Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Fried Chicken Day July 6, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Fried Chicken Day

The bird gets the spotlight on Fried Chicken Day, and stomachs are rumbling already. Move over vegetarians, there’s a deep-fried chicken leg and breast coming this way!
To add more pizzazz to the day, coat the legendary southern food in spices and yell “Yeehaw!” Cover the chicken with a mixture of cayenne pepper, garlic powder and paprika to put the spring back in the step. A little hot sauce? Sure, let’s go all out! Serve the mouth-watering fried food with chicken gravy to up the yum-factor even more.
Pair the succulent bird with waffles for a classic combo. Or, why not make chicken the star of the show and add a tasty side dish? Lip-smacking sides include buttermilk biscuits, cold potato salad or coleslaw. With fried chicken on the plate, the taste is sure to taste clucking good!

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece.
Usage:What hautboys and Zamora bagpipes we shall hear, what tabors, timbrels, and rebecks!

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Idiom of the Day

God's honest truth

 — The absolute, unequivocal truth. (I.e., as if spoken by God Himself.


Annette Kellerman (1887)

Kellerman was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville and film star, and writer. Her 1907 performance of "water ballet" is often credited with popularizing the sport of synchronized swimming. Kellerman was also known for advocating the right of women to wear one-piece bathing suits and was once famously arrested for indecency for doing so herself.

Rath Yatra

Rath Yatra is an outpouring of tens of thousands of pilgrims to honor Jagannath, Lord of the Universe, in Puri in the state of Orissa, India. During the festival, wooden images of Jagannath, his brother, Balbhadra, and his sister, Subhadra, are taken in procession in three huge chariots or carts that look like temples and are called raths. They go from the Jagannath Temple to be bathed at Gundicha Mandir, a temple about a mile away. This is such a popular festival because all castes are considered equal, and everyone has to eat the food prepared by low caste men at the shrine. 

'Welcome to Jupiter!' NASA's Juno Space Probe Arrives at Giant Planet

NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.

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1858 - Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine. 

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1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur Institute. 

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1905 - Fingerprints were exchanged for the first time between officials in Europe and the U.S. The person in question was John Walker. 

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1928 - "The Lights of New York" was previewed in New York's Strand Theatre. It was the first all-talking movie.

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1933 - The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago. The American League beat the National League 4-2. 

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1948 - Frieda Hennock became the first woman to serve as the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. 

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1957 - Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title. She was the first black athlete to win the event. 

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1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender. 


If You Were Born Today, July 6
You are passionate, proud, and highly sensitive, although this is not always immediately obvious. Seeking to balance your emotions is the major key to success in life, as is learning to let go and move forward. You are excellent at networking, but you are also moody - extroverted one day and introverted the next. You have family connections and support, and you can be quite a collector, as you are both sentimental and intrigued with history. You are good at big-picture thinking as well as tending to details. Famous people born today: Merv Griffin, Janet Leigh, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis Jackson, Della Reese.

Picture of the day
Hercules is a constellation named after Hercules, the Roman mythological hero adapted from the Greek hero Heracles. Here he is shown holding Cerberus, a former constellation now included within Hercules. One of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, Hercules is the fifth largest of the 88 modern constellations.
This illustration comes from Urania's Mirror, a set of 32 astronomical star chart cards first published in November 1824. The figure of Hercules appears upside down in the sky relative to neighboring constellations, such as Corona Borealis.

Picture of a rainbow over Havasu Falls in Arizona

Once-in-a-Lifetime View

Photograph by Cory Mottice, National Geographic 
A rainbow adds magic to an already paradisiacal scene captured by Cory Mottice at Havasu Falls, Arizona. “The clouds looked promising for a decent sunset, so I left my campsite and headed up to Havasu Falls,” he writes. “Instead, I was treated to a once-in-a-lifetime view.”

Some assembly required :)------> except that isn't enough yarn to make a sweater.... :P ;):

Lattice Back Tank Top




knit, 0 - 24 mths






thanks, shelley



Fried Chicken

Slow Cooker Fried Chicken

Wizard of Oz

Easy Fruit Sorbet (Only 3 ingredients and so many flavors!)



CHILDREN'S CORNER ... outdoor game
Attach cups of popcorn to your shoes and hustle across the lawn trying not to spill! The person with the most popcorn at the end of the race wins! 


The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. - Joseph Campbell


University of Dundee PhD student Maria Maclennan is the world’s first forensic jeweler—helping identify victims by jewelry found at crime scenes. -------------------- Kentucky Fried Chicken introduced edible nail polish in China. -------------------- King Edward II established the first means to measure shoes size—he used barleycorn!

Drinking - Make Toasted Marshmallow Shot Glasses



1 comment:

  1. Missin' my mom's fried chicken. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:)