Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Co-op Again, Hooray, Hooray

Back to it.

Why am I not happier?

Mississippi Mud Pie

1c chopped pecans
1c flour
1 stick butter

Melt butter, mix, press into 9X13 pan and bake 350*/20 minutes

Meanwhile, mix

8 oz softened cream cheese
1 c whipped topping, thawed
1c powdered sugar

Spread over crust.


2 packages instant chocolate pudding
3 c milk

Let stand to set a moment, spread over cream cheese mix.

Top with more whipped topping, or chocolate shavings, or graham cracker crumbs, or whatever you happen to have around.

Don't get your hands too close to the children's mouths as they inhale it.

Today is:

Bartholomew Fair -- London, UK

Full Sturgeon Moon a/k/a Full Red Moon, Green Corn Moon, and Grain Moon

Independence Day -- Ukraine

Knife Day

Mania Begins (Really? I thought it had been around forever, especially from watching the behavior of politicians all my life.)

Mundus Patet -- Ancient Roman Calendar (harvest festival that includes ancestors spirits)

National Peach Pie Day

National Waffle Day

Raksha Bandhan -- Hindu (Celebration of the bonds between brothers and sisters -- I don't know about you, but in my house brothers and sisters celebrate their "bonds" by trying to put each other in them!)

Schaferlauf, Germany (Festival to honor St. Bartholomew, Patron of Herdsmen)

St. Bartholomew's Day

St. Owen of Rouen's Day (Patron Saint of Innkeepers, and against Deafness)

Vesuvius Day

Birthday's Today:

Rupert Grint, 1988
Marlee Matlin, 1965
Cal Ripken, Jr., 1962
Steve Guttenberg, 1958
Yasser Arafat, 1929
Hal Smith, 1916
Duke Kahanamoku, 1890
Daniel Gooch, 1816
William Wilberforce, 1759

Today in History:

The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buries Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die, 79
King John of England, a/k/a Humpty Dumpty for having to issue the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angoileme, 1200
Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague, 1349
The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed, 1456
The first English convoy lands at Surat, India, 1608
Calcutta, India is founded, 1690
British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings, 1814
Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle, 1831
The Panic of 1857 begins, touching off one of the most severe economic crises in US history (Which just goes to show you, the more things change, the more they stay the same), 1857
Cornelius Swarthout patents the waffle iron, 1869
The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River Rebellion, 1870
Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim English Channel, 1876
Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera, 1891
Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal, 1909
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly non-stop across the continent, 1932
The treaty creating NATO goes into effect, 1949
France explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world's fifth nuclear power, 1968
Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1991
Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki, 2000
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet, 2006

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