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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Fog/Clouds/Temps/Dude ~ Projection Clock ~ Picture of the Day ~ Alexander Graham Bell ~ Whole Roasted Spicy Cauliflower ~ Bruiser's Drinking Holes ~ Sourdough Turkey ~ National Nachos Day

Good 34º ice on the barn roof foggy morning. 

Ahhhhhhhh, another gloomy day yesterday. We stayed in the 50ºs.
Dude did lay in the grass for a bit and also kept and eye on the gate.
I talked about my projection clock yesterday and here is what one looks like. It's great because you just open one eye and can see the time. Some of them also have the outside/inside temperature on them too.

Picture of the Day.....
Lion cubs chewing on their mom's tail!

Interesting about Alexander Graham Bell...

Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer.
Today, Alexander Graham Bell is mostly known for inventing the telephone and founding the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. But, one of the central interests in his life was deaf education. Plus, in the United States, he was one of the most prominent proponents of oralism (the method of teaching a deaf child through oral language by using lip reading, speech, and the mimicking of mouth shapes). Like his father before him, Bell spent his whole life studying the physiology of speech. He said that “to ask the value of speech is like asking the value of life.”
After emigrating to Canada in 1870 and to the United States a year later, Bell began to teach speech to deaf students using a universal alphabet invented by his father called “Visible Speech.” In 1872 he opened a school in Boston, Massachusetts to train teachers of deaf children.
Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech and both his mother and wife were deaf, profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone in 1876. Bell considered his invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist and refused to have a telephone in his study.
In general, during and after his death, American society viewed Alexander Graham Bell as a genuine hero. He was famous, wealthy, and influential. Besides having a mother who was deaf, he was always associating himself with people in the deaf community. He worked as a personal teacher of deaf children, and he established a day school in Boston which supported and assisted many deaf children with various special needs. He liked to aid major groups, experts, and service organizations that supported and worked with deaf individuals living inside and outside of the United States. His mother was deaf and he married a deaf woman.


Roasted cauliflower? Been there, done that. But roasting a whole head of cauliflower? Now I've got your attention. This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that’s as dramatic in presentation as it is easy in preparation. I have made this several times and it's GOOD!!!! 
1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 head cauliflower
1½ cups plain Greek yogurt1 lime, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons chile powder1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt1 teaspoon black pepper

 1. Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet with vegetable oil. Set aside.
2. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any green leaves and the woody stem.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with the lime zest and juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper.
4. Dunk the cauliflower into the bowl and use a brush or your hands to smear the marinade evenly over its surface. (Excess marinade can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days and used with meat, fish or other veggies.)
5. Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and roast until the surface is dry and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. The marinade will make a crust on the surface of the cauliflower.
6. Let the cauliflower cool for 10 minutes before cutting it into wedges and serving alongside a big green salad.
Historically this date....

1860 – Abraham Lincoln, the former Illinois congressman defeated three other candidates for the U.S. presidency.

1935 – Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie. you can see I have a MONOPOLY board collection. My original was our family's with wooden 'hotels' and 'houses' and metal playing objects...

1944 – Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on NagasakiJapan.


And births this date include....
1854 – John Philip Sousa, American composer (d. 1932)

1946 – Sally Field, American actress
Bruiser is funny, as usual, but one thing he likes to do is drink water from various places. One is the cup I put water in on the bathroom sink, the other is this State Farm cup on my desk....
and the other is the birdbath out in the yard.....
"Mom, you are taking my picture!"

My all time favorite sourdough bread comes from Boudin's in San Francisco. Here is one you can order for Thanksgiving, 20 pull-apart rolls............
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Election Day. (Boy howdy, I just CAN'T wait for the news later!) Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Nachos Day is observed annually on November 6. In their simplest form, nachos are tortilla chips covered in nacho cheese or other melted cheese and served with salsa.
First created sometime around 1943, the popular and loved nachos are of Mexican origin.  Nachos can be made quickly and served as a snack, an appetizer or prepared with extra ingredients as a full meal.
It is believed that Ignaci “Nacho” Anaya created the original nachos in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas.  The story talks of a group of United States military wives stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass who traveled to Piedras Negras on a shopping trip.  Following shopping, they arrived late to a restaurant after it had closed for the day.  Maître d, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya served them a snack which he invented from what little was available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese.  Anaya cut the tortillas into triangles, topped them with shredded cheddar cheese and quickly heated them.  He then added sliced jalapeno peppers and served them to the ladies. When Anaya was asked what the dish was called, he replied, “Nacho’s especiales”.  As the word of this new creation traveled, people tried them, loved them and over time, the name changed and Nacho’s “specials” became “special nachos”.
The original recipe is printed in the 1954 St. Anne’s Cookbook. 
The popularity of the new dish spread swiftly throughout Texas and the Southwest and has since gained millions of fans across America.
Nachos with an abundance of toppings are often called loaded nachos, super nachos or nachos supreme.
Some favorite nachos toppings are refried beans, ground beef, shredded beef, chicken, seafood, shredded cheese, jalapeno peppers, green pepper,  lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, onion, sour cream and guacamole.