Tuesday, January 31, 2012
HERE'S THE PITCH, A BRUSSEL SPROUT BALL ONE
If you want to raise your glasses today let’s have a Brandy Alexander because you guessed it “BRANDY ALEXANDER DAY.” This cocktail is a sweet brandy based one consisting of cognac and crème de cacao. Legend has it was created at the time of the wedding of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles, in London, in 1922. Another version claims that the drink could be named after the Russian tsar Alexander II. Who really cares have one and celebrate the holiday.
We also celebrate the following:
BACKWARDS DAY – Do we walk backwards or just do everything backwards today? Just have fun doing backwards things all day long.
EAT BRUSSEL SPROUTS TODAY – I felt sick every time I looked or smelled them. I finally gave them a try a few years ago. Now they only make me half sick, I can eat some but I limit my amount. Little green cabbages from space.
JACKIE ROBINSON’S BIRTHDAY – I saw the story of his break through into baseball in the movie “The Jackie Robinson Story” when I was young and through the years have seen it several times on TMC or ESPN. It’s a moving story of man struggling to prove his ability to play professional baseball being blocked by racism not only from the fans but team members. It stars the real Jackie Robinson and if it is ever on I suggest watching it.
Have a great day gang and as always thanks for stopping by.