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Friday, September 7, 2018

Smoke ~ Costco & My Car ~ Pictures of the Day ~ Space Needle ~ Stuffed Peppers Casserole ~ National Beer Lover's Day

Good 50º heavy smokey TGIF morning.
The smoke got awful yesterday.

We warmed to 93º. 

Yesterday it was a run to Costco.
Our new Costco is 5 miles closer. Anyway, I drove around the parking lot which was filled to the tippity top. Then I got a place right by the front! Amazed me! (where the x is....)
I parked and got out of my car when a gentleman next to me got out of his car and said, "I really like the color of your car."

I thanked him and said that I liked it too, and glad it wasn't the bright fire engine red. He asked me why I didn't like the fire engine red, so I laughed and said I had been in law enforcement! He laughed and said he had been a fireman! We high fived! 
I got all my shopping done. That new store is sooooo HUGE! Takes awhile to get around it, but thankfully they put all their products in the same places in all the stores.
I even got a package of Asian Chicken Wraps. Came home and had a couple for lunch/dinner!

Pictures of the Day

Interesting about The Space Needle.....

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, a landmark of the Pacific Northwest, and an icon of Seattle. It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World's Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors, when nearly 20,000 people a day used its elevators.
Once the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River, it is 605 ft (184 m) high, 138 ft (42 m) wide, and weighs 9,550 tons. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour (89 m/s) and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude, as strong as the 1700 Cascadia earthquake. It also has 25 lightning rods.
It has an observation deck at 520 ft (160 m) and the rotating SkyCity restaurant at 500 ft (150 m). The downtown Seattle skyline, as well as the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay and surrounding islands can be viewed from the top of the Needle. Photographs of the Seattle skyline often show the Space Needle prominently, above skyscrapers and Mount Rainier.
Visitors can reach the top of the Space Needle by elevators that travel at 10 miles per hour (4.5 m/s). The trip takes 41 seconds. On windy days, the elevators slow to 5 miles per hour (2.2 m/s). On April 19, 1999, the city's Landmarks Preservation Board designated it a historic landmark.

If you like stuffed peppers, you will like this Stuffed Peppers Casserole....

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot; saute green pepper and onion 4 to 5 minutes, or just until veggies start to soften. Add ground beef and cook 6 to 8 minutes more, or until no pink remains in the beef. Drain liquid from skillet.
  3. Add tomato sauce, rice, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, the Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper; mix well. Spoon into baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 25 minutes, remove foil, and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 additional minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Historically this date..

1942 – Holocaust: 8,700 Jews of Kolomyia (western Ukraine) sent by German Gestapo to death camp in Belzec.
1945 – Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.
1970 – Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).

And births this date include...
1860 – Grandma Moses, American painter (d. 1961)

1908 – Michael DeBakey, American cardiac surgeon
(d. 2008)

Interesting his initials were his profession!

1923 – Peter Lawford, British-born American actor (d. 1984)
1936 – Buddy Holly, American singer (The Crickets) (d. 1959)
1937 – John Phillip Law, American actor (d. 2008)
His initials are the same as the "rocket place" in Pasadena, Jet Propulsion Lab!

1954 – Corbin Bernsen, American actor

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

National Beer Lover’s Day is observed annually on September 7th.
Beer and the process of brewing beer may predate known history. As varied as the methods, grains, and flavors, beer continues to change and evolve over time.
Virginia colonists brewed beer. William Penn included a place for brewing beer within the colony of Pennsylvania which can still be visited at Pennsbury Manor today. The first President of the United States recorded a recipe for brewing beer in his notes. Samuel Adams holds a place in both beer and tea history in this country. There were a few beer lovers and patriots among the nation’s founders.
The United States also derives its rich brewing history from beer-loving German immigrants during the mid-1800s. Some of those immigrants families’ names are as familiar today as they were a hundred years ago.
While some names have faded into the past, smaller batch brewers continue to experiment with old and new recipes. The crafting of beer carries rich traditions, often requiring years of training and experience in the trade. Depending on the brewery, the path to brewmaster may take years to develop the skill and expertise necessary to produce a quality beer every time. One certain requirement is a love of beer and the craft.