Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Veggie Delight

 Okay, ladies and germs, everybody front and center! i called.

#2 Son looked up from what he was reading on the computer, Little Girl paused over a math calculation at the kitchen table, and Bigger Girl, who has hyperacute hearing and knows when a fly sneezes in the next room, came downstairs.

"What's up, mom?" Bigger Girl asked.

Tonight's dinner is supposed to be vegetable beef soup, and just veggie soup for you two ladies.  The beef is here, the stock is here, where are the vegetables?

Note:  when i make this dish, i use the leftovers from the Sunday roast, and frozen veggies, and home made stock, among other things.  Nothing goes to waste in this house, if you have leftovers, you have lunch or your have recycled leftovers a couple of days later.

Three guilty looks were exchanged.

"Do you mean the bags of frozen broccoli and cauliflower?" Little Girl asked.

Yes, and the mixed veggies, too.

"Well," Bigger Girl started, "last night i cooked some of it into the vegetarian spaghetti sauce from the other day..."

"The rest I stir-fried in olive oil and Little Girl and I had a midnight snack," #2 Son added.

Figures.  Other kids, parents have to hide the cookies.  My kids, i have to hide the vegetables.

Yes, i'm happy about that.

Today is:

Abolition Day -- Saint Barthelemy

Curious Events Holiday -- Fairy Calendar

Establishment of the Samitinget in Norway -- Sami People's Parliament

Face Your Fears Day -- a day to try to do something you've always been afraid to do

Feast of Abraham the Patriarch -- Christian

Festival for Fausta Felicitas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of good luck and joy)

Festival for Venus -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Give Peace a Chance Day / Instant Karma Day -- in honor of the birth of John Lennon

Independence Day -- Uganda(1962)

Korean Alphabet Day -- Korea (Hangul Nal)

Leif Erickson Day -- Iceland; Norway; Minnesota and Wisconsin, US

Messenger Appreciation Day -- 10/9 in radio talk is a request to repeat information

Moldy Cheese Day -- sorry, but i do not like the stinky, moldy cheeses, at least not the heavier ones

Mop Fair -- Tewksbury, England (through tomorrow; festival dating back to the 12th century, originally a fair in which prospective employers came to find laborers)

National Day of Honor -- Peru (sometimes translated as Day of Dignity; commemorates the nationalization of the countries oil fields)

National Submarine/Grinder/Hoagie/Hero/PoBoy/Pierogi Day -- each of these has its own special day, but today you get to pick which one you want

St. Denis' Day (Patron of possessed people; France; Paris, France; against frenzy, headaches, rabies, and strife)

St. Dionysius the Areopagite's Day (considered the first Bishop of Athens, mentioned in Acts 17; Patron of Zakynthos Island, Greece; against headaches and the devil)

St. Louis Bertrand's Day (Patron of Caribbean vicariates; Columbia; Dominican novices)

Takayama Matsuri Autumn Festival -- Takayama, Japan (ancient, elaborate floats parade through the old city; through tomorrow)

Widecombe Fair -- Widecombe-in-the-Moor, UK (9am 'til late)

World Post Day / Universal Postal Union Day -- International

Ziua Nationala de Comemorare a Holocaustului -- Romania (National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust)

Anniversaries Today:

King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII of England, 1514

Birthdays Today:

Eddie Guerrero, 1967
Tony Shalhoub, 1953
Scott Bakula, 1954
Sharon Osbourne, 1952
Jackson Browne, 1948
John Entwistle, 1944
Brian Lamb, 1941
John Lennon, 1940
Jacques Tati, 1908
Bruce, Catton, 1899
Camille Saint-Saens, 1835
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1823 (with her husband, the first black newspaper
publishers in the US)
Robert de Sorbon, 1201 (founded Sorbonne University, Paris)

Today in History:

Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (somewhere in New England or Nova Scotia, possibly?), 1000
Leif Ericson lands in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, a definitive European landing in the "New World", 1003
The Korean Hangual alphabet is devised, 1446
Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land, 1635
Collegiate School of CT (Yale University) is chartered in New Haven, 1701
Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California, 1776
City of Hobart, Tasmania, founded, 1804
Official opening of the University of Ghent, 1817
Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine motor, 1855
Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass., patents the first Calliope, 1855
The first US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania, 1865
Aaron Montgomery starts the mail order business that will later become Montgomery Ward, 1872
The Universal Postal Union is created as part of the Treaty of Berne, 1874
The first 2-way telephone conversation over outdoor wires occurs, 1876
Washington Monument opens to the public, 1888
Woodrow Wilson becomes the first US president to attend a World Series Game, 1915
National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) forms, 1926
Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to L.A., 1936
A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia, 1967
The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia, 1970
Abolition of capital punishment in France, 1981
A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, 1992
North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device, 2006
First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program, 2009


  1. ***tiptoes away TREMENDOUSLY IMPRESSED by you!**

  2. Miz, my kids do snack on other stuff, but they have very little of it because they have to buy it themselves. That really helps, they'd rather spend my money on food and theirs on other stuff!

  3. Hiding the vegetables was never an issue at our house. I seem to be the only one here who loves them.


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