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Monday, July 23, 2018

Smoke (still!) ~ Picture of the Day ~ Julius Caesar ~ Fully Loaded Cheesy Breakfast Casserole ~ Amsterdam Weed ~ National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Good 56ยบ no sun coming through the smoke morning. Very dark!
Yes, that smoke.....

It will be nice when I can see my mountain again!

Picture of the Day....
Really? A college and they couldn't get it right??? (thanks Arlon for sharing!)

July was named in honor of Julius Caesar who was born in that month. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin since it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform. Unfortunately, Caesar himself was only able to enjoy one July during his life—the very first July, in 45 B.C. The following year he was murdered on the Ides of March.
Julius Caesar is also responsible for the year as we know it having 365 days, and for the existence of a leap year every four years.
Gaius Julius Caesar (12 or 13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC), known by his cognomen Julius Caesar , was a Roman politician and military general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire . He is also known as an author of Latin prose. In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years.
 Fully Loaded Cheesy Breakfast Casserole
1 pound smoked bacon, cooked and chopped
12 ounces Jones Dairy Farm Breakfast Sausage
1 (28 ounce) package frozen cubed hash browns with peppers and onions, thawed
2 cups (8-ounces) shredded medium cheddar cheese
12 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until browned, crumbling it with a spatula as it cooks.
  3. Add hash browns, sausage, bacon and cheese to the casserole dish. Toss to combine.
  4. In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk until completely combined. Pour the egg mixture over the hash brown mixture.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


  1. To Make Ahead: Refrigerate overnight. Allow casserole to sit on counter for about 30 minutes before baking.
Historically this date.......
1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.

1984 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.


and births this date include...

1918 – Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (d. 1999)

1936 – Don Drysdale, American baseball player (d. 1993)


1938 – Charles Harrelson, American convicted murderer; father of Woody Harrelson (d. 2007) Interesting read....

1961 – Woody Harrelson, American actor (same birthday as his father)
............very strange man.

1973 – Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern
Interesting how just one blow job can make you a movie star!

John Gentzvein (LASD ret) and his wife are on a tour. They were in Ireland first and now Amsterdam. He posted the following on his FB page...
"First night in Amsterdam, a crazy place. So much marijuana smoking, I'm sure I got a contact high. Coffee shops sell the weed and it's smoked in public by literally thousands on the streets."
This is downtown Grants Pass yesterday with the smoke there..... 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is observed annually on July 23rd.  I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!  As part of National Ice Cream Monthy, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day honors one of the most popular ice cream flavors.
In North America, the most common use of vanilla flavoring is for ice cream, and many people consider vanilla to be the ‘default’ flavor.
Like with cherry trees and Washington, it seems some stretching of the truth applied to Thomas Jefferson. Our third president’s love of vanilla ice cream, most likely discovered during his time in France, lead to a belief that he brought the recipe to the United States. However, evidence exists supporting colonists made ice cream before Jefferson’s recipe surfaced.  
By the time he was elected President, Jefferson’s fondness for the frozen dessert had become evident. According to, visitors reported being served the ice cream several times during his presidency. Jefferson produced a handwritten copy of a vanilla ice cream recipe in the 1780s. The Library of Congress houses the original Jefferson recipe. For more ice cream history, travel to Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota and ask for a scoop of the exact recipe.