Monday, March 17, 2014

SHORTIE TIP – New Find


SORRY FOR THE DELAY, TODAY, FOLKS. I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET THIS POSTED THIS MORNING DUE TO SOME URGENT THINGS THAT CAME UP AT THE LIBRARY. SO I AM DOING THIS FROM HOME TONIGHT. SUCH IS LIFE. :-) ENJOY~~~
Genealogy tip for the day: SHORTIE TIP – New Find

 

In one of our earlier posts we talked about learning styles and how that impacts how we research and how we present out work to friends and family. If you are audio, visual or kinetic have I got something for you!


I was surfing through websites regarding genealogy, as I often do. I came across one website that referred to another. I clicked on it and discovered Story Press. <storypress.com> is the URL for this website and it is set up so you can upload pictures and record audio to go with it. This also works for videos. You need to register to use the website, but it is free. There is no cost. Their whole purpose is to help you preserve your family history.


I have registered and poked around. It seems easy to use, although I’ll have to admit I haven’t actually used it yet. But when I discovered it, I thought of you who fit the above learning styles! Anyone can use it, but let’s face it – not everything appeals to everyone! Right???  But go have a look and see what you think.


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March 17

1766
Britain repeals the Stamp Act.
1776
British forces evacuate from Boston to Nova Scotia.
1799
Napoleon Bonaparte and his army reach Mediterranean seaport of St. Jean d'Acra, only to find British warships ready to break his siege of the town.
1868
The first postage stamp canceling machine patent is issued.
1884
John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight in Otay, Calif.
1886
Twenty African Americans are killed in the Carrollton Massacre in Mississippi.
1891
The British steamer Utopia sinks off the coast of Gibraltar.
1905
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York.
1910
The Camp Fire Girls are founded in Lake Sebago, Maine.
1914
Russia increases the number of active duty military from 460,000 to 1,700,000.
1924
Four Douglas army aircraft leave Los Angeles for an around the world flight.
1930
Mob boss Al Capone is released from jail.
1942
The Nazis begin deporting Jews to the Belsen camp.
1944
The U.S. Eighth Air Force bombs Vienna.
1959
The Dalai Lama flees Tibet and goes to India.
1961
The United States increases military aid and technicians to Laos.
1962
The Soviet Union asks the United States to pull out of South Vietnam.
1966
A U.S. submarine locates a missing H-bomb in the Mediterranean.
1970
The Army charges 14 officers with suppression of facts in the My Lai massacre case.
1972
Nixon asks Congress to halt busing in order to achieve desegregation.
1973
Twenty are killed in Cambodia when a bomb goes off that was meant for the Cambodian President Lon Nol.
1973
First POWs are released from the "Hanoi Hilton" in Hanoi, North Vietnam.
1985
President Ronald Reagan agrees to a joint study with Canada on acid rain.
1992
White South Africans approve constitutional reforms giving legal equality to blacks.
Born on March 17
c.389
St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
1828
Patrick R. Cleburne, Confederate general.
1832
Daniel Conway Moncure, U.S. clergyman, author, abolitionist
1846
Kate Greenway, painter and illustrator (Mother Goose).
1902
Bobby Jones, American golfer.
1919
Nat "King" Cole, American jazz pianist and singer.








Today’s Recipe

March - Breakfast Foods




For baked oatmeal here is a basic recipe that you can customize by adding your favorite mix-ins and toppings. In a bowl mix together 2 cups (uncooked) oatmeal, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In another bowl combine 3 tablespoons melted (and slightly cooled) butter, 1 egg, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 cup milk. In a well greased baking dish place a thin layer of sliced bananas, then the oatmeal mix, then pour on the milk mixture. Try to distribute the milk mixture evenly over the oatmeal. Bake at 350 F for 20-25 minutes. 

For the pumpkin spice baked oatmeal simply add 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg to the milk mixture before you pour it over the top of the oats.

For the coffee cake baked oatmeal add 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee or ground espresso to the milk mixture before pouring it over the oats. Garnish the top of the oatmeal with a crumb topping made of 2 tablespoons cold butter, 1/4 cup flour and 3-4 tablespoons brown sugar. Mix that together with your (clean) hands so that it's crumbly, sprinkle over the top of the oatmeal for the last 10 minutes of baking.









Mar 12th Mini Quiche

Mar 13th Red Velvet Waffles, with cream cheese gravy – (I didn’t say they would be healthy!)

Mar 14th Triple Berry Smoothie – not just for breakfast any more.




ENJOY!


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