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July 25th, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.” ~ Julia Child
★~ Culinarian’s Day:
Today is Culinarian’s Day. A day to celebrate the cook by taking them out to dinner or making them a Hot Fudge Sundae!
★~ Threading the Needle Day:
Threading the needle has multiple meanings, from the practical meaning of taking thread and guiding it through the eye of a sewing needle, to a metaphorical one, referring to walking a fine line in an awkward social situation. Maybe you’re stuck between an argument of two friends or family members, at the dinner table, or even, on Facebook. Practice your diplomatic skills by carefully navigating yourself out of the middle of an argument or disagreement that does not directly involve you. In the Odyssey Homer refers to the challenge of sailing between to perils, Scylla and Charybdis, or to use the modern phrase, “between a rock and a hard place.”
★~ Hot Fudge Sundae Day:
July is National Ice Cream Month, which is why we’ve celebrated ice cream so many different ways. Today, we are celebrating the Hot Fudge Sundae. Pair your favorite ice cream with a generous amount of chocolate topping, whipped cream, cherries and if desire nuts and then enjoy your tasty creation.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1871- William Schneider of Davenport, Iowa patented the modern carousel .
♥~ 1965 – Bob Dylan appeared on stage at the Newport Folk Festival with an electric guitar. He was not well received, even with the classic folk song, Blowin’ in the Wind. The electrified “poet laureate of a generation” was booed and hissed by the audience for being amplified. He was, in fact, booed right off the stage.
♥~ 1978 – The first test-tube baby was born — in England. Louise, a daughter born to Lesley and Gilbert Brown, was the first baby conceived outside the mother’s body.
♥~ 2005 – British Prime Minister Tony Blair said he was “desperately sorry” that Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead at Stockwell Tube station the previous week. de Menezes was mistaken by police in London for a suicide bomber. Blair added, “I understand entirely the feelings of the young man’s family. But we also have to understand the police are doing their job in very, very difficult circumstances and it is important that we give them every support.”
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1951 – Verdine White musician: bass, singer: group: Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Star, Sing a Song, Got to Get You into My Life, After the Love Has Gone, Boogie Wonderland, Let’s Groove, Best of My Love
♥~ 1954 – Walter Payton Pro Football Hall of Famer: Chicago Bears RB: Super Bowl XX; NFL individual record-holder: rushing yards gained in one game , in career [16,726]; career [1975-87] touchdowns scored  scored; died Nov 1, 1999
♥~ 1965 – Illeana Douglas actress: The Perfect Woman, To Die for, Grace of My Heart, Chasing Amy, Picture Perfect, Weapons of Mass Distraction, Bella Mafia, Message in a Bottle, The Next Best Thing
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The now extinct turnspit dog or “underdog” was a breed of terrier bred to work in the kitchen, turning a wheel for a spit, much like a hamster runs around its wheel. It was long-bodied and short-legged, rather like a corgi with floppy ears. Turnspits worked in pairs, each doing alternate days.
♥~ The tall chef’s hat or toque blanche traditionally had a hundred pleats to represent the number of ways an egg could be cooked.
♥~ In 1896, Fannie Merrit Farmer’s book on American recipes and culinary art was published. This was the first cookbook to be written and published. Farmer was a former student of Boston Cooking School. This book is still used as a reference book.
♥~ In 1960, Julia Child introduced French cuisine to the American society. Radio stations aired her programs.
★~ Today’s Giggle:
‘Careful, ‘he cried, ‘CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my goodness! you’re cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my word! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? they’re going to STICK! Careful … CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you’re cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don’t forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!’
The wife stared at him in amazement, ‘What in the world is wrong with you? I know how to fry a couple of eggs!
The husband calmly replied, ‘I wanted to show you what it feels like when I’m driving.’
We are looking forward to sharing a Hot Fudge Sundae with Cousin Carla when she arrives today. I will be back to muse about it later. I Hope you have a marvelous Monday! If you have a morno moment–Odd Loves Comments!