February 21: Mardi Gras
Posted on February 21, 2012
Getting ready to head back home…I’m going to miss everyone here!
My grandma always says this, and it is so true. What a great reminder when things get tough.
February 21, 2012 is…
National Sticky Bun Day
Have you ever had a Paczki? I can’t say that I have!
THE WRITTEN WORD.
Such a classic…SUCH a classic!
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
By Beatrix Potter
What a little rascal, that Peter!
DO RE MI.
I grew up singing this song…
Sung by Twin Sisters
To download “Kookaburra” sung by Twin Sisters, click below:Kookaburra
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
Gay your life must beKookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Eating all the gum drops he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
Leave some there for meKookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Counting all the monkeys he can see
Stop, Kookaburra! Stop, Kookaburra!
That’s not a monkey that’s meKookaburra sits on a rusty nail
Gets a boo-boo in his tail
Cry, Kookaburra! Cry, kookaburra!
Oh how life can be
You know, I don’t think I really understand what a “sticky bun” is…around here, we’re big cinnamon roll folks. So, I was definitely interested in what a “sticky bun” recipe entails. This recipe IS different from a traditional cinnamon roll recipe, and uses pre-made biscuit mix, which definitely would make things easier!
I also found a recipe for lemon sticky buns, which I think I may try someday…an interesting twist, eh?
PINTEREST BOARD OF THE DAY.
I saw this activity in a book, and just had to try it with leftover spaghetti.
Play with cold spaghetti noodles
I thought Wee One would like the feel of the slimy noodles, but she seemed a little grossed out by them!
EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT.
Who IS Ron Paul, anyway?
Paul is running for President again this year, in a field that many Republicans find disappointing. And yet, while Paul is doing better, state by state, than he did in 2008, he has conspicuously failed to establish himself as this year’s Tea Party candidate. Polls have shown that voters who support the Tea Party are actually less likely to support Paul—some have gone for Newt Gingrich, whose denunciations of Obama are pithier, or for Rick Santorum, who is more forthright in his defense of “traditional American values.” In South Carolina, where Paul received thirteen per cent of the vote, behind Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Santorum, he did his best among voters opposed to the Tea Party. The Ron Paul movement has grown, but the events of recent years—the rise of the Tea Party, the fights over corporate bailouts, the messy passage of Obama’s health-care reform bill—have done surprisingly little to raise Paul’s standing among Republicans. Last summer, Jon Stewart mocked cable news channels for “pretending Ron Paul doesn’t exist,” and asked, “How did libertarian Ron Paul become the thirteenth floor in a hotel?” The answer is embedded in the question. People don’t think of Paul as a top-tier Republican candidate partly because they think of him as a libertarian: anti-tax and anti-bailout, but also antiwar, anti-empire, and, sometimes, anti-Republican.
What are your thoughts on Mr. Paul?
Targets: Shoulders, biceps
Stand with feet staggered, left foot in front of right, a weight in each hand. Rest left hand on front of left thigh; extend right arm behind you, palm down. Curl right arm forward as if throwing a bowling ball (as shown). Lower arm. Do 20 reps. Switch sides; repeat.
A PICTURE IS WORTH 1,000 WORDS.
Wee One’s Grandpa brought tulips home for “the girls” yesterday…
Tulips are my ABSOLUTE favorite!!
Looking for recipes? Looking for DELICIOUS recipes? Looking for delicious recipes from AROUND THE GLOBE? Look no further!
Yum. Yum. And YUM!
Since today is Fat Tuesday, jambalaya seems fitting!
One spicy bowl of goodness…coming right up!
Do you celebrate Mardi Gras?
I hope your work week is off to a productive start!