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Friday, September 14, 2018

TGIF ~ Clouds/Blue Sky ~ Situation At Walmart ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hershey Candy ~ Deep Dish Pizza Casserole ~ Dinner ~ National Cream Filled Donut Day ~ National Eat A Hoagie Day

Good 42º scattered cloudy Friday the 14th morning.
Yesterday the morning started out really dark and cloudy.  Then the clouds left and the blue sky dominated.

We stayed basically in the low 70º until after 3pm where we topped at 79º.
Before 10am there was a news item of a "situation"  at Walmart in Grants Pass. They said the store had been evacuated and someone sent to the hospital and to stay away.
This started at 7am! A little later it was told that a woman had gone into the store, picked up some cutlery and cut herself. She barricaded in the restroom. Police soon got her into custody and transported to the hospital.  Had everyone worried it was a shooting. Glad it wasn't!

Picture of the Day....
These are "Cube Houses" in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Interesting about Milton Hershey...
On September 13, 1857, Milton Hershey was born and went on to found one of America’s favorite chocolate companies. Here are four things you probably didn't know about the man that founded the Hershey Chocolate Corporation and popularized chocolate candy throughout much of the world...
Hershey and his wife had already accumulated enough money to spend a little time enjoying themselves, so they booked passage on the 1912 maiden voyage of the Titanic to go spend some time in Nice, France. They had booked one of the staterooms onboard the ship for its return trip, which cost $300, a fancy price for those days. It included a parlor, bedrooms, private bath, deck and dressing rooms. Fortunately, either business or illness of Hershey’s wife interfered with their plans, and they ended up taking a German liner called the Amerika, arriving back home before the Titanic met its gruesome end.
Hershey began his caramel company in 1876 in Philadelphia and named it Crystal A. Caramels. When this and his next business in New York failed, he re-formed his caramel company, which became a success with more than 1,400 employees. In 1883, he became enthralled with the production of chocolate at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago and opened the Hershey Chocolate Company after he returned to Lancaster, selling off his caramel company for a cool $1 million.
Street lights in Lancaster....
Chocolate aficionados have been enjoying Hershey’s Kisses since 1907, but only Milton Hershey knows why they were named that, and he isn’t around anymore. One theory is that the sound made by the candy machine when the chocolates plop out sounds something like a kiss, and maybe that’s the reason for the name.
The Hersheys never had children of their own but were devoted to making people’s lives better, so they started the Milton Hershey school, which was a free, private boarding school for poor children and orphans. The school is still in existence today, with around 2,000 students, both male and female.
I have always LOVED Hershey bars, especially slathered with peanut butter! Now they have a Hersheys Gold bar, that has me totally addicted!!
Mr. Food Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup frozen bell peppers and onions, thawed and drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 425 º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown beef, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain off pan drippings. Stir in spaghetti sauce, Italian seasoning, and onion and pepper mixture and cook until heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, unroll pizza dough and press into bottom and halfway up sides of baking dish (see Notes). Line pizza dough with 6 slices of mozzarella cheese. Top with meat mixture. Place remaining 6 slices of cheese over meat filling and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese begins to bubble up.  Cool 5 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

Kitchen Tip:

Make sure to push the pizza crust up the sides of your baking dish so the delicious pizza filling will bubble up inside the crispy crust. And if you like your pizza with more toppings, add pepperoni or crumbled, cooked sausage for extra taste!
Historically this date..

1901 – President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.
1984 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
1987 – The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, hitting 10 of them.
1994 – The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

And births this date include....
1914 – Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999)

1944 – Joey Heatherton, American actress and singer
 A number of arrests!
1947 – Sam Neill, New Zealand actor
1983 – Amy Winehouse, English singer (d. 2011)

She was a pathetic drugged out mess!
Later dinner was an Omaha Steak cooked in the air fryer with a drizzle of olive oil and some Lawry's Garlic Salt, some Schwans steamed green beans, a tomato from Jeannie's garden, and a piece of Schwans pumpkin créme pie. OINK OINK!! 
Those Omaha filet steaks are soooooooooooooooo tender and good. Also the green beans from Schwans come in 3 12oz bags that feed 2-3 and you put them from frozen into the microwave for 5 minutes. They are perfect and taste so fresh! The pie.... YUMMMMM! 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Cream Filled Donut Day is held annually on September 14th to recognize one of our favorite foods.  Whether you enjoy a vanilla, chocolate or many of the other varieties, cream filled donuts offer many ways to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Today is also....

The grinder, the sub and the hero,  the po’boy and the Italian sandwich along with the torpedo are all recognized on National Eat a Hoagie Day on September 14.
The hoagie consists of meats, cheeses, vegetables, sauces and seasonings on a long roll of Italian or French bread.  The origin of this giant sandwich is a bit of mystery.
The origin of this giant sandwich is a bit of mystery.  The epicenter of the controversy seems to be eastern Pennsylvania where the DiCostanzas and DePalmas lay claim to being the first to make the hoagie. One family claims to have been making the sandwich since 1923 and the other since 1925. But who has the proof?
Another story from the Philadelphia area during World War I describes large Italian sandwiches shipyard workers would bring to work wrapped in newspaper to help them get through their long days. The massive sandwiches were nicknamed “hoggies” because anyone eating them at one sitting would have to be a hog. The transformation of the word to “hoagie” is explained by the Philadelphia accent which often exaggerates vowel sounds.
At one time if a kid skipped school it was called being “on the hook” or “playing hokey.”  A “hokey” sandwich could be bought for a price a kid on the lam could afford, and eventually “hokey” became “hoagie” especially if the kids were skipping school.