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Friday, October 20, 2017

Rain! ~ Mexican Word of the Day ~ Chicken Vegetable Rice Casserole ~ TV

Good 44º raining morning.

Oh look.... here comes the rain over my mountain yesterday about 1pm...

The rain and gusty winds started in the afternoon. At points it POURED~! As of this morning we have gotten 1". Yeah!!! 

If you love rice, chicken, vegetables, black beans, and salsa... you will love this casserole....
Chicken Vegetables Rice Casserole

3½ cups hot cooked yellow rice
1 T.  vegetable oil
½ cup chopped onion
½ green bell pepper, chopped
½ red bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 15oz can black beans, undrained
1 T white vinegar
½ t. salt
¼ t. black pepper
4 cups cooked rotisserie chicken, chopped
1½ cups Colby-Jack cheese, shredded
1 cup salsa (red or green)
cilantro or parsley chopped, about 1/4 cup

1. Preheat oven to 350º
2. Coat 3 qt baking dish with cooking spray
3. Put rice in baking dish
4. In medium saucepan over med heat, heat oil, add onion, bell pepper, garlic and cook 5 minutes until softened.
5. Stir in black beans, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes until heated through.
6. Pour mixture over rice, top evenly with chicken and cheese.
7. Bake 12-15 minutes.
8. Spoon salsa over cheese and sprinkle with cilantro or parsley.
Top with dollop of sour cream when serving.

Historically this date...........
1944 – Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.

1968 – Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

1981 – Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robberyin Rockland County, NY, carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army andWeather Underground. Hmmmm..... BO's pals!

1991 – The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.

2011 – The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Mutassim Gaddafi are killed shortly after the Battle of Sirte while in the custody of NTC fighters.

And births this date include....
1931 – Mickey Mantle, American baseball player (d. 1995)

1942 – Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)

1950 – Tom Petty, American musician (d.2017)

1958 – Viggo Mortensen, American actor

Last night I watched two of my favs.... Chicago PD and then a very scary Chicago Fire. Also The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 20th

National Brandied Fruit Day celebrates sweet tasting fruit, soaked and marinated in brandy. This is a day that you have most certainly booked on your calendar, in eager anticipation. Well, it has finally arrived.
Brandied that's cause for a celebration! As a matter of fact, I'll drink to that.
Enjoy a little brandied fruit on this day. Do so, with family and friends.