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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Clouds/Radar ~ Picture of the Day ~ Ostriches ~ Creamy Crock Pot Mac & Cheese ~ Moon Mullen ~ Sunset ~ National Great American Pot Pie Day

Good 44º a few clouds morning and officially the first day of Fall!

Yesterday the clouds stayed around.... 

Had a note from Chuck at the coast, they got rain. Of course we didn't. Karen, over in Grants Pass, said she had some sprinkles in the afternoon at her house, but it was more of a tease! Here is the way the rain was going....
And nationally........
Because of the cloud cover by noon we were only at 68º and by later in the afternoon we were only at 72º.

Picture of the Day

Interesting about Ostriches

All flying birds have four toes on each foot – part of the reason is to grab prey/food better.
All flightless birds have three toes on each foot. All the other members of the same family the ostrich belongs to also have three toes on each foot. This family is called the ratitae which includes the Emu, Kiwi and cassowary.
The ostrich or common ostrich (Struthio camelus) is either of two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family. In 2014, the Somali ostrich(Struthio molybdophanes) was recognized as a distinct species.
The ostrich is so unique that you can not even compare them to their own family since they are the only birds in the world with two toes on each leg. 

One very big toe to carry the weight of the bird and a small toe for balance.  Ostriches weigh up to 396.83 pounds. They can run at speeds of up to 49.71mph This they achieve on just two toes! Ostriches are truly a unique and amazing animal– note the use of the word animal instead of birds.  They are birds but unlike any other bird in the world.

Do you have a crock pot? Do you like mac and cheese? Here you go...........
Creamy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

12 oz pasta shells
1/3 cup sour cream
10oz can creamy cheese soup, undiluted
1 cup milk
1/2 t. grated garlic
1/2 t. dry mustard
4 cups of mixed cheese.... cheddar, jack, mozzarella, Swiss, Parmesan .... your choice
6 T. butter
Cook pasta according to package directions, but using less time, probably 5 minutes.
Add pasta to crock pot and mix in sour cream, soup, milk, garlic, dry mustard.
Mix in cheeses.
Top with the 6 pats of butter
Cook on low 2-3 hours
Be creative..... add in anything else that floats your boat.... chopped green chilies, chopped jalapeños, cooked bacon, diced cooked ham, hot sauce, chopped cooked hot dogs, broccoli, peas, cooked ground beef, mushrooms, chopped onion, canned tuna/salmon, ranch dressing.....

Special birthday today.... Moon Mullen (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOON!!
With his bride Robyn^

Historically this date...
1969 – The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.

1973 – Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina
1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.

1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.

1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros sets the major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1988 – José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40–40 club.
And births this date include.....
1920 – Mickey Rooney, American actor (d.2014)
1930 – Ray Charles, American musician (d. 2004)
 1945 – Paul Petersen, American actor
1949 – Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter
 1959 – Jason Alexander, American actor
1961 – Willie McCool, American astronaut (d. 2003)
Columbia pilot.
Later the sunset was pretty colorful....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Great American Pot Pie Day is observed annually on September 23rd.  A baked savory pie typically with both a bottom and a flaky top crust is often served to a hungry bunch.  Be it frozen, from a restaurant or home-made, it is sure to please those taste buds.
The filling of a pot pie varies from many different ingredients, some of which are beef, chicken, turkey, gravy, and seafood.   Many vegetables like potatoes, carrots, green beans, and peas are also popular choices.
To celebrate National Great American Pot Pie Day, enjoy a delicious pot pie.  
National Great American Pot Pie Day was created in 2002 by the pot pie and frozen food company Marie Callender’s.