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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Air/Temps ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Local Fires ~ Picture of the Day ~ Easy Zucchini Bread ~ Laura Kath ~ Crab Cakes & Asian Stir Fry Veggies ~ Orange Moon ~ National Chili Dog Day

Good 58º smokey but I can see my mountain morning.
Yesterday morning the air wasn't too bad. I filled all the water tubs out back for the critters. I think the deer come at night and drain the tubs!
By afternoon the smoke came roaring back in. It got nasty again. My mountain totally disappeared. We topped at 103º.
Happy Throw Back Thursday
In 2005 Brian and Jen got a trip to Germany he qualified for through work. Here he is in front of "BOBO's Harley Davidson" somewhere in Germany!
For those of you who don't know, my nickname is Bobo. It was given to me by my oldest granddaughter when she was a tiny little thing and couldn't say "grandma"... it came out "bobo". It's always interesting to see that name on something. There was a deputy on our department named David Bobo. Good thing I didn't marry him!!! LOL

In regards to our fires here locally.....

Weary firefighters continue to battle the Garner Complex in southwest Oregon as the wildfires steadily grow in tinder-dry conditions made worse by hot weather. Late last night, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported the complex of fires was 17,369 acres in size with a slightly improved 18% overall containment. The Taylor Creek Fire burning west of Grants Pass continued to present challenges for firefighters. Specially-trained hot shot crews used burnout operations to remove fuels ahead of the 9,600-acre wildfire. Individual tree torching may be visible at night, but officials said the fire remains within control lines. Construction of direct and indirect control lines continued on the Grave Creek Fires north of Wimer. ODF reports there are now 2,432 personnel assigned to the Garner Complex – which has cost $13.9 million to battle so far.

Officials say the air quality in Southern Oregon was the worst in the nation on Monday. The Statesman Journal reports Connie Clarstrom -- a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Medford -- says not to expect the conditions to get better anytime soon. Clarstrom says Southern Oregon will likely face triple digit temperatures and unhealthy to hazardous air the rest of the week. Nine major wildfires are sending thick smoke into the region, bringing hazardous air quality to cities including Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass. Most of the major fires have continued to show growth, despite more than 5,000 fire personnel and a small air force of tankers and helicopters working the blazes. Officials recommend wearing a mask outdoors and say sensitive populations -- such as small children and pregnant women -- might consider leaving town
Picture of the Day
Flatiron Building NYC

The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, is a triangular 22-story[ steel-framed land-marked building located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of ManhattanNew York City, which is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city at 20 floors high and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. The building sits on a triangular block formed by Fifth AvenueBroadway, and East 22nd Street – where the building's 87-foot (27 m) back end is located – with East 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name "Flatiron" derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.
The building, which has been called "one of the world's most iconic skyscrapers and a quintessential symbol of New York City", anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies' Mile Historic District. The neighborhood around it is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City.
The Flatiron Building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
Easy Zucchini Bread from Mr. Food
What a great way to get more vegetables into our diets. Five portions of fruits and veggies a day? No problem, especially when they taste as good as they do in our Easy Zucchini Bread.
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat the egg and egg whites until fluffy. Add applesauce, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Continue beating for 2 to 3 minutes, or until well blended. 
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture and continue beating just until blended. With a spoon, stir in zucchini and raisins. 
  4. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan. Bake 75 to 80 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Special birthday today.... Laura Kath, a traveling pal from our trip to Greece and Turkey. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA!
Historically this date........
1990 – The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George Bush.

2005 – Space Shuttle programSTS-114 Mission – Launch of DiscoveryNASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.

2005 – MumbaiIndia receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.


And births this date include...
1895 – Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (d. 1964)
1909 – Vivian Vance, American actress (d. 1979)

1940 – Mary Jo Kopechne, American politician (d. 1969)
There certainly was no justice for her death!

1943 – Mick Jagger, English singer (The Rolling Stones)

1956 – Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater

1964 – Sandra Bullock, American actress

Later dinner was Schwans Asian Stir-fry Vegetables and some of their Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes. OMGOOOOOOOD!!!!!! The stir-fry you cook in a frying pan with oil and I add in some water for better steaming and if you don't like spicy don't add all the packet of Asian spices. The instructions say to cook 1/2 the bag but I cook it all. The crab cakes you have to thaw first. And I like a little tartar sauce with my crab cakes.
Then chair, wine, and TV. Found some interesting shows on our local public TV channel. I went outside about 9:30 and saw a big orange moon...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year on the last Thursday of July, hot dog lovers across the United States top their hot dogs with delicious chili to participate in National Chili Dog Day.
Also known as chili con carne or a coney dog, chili dogs often have additional toppings such as onions, cheese, and hot sauce.  There isn’t a limit to the condiments or the heat that can be added to sausages.  Add a little or a lot! Whether we seek out the 
Following are some chili dog recipes for you to enjoy: