July 28th

Good afternoon. I hope everyone is having an enjoyable day. I have chosen to stay in out of the heat, enjoy my a/c and watch the Summer Olympics for the afternoon.  Who knows what tonight will bring.

I had the fortune of watching the women’s basketball game and the women’s volleyball game watching the USA win both games. How exciting that was.

I saw some of the men’s swimming heaps but for me that is more difficult to follow although there seemed to be an upheaval by Lockete and Phelps.(my apologize to any names misspelled.)

Now I will move on to my daily activities. I got side tracked when my son left a fruit pot pie in the oven and fell asleep. Fortunately I caught it in time. I’ve been trying to decide whether to eat it or leave it for him when he wakes up. I guess for now I’ll leave it.  He had to work today because of the Spud Man Race and it was his sixth day in a row in hot heat. I guess I should be kind to him. However, that pie is awfully tempting.

Well so far today it seems to be a good day all around. I hope everyone else is having a good day.

Let’s check out the national days for today.

National Days

Saddle up for the Fort Worth Stockyards National Day of The American Cowboy on Saturday, July 28th.

This Annual event has been named The Best Event of its kind in the nation  by western lifestyle magazine, American Cowboy. So, don’t miss out on a day dedicated to the cowboy and lots of fun!

This is a very appropriate celebration with many rodeo’s getting ready to take place across the country during the state fairs. Listen to your favorite country music, read some cowboy poetry and celebrate with a rodeo if you can. Whatever you do enjoy this day.

 

28 National Milk Chocolate Day

National Milk Chocolate Day

Chocoholics unite—it’s National Milk Chocolate Day!

How is milk chocolate different from other chocolates? It’s a mix of cocoa solid and either dry or condensed milk. While dark chocolate is traditionally used as a baking ingredient, this sweet treat is used to make chocolate candy bars, hot chocolate, and many delicious desserts.

Did you know that chocolate actually has mood-enhancing benefits? That’s right—chocolate can make you happy! This is due to the fact that it contains a stimulant called theobromine and a compound called anandamide. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!

Today, enjoy milk chocolate your favorite way. Happy Milk Chocolate Day!

National Lasagna Day

Break out mom’s famous recipe—it’s National Lasagna Day! This delicious Italian dish is usually made with layers of flat pasta sheets, tomato sauce, and cheese, but there are dozens of different variations. Some popular additions are meat, vegetables, and Béchamel sauce.

People have been eating noodles for at least 4,000 years, but culinary historians disagree over when and where the first pasta dish originated. We do know that tomatoes are a “New World” food, which means pasta and tomato dishes (like lasagna) have only been around since the 16th century.

To celebrate National Lasagna Day, bake a big pan of lasagna. Grab a bottle of red wine and invite some friends over to enjoy a fun, family style dinner!

 

Now if you want to try my simple Lasagna recipe here it is.

1 large jar of Prego

1 lb Hamburger cooked

1 large or 2 small pkgs Lasagna noodles

1 Large pkg of shredded cheddar cheese or mixed with mozzarella cheese ( your preference)

onions optional

Cook hamburger mixing it with prego  sauce, add half a jar of water to mixture.  Then put a thin layer on the bottom of your pan, place a layer of noodles on top, then another layer of meat mixture thinly on top , then a layer of cheese, continue layering until pan is full or you have used your ingredients. Top of with lots of cheese. The more cheese on top the less your noodles will dry out.

Cover with Foil.

Bake at 45o degrees for one hour. Do not pre-cook noodles.

This makes a large pan about 11 x 15.  You can cut it in half for a standard lasagna pan.

You can also add other favorite ingredients. However, this is an easy to do lasagna recipe and it’s delicious.

Goes great with a Caesar Salad .

 

Well that looks like that’s it for today’s celebrations. So until next time 🙂

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Sharla,
    Interesting post. I only eat and love dark chocolate. That’s also an interesting take on the old-fashioned Italian lasagne I always make. The only real difference is home made sauce, ricotta cheese and grated cheese mixed with eggs. My oldest daughter, Kim makes an awesome vegetable lasagne with a creamy sauce–not often because it’s a lot of work.

    Hugs, Micki

    • Mikci I don’t eat much chocolate however, they have come out with more information on the dark chocolate helping with depression. My lasagna recipe was the quick easy one for working mother’s. I love lasagna no matter how it’s cooked. The old fashioned recipes are usually more time consuming. Hugs Jan

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