Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tuesday 4 Meme- Taco Tuesday


Taco Tuesday

 Hey there... Welcome back to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4.

I hope your week went well.  

Taco Tuesday was coined by a Taco John's owner back in 1980 when he needed to jack up sales for Tuesday the slowest day of the week.   His franchise began offering 2 tacos for 99¢.  It was a huge hit and Taco Tuesday became a big hit in America.  But it's original name was Taco Twos Day.

Could we look at Tuesday a bit?

1. Do you take part in this nationwide ritual and have tacos on Tuesday or do you like them any old time?  The school where I teach has Taco Tuesday, or what I call Taco Tuesday...they serve some type of Mexican food, so in that way I participate, but at home we have tacos any time.  I am always up for Mexican food.

2. This particular Taco John's was in Wyoming.  Does your state have a favorite fast food place and do you like eating there?  Taco Bell I guess would be the fast food one around here.  We usually go to a restaurant chain here that is not fast, but you get more food for not much more price.  It is called Mexican Villa. I answered this wrong, when I looked up favorite fast food for my area it says Dominos...which is pizza.

3. Taco Tuesday was trademarked in 1989 in 49 states except New Jersey where the Gregory Hotel owns that trademark.  Taco Bell wants to sue over the use of the term.  What do you think about that?  I think everyone says Taco Tuesday now.  I think Taco Bell suing is a little silly.

4. How do you like your tacos? Soft or hard shell? Hot, medium or mild salsa? Cheese? Sour cream?  I prefer soft tacos, mild sauce with cheese and sour cream.   I will eat hard shells too.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Saturday 9: God Bless America


God Bless America

Saturday 9: God Bless America

1) Memorial Day was introduced after the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, this is when memorials, as well as the graves of veterans, are to be decorated with flags and flowers on this day to show our appreciation. Is there a war memorial in your neighborhood?  Not that I am aware of.

2) Andrew Johnson, our 17th President, was in office the first time Memorial/Decoration Day was celebrated. Have you ever met one of our Presidents?  no

3) According to the AAA, more than 30 million Americans will hit the road this weekend and drive more than 50 miles. Will you be traveling far from home this weekend?  no plans to at this time.

4) Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?  fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, rolls

5) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or fan on?  oh yes.  We have been having severe weather (tornadoes) off and on for a few weeks.  It is very humid here and in the 80's.

6) Though she's belting out one of America's best loved patriotic songs, Deanna Durbin was born in Canada. Is there anyone in your family or circle of friends who wasn't born in the USA?  no

7) No longer a household name, Ms. Durbin was once one of the biggest stars in the country. One of her most popular films was 1937's One Hundred Men and a Girl, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Recommend a movie that you really like, but don't think many Saturday 9ers have seen.  Nothing is coming to mind.  I am not a huge movie person.  I have been streaming on Netflix the past several weeks.  I think you guys would enjoy everything I have been watching...Outlander, Sweet Magnolias, Ozark, Virgin River, Bridgerton.

8) Back in 1938, Deanna Durbin had her handprints cemented in front of the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Have you ever visited that Los Angeles tourist attraction?  no

9) Random question: What food did you hate as a child, but enjoy now?  Chinese food.

I remember my Uncle Gary on Memorial Day killed in Vietnam:

I have been so busy lately.  We just finished our school year, but before that I was doing some training for school and we were planning Pre-K graduation.  We also had a lot of events we were doing at school for the kids.  It was fun, but now I will hopefully be around a little more.  I have several books ready to go.  I do have a training in St. Louis for school in a few weeks, but it is during the week, so hopefully I can do memes.

I couldn't get my blogger to edit my graphic or the pink background, I am out of practice or something.  Have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Tuesday 4- What's Cooking?


What's Cooking?

 Welcome, welcome.  It's good to have you back for another visit.  I hope you are keeping well and are up for another of Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4 questions.

Could we discuss cooking and kitchens today?

1.How did you learn to cook?  My dad would bake cookies with me when I was little and my mom had me cook small things...warm up ravioli, make grilled cheese, etc.  I spent a lot of time watching my Granie cook.  When I moved out on my own I would just cook easy things...spaghetti, Mexican casserole.  I also had a boyfriend that his mom taught me how to cook lasagna.

2. Do you have a favorite cookbook?  Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook...I don't use a cookbook very often though.

3.What is your cooking specialty?  That lasagna I mentioned earlier, and I also enjoy making cheesy burritos.

4. Is your kitchen well suited for you and if not how would you improve it?  I have an old house, so the kitchen is not very big.  I think like many people, I could use more cabinets.