Babbling Day, Count your Buttons Day, Day of the Nacho, Pumpkin Cheesecake

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October 21, 2013

Pikseli in a suspicious mood

★~ Today’s Quote:   “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ― Benjamin Franklin

★~ Babbling Day:

Talk to much

OK, all you motormouths.  Let your mouth run free and babble to your hearts content.

★~ Count Your Buttons Day:


Did you know that in 1940s England, a well-dressed man wore approximately 70 buttons on his clothing (though only a few of them were functional). I searched out that fact so button day would be just a little more exciting. Last year, I wore a shirt with four buttons on count your button day. This year, my jacket has 8 buttons. Ok, now you count how many buttons you’re wearing and share with me. This is fun, isn’t it?

★~ International Day of the Nacho:


International Nacho Day, was initiated in the 1990s in the United States and Mexico. Nacho day honors the inventor of nachos, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya.  Nacho Anya owned,  El Moderno restaurant, located in the border town of Piedras Negras, and invented nacho one afternoon to appease a roomful of hungry Texans while he figured out dinner. It seems his chef had quit without notice.   The dish became known as “nacho’s especiale” and grew to achieve international popularity. Everyone loves nacho.

★~ Pumpkin Cheesecake Day:

During the autumn months, festive pumpkin-flavored treats are everywhere. You can find all sorts of goodies like pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin lattes  and pumpkin cheesecake!

Pumpkin cheesecake is traditionally made with a graham cracker crust and a pumpkin purée cheesecake filling. Did you know that cheesecakes were popular in Greece as early as 2000 BC? Today there are hundreds of variations all over the world. This Southern Living recipe for Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake sounds really good

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1849 – America’s first tattooed showman Irishman, James F. O’Connell, was put on exhibition at the Franklin Theatre in New York.

♥~ 1963 – The Lord’s Prayer album by Mormon Tabernacle Choir was certified Gold (sales of over $1,000,000) by the RIAA.

♥~ 1972 – Chuck Berry’s My Ding-a-Ling hit #1 in the U.S. It was number one for two weeks.

♥~ 1997 – Elton John’s tribute to Princess Diana, Candle in the Wind 1997, was declared by The Guinness Book of Records to be the biggest-selling single record of all time. In 37 days, the single reached 31.8 million copies sold, eclipsing the previous record held by Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. The Crosby song sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide — in 55 years.

♥~ 2010 – The Guinness World Records confirmed that a pumpkin grown in Wisconsin was officially the world’s heaviest pumpkin. Chris Stevens of New Richmond grew the 1,810.5 pound (821.24 kg) gourd. It was 85 pounds (38.56kg) heavier than the record set in Ohio in 2009.

★~Famous Birthdays:

Brent Mydland

♥~ 1772 – Samuel Coleridge poet: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan; died July 25, 1834

♥~ 1952 – Brent Mydland, The Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album ‘Workingman’s Dead’).

♥~ 1955 – Helen Catherine Hardwicke,  Director (“Twilight”) Her most used phrase on set is “Let’s focus, everybody”.

♥~ 1956 – Carrie Fisher actress: Star Wars series, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters, Shampoo; writer: Postcards from the Edge,Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma; daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds

♥~ 1976 – Jeremy Miller actor: Growing Pains, The Willies, Emanon

★~ Good to Know:


The next time you’re enjoying a delightful brunch, be sure to toast the meal’s inventor, Guy Beringer, and his inspiration: the hangover.

The English writer first proposed the idea for the mixed meal in his 1895 essay “Brunch: A Plea.” In it, Beringer defended those nursing their Sunday morning hangovers.

Instead of rousing folks from bed and confronting them with a heavy spread of meat pies, Beringer proposed a midmorning compromise: a hybrid meal that could lead with tea pastries and segue into meatier dishes. That way, brunchers wouldn’t be forced to stuff rich fare down their gullets. Instead, they could slowly shake off their headaches and calm their gurgling stomachs. If someone needed to chase the meal with a hair-of-the-dog cocktail, nobody would judge.

Best of all, Beringer believed that friends could share their debauched tales of the previous evening. “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling,” Beringer wrote. “It makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings.”

