Monday, February 25, 2008

Fun Monday # 55 What's in a name!!


Mariposa is asking TWO things of us this week:
  • To share how we named our blog!
  • To share our favorite/ most common dish!
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The first task is not difficult. I started my blog to write about what has been happening in my life so that my girls (Sam and Beccy) could read about home and keep in touch. Therefore when I was thinking of blog names my initial thought was.... it's going to be about nothing in particular just 'bits and pieces'. Sam immediately dismissed that one....and I always listen to my children!!!! I mulled it over with embee who suggested 'miscellaneous' but it was my daughter Sam who then suggested it should be presented as 'Ms Cellania'..... so very clever (why couldn't I think of that!). Then when my grandson Dillon (13 at the time) left me a really funny comment I knew it was perfect!!
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The second task is much more difficult because I have so many dishes that I really like or cook very regularly, therefore it's difficult to choose just one dish..... SO I'm leaving you with a picture of a British favourite~ this was home made if bought the fish would be in batter... oh and for the record I do not like 'mushy peas' but embee does!

The other traditional British dish that I love is 'Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding' so I'm just leaving links to past posts in case you want to take a peep!
Roast Beef
Home made Fish and Chips

I'm off to do some visiting so see you soon!

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At 25/2/08 12:08, Anonymous EmBee said...

My Darling wife, in her first blog credits me with the Title Miscellaneous, if fact I suggested Miscellania which you will all know is the plural. It was indeed the clever one who sugested Ms Cellania and so it has bee for many a happy blog which I read avidly every day even to ringing her up to find out if she is alright if she has not posted! Love EmBee

 
At 25/2/08 12:08, Blogger Beccy said...

Mmmmmm fish and chips....it's been such a long time since I tasted them...

 
At 25/2/08 13:03, Blogger ChrisB said...

embee you are easily pleased!!!

beccy I could always cook them for you next week!

 
At 25/2/08 13:13, Blogger Asha said...

Great to read what Cellinia means! Thanks Embee!:)
I made Fish and chips too UK style with Cod but made southern Hush puppies instead of peas, will post later. Your's look good, I miss the authentic Fish and chips, we used to eat atleast once a week there!:))

 
At 25/2/08 13:18, Blogger Beccy said...

That's very kind of you mum but as you know I really miss the authentic British chip shop fish and chips. I was looking forward to eating them at Christmas but somehow they never materialised!

 
At 25/2/08 13:39, Blogger thefoodsnob said...

Very clever name, I always thought!
(And now I want fish and chips. It's 8:30 A.M!)

Lisa

 
At 25/2/08 14:13, Blogger Peter said...

Fish & chiops seems pretty popular Chris.

 
At 25/2/08 14:24, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

There was a great fish and chip place back in Sarnia, but we have yet to find a decent one here in this much larger place (larger outside of our little town if that makes sense). But hold the mushy peas.

 
At 25/2/08 14:36, Anonymous nikki said...

I love fish and chips, but you can keep the mushed peas.

 
At 25/2/08 15:48, Blogger Alix said...

I love your blog name it's so clever.
Fish and chips - feeling homesick now!

 
At 25/2/08 16:10, Blogger Sauntering Soul said...

Your blog name is great!

And it reminds me of a story. When we were very young, my dad was bringing all of the Christmas decorations down from the attic one year. My younger brother was very young and had not yet learned how to read so he asked what was written on every box that he brought down. One of them was marked "miscellaneous" and when my dad read it to him, my brother exclaimed "Oh yeah, I remember her!". He thought the angel on the top of the tree was named Miss Cellaneous.

 
At 25/2/08 16:51, Blogger Kaytabug said...

I don't really like fish... but that looks really yummy...except the mashed peas.

It wasn't until just recently when you linked to your first post ever that I realized what your blog name really was. I must be daft! It's a brilliant name!

 
At 25/2/08 17:10, Blogger Kaytabug said...

