Archive for January 8th, 2014

Works For Me

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Before The Phantom Was A Hottie

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Jeez! No Cheez?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Kraft Foods Group spokeswoman Jody Moore said yesterday there may soon be a shortage of Velveeta, America’s most popular processed cheese spread. YIKES! Can we postpone the Superbowl?  What would a Superbowl party be like without bowls of velveeted dip and chips? And what about NFL playoff parties and college championship celebrations without the velvety goo?

Should we rush to the supermarket and stock up?

Hmmm … I smell a rat here.

First of all, Velveeta is not a cheese.  It’s a by-product of the cheese-making process with added flavor, chemicals, and color.  Personally, I think it’s delicious. And I don’t think Kraft would be dumb enough to run out during it’s most popular season.  But you never know – and it’s better to be safe than cheese-less.

Spread the word.

Mrs. Trot’s School Of Dance

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Seaway? I Thought You Said Seafood!

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Saint Lawerence and the grill.

Saint Lawrence is the Patron Saint of Cooking. Admittedly, he’s not on the Rock Star List of Roman Catholic Saints like Peter, Paul, and Mary – but he’s right up there because he’s a martyr.

In the third century, Catholics were being whacked like drone targets and those in their immediate vicinity.  Most were beheaded or burned at the stake.  But Saint Lawrence was roasted alive on a grill – which was ‘rare’ in those times.

He had a macabre sense of humor.  As he was being burned alive on the red-hot metal, he said “I’m roasted on this side. If you want me well done, it’s time to turn me over.”

How he got from the grill to the Table of Saints under ‘Cooking’ must be a funny story – but the Roman Canon doesn’t say.


12- To 1- Odds On Saint Matty

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

One of the first bookies.

The 12-Apostles had a problem. Judas dropped the dime on Jesus for 30-pieces of silver and then hung himself.  This produced an embarrassingly conspicuous hole in the Apostle team lineup.  Jesus chose TWELVE Apostles and wouldn’t be naming any more after the crucifiction debacle.  So what to do?

The guys got together and put up two names for membership: Barabbas and Matthias.  They cast  “lots” (an early form of dice) and Matthias won.  Since Matty was so lucky, he became the Patron Saint of Gambling and was given February 24th as his Feast Day.  After that, February 24th became known as the ‘luckiest day of the year’ – perfect for buying lottery tickets, playing bingo, hosting church bazaars, and fighting over who’d get lucky with the easiest girl in Catholic school.

Matty seems to be an Apostle with a rather murky past and his death is something on which no one seems to agree.  Stoning, beheading, and burning-at-the-stake have all been suggested by various Catholic historical writings.  I’d like to think Saint Matty just got lucky and died of old age.