Thursday, October 1, 2015

Welcome to October

Did you know that October 1st is also

World Vegetarian Day

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/October/worldvegetarianday.htm

And

Name your Car Day

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/October/nameyourcarday.htm

And

Moldy Cheese Day

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/October/moldycheeseday.htm

Who Knew??

October is also

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • Cookie Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • Sarcastic Month            And many more
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And on the 9th Day....

On the Ninth day of Autumn My true love gave to me…
Nine Spooky Cookies
Eight Salted Caramels
Seven Crunchy Leaves
Six Pumpkin donuts
Five G O L D E N Gourds
Four Halloween Oreos
Three caramel apples
Two Candy corn    AND
An Acorn from an old oak tree

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If you feel like adding a little taste of France on day one of October, here is a sandwich recipe that is served in most French cafe's.

Traditional Croque Monsieur Recipe





INGREDIENTS
·                                 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
·                                 8 slices sandwich bread
·                                 4 ounces baked ham, thinly sliced
·                                 2 1/2 cups grated Gruyere cheese, divided
·                                 4 tablespoons butter, softened
·                             Prep Time: 5 minutes
·                             Cook Time: 10 minutes
·                             Total Time: 15 minutes
PREPARATION
Preheat the broiler to the lowest heat setting. Evenly divide and spread the mustard on 4 slices of bread. Place a few slices of ham, followed by 1/2 cup Gruyere, on the mustard-side of the bread. Cover the cheese with the remaining slices of bread and spread the butter on the outside surfaces of the sandwiches.
Place the sandwiches on an ungreased baking sheet and broil for about 5 minutes, turn them over, cover with the remaining cheese, and continue cooking until they are crispy and golden brown, about 5 additional minutes.
This recipe makes 4 sandwiches.

They are Good.

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Something Old and Interesting is found at
http://www.oldandinteresting.com/sugar-nippers.aspx
Until Victorian inventors figured out a way to get sugar to the grocer's shop in ready-to-use granulated form, it was always transported in large cone-shaped sugar loaves. (See below) Households could buy a whole sugar loaf or a lump broken off and sold by weight. But then what? How did people prepare it for kitchen and dining table? Sugar nippers were an important part of the answer.****For more information check out the website.
Sugar loaves being removed from cone-shaped moulds

Cone Shaped Sugar Loaf

Sugar cone wrapped in brown paper with label
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If you are interested in covering boxes check out

http://primitivebettys.blogspot.com/2009/09/friday-finishes-tutorial.html

We used some of these ideas in our Paper Mache box class.



Fun stuff to do.

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Remember to be grateful for all your blessings and for friends and family. 

Thanks for looking, Betty

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