Monday, September 28, 2009

Dogpatch Day Recipe Show

Cartoonist Al Capp was born 100 years ago today. Is it true Al Capp "created" Sadie Hawkins Day? You'll have to pop on over to my Sadie Hawkins Day post to find out the details. In the meantime, here's a slideshow of "comic" recipes including Al Capp's Country Gravy, Country Fried Potatoes and Black-Eyed Beans all gleaned from the Cartoonist Cookbook published by The Newspaper Comics Council in 1966. The book also includes a foreword by "The Father of American Gastronomy," James Beard. Enjoy:)

I'll be around visiting your delicious posts as soon as I make the final touches on the Pizza Party Mix-Up Game. What's the Pizza Party Mix-Up Game? You'll have to stop back on October 1st, which also happens to be my Blogoversary. Curious? Oh, okay, I'll divulge the prizes. Prizes? There's going to be three prizes personally selected by me and Channon, a Consultant from The Pampered Chef® That's all I'm going to tell you for now. I'm still working on the rules and details. UG!!!

Tomorrow is National Coffee Day! You've heard about reading tea leaves, I'm sure. Have you ever heard of making your own Fortune by the Coffee Grinds?


  1. I never say no to pizza! I will be back for more!

  2. Al Capp also invented the shmoo, which gladly provided milk, eggs, and ham if my memory is correct.

  3. I'm glad I got you and Chan together; it should be fun! I don't drink coffee, but my dearly beloved does. There's no way for me to tell his fortune in the morning, he's just too groggy to cooperate!

  4. Oh wow, a pizza party! Happy national coffee day!

  5. Whoaaaaaa..... sounds great! I'll be back tomorrow for the pizza party :)

  6. urgh! Don't leave me hanging like this! I hope one of the rules is: Sophia automatically wins! ;-9

  7. Oh, you've left us in such suspense!! :D Can't wait to see more....

  8. So exciting!
    I once went on a date with a Turkish man who slammed the cup over and read the coffee grounds. Very dramatic!

  9. I am looking forward for that....


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