Lasagna Day, Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day, Rain Day

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July 29, 2014


★~ Today’s Quote: The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

★~ National Lasagna Day:

Lasagna Day,  Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day, Rain Day

It all began with a pan! The term “lasagna” comes from the Greek word, “lasagnum,” meaning dish or bowl. The ancient Greeks first used these baking dishes. Later the  Romans used the same style of dish, but created a recipe to go along with the dish which they called  “lasagnum” it was made with layers of  pasta with other food fillings in-between. This new “lasagnum” was so popular it spread across Europe, eventually reaching Britain, where it was published in the very first cookbook.

Food historians believe the Italians changed the name from “lasagnum,” to “lasagna” and the name became associated with the pasta dish.

One of the most famous recipes for lasagna is served at New York’s Del Posto restaurant.  It features 100 layers — 50 coatings of sauce between 50 sheets of handmade pasta. Frankly, I can’t believe it is one bit better than my sweet Mothers lasagna!

8 Cheesy Recipes in Honor of National Lasagna Day

★~ Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day:

Lasagna Day,  Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day, Rain Day

If you wish to catch some mice,
First, some cheese you must sacrifice.
So, purchase the cheese
upon this day,
And a mouse-free house
is here to stay!

Why not. It could work.

★~ Rain Day:

Lasagna Day,  Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day, Rain Day

Sit a spell. Take your shoes off. Come and listen to a story about a farmer born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania on a rainy July 29, 1874. One day, this farmer told Byron Daly, the owner of the drug store, that tomorrow he should expect rain. The farmer made this guess because it always rained on his birthday, July 29. When the farmer’s prediction proved true, Mr. Daly made an annual game of it, betting store patrons and townspeople that they could expect rain on July 29. The typical wager for this bet? A hat. Every year it rained, and every year Mr. Daly won himself a new hat. Over the years, Daly and his son amassed a huge collection of hats, which were donated to raise money for charity. So, next time it rains on Rain Day, just think, somebody out there is winning a hat. And somebody’s bare head is getting soaking wet.  I

If you would like to listen to rain: Rainy Mood.

★~ Today in History:

Treasure Island, Lasagna Day,  Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day, Rain Day

♥~ Mary, Queen of Scots married for the second time. Her new husband was Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley.  The marriage lasted less than two years.  There was an explosion in Henry’s bedroom, but some sources say he died of strangulation, not from the blast.

♥~ 1773 – The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, OH.

♥~ 1914 – The first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when two people held a conversation between New York and San Francisco.

♥~ 1950 – RKO pictures released the Walt Disney adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson literary classic, Treasure Island.

♥~ 1981 – Millions of people around the world watched on television as England’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer took center stage amidst the pomp and splendor of their royal wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Their marriage ended in divorce 15 years later.

♥~ 2005 – Scientists reported a tenth planet, bigger than Pluto, to be the farthest-known object in the solar system. Later named Eris, the planet was 9 billion miles — or about three times Pluto’s distance — from the Sun. Eris orbits the Sun once every 560 Earth years.

★~ Born Today:


♥~ 1966 – Martina McBride country singer: The Time Has Come, The Way I Am, Wild Angels, Evolution, Live from the Crazy Horse [Radio Show]

♥~ 1972 – Wil Wheaton actor: Stand by Me, Toy Soldiers, Star Trek: the Next Generation, The Liar’s Club

★~ Gallimaufry:

Our campers are thrilled to see their families, but we have never had a fainter.



Susie Cute, Lasagna Day,  Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day, Rain Day

I’ve posted a lot of pictures on our Camp Facebook page.  A Doberman and a Sheltie will soon be added to our Facebook header collections.

Catching up with various and sundry after enjoying Cousin Carla’s visit. Carla wrote a very nice Haiku while she was visiting…

Fun family times
Visiting in Chicago
Hiding giant bear

I’ll have to explain about the giant bear. Soon. Right now my vacuum needs to visit the repair shop and we must finish painting the picnic table, ho hum. I do, however, have my Ninja blender (Pina Colada supplies included) and Whirley popcorn maker to fortify me.

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Odd Loves Company,

8 thoughts on “Lasagna Day, Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day, Rain Day

  1. I’m with Garfield Lasagna is good food. Heavy and hot in the summer but I wouldn’t walk away from a plate of it.
    I thought mice were more attracted to peanut butter than cheese. I guess the poem wouldn’t work as well if you used pb.
    Cute dog with the long tongue. I’m glad Harry doesn’t have fainting spells.
    Have a good one.

    • I love Lasagna too. My Mom makes great Lasagna.
      I’ve heard mice prefer peanut butter, but I’m not sure they are all that discerning.
      Susie is a cutie for sure. I can’t imagine a cat fainting. More than likely they cause fainting by sneaking up on you 😀

  2. I was one of those people who crawled out of bed in the wee hours of the morno to watch Diana wed her prince — very impressive ceremony, and her dress was spectacular!

    That poor fainting dog — I tell you, I’d HATE listening to that high-pitched squealing, though! Have to check out your Sheltie header — did you use anybody we know (Dawn’s princess, perhaps??)

    Don’t forget to explain about the giant bear — sounds like a good story!

    • Well then we little did we know it but we watched the royal wedding together. Such fun! Now I am royal baby watching. Are you?
      The Sheltie header is in the works. Cole is doing one breed each week.
      The bear. I will tell the story – silly cousins.

  3. It just rained. Not too much, but I’ll take it.
    No lasagna though. *Rain* check……
    I get a big kick out of Susie! How old is she?
    That Schnauzer’s screams got Nik’s attention! Somehow, my late Sam the Schnauzer was rather quiet. He had his moments though.
    Good day!

    • Hahaha. Rain check 😀
      Susie is about 7 but you would never be able to tell it by her level of activity. Of-course, after playing she crashes for hours. Deer Hounds love to sleep. I just love her. She plays hard with the big dogs and gentle with the little ones.
      I have not had many Schnauzer but they have all been on the quiet side with “moments.” Lets hope this Schnauzer was simple having a reunion moment.

  4. We had rain again last night! Finally the monsoon’s have arrived! Since the monsoons are back so are the Hummingbird moths. They are so tiny and cute.
    Lasagna is a wonderful dish, in the Fall or Winter.
    Susie is a darling dog.

    • RAIN. I hope it settles all the dust. Daddy’s picture of the Hummingbird moth was very cute.
      You make great Lasagna…maybe as good as Joe’s :-D.
      Susie. Love her.

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