Friday, October 23, 2009

For once, a break.

Bananas were on sale.

It is Sweetie's birthday.

How is that a break?

He doesn't want a cake for his birthday. He wants my home made banana pudding.

1c sugar
4T corn starch
pinch sugar
4c heavy cream
1t vanilla extract
1 stick butter

Cook over very low heat a long time until thick, layer with vanilla wafer cookies and lots of bananas. Top with fresh ground nutmeg. Cover with wrap and hide in the fridge overnight.

It will be gone in one sitting.

Today is:

Canning Day

Chulalongokorn Day, Thailand

Feast of Fools

Festival of Forgotten Gods

National Boston Cream Pie Day

National Mole Day, from 6:02AM to 6:02PM, in honor of Avogadro's Number

Revolution Day, Hungary

Swallows leave Capistrano Day (After today, in spite of what you think, the natives will tell you that bird is not a swallow.)

St. James' Day

St. John of Capistrano's Day

TV Talk Show Host Day (The way some of them behave, do they deserve a day? Well, I guess everyone is good for something, even if only for being a bad example!)

Birthdays Today:

Al Leiter, 1965
Randy Pausch, 1960
Nancy Grace, 1959
"Weird" Al Yankovic, 1959
Martin Luther King III, 1957
Dwight Yoakam, 1956
Michael Crichton, 1942
Pele' 1940
Johnny Carson, 1925
Frank Rizzo, 1920
Gummo Marx, 1893

Today in History:

According to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher and based on the Bible, Creation begins, BC4004
Second Battle of Philippi, Brutus defeated by Octavian and Marc Antony, Brutus commits suicide, BC42
A tornado, possibly a T8/EF4, strikes in the heart of London, destroys London Bridge (then a wooden structure), 1091
The Jews of Barbados are forbidden from engaging in retail trade, 1668
A revolt is held in Haarlem after a public ban on smoking, 1690
First Jewish prayer books printed in the US, 1760
The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring blacks from the army, 1775
Failed coup against the Emperor Napoleon, 1812
The first plastic surgery is performed, in England, 1814
The New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office, 1876
The First National Horseshoe Throwing Championship is held in Kellerton, Iowa, 1915
Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori & Dr. Gerty Cori are first spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes, 1947

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My dad seldom cooked, but he was a pro at making banana pudding. Thanks for the memories. Enjoy the special day.