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Monday, February 19, 2018

President's Day ~ Hail/Snow ~ Bruiser ~ Photo of the Day ~ Chicken Piccata ~ Miss Bonnie & Laurie in India ~ 7Up ~ Chocolate Mint Day

Good 30º it snowed last night morning. 

President's Day 

Since 1968, it is observed on the third Monday in February
President's Day is a day set aside to honor all of the U.S. presidents. We often think of two great presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln when we celebrate this holiday, as it falls by design between their birthdays. More and more of us, look at this day as a tribute to each and every person who has ever served in the office f the President of the United States of America.It is a national holiday,. While Federal employees, the post office, and banks have the day off, most businesses and industry do not recognize it as a paid holiday.

Yesterday morning, about 10:30 I looked out and it was snowing! Well, it was 41º and it was hail or teeny tiny snow! Didn't stick.
There was some on the doormat and on Bruiser!

Bruiser went out and hunkered down waiting for birds to come to the bird feeder! No luck! LOL.

Then at 2pm it was 37º and started snowing for real.
It only lasted 12 minutes! The sun came out and it warmed to 45º.

Then last night it snowed about 1/2". It didn't stick everywhere, mostly on the grass and fence posts!

Photo of the Day....

Chicken Piccata
A super quick and easy chicken dish in a tasty lemon, butter and caper sauce that is sure to impress your dinner guests.

2 (6 ounce) chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded thin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  1. Heat the oil and butter in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side and set aside.
  3. Add the garlic to the pan and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the wine to the pan and deglaze it.
  5. Add the broth, lemon juice, honey and capers in the pan and simmer until the liquids have reduce by half, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the butter, season with salt and pepper, mix in the parsley, return chicken to pan and toss to coat.

      ** Make this a one-pan meal by adding 8 ounces of pasta and 2 1/4 cups broth or water (or 1 cup of rice and 2 cups broth or water) to the sauce in step 5 and simmer, covered, until cooked, about 12 minutes (or 20 minutes for rice).

Historically this date........
1807 – In Alabama, former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert.

1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.

1942 – World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to Japanese internment camps.

1945 – World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.

1976 – Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417

And births this date include....
1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)

1955 – Jeff Daniels, American actor

1967 – Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican actor

My friend Miss Bonnie and her daughter Laurie are in India on a trip and here they are in a wildlife park and they rode in this camel cart!

And at the Taj Mahal...

This is interesting about 7up ....

Initially the name of the drink was much more complicated - "Bib-label Lithiated Lemon Lime Soda". There are several versions of the origin of the drink's modern name:
1)First 7up bottles were 7 ounces in volume
2)initially the drink consisted of 7 ingredients
3)Lithium was on the drink's ingredients, and its atomic mass is 7.
For a long time in US lithium had been considered as an excellent cure for depression. Manufacturers stopped using the dangerous ingredient only in 1950.

Dinner was steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots and a piece of chicken. Then chair, wine, and TV ... some Olympics, NCIS New Orleans and Rookie Blue. 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy President's Day Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Chocolate Mint Day (Here you go, Sugar Bear! Our fav ice cream!)

My favorite ice cream store where you get homemade ice cream is Fosselman's on Main Street in Alhambra....