Saturday, March 10, 2012


Daylight Savings Time...L.O.V.E. I. T.
NOW when I leave work on Monday and Tuesday, it won't be dark...yeah!! I truly hated that, seems like my evening was almost over by the time I got home. So yeah for DST!
Did you know that DST was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784??? True story!
DST was first adopted to replace artificial lighting so they could save fuel for the war effort in Germany during World War I at 11:00pm (23:00) on April 30, 1916. It was quickly followed by Britain and many countries from both sides, including the United States. Many countries reverted back to standard time post-World War I, and it wasn’t until the next World War that DST would make its return to many countries in order to save vital energy resources for the war.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted year-round DST in the United States, called “War Time” during World War II from February 9, 1942 to September 30, 1945. The law was enforced 40 days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during this time, time zones were called “Eastern War Time”, “Central War Time”, and “Pacific War Time”. After the surrender of Japan in mid-August 1945, the time zones were relabeled “Peace Time”.

That was your history lesson of the week!

Now for a lesson on making a delicious simple dessert!



  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 4 large apples, chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 4 Snickers candy bars (2.07 ounces each), cut into 1/2-inch pieces


  • In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand
  • for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in
  • apples and candy bars. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • (3/4 cup each).

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