BTW, I meant to thank you for always linking to the FM host on your blog. It's helped me many times, when I didn't know who was hosting.

 
At 25/2/08 17:11, Blogger Beckie said...

That is a VERY clever blog name.

Chris, you can cook them (f&c) for me this week or next would be fine too. I'm not picky. I will even eat the mushed peas. Thanks to Nigella - we eat them quite often.

 
At 25/2/08 17:17, Blogger Sandy said...

I have always like your blog's name, Chris, and now even more since I know it was a joint collaberation.

Fish and chips? Hummmmmm, must be Lent if I am eating them!

 
At 25/2/08 18:01, Blogger Misty said...

thats so funny. I have ALWAYS wondered why your blog was Ms Cellania. NEVER, EVER used my brain and truly thought about it. :)

 
At 25/2/08 19:37, Blogger Joy T. said...

I've always loved your blog name. So catchy and perfect. And fish and chips!!! That's what I have as my favorite dish today. Ok we rock!

 
At 25/2/08 20:31, Blogger Mamalang said...

Very Cool name.

And Salisbury Steak is basically just a doctored hamburger with gravy. But it's very yummy.

Those fish and chips look yummy...but any type of peas make me nauseous.

 
At 25/2/08 20:47, Blogger Barbara said...

I've only just connected the name now I've pronounced it correctly. I thought Cellania was a foreign word for kitchen. Sometimes I'm not very bright? ;)

 
At 25/2/08 21:14, Blogger Julie said...

I've always loved the name of your blog - it's very clever!

 
At 25/2/08 23:11, Blogger Faye said...

This is such a really great Fun Monday topic. I've had many mysteries solved today--including your blog name. Like it a lot--so original.

Loved the picture of your lovely Tamsie--what a beautiful dog--I can sure see that you loved her a lot.

 
At 25/2/08 23:32, Anonymous ellen b said...

Oh what a dweeb I am. I just read the name out loud too. Very clever indeed ms Cellania!!
Could I come over for some homemade fish and chips???? Please pretty please...

 
At 26/2/08 00:22, Blogger elena jane said...

yum, fish and chips!! :)

 
At 26/2/08 00:23, Blogger Celeste said...

I, too, need the obvious pointed out to me. What a very clever name!

PS: Almond butter always does in a pinch, but in my parts, PB is much easier to come by!

 
At 26/2/08 00:57, Blogger Ivanhoe said...

What a wonderful name - thanks for sharing how it started and thanks for visiting!

 
At 26/2/08 01:03, Blogger lisa marie said...

I have always loved your name. So clever! And those chips look devine! I think it's great EmBee reads your posts too. :) My hubby anxiously awaits mine as well.

 
At 26/2/08 01:05, Blogger lisa marie said...

I just noticed the mushy peas! I eat them very similar. I don't mash them but I cook them in butter and salt, boiling them until they are nice and mushy. My favorite way to eat peas, nice to meet someone else who likes them mushy.

 
At 26/2/08 01:06, Blogger Mariposa said...

I'm in awe with the dish and recipes I collected this Monday! Thanks!

 
At 26/2/08 01:37, Blogger janet said...

i love your blog name. always have.

and fish n chips? yum. the peas, however. not so much

btw, i apparently volunteered to host for next week. if only i could figure out something to do for it ;-)

 
At 26/2/08 02:08, Blogger Jan said...

I understood your blog name, but I like knowing the Why. Thanks.

 
At 26/2/08 02:23, Blogger BS said...

Duh! I don't think I have ever said the name out loud and never put the connection together. I just figured that Cellania was a British word and I was always too embarrased to ask what it meant !! Now it makes perfect sense - very clever indeed you all were.

 
At 26/2/08 02:31, Blogger Amanda said...

This is definitely one of the smartest blog names I've come across. I always thought it was your name...oops!

I love fish and chips too...

 
At 26/2/08 03:03, Blogger Michelle said...

