Better Breakfast Day, Johnny Appleseed Day

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September 26, 2016

Bride Downtown Chicago, Better Breakfast Day, Johnny Appleseed Day

So many beautiful brides having their pictures taken in downtown Chicago this weekend.

★~Today’s Quote: “Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.” ~ Oscar Wilde

★~ Better Breakfast Day:

Better Breakfast Day, Johnny Appleseed Day

Roll your eyes if you like, but the old bromide about breakfast being the most important meal of the day is true (mostly). Breakfast eaters tend to have better diets overall, consuming more fruit, vegetables, milk, and whole grains than non-breakfast eaters. Breakfast also helps to keep your blood sugar in check and chase away fatigue.

The best breakfast foods are: Oatmeal, Greek Yogurt, Wheat Germ, Grapefruit, Bananas, Eggs, Almond Butter, Watermelon, Blueberries, Strawberries, Coffee (rich in antioxidants), Tea, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Orange Juice, Cereal (think Kashi and not Froot Loops) Whole Wheat Bread.

★~ Johnny Appleseed Day:

Better Breakfast Day, Johnny Appleseed

An Odd Dude. Some say Johnny Appleseed was a pioneer but I picture him more as an 1800’s hippie. He wore coffee sacks with holes cut out for his arms, rarely wore shoes even in the winter he could walk over the ice and snow barefooted and the skin was so thick on his feet that even a rattlesnake couldn’t bite through it, he wore a mush hat on his head. A leather bag filled with apple seeds was slung over his shoulder. His dream was to plant so many apple seeds no one would ever go hungry. . .crunch an apple in celebration of Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday.

★~ Today in History:

The Beverly Hillbillies, Better Breakfast Day, Johnny Appleseed Day

♥~ 1962 – “Come and listen to the story ’bout a man named Jed…” The Beverly Hillbillies aired on CBS-TV. U.S. audiences were enchanted with Jed, Ellie Mae, Granny, Jethro, Miss Jane and that banker feller. Enchanted, as in a trance, in fact, for 216 shows. Bluegrass stars Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had the honor of composing and recording the theme song and hit record, The Ballad of Jed Clampett.

♥~ 1964 – Gilligan’s Island began its 98-show run on CBS. The TV show starred Bob Denver in the title role, Jim Backus as Mr. Howell, Natalie Schafer as Lovey Howell, Alan Hale as the Skipper, Russell Johnson as the Professor and Dawn Wells and Tina Louise as Mary Ann and Ginger, respectively.

♥~ 1983 – The longest winning streak in sports — 132 years — was broken. It was the America’s Cup race and the United States team expected to maintain their title; one they were defending for the 25th time. Challenger Australia II won!

♥~ 1987 – Whitney Houston’s fifth consecutive #1 U.S. single hit the top. Didn’t We Almost Have It All was a cut from her LP, Whitney, which was number one on the album charts from June 27 to Sep 11 that year.

★~Born Today:

Better Breakfast Day, Johnny Appleseed Day

♥~ 1888 – T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot Nobel Prize-winning poet [1948]; The Waste Land, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; died Jan 4, 1965

♥~ 1925 – Marty Robbins (Robertson)Country Music Hall of Famer; Grammy Award Winner: El Paso [1960], My Woman, My Woman, My Wife [1970]; A White Sport Coat, Don’t Worry, Devil Woman; actor: Road to Nashville, Ballad of a Gunfighter, Hell on Wheels, The Drifter; last Grand Ole Oprey singer to perform in Ryman Auditorium, 1st to perform in new Opryland; died Dec 8, 1982

♥~ 1933 – Donna Douglas actress: Beverly Hillbillies (Ellie Mae), Frankie and Johnny

♥~ 1948 – Olivia Newton-John singer: You’re the One that I Want, If Not for You, Let Me Be There, I Honestly Love You, Have You Never Been Mellow, Please Mr. Please,Physical, Magic; actress: Grease, Xanadu, Two of a Kind

♥~ 1962Melissa Sue Anderson actress: Little House on the Prairie (Mary Ingalls), The Loneliest Runner, The Equalizer: Memories of Manon

★~ Breakfast Gallimaufry:

Better Breakfast Day, Johnny Appleseed Day

(Cousin Carla had these lemon pancakes for breakfast and shared a taste. WOW were they good!  We are going to try to make them at home: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Here are few things you didn’t know you wanted to know about the most important meal of your day.

Breakfast food is a surprisingly recent invention.
The concept of breakfast food didn’t exist in the U.S. until the mid to late 1800s, according to Abigail Carroll, food historian and author of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal. “People ate breakfast, but it looked a lot like dinner or a snack,” she says. In the 1600s, breakfast was likely to be leftovers, cheese and bread, or stewed grains. Beginning in the mid 1700s to 1800s, people started to add meat and fish to their morning meal. “Meat became standard and central to breakfast and it represented growing prosperity,” says Carroll. “There wasn’t enough meat to have it as the center of breakfast before.”

