Saturday, October 6, 2012

Candy Corn: An Exposé For An Enthusiast

As promised, here is a Candy Corn compendium for one little enthusiast. In this biting journalistic piece we will explore together, the little pieces of fall fun and see what makes them a longtime tradition in the realm of candy.

Yummy Candy Corn
According to the TLC website here is the candy corn story......

Every Halloween, bags of triangle-shaped, yellow, orange and white candies fill trick-or-treat bags all over the country. And there are many bags to fill: According to the National Confectioners Association, candy companies will produce nearly 35 million pounds of the corny candy this year. That's about 9 billion individual kernels of corn.
Candy corn is a sweet replicate of dried corn kernels. It's considered a "mellow cream," a name for a type of candy made from corn syrup and sugar that has a marshmallow-like flavor. Although candy corn tastes rich, it's actually fat-free.

There is even a National Candy Corn and of course it is the day before Halloween or October 30th each year. Candy corn celebrates it's 132nd birthday this year so it is pretty old.

Other candy corn items are: soda, cookies, mixed candy and more......

Candy Corn Funny Poem

In 1880 Something Was Born
It was a yummy treat called Candy Corn

Pretty in color and tasty too
Candy Corn is best on holidays with BOO!

But you can eat it anytime
When you are hungry for something other than slime

Candy corn soda and now Oreo Cookies
Take Mom to the store and a take a lookie

Buy a big bag and snack on it now
It is low in calories so you don't look like a cow

You can even dress up to look like one too
Although be careful someone might eat you

Candy corn is fun and part of the scene
Taste some more now and see what I mean


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

********************Aven's Funny Poem*****************

Tommy Counts To 50

Tommy was learning how to count
His number expertise beginning to mount

One day he was playing with his best friend Ben
And Ben challenged Tommy to count up to ten

Tommy just smiled held his hands up and spoke loud
And his fingers went up and Ben he was proud

When he made it to ten his friend smacked his back
And told Tommy "great job" and they went for a snack

A knock on the door and Tommy saw Linda
His other good friend who was a big spenda

She liked to brag about all of her dough
She got from her parents for the lawn she did mow

She had a new ball, it was a basketball, brown
She said it cost $30 at the store in downtown

Tommy spoke up and said that he knew
How to count to thirty, even thirty-two

Linda said cool, let Ben and I hear it
Tommy he gulped, his throat he did clear it

He counted real fast until he reached seventeen
He stopped for a breath and to eat a red jelly bean

Then he began again, counting past twenty
Using jelly beans for each number, you see he had plenty

He reached twenty nine and all three just smiled
He reached number thirty and they all went hog wild

Then they went outside and played with the ball
And bounced it against the garage wall

Then Toby showed up and said the ball was nifty
Looked over at Tommy and said let's bounce fifty

Tommy he turned and nodded ok
And began to count bounces along the way

The bouncing began and reached 21
All the kids looked to be having such fun

The more the ball bounded the more Tommy got loud
Till he reached 48 and saluted the crowd

They all knew that was fifty was just around the bend
And Tommy drew a breath to get his second wind

He blurted out fifty and fell in a heap
Tonight he might count sheep in his sleep

So Tommy his counting it all being done
Sat down at the table to eat his honey bun

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

An Avie Favie (G'Daddy too)

Today, I am going to show Aven how he can, with his mommy's or Ton Ton's help, make his very own favorite breakfast item, the Egg In A Basket. This dish goes way back to my own childhood where my mom would make these for me and the other kids in the house as a special treat and to this day it remains a simple AND yummy dish for a quick breaksfast. Eggs are high in protein and not nearly the bad guy that had been reported in the past.

Now Aven, in Portland it is going to get chillier than Tampa, so a good breakfast each day will help you stay warm and full while allowing you to do well in school since your tummy will not be growling.

Start With The Basket
So here we go Avie......

First get a good soft piece of bread and a glass or cookie cutter to press down and make the hole for the egg and the basket lid.

Then warm up the stove with a frying pan and melt about a teaspoon of butter in it. Once melted place the basket in the pan and the lid also to soak up butter and brown.

Egg Added Into Basket After Butter Melts
Crack an egg and pour into the basket for cooking. While that is going on add a little butter on the top side of the bread so when you turn it over it will sizzle and soak into the bread too.

Once it is brown on one side flip it over....very carefully, so you do not break the yummy yolk. Watch it closely so you do not overcook it and get the yolk too hard since half the fun is dipping the lid in the yolk when eating.

Now, it should be ready for you to eat. Ask Mommy for a nice tall glass of oragne juice to go with it and sit down and say your blessing first.

Then dig in and enjoy little fella. Soon you will be able to make these all by yourself and make one for mommy and Ton Ton too!!!

Here is a funny poem about Eggs In A Basket:

I love to eat Eggs In A Basket
How do I get one, I just ask it

Fry it up in the pan
It's a pretty simple plan

I will eat it all up
And drink juice from my cup

When I'm done and all full
I tell you, it's no bull

I will start to wish
Again for this dish

Maybe for dinner
Yeah, that's a winner

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Tube Is Underway

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The G'Daddy and Aven project is well underway and will be finished soon. The banktube connecting Mill St. in Portland to Walnut Grove in Tampa will intersect in Silver Dollar City, where the state of the art clubhouse is also being built. The tube net is aptly named Aventube and the meeting point clubhouse is being called G'Daddyville for the time being.

Part Of The Tube Network

Once finished the 3004 mile tube will allow for quick transport of the two partners to their meeting point and back. The tube is a one of a kind invention and it's plans are top secret and will not be revealed to anyone, not even family and close friends. The expected trip time from Portland will be a bit longer than the one from Tampa but will be only an estimated eight minutes while the trip from Tampa is expected to last approximately 4 minutes and 44 seconds. The early arrival of G'Daddy will allow him time to make a Sno-Cone for Aven before he arrives. Special suits and helmets have also been designed and made for each of the Tube Twosome.

The clubhouse will have all the modern amenities and will be an oasis hidden in a secret location in Silver Dollar City. All the inventors would share is that it will be near a Target, an ice cream shop, a donut shop and a Waffle House. More details will be shared later on as the two plan an exclusive interview with Southern Living Magazine later on to share more about their amazing plans.

Model Of Travel Pod For Tube Network
In the future there are plans to expand the usage of the tube and it's network to other family members but this is at least 2 years away as Aven and G'Daddy want to make sure the kinks are all worked out before they open it to others.

Also, interim stops will be added as time goes on so Aven and his G'Daddy can meet in other fun places along the 3004 mile path. This part of the porject will begin in Mid 2013.

Current Stopping Point For The Aventube Network

Silver Dollar City also has some interesting sites and things to do for the duo once they are there and as time goes on and plans are made they will be able to venture out from their secret hideout to enjoy some of the fun in this great location.

They will be seeking advice from others as to stops they should add as time goes on.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Aventube here on Banktube to Silver Dollar City's Blog.

Donut Shop