Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's That Time of Year Again...

This is going to be a really quick post. Why? Well, I'd like to say I'm giving all my devoted readers a break for the day, not writing a long drawn out post, but, that is not the case. You see, as I write this post I'm thinking about all the things I need to get done before I hop on the next plane to good old Blackfoot, Idaho.

That's where my darling grandchildren live and I'm off for my yearly visit. I'll be there for Tabitha's dance recital and I'm sure Noah has a few school surprises in store for me too. And, how cool is this, I will also be there for Easter this year!!!

Here's a picture of the kids from last year. You see that adorable hat on Tabi? She not only picked it out herself, but she also paid for it too!!! She's quite the fashionista:) Noah did manage to get a tie on for church but only as he was rushing to his pew, Noah loves ties, he just doesn't like wearing them much. Can't say that I blame him.

I happened upon this recipe card while I was skimming through my Betty Crocker Recipe file the other day. I'm going to stash it in my luggage with my other kiddie surprises to bring with me to Idaho. Doesn't it look festive? Hopefully, the kids and I will get around to assembling it. We'll see...

I didn't want to run off without at least leaving you a few munchies. I won't be back until the end of April but if you crave even more tidbits, you can always go to my April 18th-24th foodie listing from last year. (please excuse the lack of link checking:)

April 16

The Dagwood Sandwich was introduced to the American public on April 16, 1936. It was invented by Chic Young and featured in his comic strip Blondie. The first Dagwood consisted of tongue, onion, mustard, sardine, beans and horseradish. Over the years, the sandwich grew bigger and typically included everything "but the kitchen sink!" foodtimeline.org
Today is also National Eggs Benedict Day, one of my very best favorite brunch entrees. There are lots of rumors about the "birth" of Eggs Benedict. I intend on doing a more in depth post one day but in the mean time, if you're interested in a bit of history, check out this article in the New York Times!

April 17th

Eliza Acton was born on this day in 1799 in Sussex.

National Cheeseball Day

Happy Birthday Daffy Duck!

April 18

Animal Crackers Birthday
Although I won't be blogging while I'm away, I will be visiting every now and again. Unfortunately, the kids don't have spring recess so I will have a bit of free time. Have a GREAT weekend, Louise.