When people began flocking to cities, they continued to eat large, farmers-sized breakfasts despite being more sedentary, and indigestion (called dyspepsia at the time) became a common health complaint. Dietary reformers like Sylvester Graham started promoting diet changes like vegetarianism and consumption of whole grains as a way to combat dyspepsia. A certain type of whole wheat flour called graham flour (named after Graham of course) became popular.

Another health reformer, James Caleb Jackson, used graham flour to create the first breakfast cereal in 1863 which he called Granula. “He took the graham flour, mixed it with water, baked it, took it out, broke it up, baked it again and came out with the first breakfast cereal which was to be eaten soaked in water or milk,” says Carroll. Some years later, John Harvey Kellogg invented his own cereal version, eventually calling it “Granola.”

Yogurt for breakfast is a very recent phenomenon in the U.S.
Some reports cite the 1980s as the first bump in popularity when low-fat yogurt options came to market, just in time for the low-fat diet craze. The astronomical rise of Greek yogurt is even more recent. Fage, a popular Greek yogurt company based in Greece began distributing in the U.S. in 1998. According to Food Navigator, in 2007 Greek yogurt made up less than 1% of the U.S. yogurt market, but today accounts for over half of dollar sales in the yogurt category.

Fiber and protein are the most important factors in a healthy breakfast.
To get the most vitamins and minerals in the morning, the Mayo Clinic recommends eating a breakfast made up of either whole grains, lean protein, and fruits and vegetables. Consider foods like oatmeal, eggs, peanut butter, or smoothies without added sugar. A healthy breakfast should make you feel more energized throughout the day.

You can eat dessert with breakfast.
Eating a sugary treat in the morning may not be the optimal choice for sustained energy, but don’t cut out that pain au chocolat just yet. Some research suggests eating a little something sweet in the morning can help curb sweet tooth cravings later on. A 2012 study for instance found that people who were eating a low calorie diet and a healthy breakfast, but also incorporated a dessert, had better weight loss results. They reported having fewer cravings and feeling less hungry throughout the day.


Cousin Carla leaves this evening, and as always we’ve had a lot of fun. We ate at a couple trendy restaurants, I’ve been wanting to try (Beatrix and Summer House Santa Monica ) and both offered very tasty fare.  We visited the Art Institute to see some of the paintings from the exhibit America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s. Featuring works by Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Grant Wood. And we took a tour of Frank Lloyd Wrights home and studio; which is something I had done years ago, but enjoyed again with Cole and Carla.  Today, we are going forth to explore the culture of the Fashion Outlet mall and have lunch in the food court.

Will you watch the debates? I am going to tune in to see what candidates bad and worse have planned for us.  I can’t believe this is the 1st presidential election my 20 year old will be voting in.

Late Breaking:  RIP Arnold Palmer.

Odd Loves Company,

3 thoughts on “Better Breakfast Day, Johnny Appleseed Day

  1. You mean I’m first here, even though I’ve taken at least a whole week off?? Gee, that’s amazing!

    Glad Cousin Carla had a good trip, but it’s too bad we didn’t cross paths. I missed the Art Institute and the outlet mall. Maybe next time.

    I’m a big believer in breakfast. I never understood how people could “fast” all night, then get up and go to school or work without fortifying themselves with something healthy (yes, that’s the Virgo in me talking!!)

    • Ha. I wrote this night before and when we woke up at a dead run on Monday, I forgot to hit publish so it languished as a draft until about 2pm. Well past morno-o. Thanks for saving me with at least one comment! My hero.
      We always see more of Chicago when family and friends visit. I haven’t been to the Art Institute in a very long time but this exhibit was one we wanted to see. Carla made it easy. The fashion outlet mall is close to O’hare and has some pretty good deals. Weekends are awful but the rest of the week is great shopping. In Chicago there is always next time! Looks like you had the pretty weather. Chilly and rainy today—-I’m doing a happy dance–except for the mud.
      I love breakfast too! Cole and I have learned to pack breakfast to go and eat it on our way to pick up campers. But, of-course, we succumb to the occasional doughnut.
      Tomorrow is coffee day–a biggie. I know you don’t drink it but for many it is a national pastime. BTW we did get our half price shake!! So yummy! Thanks.

  2. Missed this one. Not sure how. RIP Arnold Palmer. One of the best and one of my hero’s.
    Breakfast has changed for me over the years but I drink a glass of OJ and eat a bowl of Kashi every morning sometimes with Blueberries.
    I watched the debates. I won’t watch the next one.

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