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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Yesterday ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ German Road Speeds ~ Dairy Farm Quiche ~ National Cheese Day 

Good 48º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we started in the 40ºs and ended up at 90º.

Throw Back Thursday ... Kristen's LASD graduating class 1989
Kristen is in row 2 and #9 from the left.....

Picture of the Day

Interesting about road speeds in Germany...

German autobahns are famous for having no universal motorway speed limit, although about 30% of them do have some kind of temporary or permanent limit.
Roughly 21% of German motorways have static limits (temporary or permanent) indicated by traditional traffic signs. An additional 9% are equipped with motorway control systems that can show variable speed limits depending on time, weather, or traffic. Most of these are switched off (= no limit) under good conditions. In sections of the motorway system without speed limit, it is common to be overtaken by cars or motorcycles traveling over 125 mph.

However, a recommended speed limit  of 81 mph applies. While driving at higher speeds is not punishable, the increased risk induced by higher speeds  may result in partial liability for damages.
Moreover, the law forbids travel at speeds that would extend the vehicle's minimum halting distance beyond the driver's line of sight. On all German roads, there are speed limits for trucks, buses, cars towing trailers, and small motorized vehicles (Mopeds, etc.).
The introduction of a national speed limit for motorways and similar roads has been on the agenda of various political and environmentalist groups for decades, but at present, there are no plans on behalf of the federal government regarding the matter.
In the meantime, most Germans are in favor of a general speed limit.

From Mr. Food

Did you know that June is Dairy Month? Well it is. These days, what started out as a salute to our hard-working dairy farmers has grown way beyond that. Today our dairy cases are brimming with everything from an assortment of dairy favorites to juices, milk alternatives, refrigerated potatoes, and so much more. And to celebrate, wait until you try this creamy quiche.


  • 1 refrigerated rolled pie crust (from a 14.1-ounce package)
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes


  1. Preheat the oven to 450º. Unroll pie crust and place in a 10-inch quiche pan or 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Flute edges and prick bottom and sides of dough randomly with fork. Bake 8 minutes then remove from oven; set aside. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, ricotta cheese, heavy cream, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in Italian cheese blend and sundried tomatoes. Pour mixture into crust.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center of quiche is set. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges and serving.

Historically this date....
1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.

1939 – Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Naziconcentration camps.

1974 – During Ten Cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.

2004 – Marvin Heemeyer's eventually suicidal protest rampage with an improvised bulletproofed bulldozer destroys 13 buildings in Granby, Colorado, including the town hall.

Quite a mixed bag of births today... some good and a lot of very odd people!

Births include...
1907 – Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)

1924 – Dennis Weaver, American actor (d. 2006)

1926 – Robert Earl Hughes, American heaviest human being (d. 1958)

1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor

1944 – Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Mamas & the Papas)

1952 – Parker Stevenson, American actor and director

1975 – Russell Brand, English comedian and actor

1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Moooove over whiners! June 4th is National Cheese Day! And it does go great with wine!!
An encyclopedia of cheese will cover the alphabet and broaden your vocabulary. It will undoubtedly contain more varieties of cheese than what’s found at the local grocer. Cheese is produced from the pressed curds of milk. The milk can come from cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. Temperature and aging affect the flavor and texture of the cheese, as well as spices and other seasonings added during the process.
The opportunity to go to a cheese tasting or visit a cheesemonger who is knowledgeable about pairings will improve your enjoyment of the cheese you choose. Does Stilton melt? Can you serve Chévre with a salad? Be sure to ask questions and provide your preferences. Your favorite wine might find a new sidekick. You might discover a smokey spread to go with bruschetta or a tangy cheddar to pack with lunch.
In the United States, a road trip to Wisconsin isn’t out of the question for quality and variety. But, they aren’t the only place to find outstanding flavor and choice. Local delis have selections of domestic and imported cheeses, and independent shops offer a rotating inventory beckoning us to keep visiting to see what’s new.
Excellent as a snack on its own, cheese is also a perfect ingredient in pasta, soups, souffle, and many other recipes. We slap it on a sandwich cold, but why stop there when it can be grilled and melted like this amazing Swiss and Tomato Grilled Cheese recipe.  When company comes to visit, nothing is better than a cheeseball, especially when bacon is added.
Cheese is multinational, too! Every nation in the world has its own variety of cheese. Italy seems to have harnessed the market. They did add it to pizza, and that’s pretty amazing.  Savor the opportunity if you ever have the chance to taste cheeses from around the world. For example, hop on over to Greece. They have this dessert called cheesecake. Delicious!


There are many ways to celebrate National Cheese Day.  Try a new recipe or take a risk and try a type of cheese you’ve never heard of before. Ask for recommendations from friends. 


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Yesterday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Marilyn Monroe ~ Family's Favorite Meatloaf ~ Richard Steinhurst ~ National Egg Day

Good 47º clear sunny morning.

Yesterday stayed clear and sunny. We topped at 91º.

