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Monday, August 13, 2018

Clear Sky  ~ Picture of the Day ~ Fastest Human & Animals ~ Mac & Cheese Pie ~ Patrick Reardon ~ TV Show ~ National Filet Mignon Day

Good 51º hazy cloudy morning. 
Yesterday was so beautiful and clear. Ahhhhhhh............. doors and windows open for a change.

We topped at 95º. 
Picture of the Day......Tufted Deer

This small species of deer is found in central China, and known for the tuft of dark hair on their foreheads. Funny, one would think they might be known for their huge Dracula fangs.

Interesting.... Fastest Human
The fastest human foot speed on record is  27.8 mph, seen during the final 100 meters sprint of the World Championships in Berlin on 16 August 2009 by Usain Bolt (average speed between the 60th and the 80th meter, which he covered in 1.61 seconds).
Usain St Leo Bolt, born 21 August 1986, is a Jamaican retired sprinter and world record holder in the 100 meters200 meters and 4 × 100 meters relay. His reign as Olympic Games champion in all of these events spans three Olympics. Due to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.
Maximum human sprint speed is strikingly slower than that of many animals. Compared to other land animals, humans are exceptionally capable of endurance, but exceptionally incapable of great speed. For example, cheetahs can attain short bursts of speed well over 62 mph, the American quarter horse has topped 55 mph, greyhounds can reach 43 mph, and the Mongolian Wild Ass has been measured at 40 mph.
Even the domestic cat may reach 30 mph. An example would be the Man versus Horse Marathon, where horses with saddle and rider have bested almost all runners often by more than 25%.

Do you like macaroni and cheese? Then you will like this Mac and Cheese Pie from Mr. Food....

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup biscuit baking mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups cheese and macaroni; sprinkle into pie plate.
  3. Place remaining ingredients, except remaining 1/4 cup cheese, in a blender jar and blend until smooth about 15 seconds on high speed (or 1 minute in a large bowl with a hand mixer). Pour into pie plate.
  4. Bake about 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  5. Cool 10 minutes then cut into wedges.

Special day today, buddy/pal/friend and hubby of the awesome Alice, Patrick Reardon (LASD ret) is celebrating a milestone birthday today. Two lucky numbers, eh Pat? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SPECIAL FRIEND! xoxo
.... and when Pat was a young Deputy!

Historically this date......
1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.    LOL, "BAMS" ! (for those of you who don't know... it stands for Broad Assed Marines!  If that is the case then female deputies should be called "BADS" !!!)

1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy aticker tape parade in New York, New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, California, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.

2004 – Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.

And births this date include...
1860 – Annie Oakley, American target shooter (d. 1926)


1895 – Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)

1912 – Ben Hogan, American golfer (d. 1997)

1920 – Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)

1926 – Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba (d.2016)

1929 – Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor (d.2016)

1930 – Don Ho, American singer and pianist (d. 2007) you realize that if Ho Chi Minh had married Don Ho he would have been Ho Ho!

Later it was chair, wine, and TV. I watched a show on National Geographic Channel called Unlikely Animal Friends... 
It was about humans and their unlikely animals pals. Fun to watch. It was on Sunday night here and should be on once a week. Check out your listings. 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
National Filet Mignon Day is observed annually on August 13th.  Usually, from a steer or heifer, a filet mignon is a steak cut of beef taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin of the beef carcass.
  • Filet mignon is French for “cute fillet” or “dainty fillet”.
  • In French, filet mignon may be called “filet de boeuf”, which translates to beef fillet in English.
  • When found on a French menu, filet mignon may also refer to pork rather than beef.
The tenderloin from which the filet mignon comes is the most tender cut of beef and is also considered the most desirable and therefore the most expensive.
Filet mignon is commonly cut into 1 inch to 2 inch thick portions, grilled and then served as is.  When found in grocery stores, filet mignon is already cut into bacon wrapped portions.  The usual method for cooking the filet mignon is to cook it on high heat by either grilling, pan frying, broiling or roasting.  Restaurants may sometimes prepare the fillets served in a cognac cream sauce, au Poivre with peppercorns or in a red wine reduction.
Due to the low levels of fat found in the fillets, bacon is often used in cooking.  The bacon is wrapped around the fillet and pinned closed with a wooden toothpick.  The bacon adds flavor, and this process keeps the fillet from drying out during the cooking process.

** BTW, Omaha Steaks is having a half price sale on their steaks. I'm ordering some filet mignons!!!