Good Morning and a happy Saturday to you! It’s gorgeous out! The sky is blue, the sun is out and I’m so happy for the reprieve from the rain and wind. We may actually take a little drive when breakfast is done. There’s plenty of stuff to do around here, but there are just those pretty days that happen that you have to take a break and enjoy each others company, so that’s what we are going to do! I’m also going to be browsing a few places to get some ideas for some Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts to share with you. I’m not a very crafty person, but last year when I made the Advent Wreath (which I will share again with you in a few days to give you time to buy the supplies if you want to make one for your own home), and a centerpiece, I realized that ANYONE can be crafty if you pick the right craft! Even me!
Cook Something Bold Day – The folks at Wellcat.com created this one, and it sounds like a good one to me! Today is Cook Something Bold Day with the idea that we will be encouraged to cook something bold and daring, something that will fill the house up with warm, cozy cooking aromas. With it being the month of November, many of us have our houses closed up to keep the cold out . . . and that helps keep the lovely aromas of what’s cooking inside! Cook up a storm today, and enjoy every bite when you’re finished. To me that is always something with cinnamon, so I’ll have to look for a recipe that fits in with our eating plan that will fit the sweet tooth.
Dunce Day – We’ve all seen the old cartoons with Baby Huey sitting in the corner with the “dunce” cap on his head. Do we really know what it is though? Well, today is the anniversary of the death of medieval scholar Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland and he created the Dunce Cap. Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning potential, and that knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter. About all that this accomplished was that, over time, the perception of the person wearing a dunce cap was . . well . . . a dunce. The only real positive side to his use of dunce caps was that it motivated the wearer to learn more, so he could be rid of the cap. The name Dunce came from his name and place of birth. Classic humiliation tactic that is funny in the cartoons, but not so funny in real life. Nobody likes to be made to feel stupid, so though I’m all for consequences for action, this isn’t one of them I would endorse.
This Day In History –
1889 – Montana became the 41st State.
1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt forms the Civil Works Administration to help create jobs for millions of workers unemployed during the Great Depression.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Cappuccino Day – This frothed-milk espresso gets its name from its resemblance to the colors of Capuchin monks’ robes, which also give Capuchin monkeys their name. I like frothy topped coffee drinks, but to be honest, I think that the Cappuccino has a little TOO much foam and not enough substance. If I’m going to pay for a coffee drink, I’d like something to actually drink! They are tasty though. Now, that Cappuccino Cheesecake? That sounds delicious!
- Milky Way Cappuccino
- Ben & Jerry’s Cappuccino Ice Cream
- Cappuccino Crunch Bars
- Cappuccino Cheesecake
- Cappuccino Muffins
- White Chocolate Mint Cappuccino
Well, breakfast is just about ready, so it’s time to say good-bye for today. You have a wonderful Saturday and I’ll do the same! Check back in with me and let me know what bold recipes you tried, or if you made anything cappuccino-ish! God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!