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June, 18, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: I don’t work at being ordinary. Paul McCartney
★~ International Panic Day:
We could indulge our inner worry wart today but may I suggest a picnic in Paris, instead? Panics worst enemy is soothing, good thoughts.
★~ International Picnic Day:
Let’s picnic in Paris! Fountains, sculptures, two museums (the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume and the Musée de l’Orangerie—which houses famed water lily paintings by Monet) and countless comfortable chairs make this garden on the perimeter of the Musée du Louvre a surprisingly tranquil space for staging our own déjeauner dur l’herbe.With the Seine on one side and Rue de Rivoli on the other, the park is a well-placed rest stop. I will swing by patisserie Angelina (226 Rue de Rivoli) to pick up a Mont Blanc cake (cream, meringue, and chestnut paste), and meet you under a tree…. The Eiffel Tower can wait.
★~ Gone Fishing Day:
Maybe you would enjoy your picnic lunch surrounded by fish instead of water lilies–whatever floats your boat!
★~ International Sushi Day:
If you would rather eat your bait than fish with it than head to a Sushi bar instead of a lake. The creators of International Sushi Day refer to sushi as the first “fast food.” If you’ve ever take front row seat at the sushi bar, you understand why. Simple ingredients including raw fish, sticky rice and seaweed can be quickly rolled and expertly cut by a sushi chef.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1621 – The first duel in America reportedly took place in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. The duel, fought with swords, featured Edward Doty and Edward Leister. The duelers managed to wound each other, but neither died.
♥~ 1983 – Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, beginning her ride aboard the space shuttle Challenger for a six-day Odyssey.
♥~ 1942 – (James) Paul McCartney Grammy Award-winning  musician, songwriter, singer: group: The Beatles: 49 hits: She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band; group: Wings: 35 hits: Another Day, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, My Love, Live and Let Die, Band on the Run, Listen to What the Man Said, Silly Love Songs, Let ’Em In, Ebony & Ivory [w/Stevie Wonder], The Girl is Mine [w/Michael Jackson]; actor:Yellow Submarine, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Let It Be, Magical Mystery Tour, Give My Regards to Broad Street; inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [3-15-1999]
♥~ 1942 – Roger Ebert film critic: of Siskel and Ebert fame
★~ Did You Know: Picnic Ideas:
♥~ French Picnic: The next best thing to being in Paris is pretending like you are in Paris! Make a light, traditionally French picnic and head to pretty park with lots of flowers. Your picnic basket should include baguettes (crispy on the outside), brie, and red grapes. Being French, a bottle of red wine is recommended as well.
♥~ Mediterranean Picnic: Sliced tomatoes with mozzarella and basil is a tasty dish that goes very well with olive oil and a crispy baguette. Add sides of olives, salami, or fresh fruit for a delicious, yet simple picnic.
♥~ Classic Picnic: Fried chicken, corn-on-the-cob, potato salad, coleslaw, and watermelon! Not only do these make for an excellent picnic but their widespread popularity means that the dishes are more-than-likely already prepared and waiting at the local supermarket.
♥~ Roast Beef and Bleu Cheese Sandwiches: Crisp, cool sandwiches are a terrific choice for picnics, and this dressed-up roast beef sandwich with blue cheese and horseradish sauce is a simple way to add taste to your picnic basket. Pick up a few rolls, thin-sliced roast beef, red onion, red leaf lettuce, tomato, bleu cheese, and horseradish sauce. Slice the onion and place in a container, along with the washed lettuce and sliced tomato. Store the roast beef, bleu cheese and horseradish separately and place into a cooler. The plan is to assemble the sandwiches at the picnic site to avoid soggy bread. Once there, use a knife to apply bleu cheese to one half of the roll and horseradish to the other. Add meat and veggies.
Sides that complement this sandwich well are potato chips and fresh vegetables like red or orange bell pepper, radishes, and cucumber.
My mom said this reminder her of me. The nerve!
Speaking of running, I’m off but I will be back soon! What is your favorite picnic food?