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Friday, May 18, 2018

Interesting Clouds ~ Oregon Primary ~ Picture of the Day ~ Slow Cooked Chicken & Rice ~ Atlas ~ National Pizza Party Day

Good 45º clear sunny morning.

Boy, did we have some interesting clouds yesterday......


And with the blue sky we heated to 80º by late afternoon.

We just had our Oregon primary election and the number of ballots received was 777,774. The number of eligible voters is 2,665,014 ! Come on people, why don't you vote???
My choice for Congressman was Greg Walden,
who got 77% of the vote!
My choice for governor was Knute Buehler
and he got 47% of the vote over Carpenter at 29%, Wooldridge at 19%, and the rest of the runners at 1% 2% and 0%.

Picture of the Day

This is the 7-story corporate office which acts as the headquarters for Longaberger Basket Company, America’s famous basket manufacturer. The building is a 160 times larger replica of the Longaberger’s Medium Market Basket and is one of the landmarks of the Ohio skyline.

After a long day most of us don't want to spend extra time in the kitchen. That's where this recipe for Slow Cooked Chicken and Rice comes in. This easy, throw-together, one dish meal, cooks while you're away, so you can have a complete and satisfying dinner ready when you need it to be.
  • 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cups water
  • 1 10¾ oz can condensed broccoli cheese soup
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 6 oz packages wild and long-grain converted rice mix with seasoning packets
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • In a 4-quart (or larger) slow cooker, combine chicken, water, soup, and onion; mix well. Cover and cook on low setting for 4 hours.
  • Add broccoli and rice; cover and cook for an additional hour
  • Stir in cheese and serve.

Today was the birthday of my "grand dog" Atlas. He was Brian's dog, a Weimaraner. He was born in 2001 and passed away in 2013. I babysat him often and he was the SWEETEST dog. So missed.

                         ..... with Tucker....

Historically this date.....
1860 – Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.

1926 – Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears while visiting a Venice, California beach.
.... nut case. liar.

1944 – Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.

1980 – 1980 eruption of Mount St. HelensMount St. Helens erupts in Washington,United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage

1995 – Shawn Nelson, 35, goes on a tank rampage in San Diego.

And births this date include...
1912 – Perry Como, American singer (d. 2001)

1928 – Pernell Roberts, American actor (d. 2010)

1934 – Dwayne Hickman, American actor and television executive
Dobie Gillis (Dwayne) and Bob Denver (Maynard)

1946 – Reggie Jackson, American baseball player

1952 – George Strait, American country musician

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
Each year on the third Friday in May, millions of pizza lovers across the nation join in extolling the qualities of pizza on National Pizza Party Day.  Celebrate by inviting friends and family to share a night of fun at your favorite pizzeria.  Another way to celebrate is with a homemade pizza with fresh toppings or by having one delivered.
  • In ancient Greece, Greeks enjoyed bread covered with oils, herbs, and cheese.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα”, pita, meaning pie. 
  • A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.
  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 was in New York’s Little Italy.
  • Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.