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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Quail ~ World's Largest Cities ~ Jennifer Pendleton ~ Veggies & Chicken Fries ~ Blueberry Muffins

Good 52º clear sunny morning.

Stayed some cooler yesterday. We topped at 91º.

Yesterday I heard this peeping bird sound. Looked out and here was a couple of very young quail walking along the top of the fence. They were very nervous and hopped right down....
Here is some interesting information re quail and that funny sound they make:
Out of the 31 largest cities in the world Los Angeles is #21 with 12,317,000 people (which includes LA County cities as Los Angeles City has just less than 4 million)

#10 is New York with a population of 18,604,000

And #1 is Tokyo, Japan with a population of 38,140,000!

Most of the rest of the largest cities are in India, China, Mexico, Japan, Congo, Russia, and So. America.

Today is a very special birthday, my daughter-in-love, Jen. Oh thank Heaven for 7-11 !!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN!!! oxoxox

Jen is a special travel agent for an agency that sells/promotes Disney travel. If there is a Disney location you'd like to travel to, she is the one to help and get you the best deals! Let me know if you need her contact info.

Historically this date...........
1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

1893 – The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.

1921 – Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of theU.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.

1922 – The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  Jerry and I went to some fun concerts there... took our picnic basket.... good times.

2012 – Astronomers announce the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.

And births this date include....
1767 – John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)

1920 – Yul Brynner, Russian actor (d. 1985)
 ... interesting....

1931 – Tab Hunter, American actor
    ...another interesting story....

1956 – Sela Ward, American actress

1963 – Lisa Rinna, American actress
   graduate from Medford High School

Later for dinner I cut up some brown button mushrooms and sautéed them in olive oil then added in broccoli/cauliflower/carrots, and lots of chopped celery. Added in water and some garlic salt and steamed them all.

Cooked some Schwans Chicken Fries and voilá....

Some Trader Joe's Sriracha Ranch for dipping and topped veggies with Parmesan cheese. PERFECT!!!

Then it was chair, wine, TV (Animal Cops Phoenix, Family Feud, and Blue Bloods)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 11th
Blueberry Muffin Day

Now here is a special day you can sink your teeth into. Blueberry Muffins are one of America's favorite muffins. And, the blueberry harvest is occurring right now!
European settlers brought with them a recipe for "Bilberry Muffins". Bilberries were not to be found in the New World. Wild blueberries, native to the Americas, were both plentiful and delicious. The wild blueberries were substituted for Bilberries, and the Blueberry Muffin recipe was born.
Did You Know? Native Americans called blueberries "star berries".
In addition to tasting delicious, blueberries are very healthy for you. They are one of the best foods you can eat. Blueberries can help fight or avoid many ailments, including cancer, dementia, promote heart health, and much, much more.
BTW: Three of the past four days have a special day with something to do with blueberries. Yet, the creator is not known in any of them. Perhaps, one blueberry loving person created all three days!?
National Blueberry Muffins Day is celebrated by:
Baking blueberry muffins. Use fresh picked blueberries.
Eating Blueberry muffins at for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack.
Blueberry Trivia: