Celebrating Chili Dogs and Milk Chocolate

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
July 28th

★~ Today’s Quote: The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship. Jackie Kennedy

★~ Chili Dog Day:

July is National Hot Dog Month which is why we have been celebrating hot dogs fixed in various and ways. Today we celebrate one of America’s favorite foods; Chili Dog Day is dedicated to the humble yet delicious chili con carne hot dog.

★~ Milk Chocolate Day:

Indulge your chocolate sweet tooth today with Hershey’s, Cadbury’s, Nestle or Dove. Splurge on some Godiva, Sees, Burie, Del Rey, or perhaps even something from the famous Belgian chocolatiers, Goossens. Buy your chocolate delight in line at the grocery store, or at a chocolate boutique; it really does not matter as long as you celebrate Milk Chocolate Day with a piece of milk chocolate that makes you sigh with delight.


★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1586 – The first potatoes arrived in England from Colombia, brought by Sir Thomas Harriot.

♥~ 1933The singing telegram was introduced on this day. The first person to receive a singing telegram was singer Rudy Vallee, in honor of his 32nd birthday.

♥~ 1973 Over 600-thousand attended history’s largest rock festival at New York’s Watkins Glen raceway. Headliners were the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and the Band.

♥~ 1973On this day, exactly a year after their first date, TV’s Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors, married one of Charlie’s Angels, Farrah Fawcett. The new Farrah Fawcett-Majors was named one of the 10 most beautiful women on the campus of the University of Texas.

♥~ 2001 An electricity company in Italy started sending bills to dead people and leaving them on their graves. The bills were sent to tombs when the company could not trace relatives who had asked for graves to be lit up at night. The company said it hoped relatives visiting the graves would pay them.

★~Born Today:

♥~1866 – Beatrix (Helen) Potter children’s stories author: Peter Rabbit books; died Dec 22, 1943

♥ ~ 1907 –  Earl Tupper inventor, even as a youngster Earl was a salesman and inventor. He sold the farms produce and came up with new and innovative way to save time on the the farm. He learned about polyethylene plastics while working at DuPont for a year but quickly became bored with corporate life and took what he learned about plastics and developed clear storage containers with watertight flexible lids, which he called tupperware. And now in homes everywhere families are on their hands and knees searching for the one missing lid.

♥~ 1929 – Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis First Lady: wife of 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy; wife of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; editor: Doubleday Publishing; died May 19, 1994

♥~ 1945 – Jim Davis cartoonist: Garfield

♥~ 1949 – Peter Doyle singer: group: The New Seekers: I’d like to Teach the World to Sing, Look What They’ve Done to My Song Ma

★~ Did You Know: 

♥ ~ The Hershey bar’s creator, Milton Hershey, started out making caramel candy. He was already quite successful when he first released the Hershey bar in 1900.

♥~ The first Hershey bar was just milk chocolate. The company released a Hershey bar with almonds–the second staple of the brand–in 1908.

♥~  While it is not known exactly how Hershey Kisses got their name it is a popular theory that chocolate was named after the smooching sound the chocolate made during  manufacturing process.

♥~ The longest ever consecutive string of Hershey Kisses was more than 4 miles long!

♥~ Reese’s makes enough peanut butter cups in one year to feed one cup to every person in the USA, Japan, Australia, China, Africa and India.

♥~ Chocolate makers use 40% of the world’s almonds and 20% of the world’s peanuts

♥~ Australians prefer creamier milk chocolate, with the Cadbury Dairy Milk brand being the market leader.

♥~ The largest moulded bar in the world was made by Cadbury Limited in October 1998 to celebrate the re-launch of Cadbury Dairy Milk. The giant 1.1 ton block was nearly 9ft high and 4 ft wide. It would take an average person 120 years to eat!

★~ Today’s Giggle:

This joke belongs on Old Joke day but since it is the anniversary of the first singing telegram how could I not share it….

It was the morning of Ralph’s birthday and there was a knock on the door.

“Who is it?” Bob asked.

“Telegram!” was the reply.

Enthusiastically, Ralph opened the door and asked the messenger boy,

“Is it a singing telegram?”

“No Sir. We don’t do singing telegrams,” the messenger replied.

“Oh, but I’ve always wanted to receive a singing telegram!” Ralph said. “Couldn’t you just bend the rules a little and make an old man happy?”

“I’m sorry, sir, it wouldn’t be appropriate, ” replied the messenger.

“Please,” Ralph pleaded, “After all, today is my birthday.”

“OK, if you insist,” the messenger said. He unfolded the telegram and began singing,

“Dah-dah-dah, dah-dah-dah, your sister Rose is dead…”


Cousin Carla loves chili hot dogs so we will be dining at Chicago Superdawgs today. We bought milk chocolate yesterday at the Long Grove Confectionery, maker of gourmet chocolates and chocolate candy. Our selection includes rich buttercreams, delicious meltaways, nut clusters, and glazed fruit dipped in scrumptious chocolate.  In case you are wondering but are too polite to ask…I only eat a bite or two of the ‘Food of the Day’; I share the rest with friends, family & neighbors….

Hope you have a terrific Thursday! If you have a morno moment leave a comment…Odd loves company!


15 thoughts on “Celebrating Chili Dogs and Milk Chocolate

  1. El Morno is so interesting; most of time I had no idea about the the Did You Know facts.
    My favorite is a Hershey bar with almonds. Very simple but oh so good.

    Have a great day!

    • Glad you like, “Did you know.” Most of the time I don’t know either until I write El Morno.

      The Hershey bar with almonds is always my go to chocolate bar.

  2. Love the Beatrix (Helen) Potter. The books are so sweet and beautifully illustrated.

    Not a fan of Chili dogs but I am delighted to celebrate milk chocolate day.

  3. My favourite chocolate is Cadburys and it doesn’t matter what flavour it is, filled with strawberries or nuts, I just love every product they produce. I’ve never tried a chilli dog, must put that on my list.
    Enjoy all of that delicious chocolate and of course I knew you shared it with everyone else.

  4. My favorite is chili (without beans), slaw, and mustard. We call them beach hot dogs. My husband won’t eat anything but Chicago hot dogs though. They may be his favorite food even though no one around here sells poppy seed rolls. (He’s such a purist!)

    I loved the thing about Jackie Kennedy having her children copy a favorite poem for her each year on her birthday.

  5. I LOVE coney dogs. There use to be a place called Coney Island in Rockford near the river. The BEST coney dogs EVER. Have never had another one like it. The place is long gone, but when I was pregnant with my son, husband had a bowling league and he would drive down there on bowling nights and bring me home 4 coney dogs at 11:00 at night and I would gobble them all down as I sat in bed. What a wonderful memory. Could I just drink chocolate milk with my “dog”? 8)

    • Wonderful way to celebrate today..Chocolate milk with your “dog.” But I’m a still stuck back on,” 4 coney dogs at 11:00 at night and I would gobble them all down as I sat in bed.” Lord have mercy!

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