National Tortilla Chip Day is celebrated nationwide on February 24.
The word tortilla comes from the Spanish "torta" meaning "round cake".
Rebecca Webb Carranza is credited with creating tortilla chips in Los Angeles in the 1940's. She came up with the idea to use all the scraps from the automated tortilla machine instead of throwing them away. They were cut into triangles and then fried. She then sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory.
In 1994, Carranza received the Golden Tortilla Award for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.
Today tortilla chips are one of the most popular snack foods.
Today is National Chili Day. Yummy!! I love chili.
There is always contraversy about the way we make our chilli. We believe there is no room for chili beans in chili. ALL MEAT and seasonings. I can't tell you how many conversations we've had about this. We don't believe in any kind of fillers for chili.
My research takes me to Chuckwagon cooks who first made chili using the less tender cuts of beef like the beef brisket.
RosesRed roses symbolize love and passion
Yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy
White roses symbolize purity and innocence
Pink roses symbolize appreciation or “Thank you”
Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm, desire and fascination
Expect more. Pay less.® That's Target. And with a broader assortment than you'll find in stores, Target.com offers more choices. More fashion. More furniture. More electronics and toys. All that and more, and all for low prices.
Summer is right around the corner.
Backyard parties and BBQ's are waiting.
Get your patio ready for the summer events coming your way.
I love the recipe website. Make sure you put your zip code in the field provided (to the right of the word INGREDIENTS). If there is a $ sign next to an item in the recipe, click on the item and it will tell you which store in your area has the item on sale. For extra savings make sure to match those items up with any available coupons. Cha Ching!! Love it.
Charles Dickens' imagination is unexplainable. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place to define it.
Born Charles Dickens on February 7, 1812 to parents John and Elizabeth Dickens, near Portsmouth on England's south coast. A lower-middle-class family, John dickens was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office in Portsmouth. John having come from servants and Elizabeth from minor bureaucrats. John Dickens was vivacious and generous with a tendency to live beyond his means. Charles based Mr. Micawber and Mrs. Nickleby, in A Tale of Two cities, on his parents.
At a young age Charles was taught to read by his mother and enjoyed reading the classics in his fathers collection, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Defoe, Smollett, Fielding, and Goldsmith. These classics had quite an effect on his imagination. Charles looked at these young years as being a kind of golden age. The Pickwick Papers, his first novel, was an attempt to recreate the innocence and spirit of his youth.
With financial hardship overtaking the Dickens' family, Charles was taken out of school to do menial household work. His father was imprisoned for debt and released three months later. During this period Charles felt a sense of abandonment that would turn out to be the major themes of his novels. His sympathy for the victimized, his fascination with prisons and money, the desire to vindicate his heroes' status as gentlemen, and the idea of London as an awesome, lively, and rather threatening environment all reflect these experiences. Out on his own for a time at twelve years of age, Dickens acquired a lasting self-reliance, a driving ambition, and a boundless energy that went into everything he did.
At the age of 20 Charles became a journalist. Over the next 5 years he had the reputation of the fastest and most accurate parliamentary reporter in London.
Passing at 58, June 9, 1870, from a stroke. Charles was the best novelist the Victorian age produced. He was laid to rest in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.
Today is Pay a Compliment Day. As you go about your daily routine today remember to compliment the people you come in contact with.
A clerk at store, a waitress/waiter, your auto mechanic, your boss, etc. They all love to hear compliments. A compliment can go along way in helping someone feel motivated and validated.
Studies have shown that when an employee is complimented in front of their co-workers they feel a sense of accomplishment and are more motivated. The employee feels as if their work has been noticed and appreciated.
Today is a great day to also work on complimenting your family. Compliments help with approval and building self-confidence between family members.
Enjoy today and remember “a compliment costs nothing”
Super Bowls are probably the biggest snack event of the year.
It seems every year I forget something and have to run around trying to figure out what to get at the store.
Below are a few recipes you can throw together in no time and your guests will love them.
Shrimp Dip:This is one of my favorites. I always have these ingredients on hand just in case.
1 pkg of cream cheese
1 can of DEVEINED shrimp
Salt and Pepper to taste
Place cream cheese in a glass bowl, drain shrimp (keep juice). Combine drained shrimp and cream cheese. Add small amounts of the shrimp juice as you go to loosen up dip. Dip should NOT be runny. It should be the consistency of a sour cream dip. To serve use any cut up veggies or any chips.
Cheesy Chili Dip:
1 pkg of Velveeta 2 to 3 cans of chili (no beans)
2 small cans of diced green chilies
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cube Velveeta. Combine 2 cans of chili (no beans), cubed Velveeta and 1 can of green chilies in a crock pot. Set on low and stir every 10 minutes. Check after 1 hour. I like mine with lots of chili. If you feel you need more chili add the 3rd can of chili (no beans) and the 2nd can of green chilies. To serve keep in the crock pot and serve with tortilla chips.
Deviled Eggs:The amount of eggs is dependent on the amount of guests you'll have
2 Doz. Eggs
2 Tbsp brown mustard
1 small can of Salmon
Salt to taste
Boil eggs the night before you put them together. Peel and cut eggs in half length wise. Place the yoke in a glass bowl. Combine yokes and brown mustard. Start with ¼ can of the Salmon, add more as needed. Make sure these are made at least 2 hours before your guests arrive. Refrigerate. Sprinkle eggs with paprika when removed from refrigerator. Eggs should be placed in a stay cool container when left.
To promote and preserve African-American history and culture, the founder of Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson (born in 1875), Founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, now called the Association for the Study of African America Life and History (ASALH).
In 1916 he also founded the Journal of Negro History.
In 1926 Negro History week was launched, being the second week of February between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976 Negro History week evolved into Black History Month.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson passed suddenly of a heart attack on April 3, 1950 in Washington, DC, before realizing his ambition of publishing the six-volume Encyclopedia Africana.
"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his "proper place" and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary." -- Dr. Carter G. Woodson, "The Miseducation of the Negro" Just a few African American Pioneers:
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
The first African-American to be invited to the White House, by President Theodore Roosevelt
The first African-American to be on a postage stamp
He was Director of the Tuskegee Institute, a college for African-Americans. He gained most of his fame from his eloquent and impassioned push for racial equality.
Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963)
In 1914 Mr. Morgan secured a patent for a device he called the safety hood. In his younger days he had noticed firefighter struggling with suffocating smoke while in the line of duty.
He patented a mechanical traffic signa1 in 1923 that he sold to General Electric. It was widely used, yet Mr. Morgan only received $40,000 for the invention.
Vivien Theodore Thomas (1910-1985)
As an assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and later at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Thomas developed the procedure used to treat Blue Baby Syndrome in the 1940's.
What the Bible says about Racism:
Good News Bible – English Version
27 Peter kept talking to Cornelius as he went into the house where he found many people gathered. 28 He said to them, “You yourselves know very well that a Jew is not allowed by his religion to visit or associate with Gentiles. But God has shown me that I must not consider any person ritually unclean or defiled.
Good News Bible – English Version
34 Peter began to speak: “I now realize that it is true that God treats everyone on the same basis. 35 Those who fear him and do what is right are acceptable to him, no matter what race they belong to.