Picture of the Day ... omgosh, this rock formation is amazing!!

Interesting about Marilyn Monroe...

Born in Los Angeles on June 1, 1926, Monroe's birth certificate bore the name Norma Jeane Mortensen, but she was baptized Norma Jeane Baker. In her 20s, she modeled under the names Jean Norman and Mona Monroe. Once she became an actress, her initial idea for a screen name was Jean Adair, and she would sign into hotels as Zelda Zonk. She unofficially changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in 1946 but didn't legally change it until Feb. 23, 1956.

Monroe famously graced the cover of the first ever Playboy magazine, and though she and Hefner never met in life, they'll be spending eternity next to each other in Westwood Cemetery in Hollywood. 

The plots next to Monroe have quite the history—Joe DiMaggio originally owned the crypt above her but sold it after their divorce. Hefner bought the plot from a private seller who realized that the spot in the crypt next to Monroe could fetch a good price. The Los Angeles Times reported that Hefner paid $75,000 to buy the drawer next to Monroe's in a Los Angeles mausoleum, where her crypt is often marked by the lipstick kisses of her fans.

Marilyn Monroe's closet has a history of selling for some pretty insane prices. Her spangled dress worn while singing "Happy Birthday" to John F. Kennedy sold for well over $1.2 million, and her iconic white dress worn in The Seven-Year Itch sold for a whopping $4.6 million at a Beverly Hills auction. Tommy Hilfiger bought a pair of her Levis for over $40,000 and then gifted them to a young Britney Spears during a photo shoot. 

Initially, Ella Fitzgerald couldn’t get a booking at the Hollywood nightclub, Mocambo, because of her race. Being on of her biggest fans, Marilyn  Monroe called the owner of popular Hollywood nightclub Mocambo and asked them to book Ella Fitzgerald. In return, the famous actress promised to take a front table at the club every night — and she did, helping to propel Fitzgerald's legendary music career.

Marilyn Monroe was only paid $50 for the famous nude photographs that appeared in Playboy Magazine. These photos were originally taken in 1949 by photographer Tom Kelley and were used to be in the calendar. Hugh Hefner bought the photographs years later for $500 and used them in the inaugural issue of Playboy Magazine and went on to make millions from the photographs.

My dad had this 1955 calendar..... (I kept and framed it) ... He kept the calendar in his walk in closet. We always knew when he was in his closet as he'd let out a wolf whistle!!!

From Mr. Food...

Say hello to Your Family's Favorite Meatloaf recipe! Unlike other meatloaves that are sort of dry and tasteless, this one is super juicy and packed with flavor inside and out. And the combo of the bacon and the glaze makes this truly irresistible.


  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1/2 cups finely crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup ketchup, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.  Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, cracker crumbs, onion, 1/2 cup ketchup, the eggs, salt, and pepper; mix well. Form meat mixture into a loaf on baking sheet. Lay bacon over top of meatloaf.
  3. Bake 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mustard, brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 cup ketchup; mix well. Spread evenly over top of meatloaf. Return to oven and bake 15 more minutes, or until no longer pink in center.

Historically this date....
1888 – The poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.

1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Fallsand downtown Portland, Oregon.

1940 – World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.

1943 – In Los AngelesCalifornia, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latinoyouths in the Zoot Suit Riots.

1965 – The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performs the first Americanspacewalk.

1968 – Valerie Solanas, the author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.

2013 – The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.

And births this date include....

1808 – Jefferson Davis, American colonel and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1889)

1925 – Tony Curtis, American actor and singer (d. 2010)

1967 – Anderson Cooper, American journalist and author

Sadly a good friend passed away on May 30th. Richard Steinhurst was a buddy of Jerry's and work partner at the BC Range and Wayside Range for our LASD. Here is a picture of the two of them .... always having a good time!! Rest in Peace Rich. 💕

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

June 3rd is time to get a crack on the annual observance of National Egg Day!
The nutrient-rich food has gone back and forth with science and nutritionists over the decades as to just how many eggs are too many for a healthy diet. However, one egg provides an excellent source of protein and vitamin D. At 75 calories and 5 grams of fat, it’s an easy choice to satisfy hunger, too. Eggs are easily seasoned and pair well with vegetables to increase the nutritional value of a meal.
Eggs are an essential ingredient to baked goods and are a part of our everyday diets. There’s so much to celebrate in these small packages.


Enjoy eggs for breakfast.  How about a fried egg sandwich for lunch? What’s your favorite way to enjoy an egg?  


While National Day Calendar has yet identified the origins of this egg-cellent holiday, take a crack at these other food celebrations. They’re hard to beat. That’s all yolks!
**I like to cook a couple eggs in the microwave. I put olive oil in the bottom of the bowl, add two eggs, pierce the yolks with a sharp knife, sprinkle on a little garlic salt, top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Put the saucer on top and cook on high 1 minute 5 seconds.