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July 6th, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat. ~Mark Twain
★~ Fried Chicken Day:
Today we unite, celebrate, enjoy and honor the unique history that is . . . fried chicken.
Fried chicken has been around for hundreds of years; it was first brought to this country by Scottish immigrants. It was later perfected by cooks in the South who added flavorful and unique spices to their coating mix. It became popular because it was easy and inexpensive to make. Dipping the chicken into the flour batter, and then dipping it into the hot oil was like poultry in motion.
There’s just one thing you need to do to celebrate this day: eat some fried chicken! You can fry up some of your own chicken recipes or just head out to pay Colonel Sanders or Popeye a visit– don’t forget the biscuits!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1933 – Major-League Baseball played its first All-Star Game at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The American League won 4-2. Babe Ruth hit a home run.
♥~ 1957 – Lennon meets McCartney, in Liverpool, England, 15-year-old Paul McCartney watched a band called the Quarrymen led by the almost-17-year-old John Lennon. The two teens met later that day and before long created the Beatles was born.
♥~ 1968 ~ The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 single when ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ hit the top of the charts.
♥~ 1985 – Tommy “Muscrat” Greene of Annapolis, Maryland, set a world record by eating 288 oysters in 1 minute 33 seconds.
♥~ 2002 – Serena Williams beat older sister Venus to win her first Wimbledon title and second straight Grand Slam tournament.
♥~ 1951 – Geoffrey Rush Academy Award-winning actor: Shine ; Shakespeare in Love, Quills, Swimming Upstream, A Little Bit of Soul, Elizabeth, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ What separates fried chicken from other fried forms of chicken is that generally the chicken is cut at the joints and the bones and skin are left intact. Crispy well-seasoned skin, rendered of excess fat, is a hallmark of well made fried chicken.
♥~ In 2009, KFC sold 11 pieces of chicken for every man, woman and child in the US.
♥~More than half the entrees ordered in fast food chains, hotels, motels and restaurants are for fried chicken
♥~“Popeyes,” is named after the character Popeye Doyle in the movie “The French Connection”, not the cartoon sailor character of the same name.
♥~ The largest Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant is in – you guessed it – Beijing. …
♥~ Australia has Chicken chipees — chicken meat chopped and shaped into chips coated with potato crumbs.
♥~ Today’s Giggle:
Two rednecks meet on a dusty country road. One of them is carrying a big bag labeled, “chickens.” “Chickens, eh?” says one guy. “Hey, if I guess how many chickens you got, will you give me one?” “Heck,” says the guy with the bag, “iffin you guess right, I’ll give you both of ’em.” The other scratches his head and guesses, “Um… five?
Chicken, slaw, biscuits and homemade lemonade are on the menu for tonight’s dinner. Naturally, I am not standing over a hot frying pan…Popeye’s fried chicken is plenty fine enough for us! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. Odd loves company so leave a comment if you have the time.