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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Smoke & Fires ~ Torani ~ Picture of the Day ~ Words Spoken ~ Cheesy Baked Zucchini ~ Doug Gossage ~ Babette (Todoran) Faust ~ Boneless Smoked Ham ~ National Tequila Day

Good 60º smokey smokey morning. Yesterday we got up to 102º. 
Of course the smoke hung around.
It was worse yesterday than it's been yet...

The fires in Josephine and Jackson Counties are growing... You can read about them here:

More Than 2,100 Personnel Now Assigned to 11,500+ Acre Garner Complex Fires

Meanwhile in Southern Oregon....

     I like their sugar free syrups in my coffee.. the salted caramel and the peanut butter flavors!
Picture of the Day.....
Los Angeles 1964
There are about 6,000 languages actively spoken around the world. While different conditions affect how much a person actually speaks, a study by the University of Arizona found the average number of words most people speak in a day is 16,000. The study found no significant difference between the number of words spoken by men and women, contrary to some popular myths. The study tracked its participants for an 8-year period, with each subject wearing a device that recorded the number of words spoken every 12.5 minutes while the subject was awake.

Looking for a way to share all of your fresh summer zucchini with friends? Bake up this Cheesy Baked Zucchini.

This is the perfect dish to bring along to a summer potluck, 'cause it can be cut into squares and served alongside other summertime favorites! Or just make it for you and/or your family! Cut recipe in half and use a  9x9 pan.


  • 4 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup biscuit baking mix
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Pour into baking dish.
  3. Bake 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cut into squares and serve.
Two birthdays today..... Wilsonite Doug Gossage is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!
And...... Sandy (Todoran) Beck's sister Babette Faust is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABETTE!
Historically this date...
1935 – The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1966 – Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.

2005 – Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.

And births this date include...
1897 – Amelia Earhart, American aviator (d. 1937...maybe! It's being looked into more recently.)
1899 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor (d. 1981)
1936 – Ruth Buzzi, American actress and comedian
1951 – Lynda Carter, American actress
1969 – Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer
Later dinner was some of that macaroni salad I made (on blog 7-18) and slices of an Omaha Steaks Boneless Smoked Ham... These hams are so good, perfect size .. not huge, and so tasty. Great in a sandwich, with eggs in the morning, or just alone cut into pieces.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On July 24 grab a lime and the salt.  It’s National Tequila Day!
I will have a shot of José Cuervo and toast my Darling! It was his favorite!!!
Made from the blue agave plant, tequila has a deep and storied history. Named after the small town of Tequila in a valley west of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, the spirit was known as mezcal wine about the time the conquistadors came to the continent.
While there are a variety of succulents in Mexico used for several purposes, only one produces the nectar to distill tequila. Blue Agave, raised in the highlands region, grows larger in size and sweeter in aroma and taste. Agave grown in the lowland regions have a more herbaceous fragrance and flavor. In Mexico, legislation protects the manufacture of tequila. The law states tequila is only tequila if it is produced within Jalisco.  The law limits production to regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. However, the same ingredients distilled anywhere else cannot be labeled tequila. 
Interestingly, many names we recognize on the labels today were the very first commercial producers of tequila. In fact, Jose’Antonio Cuervo held the first license for manufacturing the favored beverage, courtesy of the King of Spain. He kept a well-known company. Don Cenobio Sauza and Félix López, also producers of tequila, whose businesses continue in some form today.
Equally enjoyed in cocktails such as the margarita or tequila sunrise, a good tequila can be savored like a good whiskey. As a result, savvy drinkers experience the smooth renaissance of Tequila. It’s not the firewater they remember from their youth.
Well, it's Sunday mornin',
And the sun is shinin' in my
Eye that is open,
And my head is spinnin',
Was the life of the party,
I can't stop grinnin',
I had too much tequila last night.
José Cuervo you are a friend of mine.
I like to drink you
with a little salt and lime.
Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start any fights?
Now wait a minute,
Things don't look too familiar.
Who is the cowboy who's sleepin' beside me?
Well, he's awfully cute,
But how'd I get his shirt on?
I had too much tequila last night.
All those little shooters,
How I love to drink them down.
Come on bartender, let's have another round.
Well, the music is playin',
And my spirits are high.
Tomorrow might be painful,
But tonight we're gonna fly.
José Curervo
You are a friend of mine.
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime.
Everytime we get together,
I sure have a good time.
You're my friend, you're the best...
Mí Amigo....
José Cuervo, you are a friend of mine!