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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Clouds/Smoke ~ Post Master General ~ Picture of the Day ~ Avocado BLT Pasta Salad ~ Just In Time Appliances ~ National Milk Chocolate Day

Good 53º scattered cloud cover along with some smoke morning. 

Yesterday we were somewhat smoke free for awhile. That was nice. It did come in, but my mountain was still visible. Shortly after I took this the smoke moved in heavily! We topped at 101º. 


The office of the Postmaster General, is older than both the United States Constitution and the United States Declaration of Independence. On this day in 1775, the U.S. postal system was established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. Franklin put in place the foundation for many aspects of today’s mail system. He made numerous improvements to the mail system, including setting up new, more efficient colonial routes and cutting delivery times in half. Franklin held the job until late in 1776, when he was sent to France as a diplomat.

Picture of the Day

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad

  1. Cook the pasta as directed on the package before draining and running cold water over it to cool it.
  2. Meanwhile cook the bacon and set aside on paper towels to drain and cool before crumbling.
  3. Mix everything, toss in the dressing and enjoy!
Avocado Dressing...

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 small jalapeno
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (or greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and ground
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Puree everything in a blender until smooth. Store in fridge and finish within a few days.
Historically this date..........
1945 – A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th    floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.

1965 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

And births this date include...

1901 – Rudy Vallee, American entertainer (d. 1986)

1929 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)
Pretty lady, but my gosh, she smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day! She died at only 64!

1948 – Sally Struthers, American actress

Yesterday morning Jeremy  from Just-In Time Appliances (Grants Pass ) came and spent 2 hard working hours fixing my dishwasher. 

There was a plugged up drain hose. He did a great job. I am so happy to have my dishwasher back up and running. It would have cost $300-$400 to replace it, and this repair cost was under $200!

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

On average, we recognize three chocolate holidays a month.  July celebrates chocolate as often as February, and on the 28th it is the ever popular National Milk Chocolate Day!  Solid chocolate, when combined with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk, is known as milk chocolate.  The most popular of all candy bars sold contain milk chocolate.  Milk chocolate is also a popular ingredient in baking, specialty coffee drinks and hot chocolate.
From the mid-17th century, milk was sometimes added to chocolate beverages, but in 1875 Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate by mixing a powdered milk developed by Henri Nestlé with the liquor.  
Enjoy your favorite milk chocolate.  Create a special treat with one of these recipes:
Our research has found that National Milk Chocolate Day was started by the National Confectioners Association.