I am more than blessed with bananas.
Banana bread will figure largely in the gifts I will be giving people this year, as I was able to get a good quantity of bananas. They are just at the slightly overripe stage where they are great for bread and smoothies, and therefore marked down for quick sale.
Now I just need to convince the kids to do the baking for me (won't take much convincing, actually, they do it all the time, and leave the evidence in the sink for me to find the next morning), with me supervising so #2 Son doesn't use too much nutmeg. In his opinion, there is no such thing as too much nutmeg, but trust me, there is.
Babies are fun, and little kids cute, but still home and old enough to cook or really help cook is a great age for children.
Bona Dea Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar (celebration of goodness)
Feast of Liu-Hsing, China (stellar god of happiness)
Independence Day, Singapore
International Day of Persons with Disabibilities
Make a Gift Day
National Ice Cream Box Day
Reinvigorate Your Brain by Reading Something Day
St. Francis Xavier's Day (patron of Australia, Borneo, China, Goa,
India, missionaries, Outer Mongolia, tourism)
Illinios becomes the 21st US State, 1818
Brendan Fraser, 1968
Daryl Hannah, 1960
Julianne Moore, 1960
Ozzy Osbourne, 1948
Jean-Luc Godard, 1930
Andy Williams, 1927
John Backus, 1924
Joseph Conrad, 1857
Charles Alfred Pillsbury, 1842
Today in History:
Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, 1586
In an uprising over mining licenses, which came to be called the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in what many claim to be the birth of Australian democracy, 1854
The trial of Jefferson Davis starts with the first blacks on a US trial jury, 1868
Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel, 1878
Neon lights make their public debut at the Paris Auto Show, 1910
The Quebec Bridge, after almost 20 years of planning and construction, opens, 1917
The first successful Technicolor movie, "Tall of the Sea," premiers in NYC, 1922
Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100, 1948
Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast, 1950