Good 46º wispy cloudy morning.....
Yesterday was a birthday lunch for Jeannie Patterson at El Charro Viejo. The translation is The Old Cowboy. It is in Grants Pass at 775 SE 6th Street.
Dee and Dale eat there often but Bill Jeannie and I had never been.
Jennie's birthday is on Monday the 10th, so a little early celebration.
Pictures of the Day..... then and now
Interesting about Uncle Sam....
The name "Uncle Sam" got its start way back in 1813 when troops nicknamed meat supplies as "Uncle Sam" due to the initials "US" on the packaging. The "US" stood for "United States," but the man who ran the meatpacking business that created the supplies was named Sam Wilson, so "US" quickly took on a tongue-in-cheek meaning. The image of Uncle Sam as we know him, though, didn't take form until the mid-1800s, and the current image wasn't even created until about the time of the Civil War when cartoonist Thomas Nast based the likeness on that of Abraham Lincoln.
Samuel was born in the historic town of Arlington, Massachusetts (known as Menotomy at the time, township of West Cambridge), to parents Edward and Lucy Wilson. Samuel Wilson is a descendant of one of the oldest families of Boston, Massachusetts. Through direct heritance of his grandfather, Robert Wilson, originally from Greenock, Scotland, he was Scottish with a Massachusetts background. As a boy, he moved with his family to Mason, New Hampshire. In 1789, at the age of 22, Samuel and his older brother Ebeneezer, age 27, relocated, by foot, to Troy, New York. The Wilson brothers were amongst the first pioneer settlers of the community. Troy, New York was attractive to earlier settlers for its proximity to the Hudson River. Samuel and his brother Ebeneezer partnered together and built several successful businesses. Both were employees of the city as well as successful entrepreneurs.
A recipe from the Slow Roasted Italian.
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons Italian breadcrumbs
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- salt to taste
- In a shallow bowl or plate, mix Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, paprika, parsley, garlic powder and onion powder together.
- Dip pork chops in the mixture. Make sure pork chops are evenly coated on all sides, press mixture into the meat if necessary. Sear chops in a large pan coated with olive oil on medium-high heat. Fry for 3-5 minutes on each side.
- If using an oven-safe pan, place in oven or move pork chops to a glass baking dish and cook according to thickness. For regular thickness, cook at 350º for approximately 15 - 20 minutes. *For thick pork chops, bake at 350º for approximately 40-50 minutes. For best results, use a meat thermometer. Pork is done when it reaches an internal temp of 145º.
- The thinner your pork chops, the more quickly they’ll cook. I recommend a meat thermometer so that you cook them perfectly every time. Dry pork isn’t good!
- Pork is done when it reaches an internal temp of 145º.
- You can skip the skillet browning step if you’re in a real rush. Just spray your pork chops with cooking spray to get them lightly browned in the oven while they bake.
- Another way to bake them is to place them on a baking rack over a pan so air can circulate and they crisp on all sides.
- This easy family recipe is great with veggies, rice or your favorite mashed potatoes.
Special birthday today, Ed Chenal, LASD ret. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ED!!
Historically this date.......
1883 – The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.
... there is not enough room on this page to state my anger with liberal left-wing socialist trash who have caused the cessation of reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in our schools!
1975 – Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of theVietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, which was later upgraded to honorable.
And births this date include....
Comb it, dude!
Yesterday the smoke was horrible, again. By sunset time my mountain was not visible! We hit 90º.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo