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Monday, October 15, 2018

Yesterday ~ 10-15 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cotton Swabs ~ Crispy Tuna Croquettes ~ Chicken Tortilla Soup ~ Patriots vs Chiefs ~ White Cane Safety Day

Good 31º clear and this is weird, no ice on the barn roof morning! Sup? 
Yesterday, again started off cold but was clear and sunny but boy howdy did we get some wind! It was blowing all the fall colored leaves EVERYWHERE!  We warmed to 77º.
10-15 is a radio code for "prisoner in custody"
Picture of the Day.....
Construction fail.......

Interesting about Cotton Swabs .....
Cotton swabs (American English) or cotton buds (British English) consist of one or two small wad(s) of cotton wrapped around one or both end(s) of a short rod made of wood, rolled paper or plastic. They are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts.
The tool was invented in the 1920s by Polish-American Leo Gerstenzang after he watched his wife attach wads of cotton to toothpicks. His product, named "Baby Gays", went on to become the most widely sold brand name: Q-tips, meaning "quality tips". The term "Q-tips" is often used as a generalized trademark for cotton swabs in the US and Canada. The Q-tips brand is owned by Unilever and had over $200 million in US sales in 2017. Although doctors have said for years that it is not safe to use cotton swabs for ear cleaning, it remains the most common use.

Crispy Tuna Croquettes from Mr. Food

Croquettes are a crispy, old-fashioned favorite that come together in no time at all, and our recipe for Homestyle Tuna Croquettes is no exception. We combine canned tuna with some comforting ingredients, like mashed potatoes and a couple of veggies, to create this sensational dish!
  • 1 (12-ounce) can tuna, drained, flaked
  • 1/2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  1. In a large bowl, combine tuna, mashed potatoes, peas, onion, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, the mustard, egg, salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape mixture into 6 round patties.
  2. Place remaining bread crumbs in a shallow dish; coat each patty completely.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Cook patties 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Serve immediately, or make ahead and rewarm in a low oven just before serving.


**To make our Lemon Dill Sauce which goes perfectly with these croquettes, in a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
***And just my opinion, I think these would be good made with canned salmon too!
Historically this date.............

1878 – The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.

1951 – The first episode of I Love Lucy, an American television sitcom starring Lucille BallDesi ArnazVivian Vance, and William Frawley, airs on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).

2003 – The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi runs into a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.


And births this date include...
1924 – Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive

1937 – Linda Lavin, American actress

1942 – Penny Marshall, American actress and film director

1946 – Richard Carpenter, American musician (The Carpenters)

Dinner last night was Schwans Chicken Tortilla Soup. Really good! Just a slight spice and the chicken was great. Going to order that again!
Then it was chair, cat on my lap, wine, and TV. I watched the Patriots/Kansas City Chiefs game. At the 4th quarter with 3 minutes to go it was tied 40-40. Then my Pats did it and won 43-40! YIPPEEEE! 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
White Cane Safety Day

White Cane Safety Day celebrates and recognizes the achievements of the blind and visually impaired, and their independence. That independence is represented by the white cane that they use to travel from place to place.

The white cane is an invaluable tool for the blind. It affords blind people a freedom of movement they otherwise may not have. The white cane is a well recognized symbol of independence.

If you know someone who is blind or visually impaired, celebrate this day with him or her. We suggest you let them take you for a walk.

On October 15, 1964, a Joint resolution of Congress passed legislation marking this day. President Lyndon Johnson immediately issued a proclamation declaring this day to be White Cane Safety Day. This is an annual proclamation.