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July 6, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. ~ Maya Angelou
★~ Fried Chicken Day:
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.
Cousin Carla makes the best fried Chicken but Betty comes in 2nd Betty’s Derby Fried Chicken
★~ 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.
♥~ 1944 – A fire engulfed a Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus big top in Hartford, CT. The fire, and an ensuing stampede in the main tent, combined to kill 169 people. Another 487 were injured. The tragedy became known as ‘the day the clowns cried..’
♥~ 1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they’d been paying someone else to do for them.
♥~ 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.
♥~ 200o – 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
★~ Good to Know: Odds and Ends
What Happens When You Crack and Egg Underwater
When the Taliban Meets Hobby Lobby (New Yorker)
Wouldn’t want to share an ice cream cone with the big guy…or a cupcake….
A black bear with a sweet tooth crashed a little kid’s birthday party on Saturday. Literally. The uninvited guest shimmied its way up onto the roof of a Starr Hill home, crashed through a skylight and landed in the middle of Alicia Bishop’s and Glenn Merrill’s living room, the homeowners say. Click to read more.
Cheering, Aren’t you?
Don’t Ignore Me:
To The Rescue:
Meh, Good, Better, Best
My muchacho (of-course, I can speak Spanish) is feeling mucho mejor. Ok. I’ll stop showing off. Yesterday, after taking my teen to the doctor for a second Strep test that came back negative, more lab work, and a just in case antibiotic I headed home with my patient. Soon after he informed me that green tea might be the cure for what ailed him. Mmm. Why not, it would be good to escape the house for a bit and make a run to the store. Oh. The green tea that offered the most promise of a cure was sold at Argo tea shop. Mmm. Fine. The tea cost $20.00 for 2 ounces—which makes about 15 small cups of tea. Holy teacup. And that’s not all, the tea needs to be steeped at 170 degree to soak the most out of each leaf; to make sure the water is the correct temp requires a tea thermometer. No. No. A cooking thermometer would work fine or the tea drinker could take my word that 170 degrees was when bubbles just start to form on the surface of the water. I have no idea if this is true but it sounds right. We had white honey at home to use as a sweetener. By the time we left the store I was praying the kid would recover before I killed him. This morning, my kid woke up and it was a miracle! Who knows or cares if it was the green tea, antibiotic, or my prayers, but Cole feels so much better. Not 100% but much, much better. Thank Goodness, we are down to an ounce of tea.
Off to make Lemonade….wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday!
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