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Trivia Tuesday ~ Ice Cream Receives National Recognition

Trivia Tuesday ~ Ice Cream Receives National Recognition

Trivia Tuesday!  Ready?  Ok, this is corny, but it’s the best clue I could come up with.
I scream, you scream, we all scream – – – ?

That’s right, everyone’s favorite…. ICE CREAM!

It will be honored this month.  And it’s official too!  In 1984, former President Ronald Regan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month.  Now I don’t know about you, but ice cream is my favorite, any time of year!  But, if they want me to eat more ice cream in July, I can certainly do that, and I’m sure the kids and grandkids won’t mind doing their part in helping celebrate either. 😛

Make that a triple decker!

 

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Trivia Tuesday ~ The Tin Can

Trivia Tuesday ~ The Tin Can

Trivia Tuesday, question of the week…  Everybody ready?
What took hours to make, was made of iron, dipped in tinplate, then soldered closed?

Did you guess the TIN CAN?  Ok, did you really know o.O  … Or did I give it away with the picture.

Well in my quest for the history on the coolest inventions ever made that have changed our lives forever, I came across this great information.  It intrigued me so much, that I’ll be doing a piece on… (Can you guess? :P)…. THE CAN OPENER!  Oh, I’m so excited, I can’t wait any longer.  So let’s get started!

The Tin Can

 

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Guns of the Civil War

Guns of the Civil War

Ok, I have saved what some may say, is the best for last.  There were many new weapons introduced during this era, and duly they warrant mentioning during Civil War week.

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Civil War recipe ~ Idiots Delight

Civil War recipe ~ Idiots Delight

I know, I know!  That’s not a picture of a cake.  But, there is more than one Idiot’s Delight.  So thought I’d dazzle you with both.  This picture is of an MGM movie called Idiots Delight starring Clark Gable and Norma Shearer in 1939.  Now I know you’re thinking that isn’t even close to the civil war era, but hey……. made ya look! 😛

Here’s the recipe

 

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Civil War Recipe ~ Union Skillygalee

Civil War Recipe ~ Union Skillygalee

Well on my adventure to find the “perfect” picture of what the Union soldiers called Skillygalee I came up empty.  As this has never happened to me before, I am quite dismayed by this.  HOWEVER, we are in luck that I am persistant.  Through many hours of this link, leading to that link, and so on, I was able to find some pictures that I think will give you a pretty good idea of what the Union was cooking up.

Soggy Sustenance

 

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Civil War Recipe ~ Confederate Cush

Civil War Recipe ~ Confederate Cush

Ah, yes cornmeal hash by any other name is well Confederate Cush of course!  Did you know that this Rebel delicacy (created out of necessity) is also known by many other names?

Please pass the what?

 

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Civil War Recipe ~ Confederate Johnnie Cakes

Civil War Recipe ~ Confederate Johnnie Cakes

With experience growing among the Confederate soldiers, personal modifications to the uniform became prevalent.  The need for long boots, long coats, long sabers, buck gauntlets with long cuffs (gloves), and knapsacks filled with essentials soon went by the way-side.

The Confederate alternative to hardtack

 

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