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Friday, October 19, 2018

10-19 ~ Picture of the Day ~ McDonalds ~ Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins ~ National Seafood Bisque Day

Good 35ยบ ice on the barn roof clear morning. 
10-19 is the radio code for 'return to your station'.
Picture of the Day....
Fork in the road.
Interesting about McDonalds.....

To discover the founding of the biggest fast food empire in the world, you’ve got to head to San Bernardino. That’s where brothers Dick and Mac McDonald discovered the appeal of “speedy” hamburgers and fries and, in 1948, gave Postwar America what they wanted: a walk-up burger stand. Although its premise became the prototype for all McDonald’s locations to come, this first one at 14th and E St. has in many ways been wiped from the “official” history of the burger operation. It wasn’t included when the McDonald brothers sold the business to Ray Kroc, who put them out of business by opening a competing location of McDonald's and forcing them to change the name of their stand, rendering it unrecognizable. Unfortunately, the original building was demolished in 1972. Now at that very same site, you can visit a free museum of McDonald’s ephemera and memorabilia from around the world. Members of the public have donated much of the collection — including a lot of kids who’ve given up their Happy Meal toys.

Although the first-ever McDonald’s is long-gone, southern California has another piece of Golden Arches history: the oldest standing and operating McDonald's, which you can find in Downey, just 11 miles south of downtown L.A. Franchised by Roger Williams and "Bud" Landon, it has been the nexus of pop culture, roadside architecture, neon, and car culture for the last 65 years, since it first opened on August 18, 1953. It's largely unchanged from its origins — which certainly helped in getting it later designated as a landmark and saved from demolition. Officially part of the McDonald’s Corporation since 1990, the Downey location installed its own museum and gift shop, which occupy the former counter service booth and the restroom area, in 1996. You can find most of the artifacts hidden behind the original doors from the first "Hamburger University," located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Look for the giant, glittering sign on the corner that features a neon “Speedee” (the mascot that predates Ronald McDonald) and touts an outdated “500 million” burgers sold in incandescent bulbs.

Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins.....
  • Potato skins filled spicy buffalo chicken and tangy melted blue cheese.
  • 4 medium baking potatoes such as russet, scrubbed clean
  • oil for brushing
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced and warm
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing
  1. Prick the potatoes a few times with a fork and bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until tender, about an hour.
  2. Let the potatoes cool, cut in half and scoop out the middle leaving about 1/8 inch of potato on the skin. Reserve the scooped out potato for another use like mashed potatoes.
  3. Brush the potato skins all over with the oil and bake in a preheated 450F/230C over for 10 minutes on each side.
  4. Mix the hot sauce and the melted butter and then mix in the chicken.
  5. Season the inside of the potato skins with salt and pepper, fill with the chicken and sprinkle on the cheeses.
  6. Broil until the cheese has melted, just a few minutes.
  7. Serve while still warm, garnished with green onions and with a side celery and carrot sticks and some blue cheese sauce for dipping.

Historically this date..........

1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

1944 – United States forces land in the Philippines.

2004 – Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.

2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.


And births this date include....
1932 – Robert Reed, American actor (d. 1992)

1936 – Tony Lo Bianco, American actor

1945 – John Lithgow, American actor

1965 – Ty Pennington, American television personality

1967 – Amy Carter, daughter of US President Jimmy Carter
Later it was chair, cat napping in my lap, dog sleeping on the floor, wine, and TV.... Chicago PD, Chicago Med, and the news.

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

National Seafood Bisque Day is observed annually on October 19. Seafood lovers celebrate by enjoying a bowl of tasty soup made from the catch of the day! 
Seafood bisque is a smooth, creamy and highly-seasoned soup of French origin.   Based on a strained broth of crustaceans, it is made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish.
The name “Bisque” is likely derived from Biscay, as in the Bay of Biscay. However, the crustaceans are certainly bis cuites, meaning “twice cooked”, as they are first sauteed lightly in their shells, then simmered in wine or cognac and aromatic herbs before being strained.