March 14 is NATIONAL POTATO CHIP DAY. National Potato Chip Day celebrates the ever popular snack food potato chips. It’s a convenient snack food or a side dish to a sandwich at lunch or dinner. They come in different flavors ranging from plain to barbeque to sour cream and onion. There’s such a wide range! They come regular, crinkled, in sticks, in a bag or in a can. You can buy them in the stores or you can make your own with fresh potatoes.
Did you know that potato chips were first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, New York on August 24, 1953. Story goes that the Chef was agitated by a patron who repeatedly kept sending his fried potatoes back because they were too soggy and bland. The Chef decided to slice the potatoes as thin as possible, fry them until they were crisp and season them with extra salt. Contrary to the Chef’s expectation, the patron loved them! They soon became a regular item called Saratoga Chips on the menu at the restaurant. Americans have been in love with them ever since!
And, did you know that pig Bacon absolutely LOVES potato chips? Excuse Bacon’s dad for his lack of clothing – HA! and concentrate on that little deviled ham begging for more chips. I like to hear the little fellow crunching them. Enjoy – roll tape –
Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Hey friends – how did you do last week? Did you stand strong? Any bumps in the road? Any mountains you climbed?
Since I’ve been sick with the flu, I’ve lost a little over 10 pounds. Okay, it’s not the best way to lose weight but I’ll take it, right? I am doing better with the flu; however, I’m still not 100% yet. The doctor assures me this is normal and it takes weeks – sometimes months – to get back to where you were. Shaking my head – this is something I never want to go through again and don’t wish it upon any one. Everything tastes ‘funny’ and certain foods I’ve loved before, I can’t stand at the moment. For instance, I’ve been having a hard time with soda – you know the real stuff. Especially being here in Atlanta, we live for Coca Cola. Well I’m happy to report that since my illness, I can’t stand it. I guess that’s a good way to kick it to the side huh? And food wise, I can eat just a little bit – maybe 15% of what I was eating before and I’m done. My tummy just swells too much from still being sick. But on the other hand where I once craved everything, lately I’m just craving good old southern food – greens, mac & cheese, fried chicken – you know southern dinner stuff. We went out yesterday to a local restaurant that serves this kind of food. I couldn’t even finish my plate. Weird.
And you want to hear another strange thing that has happened since I’ve been sick? A remarkable overwhelming calmness has overtaken my body. Things are just shrugged off my shoulders and my pulse rate has been ‘below normal’… well below normal for me. When I was giving plasma, it was a struggle for my pulse rate to be 100-112 bpm. Here lately, it’s been hanging around 94-99 bpm which is totally awesome. Weird too huh?
Well friends – hope your week was marvelous and your scales were kind to you. ❤
PLOL (piggy laughing out loud) Talk about me a little oinker having a one track mind on food – snorts. I knew if I mentioned PIE you would think eatable, wonderful crusted yummies. You know like apple pie, rhubarb pie, cherry pie or banana cream pie – licks piggy lips. Yummo! But I digress. This post is absolutely *not* about pie of that sort. Shocker huh? You think I’ve lost my little piggy mind – maybe I’ve finally went over the deep end – I’m full? Nah, none of those things. Snorts.
But today is about pie.
You still think I’m off my rocker huh? Let me explain. Today’s date is 03.14. Now look closely at that date and tell me what you see. Those that get it, smile and pat yourself on the back – way to go my friends! Those that didn’t, look closer.
Let’s back track a little bit. Math is our friend. 😉 winks Look closer: 03.14 Still nothing?
Maybe you need a visual. Yeah. Okay – here you go:
Therefore, today is PIE day – snorts. A little math humor. I can’t help it. Math is a wonderful tool that mom and my Aunt Tina absolutely love. So, don’t forget to tell people Happy PIE day and then blow their mind.