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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Fog ~ Full Moon ~ Weather ~ Dodgers/Red Sox Game ~ Pictures of the Day ~ Julia Child ~ Bacon Chicken Alfredo Linguine Broccoli Skillet Meal ~ Dean Stirm & My 1955 Chevy Pickup ~ Mini Crab Cakes ~ National Bologna Day

Good 41º foggy morning.

Stand by with this full moon.... crazy people out and about and especially driving!! Take care.
No radio code for 10-24

The weather yesterday stayed cloudy and in the 50ºs. 

Last night's Dodgers/Red Sox game was :o(
The game lasted 3 hours and 52 minutes. The Sox won 8-4.
Pictures of the Day......
Each colored area is approximately 1/4 of Canada's population, which the total for 2018 is 36.95 million ...
And here is the US population by state....

Interesting about Julia Child........

Julia Child is probably best known for bringing French cuisine into America’s mainstream. Born in Pasadena California. But, few know that she had a dynamic career as an intelligence officer before she became a cooking icon.
Soon after the United States entered World War II, Julia felt the need to serve her country. Too tall to join the military (she was 6’2”), Julia volunteered her services to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which was the forerunner of today’s Central Intelligence Agency. She was one of 4,500 women who served in the OSS.
Julia then worked with the OSS Emergency Sea Rescue Equipment Section, where she helped develop shark repellent. The repellent was a critical tool during WWII, and was coated on explosives that were targeting German U-boats. Before the introduction of the shark repellent, curious sharks would sometimes set off the explosives when they bumped into them.

Bacon Chicken Alfredo Linguine Broccoli Skillet Meal
1 lb thick cut bacon
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
½ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
8 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream
4 oz fresh Parmesan cheese
8 oz dried fettuccine
2 cups frozen broccoli florets

Preheat a large (12") skillet over high heat.
Fill large stock pot with water, add pasta when water boils. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Once pasta is pliable (no longer breaks if you try to bend it) add broccoli. Cook until pasta is just shy of al dente. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile: Grate cheese and set aside.
Once skillet is hot; use clean scissors to cut bite size pieces of bacon into skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally until bacon is cooked through (adjust heat as necessary). Cook time about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile; wash and chop chicken into bite size pieces. Set aside.
Remove cooked bacon from skillet with a slotted spoon. Place on a plate. Drain most of bacon grease from skillet, leave about 1 Tbsp (do not wash skillet). Add chicken to skillet. Return to stove and medium-high heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from skillet, about 5 minutes.
Drain drippings from pan. Return to stove, over medium heat. Cut butter into 8 pieces and add to skillet. Once butter is mostly melted add cream and whisk until combined. Add cheese and whisk until your Alfredo sauce is smooth, keep sauce at a bubble.
Using tongs, remove pasta and broccoli from water and add to Alfredo sauce. Twist the pasta in the sauce to coat. Add chicken and bacon, toss with and tongs. Heat until sauce is absorbed and coats the pasta, about 5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!

Historically this date......
1861 – The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express

1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. ***

1977 – Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)

2005 – Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.

And births this date include....
1838 – Annie Edson Taylor, American Adventuress (d. 1921)
*** see above. Interesting story.

1905 – Fran Zwitter, Slovenian historian (d. 1988)
... I wonder if Fran was here today, would he (yes, a "he"!) 'Twitter'? Just think, a Twitter from Zwitter! Just being silly.

1936 – David Nelson, American actor and director (d. 2011)

1947 – Kevin Kline, American actor

1960 – B.D. Wong, American actor

1961 – Mary Bono, American politician

She is working on husband #4 at present!


Monday Dean Stirm, our local State Farm agent, came by. He has a 1954 Chevy Pickup truck. I told him I have Jerry's, a 1955. He wanted to see it. This is the truck..... been sitting and not running for 30 years!
Here is Dean with his little State Farm car...
And being loved by Dude!

Dinner was Omaha Steaks mini crab cakes, Kikoman Sweet Sour Dipping Sauce, and some of Schwans green beans and roasted sweet potato. YUMMMMMMMMM! 

Then, chair, wine, and the World Series while Bruiser napped in my lap.....

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

Each year on October 24, people across the nation make a sandwich to take part in National Bologna Day.  This would be a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch.
  • Sometimes spelled baloney (as it is pronounced), Bologna has been one of the more popular luncheon meats for decades.
  • Favorite bologna sandwich garnishes are mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato, and onion.
  • Bologna is derived from and is somewhat similar to the Italian mortadella (a finely hashed/ground port sausage) that originated in Bologna, Italy.
  • United States government regulations require American bologna to be finely ground and without visible pieces of lard.
  • Bologna can alternatively be made out of chicken, turkey, beef, pork, venison or soy protein.
  • Bologna Bowl – When a slice of bologna is heated, the fat renders and the round slice takes the shape of a bowl which may be filled with cheese or other fillings.
There is a variety of different types of bologna:
German Bologna
Kosher or halal bologna
Lebanon bologna
Rag bologna
South African polony
To celebrate National Bologna Day, try something new and enjoy these bologna recipes: