Did you know?
That today is Main Street USA Day? On the birthday of Sinclair Lewis, American novelist, (1885), celebrate small towns everywhere! Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Center, Minnesota. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, “for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters.”
Did you know?
That today is Giant Panda Day? This week in 1936, the first live giant panda from China was brought to the United States by clothing designer Ruth Harkness. Named Su-Lin, the male bear cub arrived in San Francisco and was subsequently sold to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago for $8,750. It marked the beginning of an extensive series of pandas going abroad from China.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 cups cold milk
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
3 cups fresh strawberries, halved
Combine flour, pecans and butter. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool. In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in half of the whipped topping; mix until smooth. Spread over crust. In another mixing bowl, beat together pudding and milk until smooth. Spread over cream cheese layer. Cover with remaining whipped topping. Decorate with blueberries and strawberries to resemble a flag, using blueberries as stars and strawberries as stripes. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Makes 12 to 15 servings.
So the storm is almost here! The news said by midnight the winds would be really strong and there would be a massive amount of rainfall!
I am so glad to be at mom and dads house!
I think its gonna be a looong night!
I am safe though and thats what matters!
I hope there wont be too much damage from the storm. Today the sun was shining, it was 21 degrees C here! So the calm really did come before the storm!
Anyway, I’m sure the howling winds will keep me up, so I will prepare for a night of little to no sleep!
How are the storms in the USA now?
Spain had a massive one too and 8 people died in it!
I hope nobody dies in our storm!
weird things to eat
Feel free to respond in your favorite way whether it be a poem, short story, photo, video . . however you best relate to the prompt. Simply post your ideas, create a ping-back and use the hashtag #whatif.
I dont do weird foods! I’m not a fan!
I tasted some things before that were not weird for some, but for me, they were!
I tasted some foreign foods, like spanish dishes, french dishes, etc. I wasnt a fan. I did however like the US foods I tasted, which included bycen burgers!
I also have tasted biscuits and gravy, and all I gotta say on that is, yuck! I hated it!
We dont have that here. We have biscuits but you call them cookies in the US, we dont have the same type of biscuits that are available in the USA.
Also I have tasted fig nutents, is that what they’re called? Again, yuck! Noooo. Not for me.
Todays prompt: Maddening
Its maddening how dumb trump is.
Hi everyone 😀
A little note to my US readers, to wish you all a very happy fourth of July!
what are you all doing to celebrate?
We dont celebrate this holiday in Ireland!
I’m curious to know what your all doing?
I hope you all have a fantastic day!