Good 50º terminally smokey morning! UGH!!! Can't even see my mountain....
The smoke yesterday almost hid my mountain. Stinky and eye-burning!
Our temperatures were 88º at noon, 96º by 3pm, and it hit 100º at 5pm, but only lasted about 15 minutes and then started dropping down.
I signed up for the area's evacuation alert status for my cell phone. You can do that too... you fill in your address, county, cell or home/business number...
Picture of the Day
The names of the states that make up the United States contain all the letters of the English alphabet between them, except one. The solitary letter left out is "Q." All other letters appear at least once. Arizona claims the only appearance of the letter "Z" and the letter "J" shows up only once, in New Jersey. Amazingly, there are only two states that contain the letter "B": Alabama and Nebraska. The usually reclusive letter "X" appears twice, in Texas and New Mexico.
Meat and Potato Patties
During WWII, when meat was rationed and had to be purchased with tokens, this recipe went a long way to feeding a family. Children seem to really like these, even in this day and age!
3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
3/4 cup finely shredded potatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup tomato juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
- Combine the first six ingredients. Shape into four patties; press to flatten slightly. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown patties on both sides; drain. Add tomato juice. Simmer, covered, until a thermometer inserted into meat reads 160°, 20-25 minutes. Remove patties to a serving platter; keep warm.
- Whisk flour into water; gradually add to skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Spoon over patties. Serve immediately.
Special birthday today... step son Aaron and Marie's baby girl Madeline, aka Maddie, is 3 years old!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDIE!!! xoxoxo ♥
Historically this date.........
1932 – In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans, part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force, who attempt to march to the White House.
1934 – 1934 West Coast waterfront strike: In Seattle, Washington, police fire tear gas on and club 2,000 striking longshoremen. The governor of Oregon calls out the National Guard to break a strike on the Portland docks.
....with stop signs at the end of the on-ramps!
1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11 successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the Moon almost 7 hours later. (US Time)
2012 – During a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, a gunman opens fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 58.
And births this date include...
1938 – Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
1971 – Sandra Oh, Canadian actress
Later it was chair, wine, and TV in my comfy air conditioned house! Thank you Mr. Carrier!!!!! ♥
I saw a show listed that I tried watching, Trial and Error with Kristin Chenoweth. What a piece of JUNK!!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo