A bigfat g'morning to all. I'm slurping my first cuppa, so I'm not entirely coherent yet, but I have a few newsy snippets to share before I go out to play in the yard with my flollies. I'm treating myself to the last of the fresh roasted beans this morning. Color me sneaky and selfish - I'm NOT offering to share, and anyway, the hubs is still sleeping, so there. The early bird gets the good coffee.
Speaking of the hubs, the other day he asked me to make him some of the "good coffee". I was busy, so I told him to make it himself. He said he didn't know how, and couldn't use the grinder, whine whine moan moan. Then he went and stood in the kitchen, staring forlornly at the coffee grinder. He stood there for a minute before I realized what he was doing. Just like the dogs when they want to be fed, but having no fingers or thumbs, can't operate the can opener, sit and stare, and wait for somebody to notice that they're hungry. He made me laugh so hard with this image that I took pity on him and did the deed. I'm so easy.
ANYway, news, news -
The April Fool's edition of the Carnival of the Recipes is up at Blog o' Ram. I know, we all thought it was gonna be at Caterwaling. Heh, April Fool's! Top o' the list for me to try:
- Mensa Barbie's World's Finest Lemonade. It's almost hot enough for this now, and it sounds soooo good.
- D, of Third World County's Egg-Potato-Sausage Whatchacallit. Sounds like another one of those great "feed the hordes" kinds of recipes, good to have on hand when the in-laws show up.
- In the Headlights' Eggstraordinary Eggplant Parmesan - oh my god this sounds good. For dinner tonight maybe.
- And for dessert, April Fool's Dirt Cake from World Famous Recipes
April Fool's Day
Since I was unable to post yesterday ... ummmm ... trapped under some heavy furniture, yeah that's it, a big chair fell on me and I couldn't get to the computer... I totally missed reminding everybody how April Fool's Day started. Way back in olden days, when I was young, the French used to celebrate the New Year on March 25. The celebration lasts through April 1st, with dinner parties and family gatherings and present exchanges.
People began sending fake gifts on April first which culminated in the grand New Year feast. These gifts were only as a joke on those who previously had received their étrennes or New Year's gifts, on March 25.
Poisson d'avril or April fish is the name the French apply to one who is fooled or mocked on April first. Confectioners' windows display chocolate fish on this day and many friends anonymously send each other humorous postcards imprinted with pictures of fish.
The French adopted the reformed calendar in 1582 which changed the beginning of the New Year from March 25 to January first.
I recommend we all follow the French tradition and send each other chocolate fish!
Feed of the Day
In other news, I somehow made it to Feed of the Day at Feedster! Isn't that just the coolest? Well, I think it is.