I like fish and chips too!! I don't have it very often though.

 
At 26/2/08 03:07, Blogger Kim said...

Ms Cellania, you have one sweet DH! (see 1st comment)

 
At 26/2/08 03:21, Blogger Alison said...

I always wondered how you thought of your title..I love it.

I am drooling over here, as a daughter of a British Mom I love fish and chips and roast beef w/yorkshire pudding!!! Now I can't wait for our trip next year for my aunts' cooking...they are wonderful in the kitchen!!

 
At 26/2/08 03:33, Blogger IamwhoIam said...

Love the name Mushy pea :{

 
At 26/2/08 03:51, Blogger Pamela said...

mushy peas. What do you do, mash them?

Of all the weird things -- I never put Ms Cellania and miscellaneous together. I feel like a ninny. I feel like mashed peas. hee hee.

 
At 26/2/08 04:08, Blogger Kila said...

Had to laugh at Dillon's comment!

Your meal would be a hit in Wisconsin!

 
At 26/2/08 05:19, Blogger jennifer said...

Read the comments, great idea to reference and link to that. The food photo made my tummy grumble! Jen

 
At 26/2/08 06:26, Blogger -Ann said...

It took me about three visits when I first started reading your blog before I "got it." And I've loved your clever name ever since!

 
At 26/2/08 07:27, Blogger mem mallary-santiago said...

at first i thought your name was celliana! haha! now im thinking if i could prepare fish and chips too. :D

 
At 26/2/08 07:54, Blogger bermudabluez said...

Fish and chips are great!!! I didn't play FM this week, but hope you have a great week!!

 
At 26/2/08 08:05, Blogger Gattina said...

I had my first fish and chips (real home made ) when I stayed with my friends in Eastbourne at the English South East coast. Before I had tried it in London in a restaurant or on the street and didn't like it at all, lol !

 
At 26/2/08 11:11, Anonymous EmBee said...

I am not sure how Mushy Peas are made but I know you can buy them in tins in the local supermakets. Some fish and chip shops have them so mushy that they are more like soup or gravy. ChrisB only likes a few if they are fairly whole. However they are probably not the usual Garden Pea and I do not think that they are usually mashed, probably more like distressed!!!

 
At 26/2/08 11:52, Anonymous daffy said...

Mushy peas! I love mushy peas and would you believe that the perfect thing for mushy peas to add to the taste is vinegar!
Fish and chips with roast beef. A perfect meal! :o)

 
At 26/2/08 14:09, Blogger Donetta said...

that explains a lot. I often wondered how it was pronounce. That was clever. It is a wonderful way to keep in touch with friends and family if life gets to hectic.

 
At 26/2/08 14:50, Blogger Melanie said...

That looks delicious! Yummy yummy!

I love the name of your blog- so cute.

 
At 26/2/08 19:56, Blogger Ari_1965 said...

You can't get good fish and chips in Minnesota. Red Lobster has them on the menu but I think they think soggy is Midwestern for crispy.

 
At 26/2/08 20:28, Blogger Amy W said...

I am going to make me some fish and chips this weekend!!

 
At 26/2/08 21:50, Blogger jientje said...

Yorkshire Pudding has always intrigued me!

 
At 27/2/08 09:17, Blogger my4kids said...

I laugh about your blog name now because it wasn't until a more recent post that I even figured it out and I've been reading you for ages now!
I love fish and chips!

 
At 2/3/08 23:46, Blogger Irish Coffeehouse said...

Your daughter is quite creative! And your dish looks so very yummy!

Willowtree gave you a shout out about how instrumental you were getting Fun Monday up and running. Thanks for all of your hard work! Although new, I've definitely been enjoying it!

 
At 27/2/09 05:47, Blogger Garnetrose said...

my foster brother has relatives in England somewhere and he got his recipe for fish and chips from one of them. I think they are near liverpool but not sure. They are fantastic.

 

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