Good 23º everything is frozen, again, morning!
Today is a special day... it's the 243rd birthday of the United States Marines. Happy Marine Corps Birthday to all you Jar Heads!
I remember learning the Marine Corps Hymn ("From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli") in grammar school. Do they even teach that anymore? Heck no! We also learned the "Official Song of the United States Army" ("As the caissons go rolling along..."), the Air Force Song ("Off we go into the wild blue yonder"), and the US Navy song ("Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.")
The birth of the Marines at Tun Tavern.....
My Marines..... Jerry, