Breakfast buffet
November 19th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

It’s Friday and we’re feeling bubbly! November 19 is National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day.

Carbonated water was invented in 1767 by Joseph Priestley, but it wasn’t until the late 18th  century that flavors were added to the fizzy beverage. Soft drinks were mainly consumed at a soda fountain until bottled soda became common in the 20th century.

The Coca-Cola Company alone provides more than 1.5 billion servings worldwide every day, though not all are in the carbonated camp.

What’s your favorite kind of caffeinated carbonated beverage?

What's on TV?

“The View” – ABC, 11 a.m. ET
Chef Lidia Bastianich shows how to prepare an Italian Thanksgiving dinner.

“Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn” – Hallmark Channel, 11 a.m. ET
Thanksgiving leftovers? Lucinda shows how to make pressed turkey sandwiches and bread pudding.

“Mystery Diagnosis” – Discovery Health, 6 p.m. ET
A woman’s craving for pickles and extreme exhaustion leave doctors perplexed.

“Good Eats” – Food Network, 7 p.m. ET
Alton Brown shares his tips for preparing Cornish game hen, his favorite weeknight meal.

“Follow That Feast” – Cooking Channel, 8 p.m. ET
Chef Gordon Elliot puts his spin on traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and stuffing.

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Jerv@Jdizz

    Good morning.

    Man, I hope that creep Tommy/Timmy doesn't start in again today.

    November 22, 2010 at 7:16 am |
  2. caladrius

    Dr Pepper, definitely! Though I like the cherry flavors of Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper, too. Also, at home, I take regular Coke and add cherry or chocolate (or both) to it, really really good!

    November 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  3. Sir Biddle via the train


    November 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  4. 4U Mister

    Pepsi, real Pepsi, is the Nectar of the Gods. But I agree, Dr. Pepper is awesome.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:44 am |
  5. Sir Biddle-Dee-Bobity-Boo

    Have to go with Dr. Pepper if we are talking carb drinks. Reminds me of the only times as a kid I could have soda when we went on the annual cross-country Baton Death March car trip vacation.

    November 19, 2010 at 10:22 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      Dr. Pepper = awesome. Had me some yesterday with my McDizzle breakfast.

      Mr. Pibb also good. "Put it in your head".

      November 19, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  6. RichardHead

    Just a typical Friday morning.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  7. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    Let's begin the day. TGIF, me mates.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:52 am |
    • Sir Biddle-Dee-Bobity-Boo

      What better a Friday could I ask for – everyone but secretary and one other person in our group out today. Hmmmmmm, production factor could go either way.

      November 19, 2010 at 10:19 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants

        My micro-manager supervisor took an unexpected day off. Today=Eatocracy

        November 19, 2010 at 10:30 am |
      • Truth@JDizz, Biddle, RHead

        My admin is out all of next week, so I will be multitasking. Looks like a quiet day here tho. Nice for a Friday.

        November 19, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  8. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    'Sup bitches?

    November 19, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  9. RichardHead@Truth

    Morning,looks like our little problem is back.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:43 am |
    • Truth@RichHead

      My guess is that Kat will sit his IP address in the corner shortly. The cyber equivalent of the kid in elementary school who mashes his entire lunch into his milk carton for attention.

      November 19, 2010 at 9:46 am |
      • RichardHead@Truth

        Dudes got alot of ping to multi-thread so fast.

        November 19, 2010 at 9:49 am |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants

        They seem to be right on it as I have yet to see this guy's posts.

        November 19, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  10. Truth@All

    'Morning all. Raspberry iced tea for me, and if we are talking booze, it would be a captain and coke.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  11. Snowbunny

    Fountain coke with extra ice!

    November 19, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  12. Jerv@Truth

    Man, that picture makes me want to mix up a gin and 7.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  13. RichardHead

    Well Jdizzle will be watching Mystery Diagnosis tonight. A woman who craves a "pickle"!

    November 19, 2010 at 9:08 am |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      I actually liked that show. I was also in my teens, but still. X)

      November 19, 2010 at 10:40 am |
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