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Monday, June 25, 2018

Hot! ~ Brian/Tucker/Sami Scuba Class ~ Alex Corsaro ~ Picture of the Day ~ Grilled Cheese Sandwich History ~ Southern Potato Bake ~ Wine Shirt ~ National Catfish Day

Good 49º clear sunny morning.
As predicted for yesterday, yes we got into the triple digits. Topped at 103º! As I always say, thank goodness for Mr. Carrier!!!
Temps will stay in the 80ºs this week. 
OMGOODNESS, 6 more days and it's JULY!!!!
On Saturday Brian, Jen, Tucker, and Sami went to Hiouchi and had their final scuba testing in the Smith River... Jen sent these photos...
Brian & Tucker ...

Tucker ...

Sami & instructor ....

The group ....

Brian told me he had a "depth" watch on and they went as deep as 35 feet!

Then my "Italian son" Alex is in Chicago and fishing on Lake Michigan! Great catch Alesandro Pooblie!

Picture of the Day

Interesting about the grilled cheese sandwich....

Since the history of the actual grilled cheese sandwich is limited, lets  start with the history of just the sandwich. As is the case with most ancient foods, pinpointing a date or time when something is created is difficult. In terms of the sandwich, there are references to bread being eaten with other food in the Neolithic when the Jewish sage Hillel the Elder “is said to have wrapped meat from the Paschal lamb and bitter herbs in a matzo (or flat, unleavened bread) during Passover.” (Wikipedia)
The first true reference to the word sandwich came on November 24, 1762 when Edward Gibbons, an author, scholar, and historian, wrote the following in his journal:
“I dined at the Cocoa Tree….That respectable body affords every evening a sight truly English. Twenty or thirty of the first men in the kingdom….supping at little tables….upon a bit of cold meat, or a Sandwich.”
The sandwich was named after the 18th-century English aristocrat, John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich. According to gossip and rumor, Montague was said to enjoy this type of food because it allowed him to play cards/cribbage without getting dirty from eating meat with his bare hands. However, this rumor was debunked by John Montague’s biographer, N. A. M. Rodger. It was most likely because the sandwich allowed him to eat at his desk while working.
Also in 1762, it is said that, “cooks at London’s Beef Steak Club, a gentlemen’s gaming club held at the Shakespeare Tavern, invented the first sandwich.” Montague frequented this restaurant, gambling often while there, and refusing to leave the table to eat on multiple occasions. During one of these such occasions, Montague ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread. What the valet returned with was salt beef between two pieces of toast. People in the restaurant then began ordering “the same as Sandwich.”
In 1840, the sandwich finally came to the United States. Englishwoman Elizabeth Leslie had a recipe for ham sandwiches in her cookbook Directions for Cookery, in which she suggested it be used as a main dish. (
According to The Food Timeline, some sort of cooked bread and cheese were ancient foods and in included Roman cookbooks. However, nothing is known about the grilled cheese sandwich between ancient times and the 1920s. Inexpensive bread and processed cheese were first available in the 1920s, allowing the common person/family the first opportunity to create a “grilled cheese sandwich.” At the time, the sandwich was cooked open faced with grated “American” cheddar cheese. With time, the sandwich was cooked “closed” and we had a true sandwich as we know it today. The reason for the top piece of bread? Also according to The Food Timeline, adding the second slice of bread “was the the least expensive way to make a popular sandwich more filling.”

Want some down-home, Southern-style chow on your table? Then you have to try our Southern Potato Bake. Dish up hearty portions of this hot and hearty potato casserole and enjoy, y'all. From Mr. Food...

  • 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can cream of broccoli soup
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 stick butter, melted, divided
  • 1 (32-ounce) package frozen southern-style hash browns
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1½ cups corn flakes, coarsely crushed
Preheat oven to 350º. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, cheese, onion, and 1/2 stick butter; mix well. Stir in hash browns, salt, and pepper; pour into baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine corn flakes and remaining butter; mix well. Sprinkle over potatoes.
Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until heated through and golden brown.
Historically this date..........
1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer

1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

2012 – The final steel beam of 4 World Trade Center is lifted into place in a ceremony.

And births this date include....
1925 – June Lockhart, American actress
1945 – Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter, actress, and author (Elephant's Memory)
1961 – Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, and writer
1963 – George Michael, English singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor (d. 2016)
Later it was chair, wine, and TV...
Probably should get this shirt....

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

National Catfish Day is observed each year on June 25.   In the United States, this national observance celebrates the value of farm-raised catfish.
A diverse group of ray-finned fish, catfish are named for their prominent barbels, which resemble cat whiskers.

  • Catfish are nocturnal.
  • They don’t have scales.
  • Catfish are a good source of Vitamin D.
  • In the United States, the most commonly eaten species are the channel catfish and the blue catfish.
A favorite dish of many Americans, this fine finned fish can be prepared many different ways.  A traditional preparation method in the United States is to coat it with cornmeal and fry it.
In 1986, catfish comprised the third highest volume of finned fish consumed in the United States.
Try this delicious recipe for catfish:
President Ronald Reagan designated June 25 as National Catfish Day in 1987 by Presidential Proclamation after Congress called for the day to be established by Joint Resolution 178.