Wednesday, April 30, 2014

National Oatmeal Cookie Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Oatmeal Cookie Day - Today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day!

Oats were likely first eaten by the Scottish people. Other countries such as Rome and England looked down on the Scots for eating a food used as animal feed.

The English used to say, "A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people."

The Scots would reply with. "England is noted for the excellence of her horses; Scotland for the excellence of her men."

Oatmeal cookies derived from the Bannocks that were eaten by the ancient people of Scotland during the 5th century. During the middle ages the Scots added spices, raisins, and nuts to the Bannocks that came to be known as oatcakes.

The Quaker Oats company popularized Oatcakes in the early 1900s in the US by printing the recipe on their Oat packages. The recipe was reformulated twice more by Quaker Oats in the 1900s to bring us the Oatmeal cookies we love today.

In the News - They walk among us!

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  • NYPD Cracks Down on Subway Dancing
  • U.S. FCC Chief Details Pledge to Police Internet "Fast Lanes"

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  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Shrimp Scampi Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    Shrimp Scampi Day - Today is Shrimp Scampi Day!

    Shrimp Scampi Day is your opportunity to eat and enjoy a great meal.

    Shrimp scampi is simple and easy to make. And, it is so tasty!

    Just sauté the shrimp with butter and chopped garlic.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • light sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 pound raw, deveined shrimp, with tails
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • pasta or rice
    Melt butter in a sauté pan. Add minced garlic. Slowly simmer for two minutes. Add wine. Simmer another 2 minutes. Add shrimp. Simmer until shrimp is cooked (opaque in color), about 4-5 minutes. Serve hot by itself, or on a bed of pasta or rice. Sprinkle parsley on top.

    In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Man Fakes Kidnapping But Mom Won't Pay $200 Ransom

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  • Monday, April 28, 2014

    National Cubicle Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Cubicle Day - Today is National Cubicle Day!

    Today we are celebrating those ubiquitous corporate caves known as "cubicles."

    One way to celebrate the day: Cubicle decorating contests!

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Google: Driverless Cars Master City Streets
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  • Scientist Predicts Human Microchip Implants Will Not Be Optional
  • Appeals Court Judges Violated Ethics Laws
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  • Friday, April 25, 2014

    Arbor Day, In the News, Tostadas, and Enjoy

    Arbor Day - Today is Arbor Day!

    Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Today, many countries observe this holiday.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • University Stops Students from Handing out Copies of U.S. Constitution
  • 30 Dead Cats Found Hanging from Tree Outside NYC
  • 2 Poodles Abandoned at LAX After Owner Says She Can't Afford to Ship Them
  • NIssan Develops First Self-cleaning Car
  • NRA Seeks Universal Concealed Law

    Tostadas - Laura made wonderful tostadas last evening. She placed shredded boneless, skinless chicken breasts (that I earlier marinated with extra-virgin olive oil, Oriental rice wine vinegar, fresh grated garlic, fresh grated ginger, lime juice, ground black pepper, and ground cumin and grilled), cilantro, avocado, black beans, kernel corn, green onions, four shredded cheeses, and fresh roasted salsa atop tostada shells. This was a delightful meal!

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  • Thursday, April 24, 2014

    National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day - Today is National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day!

    This delicious finger food is popular with kids and cocktail party guests all across the world. In fact, there are many different cultures that have their own unique twists on this comfort food classic.

    In the United Kingdom, pigs-in-a-blanket are small sausages wrapped in bacon. People traditionally serve them as Christmas dinner appetizers. In Israel, kids enjoy Moshe Ba'Teiva (Moses in the Ark), which are miniature hot dogs rolled in a ketchup-covered puff pastry and baked in the oven. In the United States, pigs-in-a-blanket are hot dogs or Vienna sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked until golden brown. Yum!

    No matter where you are or how you decide to cook your pigs-in-a-blanket, make this tasty finger food for dinner tonight and serve it with a side of ketchup. Happy National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day!

    In the News - They walk among us!

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