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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Clouds ~ Heat ~ Thunder ~ Baby Turkeys ~ Slow Cooker Meatloaf Parmesan ~ Animal Friends ~ Bears ~ Chief Outlaw ~ Rice Pudding

Good 65º scattered cloudy morning.

Yesterday it stayed very smokey again. Warmed to 103º. Then by early evening we had a thunderstorm pass over. No rain. No lightening. Just lots of rumbling!

Earlier I was going to go out back and turn on the rainbird, but momma turkey and her babies were out there by the water tubs..... and eating the cracked corn I put out for the birds.... Hard to get good pictures sideways through a window!

Try this easy, keeping the house cool, meatloaf:

  Slow Cooker Meatloaf Parmesan

2 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
15oz pizza sauce, divided
2 T dried minced onion
2 t minced garlic (or use freeze dried)
1/2 cup fresh bell pepper, chopped
1½ t. Italian seasoning
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan
2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1½ cups shredded Mozzarella

1. In large bowl mix together 1 cup of the pizza sauce with the meat, onion, garlic, peppers, Parmesan, eggs, and seasonings.
2. Spray 6 or 7 quart slow cooker with cooking spray and pat meat down into crock, making sure the center is pressed down more than the edges.
3. Cover and cook on high 2 hours
4. With a spatula push the extra oil off the top of the meatloaf to the sides.
5. Pour remaining pizza sauce on the top of the meatloaf and top with cheese.
6. Cover and cook a few more minutes until cheese melts.
Use lean ground beef because the meat will shrink up and the fat will pool around the outside of the loaf. If you use higher fat beef the loaf will be a lot smaller and you will have a lot more excess oil around the outside.

Historically this date.....

1936 – Summer Olympic GamesGames of the XI Olympiad – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad

1944 – The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuringSmokey Bear for the first time.

1945 – World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bombFat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright.

1969 – Followers led by Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski),coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.

1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandalRichard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice PresidentGerald Ford, becomes president.

1988 – Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in hockey history, upsetting many Canadians.

1993 – The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.

And births this date include....

1944 – Sam Elliott, American actor

Born in Sacramento, graduated high school in Portland,
and went to Cal State LA....

1957 – Melanie Griffith, American actress

1963 – Whitney Houston, American singer, actress, producer and model .. and druggie... (d. 2012)

1964 – Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor

2005 – Caylee Anthony, American child murder victim (d. 2008)

Picture of the day... strange animal friends... 

And speaking of animals...
here is a bear momma with quintuplets, which is certainly not the norm!  
And mom and babies a few months later....

Later watching the news they said Portland had a new Police Chief. She came from Oakland Ca and was Assistant Chief there. Her name is what is wayyyyy too funny, Danielle Outlaw! Good grief!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 9th

  1. Hundreds of millions of the poor spend half to three fourths of their incomes on rice and only rice.
  2. Rice is the staple diet of half the world’s population.
  3. More than 90 percent of the world’s rice is grown and consumed in Asia, where people typically eat rice two or three times a daily.
  4. Rice farming has been traced back to around 5,000 BC.
Here are some recipes for rice pudding from one of my favs.... Mr Food!