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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Raven vs Crow ~ Terri & Berry Prim ~ Bacon Chicken ~ World Series Game 3 ~ National Chocolate Day!

Good 43º foggy foggy gloomy gloomy morning. Hit 80º again yesterday.

Do you know the difference between a Crow and a Raven?

These two species, Common Ravens and American Crows, overlap widely throughout North America, and they look quite similar. But with a bit of practice, you can tell them apart.
You probably know that ravens are larger, the size of a Red-tailed Hawk. Ravens often travel in pairs, while crows are seen in larger groups. Also, watch the bird’s tail as it flies overhead. The crow’s tail feathers are basically the same length, so when the bird spreads its tail, it opens like a fan. Ravens, however, have longer middle feathers in their tails, so their tail appears wedge-shaped when open.

Listen closely to the birds’ calls. Crows give a cawing sound. But ravens produce a lower croaking sound. 

Ravens will walk and then do several hops...
Ravens have bigger, curvier beaks relative to crows. While both species have bristles at the base of the beak, the raven's are noticeably longer. Its throat feathers are also quite shaggy.

Special anniversary today... Terri and Barry Prim. Terri "ran" Avalon Sheriff's Station way back when..
                                    Happy 39th Anniversary kids!!!

1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.

1929 – Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval.

1936 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.

1962 – Cuban Missile CrisisSoviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

And births this date include...
1793 – Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)

1897 – Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)

1902 – Elsa Lanchester, British-born actress (d. 1986)

1914 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)

1917 – Jack Soo, American actor (d. 1979)

1932 – Suzy Parker, American actress (d. 2003)

1936 – Charlie Daniels, American musician

1944 – Dennis Franz, American actor

1949 – Bruce Jenner, American athlete

1955 – Bill Gates, American software executive

1963 – Lauren Holly, American actress

1967 – Julia Roberts, American actress

1972 – Brad Paisley, American musician

Bacon Chicken (OMGOOOOOD!) Just for you Karen Sugar Bear!!!

4 chicken breasts cut in thirds (12 pieces)...
Bacon slices
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder
chili powder
brown sugar

Cut each breast into 3 pieces, season all the chicken with the spices, then wrap a bacon slice around each piece, roll in brown sugar and place into an oven proof dish....make sure you have some olive oil in the dish too, like 2 or 3 tablespoons. (or non-stick cooking spray)
Bake at 400º for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is nice and brown and crispy. Delicious served with mashed potatoes with some of the gravy from the chicken drizzled on top.

Later it was Dodgers vs Astros at World Series Game 3. Another nail biter! Dodgers lost 5-3. :o(   At the game was President H W Bush and sitting close to announcer Alex Rodriguez was Jennifer Lopez. He was dresses nice but she kept chewing her gum with her mouth open! UGH!!!!    During the National Anthem a bald eagle flew around the stadium. So cool!!

World SeriesAstros lead series 2-1
Game 4 of 7 · Minute Maid Park, Houston

Oct 28, 5:20 PM

Minute Maid Park

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
(Be still my heart! Chocolate here I come!!!)

October 28, 2017 is

National Chocolate Day

Today is National Chocolate Day! Just what you’ve been waiting for – a reason to eat more chocolate! Americans consume an average of 12 pounds per person per year. Do you help contribute to this staggering stat?
Valentine’s Day and Easter are two of the top holidays for buying chocolate, but you can’t forget about Christmas or Halloween! However, many will argue that chocolate is best enjoyed year-round.
To celebrate National Chocolate Day, enjoy some chocolate with each meal today! Try hot chocolate or chocolate donuts for breakfast. A fun lunch idea is to pair your favorite dish with a tall glass of chocolate milk. For dinner, try a traditional mole sauce, made with cocoa powder. Top it all off with a decadent chocolate dessert!
Give a friend a box of chocolates, try a new recipe using chocolate, or treat yourself to some! 
My favorite are salted chocolate covered caramels... made by The Candy Basket in Portland

 and second favorite is a Hershey Bar slathered with peanut butter!