Holy Humor – Joke of the Day
(I should have thought of this YEARS ago!)
Quirky Music Song Titles Day – I really enjoy country music. I didn’t always, but I’ve come to appreciate that, for the most part, the artists and the music are both pro-God, pro-family, pro-country. What’s not to like about that? One thing thought that always makes me giggle are some of the song titles. They are quirky – which is what this celebration is all about. So, no matter how you may feel about the music, perhaps some of these titles can bring a smile to your face today. I learned that many country music songs are written with a comedic purpose in mind. If you have a few minutes and aren’t familiar with country music, perhaps look up a few of these titles on You Tube and see what I’m talking about:
Tim McGraw’s – “Do You Want Fries With That?”
Brad Paisley’s – “I’m Gonna Miss Her”
I am actually going to have to look up the one by Tim McGraw myself, it’s not ringing any bells by the title, but the I have the one by Brad Paisley running through my head now! Geesh! Anyway, I don’t know who all of these following songs are by, but the titles I ran across are pretty doggone funny and shows the humor of these artists –
“I Still Miss You Baby, But My Aim’s Gettin’ Better”
” I Ain’t Never Gone to Bed with an Ugly Woman, but I Sure Woke Up with a Few”
“I’m So Miserable without You; It’s Like Having You Here”
“If My Nose Was Running Money” performed by Aaron Wilburn.
National Exchange Day – I have learned so much from doing this blog. There are so many things out there that I had NO idea about, and this one is one of them. To me it’s a pretty interesting thing to learn. The National Exchange Club was founded by Charles A. Berkey in Detroit in 1911. The purpose of the group was to exchange ideas and information with other like-minded people about how to better serve their communities. Since that time the organization has grown and been involved in many significant changes in our country. The National Exchange club was one of the driving forces that succeeded in getting the words “Under God” added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. (Bless them!) In 1985 the group amended its constitution to begin allowing women members. Their current national project is working to prevent child abuse. Today is the 102nd birthday of the club. You could celebrate by seeing if there are any local chapters in your area!
National Spanish Paella Day – I have often heard of people making Paella. I didn’t have ANY idea what it was. Today is the perfect opportunity to find out what exactly it is. The history of this dish is actually quite fascinating! According to the information I found on Wikipedia, this dish has a history dating back before to the 15th century. The people of Moorish Spain often ate casseroles of rice, fish and vegetables for family and religious feasts. It became customary for cooks to combine rice, vegetables, beans and dry cod – cooked over an open fire – to make an acceptable Lenten meal. Pretty much any combination of rice, veges, meats and spices could be called paella – and is commonly a dish made to use up leftovers. Basically a fancy name for Leftover Surprise! By whatever name, this is a beautiful meal to the eyes and I’m sure, to the taste buds. I had to include this picture above because it’s so HUGE! Where would one store a pan that size? It’s not necessary for the home cook to have that big a pan, or to even cook over a fire (though I do personally love cooking over an open fire)
Here are a few recipes to get you started on how to make it and a picture of what you might be able to expect it to look like at home, in a normal size pan:
Portuguese Paella, Paella – Swedish Style, Authentic Spanish Paella, Vegetable Paella,
New Orleans Style Paella, Cheater’s Paella, and Paella Marinara.
I think I need to put on the country music station on the TV and dance my way through cleaning the house, cooking dinner, and all of my different chores. Burns calories, puts a smile on my face and generally makes me feel good! For those of you going by Joe or Jane today . . . have fun! I think I’ll keep my name though . . .just because I like it! Have fun whatever you do! God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow!