Cereal Day,Crown Roast of Pork Day, El Morno 3rd Anniversary

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March 7, 2013

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★~ Today’s Quote:Be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios. ~ Hussein Nishah

★~ Cereal Day:


Cereal is the most popular breakfast food in America, but that wasn’t always the case. Up until the 1860s, most people ate eggs, bacon, and sausage every morning. Cereal emerged as a healthier alternative at the end of the 19th century.

The invention of one of the most famous brands of cereal was an accident. In 1877, two brothers named John Harvey Kellogg and Will Keith Kellogg were experimenting with food made with boiled wheat. They left a batch out overnight and returned to find it stale. Instead of throwing it away, they rolled it out and discovered that each wheat berry formed its own flake. They baked the flakes and created the first dry breakfast cereal, which we now know as Kellogg’s Corn Flakes!

How popular is cereal? 49% of Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal this means the average American eats 160 bowls of cereal each year – 11.9 pounds of cereal per year.

♥~ Crown Roast of Pork Day:


I discovered this beautiful roast in 2011 and it was so yummy, I now cook one every March.  I order it from our local grocery store, and while the price tag is a little hard on my grocery budget, we do enjoy it over several meals. 

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.

♥~ 1933- Charles Darrow  invented the game  Monopoly. Interesting bit of trivia the “Mr. Monopoly” character that appears on the game boxes and the Chance and Community Chest cards (originally named Rich Uncle Pennybags) is based on J. P. Morgan.

♥~ 1970 – Simon and Garfunkel’s album ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ started a ten week run at No.1 on the US chart. The duo had split-up by the time of release.

♥~ 1976 – A wax Elton John went on display at Madame Tussaud’s in London, the first rocker to appear there since the Beatles 12 years earlier.

♥~ 1998 – Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th NHL goal. He had scored 878 regular season goals and 122 goals in the playoffs.

♥~ 1992 – History’s largest crepe was baked and flipped in Bloemfontein, South Africa. It was 41 feet 2 inches in diameter, an inch and-a-half deep, and weighed 5,908 pounds.

♥~ 2011 – First El Morno was posted 😀

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1934 – Willard Scott (Willard Herman Scott Jr.) weatherman: Today show

♥~ 1974 – Jenna Fischer actress: The Office, Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Promotion, Hall Pass

♥~ 1980 – Laura Prepon, Actress (“That 70s Show”), turns 32

♥~ 1996 –Cole (my son) is 17 years old today. The picture above ^  is from last Saturday, Cole had a birthday gift card and decided he wanted to use it to buy a coat. A COAT. My kid has not really worn a coat since he was 5. I will share more about the momentous occasion later, but for now I will admit it brought a tear to my eye.

★~ Odds and Ends: In honor of El Morno 3rd birthday and Cole’s 17th a few of my favorite Cole videos.

♥~ Cole showed us how to be invisible (May 31,2009)


♥~ Our Easter Tradition: (April 4, 2010)

♥~ Bagel Cutter Demonstration (april 7, 2010)

 ♥~ The right way the peel a banana (May 12, 2010)

♥~ Aunt Carla Visits (August 8, 2010)

♥~ EurythmyMy Kid is such a good sport. (January 25, 2011)

♥~ Oysters anyone? (August 7, 2011)

♥~ New Car (April 7, 2012)

♥ Dry Ice Experiment: Cole’s “Dry Ice Bomb” was just requested and included in this video–FUN!




I’m off to take my birthday boy to school. I’m keeping everything I own crossed that his car is ready on Friday; Audi must deliver parts by a mule that hates snow.  It’s been a year since I’ve had to make the roundtrip to school twice a day and I haven’t missed it. There are better ways to spend quality time together then sitting in traffic.  Todays school run will be fun, tho, and will include a stop at Starbucks; next week he will be back on his own. If he hits one of our massive pot holes (from snow and salt, snow, and salt, snow and salt….you get the picture right?) I’ve threatened to drop him down the pothole and let him take a trip to China.


Hope everyone has a thrilling Thursday. I will be back later to share birthday cake stories.

Odd Loves Company!

19 thoughts on “Cereal Day,Crown Roast of Pork Day, El Morno 3rd Anniversary

  1. Morno,
    Just finished a bowl of life cereal. That roast looks fancy. I would be afraid to suggest it to my sis for Sunday dinner.
    Happy Birthday to Cole. It goes fast but if you’re lucky it goes good and it seems you are very lucky.
    Ouch that pot hole looks bad!
    Have a good one.

    • I think you are right the roast is not a “suggested dinner” unless you suggest that you will order it, buy it, and deliver it…well ahead of time. It’s not hard to make but cooking takes awhile.
      It’s “going good” thanks for the birthday wishes.
      Pot holes are huge!

  2. Happy Birthday to Cole!! Loved the videos. Each one better than the last. I need a bagel slicer!
    I love Crown Pork Roast. My mom fixes it once a year, usually when I am in town. So pretty and tasty! I eat cereal every morno! Usually something healthy but I have been known to indulge in Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes.
    Watch out for Pot holes and have a terrific day.

    • You do NEED a bagel slicer.
      Isn’t the roast good? We love it too.
      Froot loops and Frosted Flakes are two of my favorite cereals but I also love toasted oat squares and lucky charms.

  3. MORNO!
    Liz is back after a wonderful get away and coming home to happy kids and a clean house. My vacation could not have been better but I did miss everyone.
    Happy Birthday Cole! I will watch the videos this afternoon.
    We eat a lot of cereal around here. Name it and I probably have a box in the pantry. I’ve never had one of those roasts but I want too!!
    Cheers to a terrific day!

    • We missed you Liz! Glad you had such a wonderful time. Do you have Lucky Charms?
      Thanks for the Birthday wishes, I will pass them on….!

  4. What is it about boys and blowing stuff up??? The dry ice video was a hoot!
    Happy Birthday to Cole! Seventeen: no longer a boy, not quite yet a man. Enjoy it while you can, even if you have to go to school on your big day!
    Kb, I want a bagel cutter, too, and you brought tears to my eyes as I watched Cole drive off in his new car!
    We’re big cereal-eaters at my house, so I’m pretty sure I’ve got that “160 bowls a year” average beat.
    Happy melting (we hope!)

    • Bagel cutters are a need not a want. OMG handy. Hard to believe its been a year since Cole started driving. I’m now totally spoiled by having a second driver in the house. My yard is very slushy but hopefully by Sunday it will have all drained off.

  5. happy 17th birthday cole! enjoy!
    you really need to do something about cole’s shyness. it may already be too late to get him out of that shell of his…
    happy 3rd el morno to you!
    don’t have cereal for breakfast much, but have had cereal for dinner numerous times.
    that roast looks great!
    glad to hear you are thawing out!

    • Bane of my existence…Coles bashfulness. We have tried everything!
      Quaker oat squares are one of our favorite dinners. They don’t taste anything like oatmeal…which means they are very tasty.
      Finally a little sunshine!

  6. Happy, happy birthday Cole. Kids and puppies just grow up to fast!
    I don’t eat cereal. I drink orange juice and eat half a grapefruit, then It’s ice tea all day long.
    Maybe Cole will make infomercials! Remember the sham Wow guy?

  7. Gosh but time flys when you are having fun, and by the looks of things there is never a dull moment in your house. That makes for a happy home and a well adjusted teen. Happy Birthday Cole. Enjoy the teenage years because they are soon gone and these are the “good ole days” that you will remember as the best ones.

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