The delicious British invention took 30 years to catch on in the States, but we have been enjoying Bloody Marys with our pancakes ever since.


Yesterday, was our  Saucy Aussies Halloween brunch! We all stood up and offered a toast to Guy Beringer. Applause too!   Not really.  In between making sure the french toast bake didn’t burn and figuring out the correct answer to, “Did you make the ham from scratch.” The last person on my mind was good old Guy.  My brunch menu received lots of compliments and nobody made a mad dash for the bathroom, so I am going to call it a  success. However, I did have a back up plan. I put up ALL my Halloween decorations, so if I had a food flop I could distract the guest with the decorations until the pizza arrived. Antoniette leaves for Las Vegas (the final leg of her journey) in about an hour. We’ve  had so much fun; I hate for her to leave.  Saucy could hire out as the perfect house guest. No fooling. My mother and Cousin Carla come close, but my mom has complained about about a shortage of tp and Carla tried to poison me with gum. On the other hand, they both cook, my Mom sewed a tutu for a turtle, and Carla mixed 50 pounds of Obleck.  Ok, I get it now, I’m the type of hostess that inspires perfect house guests to visit me. It’s a gift.  

Time to brush my teeth, and let my pups out before my airport run. Wishing you all a Merry Monday!

Odd Loves Company!

12 thoughts on “Babbling Day, Count your Buttons Day, Day of the Nacho, Pumpkin Cheesecake

  1. Morno,
    Early bird today and my internet is humming. Looks like a jam packed Monday. So the brunch was invented as a cure for the hangover. Sounds reasonable to me. Not sure if the bakery will have a pumpkin cheese cake but they are sure to have pumpkin something.
    Sounds like a mutual fan club between Antoinette and Chicago.
    Off to work.

    • This morno we were a good team. Antoinette seemed to really like Chicago. She said it reminded her of Melbourne. It really is a fun city.
      Did you find your pumpkin something?

  2. So happy Antoinette enjoyed her trip to Chicago — safe travels back, Saucy Aussie!!
    Okay, I’m counting buttons this morno, and the answer is “one.” It’s on my jeans. My top is a zippered hoodie, so no buttons there. I’m not counting a jacket since it’s not on right now. You’ve got me way beat with your 8!
    Cute dog picture.
    Glad Cole had a safe trek south.

    • ONE? Surely next year you can do better! But graded on a button curve in this group you would be near the top.
      Safe trip and I bet he is plotting against me again as I type!

  3. Babbling day. Guess that means I should have more patience for a babbling co-worker today. She can babble on about anything, everything, and nothing for what seems like forever.
    I love anything pumpkin but I don’t think I’ve ever had pumpkin cheese cake. Count me in for five buttons.
    Antoinette sounds like a lot of fun. I am certain you bring out the best in your house guests.

    • Finally someone who came to El Morno prepared. Try some pumpkin cheese cake. If you like pumpkin and cheesecake it is a very nice combination.

  4. I feel like such a failure because I only have 1 button on my shorts today. Now yesterday I could have claimed 20 with 10 on my shirt and 10 on my pants. Non functioning, all of them, but there all the same. I should have planned ahead for button day.
    So glad that the Saucy Aussie had such a fabulous time. Sorry I could not be a part of it as it sounds like it was fabulous in every way. And I would dare say that being the perfect guest has a lot to do with having the perfect hostess. Just saying!!!
    Happy Monday!

    • Loser! BUT Irene below had O! There is always next year.
      Thank you, we tried to make our Aussie feel at home in Chicago, she said we succeeded and that made us very happy.

  5. Love that expressive pup!
    Zero buttons today. Will try harder next year.
    Don’t really like the taste of pumpkin. I’ll leave it to others.
    Glad to know your brunch went off without a hitch. Doing another brunch?
    Good day!

  6. I live with a motor mouth….geeez, however, that is why he is such a good salesman.
    Love nachos
    I am on a pumpkin spice anything lately..yum, there is even a pumpkin spice cake mix now…and a pumpkin spice coffee creamer. 😀

    • Have you had a Starbucks pumpkin spice Latte? Here is how to order it:
      Grande, Tall, or Vente
      Pumpkin Spice Latte
      Whole milk
      stirred (very important)
      with whip!

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