Thursday, March 31, 2011
For Thursday, March 31st, 2011
How do the women in your life make you laugh? Pay tribute to the female funny bone today by making a list of the top five things your favorite funny ladies do to make you laugh.
The world is as a looking-glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it and it in turn will look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The three-day Tater Day Festival had its beginnings in 1843. Farmers from the countryside would bring their products to the town square to sell or trade on county court days. One of the things they would bring is sweet potatoes, which grow well in the Southern climate. Tater is a nickname for potato.
In Benton, this eventually turned into an annual festival honoring the sweet potato, complete with a parade, carnival, fiddling contest, gospel singing, and baking and canning competitions, beginning on the first Monday in April. Did you know that sweet potatoes are not related to the common white potatoes? They are actually related to the Morning Glory vine.
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, adjust to taste
2 2/3 cups instant potato flakes
1 cup shredded cheese
A bit of love from someone near…