Good 50º clear sunny morning. Had a LOT of winds yesterday, not helping with the fires. They said the Hornbrook fire is 30% contained. They need more help!
Yesterday, it stayed clear of course. Our temps rose from noon it was 81º, 2:30 it was 87º, and we topped at 95º. Will be just as hot or hotter today!
In the morning Dash got cozy napping next to Dude...
Interesting about pickles.........
Pickled cucumbers are a favorite food in many cultures, including America. The origin of the first pickle is lost in the sands of time, but archaeological evidence dates them back to 2400 in Mesopotamia. From these origins, pickles spread quickly through Asia, Egypt and Greece.
In Asia, the cucumber was often used in kimchi, a pickled dish still eaten today that also often uses cabbage, eggplant, and radishes. Ancient Egyptians loved pickles and Cleopatra claimed that pickles helped her maintain her beauty. Aristotle talked about the positive health benefits associated with pickled cucumbers. Other famous pickle fans include Julius Cesar, Queen Elizabeth I, George Washington, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
In the case of Napoleon Bonaparte, his love for pickles and his belief that pickles offered health benefits led to advances in preservation. Because Napoleon wanted to provide pickles to his troops, Bonaparte offered a cash prize to anyone who discovered a method that would allow long term preservation that allowed soldiers to take pickles into the field. In 1809, a man named Nicholas Appert discovered that using a water bath to process the glass jars of pickles killed off bacteria and allowed for longer storage of food. The water bath method is still used today when making many types of pickles and other preserved foods.
It is fitting that pickles are so popular in America, because America actually gets its name from a pickle maker turned navigator named Amerigo Vespucci. Vespucci sailed with Columbus and loaded the boat with hundreds of barrels of pickles to help prevent scurvy among the crew.
I LOVE pickles. My favorite though is pickled olives and the olives and juice make a great 'dirty martini'. Dirty Sue is the brand I buy!
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This is not a glamorous dish, but it's good and comforting!
Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole
In a large skillet set over medium high heat add the ground beef and onion. Cook until the beef is brown. Drain fat.
This was posted on a Seattle radio station's FB page... Good info. Share it. The world is full of crazy bad people, this may save someone!
Historically this date...
1850 – Millard Fillmore is inaugurated as the 13th President of the United States upon the death of President Zachary Taylor, 16 months into his term.
1913 – Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
And births this date include....
1972 – Sofia Vergara, Colombian actress
.... something about her accent makes me want to throw up!
1980 – Jessica Simpson, American singer
.... no, Jessica, Chicken of the Sea is NOT chicken! Duh.
My dinner was one of Schwans pizzas, Mexican-style.
They are only $4.99!! It has a crispy crust, mozzarella and cheddar cheese, Mexican-style sausage, spicy sauce, crunchy tortilla chips, green chilies, tomatoes, onions, black olives, and bell peppers. From the first bite I was hooked!!! Getting more on my next order. If you buy 3 you get $2.00 off. That would make 3 pizzas for $12.97! Heat the oven to $400º, take the pizza out of the freezer, put on a pan or just on the rack, 20-22 minutes later it's done!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo