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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ April Fools' Day History ~ Strawberry-Lemonade Cake ~ National Burrito Day

 




Good 34º clesr April Fools Day morning.
 
Yesterday was clear and sunny and we topped at 86º!
 
 
 
Picture of the Day ... an amazing street in Bonn Germany...cherry blossoms
 

 
 
 
 
Interesting About April Fools' Day.....
 

April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day is an annual custom on April 1 consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting "April Fools!" at the recipient. Mass media can be involved in these pranks, which may be revealed as such the following day. The day is not a public holiday in any country except Odessa in Ukraine, where the first of April is an official city holiday. The custom of setting aside a day for playing harmless pranks upon one's neighbor has been relatively common in the world historically.

In modern times, people have gone to great lengths to create elaborate April Fools’ Day hoaxes. Newspapers, radio and TV stations and websites have participated in the April 1 tradition of reporting outrageous fictional claims that have fooled their audiences.
 
In 1996, Taco Bell, the fast-food restaurant chain, duped people when it announced it had agreed to purchase Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell and intended to rename it the Taco Liberty Bell. In 1998, after Burger King advertised a “Left-Handed Whopper,” scores of clueless customers requested the fake sandwich. Google notoriously hosts an annual April Fools’ Day prank that has included everything from “telepathic search” to the ability to play Pac Man on Google Maps.
 
To read much more of this day, go here:
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

This cake doesn't just look pretty, it tastes amazing too! Our Strawberry-Lemonade Cake is a great cake for the warmer months, when we crave lighter and brighter flavors. Plus, it starts out with a box of cake mix, so you know it's going to be easy. We're sure you're going to love it!

 

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 1 (4-serving size) package strawberry-flavored gelatin mix
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed and drained
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cake mix, gelatin mix, strawberries, eggs, oil, and water, 2 to 3 minutes or until well mixed. Divide batter evenly between cake pans. 
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes, then invert onto wire racks to cool completely.  
  4. To make frosting, in a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Slowly beat in 2 cups sugar at a time, alternating with lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Stir in lemon zest. 
  5. Place one cake layer upside down on a serving plate and frost the top. Place the second layer over the first and frost the top and sides. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

***Garnish with fresh strawberries to give this cake an extra-special look!
 
 
 
Historically this date....
1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.

 
1893 – The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established.
 
 
1924 – Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf.

 
1954 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

 
1976 – Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

 
 
 
And births this date include...
1929 – Jane Powell, American dancer, actress, and singer
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1932 – Debbie Reynolds, American actress (d.2016)
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1939 – Ali MacGraw, American actress
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1961 – Susan Boyle, Scottish singer and Britain's Got Talent contestant
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a safe day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Burrito Day on the first Thursday in April celebrates the tasty and versatile Mexican dish wrapped in a tortilla. 

A burrito is a heavy tortilla wrapped around meat, cheese, tomato, rice, beans, vegetables, and sauces. Like many other tortilla dishes, the burrito is flexible. The cook chooses the meat fillings from ground beef, shredded chicken, shredded beef or shredded pork. The same applies to the bean choices, often ranging from black, red, whole or refried beans. Once again, the flexibility of choice applies to the vegetables allowing the cook to grill the vegetables or keep them fresh. Spices such as cumin, chili powder, and oregano give the burritos an authentic Mexican flavor. For added crunch, chimichangas are burritos that have been deep-fried.

The word burrito first appeared in the Dictionary of Mexicanisms in 1895. The Guanajuato region of Mexico uses the term and means little donkey in Spanish. It is possible that it stems from the appearance of the packs and bedrolls donkeys used to carry. In other regions of Mexico, similar types of food are known as flauta.

The burrito was introduced in the United States in the 1930s at the El Cholo Spanish Café in Los Angeles. ( https://www.elcholo.com/)

Since then, the burrito has found its way to menus all across the United States. Home cooks serve the burrito because it’s a crowd-pleaser and filling, too. 

HOW TO OBSERVE 

Call some friends and go out for burritos or make some at home. Who makes your favorite burritos? Be sure to tag someone who prepares the best burritos whether it’s mom or the local Mexican restaurant. If you make the best, you might be getting some love today.