Sunday, August 2, 2015

Silly Sunday: Cooking up a fuss!

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

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"Well, the Alfredo sauce was a hit!" Little Girl said as she climbed in the car when i picked her up from the club pool across the street to go clean the shelter the other day.

You brought fettuccine Alfredo to the pool? i asked.

"Yes, well, it's kind of a long story, but I was telling Annie that I make a really good Alfredo sauce, and she wanted to try it, then the others wanted to try it, and so I brought some and some cookies to the pool and, well, it was a hit!"  She held up a grocery bag with one of my plastic containers, some forks, and a bag of cookies empty except for one last, lonely occupant, which she proceeded to devour while on our way.

It's wonderful that all of my kids know how to cook.   All the time letting them "mess around" in the kitchen, all the homeschool co-op cooking classes, and all the times they watched celebrity chefs and then decided to "cook like that" are worth it when they can feed themselves and friends.

Speaking of teaching cooking reminds me of a joke.

It was Thanksgiving, de whole fam'ly and kin was at de house on de bayou, an' Clothile was in de kitchen.  Mos' de kids was outside, but Li'l Adele stay in de kitchen, watchin' Clothile ever' move.

Now Clothile don' mind dat, so she start show Li'l Adele how she chop de onion and make de roux, but Li'l Adele jes' watch an' not say anyt'in'.

Fin'ly, it be time to check de turkey in de oven, so Clothile she open de oven an' stick in de thermometer.

At dat, Li'l Adele find her voice an' she pipe up an' say, "You take it temp'ture?  Mais, if dat bird be sick, I don' wan' eat none of it!"

Today is

Day of the Airborne Forces -- Russia; Ukraine

Day of Azerbaijani Cinema -- Azerbaijan (anniversary of the 1898 showing of the first motion pictures taken in Azerbaijan)

Distribution of Charity Monies -- Fairy Calendar (Imps only)

Festival of Amen and Hapi -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (offerings to the god of transcendent powers and the god of the Nile to assure the flooding of the Nile; date approximate)

Festival of Domhnach Chrom Dubh -- Ireland (Black Chrom's Sunday, associated with the god Lugh and connected to the festival of Lammas; also connected to John Barleycorn, the personification of the grain, who is killed by being harvested at this time; many honor St. Patrick's Fast by making a pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, where he fasted until he overcame the pagan deity Crom Cruach [Crom of the Reek])
Lincoln Penny Day -- US (the Lincoln Cent entered circulation on this day in 1909, and is one of the longest running coins in continual production in history)

Loch-mo-Naire Pilgrimage -- Loch mo Naire, Scotland (tonight from midnight to 1am tomorrow is the magical hour, complete the ritual there to be healed by the waters because of magic stones in the water that a Celtic priestess put there)

Make Some Old Fashioned Lemonade Day

National Doll Day -- US (another with its own Facebook page) 

National Friendship Day -- US (designated by Congress in 1935)

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Nuestra Senora de los Angeles -- Costa Rica (Feast of Our Lady of the Angels)

Palio Del Golfo -- La Spezia, Italy (a special, traditional rowing contest over a 2,000m course)

Shimizu Minato Matsuri -- Shimizu City, Japan (through the 4th, commemorates the reopening of Shimizu Port to international trade)

Sisters' Day® -- celebrating the bond between sisters, as begun by Tricia Eleogram; a wiki page on how to celebrate this day  

St. Elias' Day (Elijah the Prophet)  related observance
     Iliden -- Bosnia-Herzegovina; Ukraine; other Slavic countries where he is titled St. Ilia 
     Republic Day -- Macedonia

St. Eusebius of Vercelli's Day (Patron of Vercelli, Italy)

Swiss Volksfest -- New Glarus, WI, US (celebration of Swiss Independence Day)

Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day -- if the US is really determined to keep the littlest coins, the least we can do is pool them together in the trays so conveniently found in stores and restaurants

Worldwide Forgiveness Day -- sponsored by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance 

Anniversary Today:

The first US Census is recorded, 1790

Birthdays Today:

Edward Furlong, 1977
Michael Weiss, 1976
Sam Worthington, 1976
Mary-Louise Parker, 1964
Victoria Jackson, 1959
Butch Patrick, 1953
Kathryn Harrold, 1950
James Fallows, 1949
Joanna Cassidy, 1944
Wes Craven, 1939
Lamar Hunt, 1932
Peter O'Toole, 1932
James Baldwin, 1924
Carroll O'Connor, 1924
Myrna Loy, 1905
Jack L. Warner, 1892
Elisha Gray, 1835
Pierre "Peter" Charles L'Enfant, 1754

Today in History:

Philip II of Macedon leads his army to defeat the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, which secured Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean, BC338
Hannibal leads his Corinthian army to defeat the superior forces of Rome, BC216
Henry Hudson sails into what it is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean, 1610
First United States Census, 1790
First parachute jump in the US, 1819
Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms, 1869
Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, 1870
Andrew Hallidie tests the first cable car system in San Francisco, 1873
Wild Bill Hickok meets his death; shot in the back while playing poker, his hand, a pair of Aces and a pair of eights, is now called "Dead Man's Hand", 1876
Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Cannary) dies, 1903
Typhoon in China kills about 60,000, 1922
The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson, 1932
Pakistan is re-admitted back into the Commonwealth of Nations, 1989
Iraq invades Kuwait, setting the stage for the Gulf War, 1990
Two previously unknown works by Mozart - a concerto movement and a prelude, are performed in Salzburg, Austria, 2009
The U.S. Government estimates the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, 2010


  1. Thanks for sharing. Happy new month!

  2. Brilliant three cheers for Alfredo sauce heheh!

    LOL @ the joke :-)

    Have a saucytastic day :-)

  3. That turkey ain't getting any better.

  4. Bwahahahahahaha. I don't want to eat that bird if it's sick either. Cute, cute and cute.

    I'm so happy your kids love to cook. It's so important.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  5. That does sound like something a child would say. Funny!

  6. Children are great! Thank you so much for sharing!!! LOL! :)

  7. Children are great! Thank you so much for sharing!!! LOL! :)