★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 7, 2013
★~ 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 😀
♥~ 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)
♥~ Eurythmy: My 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.
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