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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Clouds ~ Hollywood Sign ~ Picture of the Day ~ Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken ~ Dan & Judi Patz ~ Don & Joan Swift ~ Dash & Dude ~ Clean Out Day ~ National Ice Cream Day

Good 58º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday morning the clouds were fascinating...

We hit 90º by noon and by 2pm it was 100º. We topped at 109º at 4pm.
I get tired of the gloom all winter, but right now this heat is making me say, COME ON WINTER!!!!
On July 13, 1923, a sign consisting of 50-foot-tall letters spelling out “HOLLYWOODLAND” was dedicated on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills to promote a subdivision. The last four letters were removed in 1949 and the sign remains a landmark known around the world.

Photo: Three surveyors working in the Hollywood Hills in view of the Hollywoodland sign, ca. 1923. 

Years ago you could drive up to Mount Lee and sit up above the sigh and enjoy the view. Not saying anyone's name, but a boy I dated and I went up there a few times, parked where that opening is, and "enjoyed the view"!! Well, a little necking also!!!

Picture of the Day
  By the way, today is Barney Santisteven's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARNEY!!

Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken is a super easy crock pot recipe that everyone loves. The creamy sauce is perfect over a bed of pasta and great with a side of veggies! - Recipe altered from Gooseberry Patch's Mom Knows Best Cookbook
Cuisine: Main
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • .7 oz Italian Dressing Mix Packet
  • 2 10.75 oz Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 8 oz Package Cream Cheese Softened
  • Serve with Cooked Rotini Pasta
  1. Place Chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients (except pasta) with a mixer until fluffy.
  4. Slather sauce ingredients over the top of the chicken.
  5. Cook on low for 3-4 hours until chicken is fully cooked and tender.
  6. Serve over pasta.
Special anniversaries today...
Judi and Dan (LASD ret) Patz are celebrating Anniversary 46! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!!
And, Joan and Don (LASD ret) Swift are also celebrating. This is Anniversary 51! Don is recovering from a recent surgery. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!

Historically this date....
1870 – Reconstruction era of the United StatesGeorgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1916 – In Seattle, WashingtonWilliam Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
2003 – AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
And births this date include...
1935 – Ken Kercheval, American actor
1935 – Alex Karras, American football player and actor (d 2012)
1939 – Patrick Wayne, American actor
1944 – Jan-Michael Vincent, American actor
So many problems with drinking.
1951 – Jesse Ventura, American professional wrestler and politician

1963 – Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-born actress
Five husbands and 2 "partners". Busy!


Yesterday Brian and Dash stopped by. Brian stores his pop up trailer in my barn, and he brought it back. Dash was sooooo happy to see Dude!

I did some "cleaning out" yesterday. Have a box of stuff for the local
community center thrift store for them to sell. And, have about 10 things to throw in the trash! Yes Kristen and Brian, you mom is working on it!!! Next is the closet!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
National Ice Cream Day is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month.  This day is a fun celebration enjoyed with a bowl, cup or cone filled with your favorite flavor of ice cream.
Thousands of years ago, people in the Persian Empire would put snow in a bowl, pour grape-juice concentrate over it and eat it as a treat.  They did this when the weather was hot and used the snow saved in the cool-keeping underground chambers known as “yakhchal,” or taken from the snowfall that remained at the top of the mountains by the summer capital.
It is believed that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them.  Their ice cream was sold at shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.
  • Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson enjoyed ice cream.
  • 1813 -First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball.
  • 1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson, created multiple ice cream recipes as well as a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.
  • 1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, received the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.
  • 1920 – Harry Burt puts the first ice cream trucks on the streets.
Thomas Jefferson’s recipe for Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream is believed to be the oldest recipe for ice cream in the USA. Below is that recipe provided by the Library of Congress.  The transcript is word for word for ease of following along.

The Original Thomas Jefferson Ice Cream Recipe to use for National Ice Cream Day
The Original Thomas Jefferson Ice Cream Recipe
Ice cream.
2 bottles of good cream.
6 yolks of eggs.
1/2 lb. sugar
mix the yolks & sugar
put the cream on a fire in a casserole, first putting in a stick of Vanilla.
when near boiling take it off & pour it gently into the mixture of eggs & sugar.
stir it well. put it on the fire again stirring
it thoroughly with a spoon to
prevent it’s sticking to the casse-role.
when near boiling take it off and
strain it thro’ a towel.
put it in the Sabottiere
then set it in ice an hour before
it is to be served. put into the
ice a handful of salt.
put ice all around the Sabottiere
i.e. a layer of ice a layer of salt
for three layers.
put salt on the coverlid of the
Sabotiere & cover the whole with ice.
leave it still half a quarter of an hour.
then turn the Sabottiere in the
ice 10 minutes
open it to loosen with a spatula
the ice from the inner sides of
the Sabotiere.
shut it & replace it in the ice.
open it from time to time to de-
-tach the ice from the sides.
when well taken (prise) stir it
well with the Spatula.
put it in moulds, justling it
well down on the knee.
then put the mould into the same bucket of ice.
leave it there to the moment of serving it.
to withdraw it, immerse the
mould in warm water,
turning it well till it
will come out & turn it
into a plate.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month of July.