Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Today in food history

1911 William A. Mitchell was born (died July 26, 2004). American food chemist. While working for General Foods Corp. he invented Tang, Pop Rocks, Cool Whip, quick-set Jell-O, powdered egg whites, etc.

Today is: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

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Today’s special is Angel hair pasta with sun-dried tomato pesto and chicken. We’re making our famous focaccia too! Soup: Chicken barley. Scones: pumpkin.

Monday, October 20, 2014

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Today in food history:

1984 The Monterey Bay Aquarium opened. Built on Cannery Row in Monterey, California on the site of an old sardine cannery, it is the world’s largest.

Today is National Brandied Fruit Day

Triple Decker Grilled Cheese... YUM!

Triple Decker Grilled Cheese… YUM!

Lunch special for today: Triple Decker Bacon Grilled-Cheese with Cream of Tomato and Basil Soup. Scones: Peach.

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Today in food history:

1977 The Guinness Book of World Records notes that Peter Dowdeswell managed to eat 40 sandwiches in 17 minutes, 53.9 seconds at a California donut shop on October 17, 1977. Each sandwich was 6 X 3 inches, spread with jam and butter.

Today is National Pasta Day

Today’s lunch special: Turkey Cannelloni or Ricotta Manicotti (vegetarian). Soup: Cream of Patty-pan. Scones: Apple Cranberry.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Today in food history:

1793  Marie Antoinette, Queen consort of Louis XVI of France, was guillotined (born Nov 2, 1755). She would sometimes wear potato blossoms as a hair decoration.  Attributed quote: “If they have no bread, let them eat cake.”

Today is World food Day

Lunch special for today; Cheese Tortellini in our pesto cream sauce. Soup: Italian Sausage & Tortellini. Scones: Raspberry chocolate.

Mmmmmm Cheese Tortellini!

Mmmmmm Cheese Tortellini!

We also made Apple Crisp!