Happy 150th, Inglis
It’s a big birthday for Inglis, a company that generations of Canadians identify with dependable and affordable home appliances (and a great big sign on the Gardiner.) The company, which began in 1859 as makers of machinery for grist and flour mills, is celebrating 150 years in business. To mark the milestone, Inglis has launched a contest in which it’s asking Canadians to contribute to a virtual time capsule that will represent what Canada was like in 2009. Until July 15th, you can go to the Inglis website to pick from a predetermined list of options of items to add that best represent Canada right now, or add an original submission. It’s fun to read some of the suggestions — a white dove to signify our contributions to peace-keeping is my favourite “serious” submission.
On a lighter note, I’d include a recipe for Cheese Wiener Wind-ups** , among my favourites of the Kraft recipes that were aired in the good old days during Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts. This is indirectly related to 2009, since this was the year many of us finally accepted that we would never again hear the old HNIC theme song on Saturday nights on the CBC again.
Think hard to come up with your own best suggestion, as the best original idea will win a full suite of Inglis kitchen appliances.
**Take one wiener, wrap it in a slice of Kraft processed cheese, and then in a dinner roll (the kind you buy in a cardboard tube at the supermarket, of course). Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. I think the last time I enjoyed one of these was the same year the Leafs won their most recent Stanley Cup, which - come to think of it - was also about 150 years ago!!!)