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Did you know that… It’s National Corn Chip Day?

Well, it is – now you now!

And, I am about to let you in on another little known fact:  I love corn chips! When eating at home, my favorite is, far and away, Frito’s, the Scoops variety. And when I’m eating out, I can almost not get enough of the kind they serve at Mexican restaurants – Yum!

But if those don’t suit your fancy, believe me, there is a corn chip for everyone. Check this out: According to all-knowing Google, there are over 146 snacks in the corn chip category, made by at least 74 companies. And the variety is nothing short of astounding. In addition to my two favorites, which are plain in comparison, there are the following flavors:

  • Barbeque, Honey Barbeque, Hot and Spicy Barbeque
  • Bacon, Smoky Bacon, Pepper Bacon
  • Cheesy, Cheesier, Extremely Cheesy, Cheese and Herb, Ham and Cheese, White Cheddar, Sweet and Salty Caramel Cheddar, Sweet and Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chicken and Corn, Sweet Corn
  • Churros
  • Coriander
  • Hot, Hot Buffalo, Hot Sauce, Flamin’ Hot, Hot!
  • Chipotle, Jalapeno, Nacho, Picante, Salsa, Taco
  • Chili, Chili Lemon, Lime, Lime Rice
  • Garlic, Roasted Garlic, Garlic Toast
  • Ketchup
  • Multigrain
  • No-Salt, Sea Salt
  • Onion, Sour Cream and Onion, Zesty Onion
  • Organic, Original, Truly Original, Pizza
  • Ranch, Southwest Ranch
  • Shrimp
  • Something called Chaos, and…
  • Something called Overload!

And, of course, you can make your own, to ensure that they are Gluten Free. What? Corn chips aren’t naturally gluten free? Well, yes and no. Corn contains no gluten, but according to my research, one can never be too sure about gluten cross-contamination.

Now, as though that’s not enough variety, they can be prepared via baking, frying, popping, or roasting; they come in Blue, Red, White, and Yellow; and in the forms of crisps, puffs, ripples, rounds, twists, and let’s not forget bugles!

Why do I love corn chips so? I’m not sure. I guess I just am what I am. But, I was delighted that someone somewhere agreed with me enough to decree that there would be a National Corn Chip Day.  Maybe next, it’ll be decreed a national holiday.  Yum!


Did you know that… It’s National Dress Up Your Pets Day?

Well, now you know!

Dressing my pets in costumes is something I never used to do, except of course when I made Little Bit wear her coat in the snow, which is what any good mother would do. Dogberry has plenty of hair, so he didn’t need a coat. Dressing them up for purely entertainment reasons seemed cruel, and all the pictures I saw of dogs and cats in costume only served to prove me right. But lately, it’s been more appealing to me, and seemed less cruel, so, I am confessing here that I’ve tried it a few times. I have no idea why, but it is what it is. Maybe I was getting prepared to write about this special day before I even knew that it existed.

Regardless, I am taking this opportunity to share the few pictures I have of my dogs – my kids, really – dressed up in costume. Please enjoy them, and try not to hold it against me that I staged and took these pictures in the first place!

Little Bit's First Snow

Little Bit’s First Snow

Little Bit Observing the White Stuff Falling from the Sky

Little Bit, Observing the White Stuff Falling from the Sky

Little Bit in a Sun Spot, After Being Out in her First Snow

Little Bit, in a Sun Spot, After Being Out in her First Snow

Dogberry Unhappy with One of his Christmas Presents

Dogberry, Unhappy with One of his Christmas Presents

Dogberry and Little Bit get their Dream of a White Christmas, Southern Style

Dogberry and Little Bit,  after getting their Dream of a White Christmas, Southern Style