Monday, October 13, 2014

Columbus Day, Food, In the News, and Enjoy

Columbus Day - Today is Columbus Day!

Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492, as a holiday or official celebration.

The landing is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza ("Day of the Race") in many countries in Latin America, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain, as Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina, as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Belize and Uruguay and as Giornata Nazionale di Cristopher Columbus or Festa Nazionale di Cristopher Columbus in Italy and in the Little Italys around the world.

These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century and officially in various areas since the early 20th century. This holiday has met with a long history of opposition with several regions in the United States either refusing to observe it or celebrating a different event entirely.

Food - Laura produced a particularly delightful breakfast Saturday morning: She made Potatoes O'Brien from scratch, delicious sausage patties (she seasoned ground pork sausage with a variety of herbs and spices and hand-fashioned patties), and fried eggs. It was an excellent meal. Following this, we scampered into the living room and began a day of movie viewing.

For dinner, I produced a stellar meal on our Weber grill: I dry-rubbed thick filets mignon and grilled them over intense heat. I achieved a wonderful charing on the outside while maintaining a nice rare center. I seasoned and grilled zucchini, sweet peppers, and huge white mushrooms.

Laura produced some excellent garlic and parmesan bread using the broiler in the indoor oven.

In the News - They walk among us!

  • Bus Kills Man During Paintball Zombie Shoot at Idaho Corn Maze
  • School Bans Birthday Cake, Sweets
  • Disgruntled Employee Steals Train
  • Patient Hijacks Ambulance from Hospital and Drives It Home
  • California Police Search for Creepy Clowns Carrying Knives

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!