It’s Thursday! It’s Thursday! And why is that AWESOME? Because it’s nearly FRIDAY! hahaha Friday’s really are pretty amazing, but let’s not discount how great this day can be. For anyone in the Pacific Northwest . . . did you float away yesterday? The sunshine in the middle of the day was lovely, but my gosh, once the rain started it was flowing out of the sky! I don’t mind it, since I do like the rain, but must admit I was glad I wasn’t out driving in it. Soggy or not, I’m sure there are things to celebrate today that will take our minds off of it . . .
Dentist’s Day – I absolutely love my dentist and his wife. They are a sweet couple, and a great team in their office. More than that, this is the first dentist that hasn’t left me with a horrible headache for days after a treatment, and who actually CARES about whether the substances he is using are compatible with my system. He approaches his practice with a view towards natural care, or as natural as possible. I think it is this mindset that allows him to give his patients exactly the care they need without making them ill! I grew up with a really horrible dentist, one who didn’t care if he scared kids silly or not. He wore blood splattered glasses, and quite honestly didn’t care one little bit if he was gentle or not. I spent years tensing up and being afraid before going to the dentist. I am so glad those days are over. If you adore your dentist, like I do, perhaps you could consider telling him/her thank you for their fine care. Maybe send them a card or a letter. Make an appointment if you haven’t been there in awhile (I need to do this). Take care of your teeth and honor the hard work he has gone to keeping your smile healthy. Best of all, smile and show off his fine work.
Oreo Cookie Day- Today is the 102nd anniversary of the day Oreo cookies went on sale for the first time 102 years ago. It may surprise you that the chocolate and cream cookie has changed very little in its long life, the only thing really changing being a little a bit of variation in the design that is printed on the chocolate cookie on the outside. Nobody really knows the story behind how the Oreo got its name, but there are definitely theories about it. No matter where it got the name, the Oreo was still the best selling cookie of the 20th century, with over 362 billion sold since march 6, 1912. We didn’t get that many store bought cookies when I was growing up. Mom would usually bake them fresh for us, but once in awhile she’d bring home a package of them, and once in awhile they would be Oreos. (Dad preferred other sorts of cookies, so Oreos were pretty rare in our house) The goal, as it is for a lot of folks, is to open up the cookie wafer, leaving the creamy part unmarked, eat the creamy center, THEN eat the cookies. It made them last longer and was fun! If you are an Oreo fan, I suggest stopping off and picking up a package today. Enjoy!
This Day In History –
1950 – Silly putty is invented.
1981 – Well known and loved Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman off the CBS Evening News
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Frozen Food Day – Today we celebrate all of those delicious foods and snacks that are hanging out in your freezers. The invention of the freezer definitely makes our lives easier and we can shop ahead when we find sales, but the methods and techniques of preparing and freezing foods is what makes them look and taste great. Clarence Birdseye kept vegetables outside while living in Canada, where they would instantly freeze. When they thawed out he noticed that they tasted fresh. His method of quick-freezing revolutionized the food industry. Can you imagine if he hadn’t? I make a lot of our meals from scratch, but there are definitely ingredients that I appreciate from the freezer for simplicity and speed. Here are some really delicious ideas from the folks at www.food.com/food-holidays to get you started on something for tonight’s dinner!
Well, we have fun food and quite honestly I did giggle over the day being dedicated to our Dentists AND sugar filled cookies. So funny! Well, I better get myself out the door for work. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!