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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Woodpeckers ~ Roasted Corn Cheese Dip ~ Picture of the Day ~ Debbie's Hot Air Balloon ~ Rotisserie Chicken Day


Good 44º clear sunny morning. 
 
It stayed beautiful all day yesterday and we hit the mid 80ºs. 
 
 
Yesterday I was doing some searching about woodpeckers and their nesting... the male and felmale woodpeckers will excavate a cavity in a tree for the nest to incubate the eggs for about 2 weeks. Generally they lay 4 eggs. When the woodpeckers hatch they are blind and do not have feathers.
 
One parent brings the food and the other stays with the young. The birds generally leave the nest after 25-30 days.
 
 
Acorn Woodpeckers eat acorns and insects (and other arthropods). The woodpeckers harvest acorns directly from oak trees and are famous for their habit of storing nuts—primarily acorns, but also almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and pinyon pine nuts—in individually drilled holes in one or more storage trees.
 


 
So, here's my power pole, acorns put in the cracks by the woody guys!
 




 

Roasted Corn Queso Fundido



A hot melted cheese dip filled sweet roasted corn!
 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
 
Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, add the corn, onion, jalapeno and red pepper toss and let it sit until slightly charred, mix it up and let it char again, about 6-10 minutes.
 
Mix the cheese, mayo, lime juice, salt and pepper, place back into the pan and cook over medium-low heat until the cheese has melted before enjoying while warm topped with cilantro!
 
 
 
Picture of the day....
Another construction project gone wrong.....


 
 
 
 
Historically this date.......
1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
 
1886 – The U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.
 
1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention, the radio.
 
1924 – The U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
 
1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United KingdomCanadaAustraliaNew Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
 
1997 – In Denver, ColoradoTimothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder andconspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal BuildinginOklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was executed four years later.
 
2004 – Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game showJeopardy!
 
2012 – The former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonmentfor his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
 
 
 
 
 
And births this date include...
1731 – Martha Washington, American wife of George Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States (d. 1802)
 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QRPWDblsPKU/VW2yTodibwI/AAAAAAAA-44/10PNP00u6Ns/s1600/Martha_Washington2MA29624027-0010.jpg
 
1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Romanian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KlWUoLo5yx4/VW2yXxQkygI/AAAAAAAA-5A/ZqAzQ_zfV3E/s1600/Johnny%2520WeissmulleMA29624027-0011.jpg
 
1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress and singer
She has really had a bad and weird life!

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-X_jLgtBFkg8/VW2yd06gNbI/AAAAAAAA-5I/zmPmuotAb4g/s1600/kellerman2MA29624027-0013.jpg
(Yikes~!)


1938 – Ron Ely, American actor
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-woQXEkQYwAQ/VW2ylmMNYyI/AAAAAAAA-5Y/-5Kn3ZcaZdY/s1600/ely1MA29624027-0014.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6J49A5Ryuyk/VW2yls1tDkI/AAAAAAAA-5c/8ZBkoxnDBOg/s1600/Ely2MA29624027-0015.jpg
 
 
1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor and producer
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A_XsQpWVUu8/VW2yrobpBSI/AAAAAAAA-5o/A4SVwPtYncs/s1600/Stacy1MA29624027-0016.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IU-8gEZse2U/VW2yrkoWOwI/AAAAAAAA-5s/EX3hiCS9aF8/s1600/Stacy2MA29624027-0017.jpg
 


1944 – Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--uaKURBzzs8/VW2ywuvvXAI/AAAAAAAA-54/sMatFWQiv28/s1600/marvin1MA29624027-0018.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wuL1VYuCewI/VW2ywpqFXfI/AAAAAAAA-58/-77yfVAlnlU/s1600/marvin2MA29624027-0019.jpg
 
1948 – Jerry Mathers, American actor and director
(I met him once at the Pomona Gun Show. Adam Henry! So in love with himself!)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gkO2qUPhKYg/VW2y25cdDiI/AAAAAAAA-6I/pWfL6KBxWHE/s1600/jerry1MA29624027-0020.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-N9yJ7DixY5g/VW2y28XMyYI/AAAAAAAA-6M/7ekskNQNmog/s1600/jerry2MA29624027-0021.jpg

1955 – Dana Carvey, American comedian, actor, and singer
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qleAMJD29hs/VW2y_Dn9syI/AAAAAAAA-6c/QncKC39BdbY/s1600/dana1MA29624027-0022.jpg
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Later dinner was Schwans Pasta Shrimp Broccoli Alfredo and some asparagus. YUMMMMMM!!!! 
 

I was watching the news and KOBI showed a photo taken by friend Debbie Flores of the sunrise and a hot air balloon at the Grants Pass Hot Air Balloon Festival. Neat shot Debbie! 
 


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
 
National Rotisserie Chicken Day is observed annually on June 2nd.
Rotisserie chicken is cooked whole on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over heat source roasts it slowly. This type of cooking sears the skin to seal in the flavor, resulting in a tender and juicy chicken. Rotisserie chicken is often injected with a blend of seasonings to give increase the flavor. The popularity of rotisserie chicken continues to grow as the health benefits of it become more widely known. Leftovers can be used in many ways, including salads, sandwiches and casseroles.
HISTORY
National Rotisserie Day was submitted by Boston Market Restaurants in April 2015.  The Registrar of National Day Calendar declared June 2nd as National Rotisserie Chicken Day in May 2015.
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Go pick one up from the store, shred it and make a salad, or cut it up and put in refrigerator biscuits with butter/garlic/parsley/cheese and maybe a little pesto and bake the biscuits. Mmmmmmm.....