It’s FRIDAY! Grab a Cappuccino to Celebrate!

Nov 8th

WOOHOO! We made it to Friday!  This is going to be an incredibly busy weekend for me, and today just kicks it off.  I am actually a little amazed by how fast this week flew by, aren’t you?  Tuesday dragged slightly, but that was my own fault for forgetting to set my watch back and getting my hopes up that it was later than it really was early in the day . . . but the rest of this week just sort of slipped past me!  Not much in store for celebrations today, which is fine.  It’s Friday, that alone should be plenty to celebrate.

Cook Something Bold Day is today – The folks at 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. 

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.

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 never knew that!  Oooooh that Cappuccino Cheesecake sounds sinfully delicious!

I realize that this has been a bit short today, but time is short as well!  I hope everyone has a speedy, productive and happy Friday!  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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