla Cake With Chocolate Icing

5. Strawberry Short Cake

6. Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Icing

7. Ice Cream

8. Carrot Cake

No, you can’t change your mind once you scroll down, so think carefully about what your choice will be.

Okay –

Now that you’ve made your choice, this is what the researchers say about you.

1. Chocolate Eclair — Light hearted, stylish, vivacious, Very creative, adventurous, ambitious, and passionate.  You can appear to have a cold exterior but are warm on the inside. Not afraid to take chances. Will not settle for anything average in life. Love good food, good wine, and good company.

2. ANGEL FOOD CAKE — Sweet, loving, cuddly. You love all warm and fuzzy items.  A little nutty at times. Sometimes you need an ice cream cone at the end of the day.  Others perceive you as being childlike and immature at times.

3. BROWNIES — You are adventurous, love new ideas, and are a champion of underdogs and a slayer of dragons. When tempers flare up you whip out your saber.  You are always the oddball with a unique sense of humor and direction.  You tend to be very loyal

4. LEMON MERINGUE — Smooth, fun, & articulate with your hands, you are an excellent caregiver and a good teacher.  But don’t try to walk and chew gum at the same time.  A bit of a diva at times, you set your own style because you do your own thing.  You shine when it comes to helping others and have many friends.

5. VANILLA CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE ICING – Fun-loving, sassy, humorous, not very grounded in life; very indecisive and lacking motivation..  Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker.  Others should be cautious in making you mad.  However, you are a friend for life.

6. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE — Romantic , warm,  loving.  You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch and expect the same in return.  Intuitively keen.  You can be very emotional at times but a true person in every way.  You like to do things for yourself and help others learn about themselves.

7. ICE CREAM — You like sports, whether it be baseball, football, basketball, or soccer.  If you could, you would like to participate, but you enjoy watching sports. You don’t like to give up the remote control.  You tend to be self-centered and high maintenance.

8. CARROT CAKE — You are a very fun loving person, who likes to laugh.  You are fun to be with.  People like to hang out with you. You are a very warm hearted person and a little quirky at times.  You have many loyal friends. You were meant to lead and teach others.  A wonderful role model.


Tell me what dessert you picked and I will share my pick. The guest goes first. Just leave your dessert pick in the comment section because Odd Loves Company!

15 thoughts on “June 22, 2011: Onion Ring Day, Chocolate Eclair Day!

  1. LEMON MERINGUE!! However I most certainly am not a Diva. By the way when and if I post on El Morno–I would always like to be the very first comment.

    Have a great day!

  2. So many to chose from but if I can only choose one….Carrot cake! Rather boring but I really do love a good carrot cake. A wonderful role model is pushing it some but I do try to be a good friend.

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  4. No posting for chocolate cake with chocolate icing, so I will post my.own: I’m a chocoholic, have a quirky sense of humor, devoted to family, love old movies, good books, good friends, and I don’t like sharing my desserts!

  5. We laugh about how many onions I use– in the fall I bought a one hundred pound sack. I thought it was a lot so I decided to calculate via my receipts from Sams Club and what I buy in Wisconsin and found I have cooked over four hundred pounds of onions since last November. Pretty Scary!!

  6. I love summer for the strawberries which I make smooties, strawberry short cake, eat plain right out of the produce containers, and dipped in chocolate. Not sure if my making the shortcake out of Angel food cake means anything but that is what I use most of the time. 🙄 😮 Oh no….now I want something strawberry and havent even got any strawberry jello.

    • Mmm–I think you are suffering from the dreaded dessert-multi-polar-disorder. Good news you can be cured.Take an angle food cake, smoother it in whip cream and strawberries and eat every last bite and then comment in the morning.

      • KB The urge has past. But I did have a strawberry jello at work. Thanks for the advice. I am feeling much better now. 8)

  7. LOVE Onion rings AND eclairs…so had to read this post! But if I have to choose…it’s ICE CREAM hands down, no question. Any kind of ice cream. There is no such thing as bad ice cream!! Even if it DOES make me high maintenance!!

  8. Love onion rings…usually order them instead of fries!

    We had a great bakery in Belleville, Ontario where I grew up called Reddick’s…they made the best eclairs and creme puffs that I’ve ever tasted! They were only 25 cents each when I was in high school in the late 1970s!

    Love Kris, Meryl, Lindsay and Cyndi…


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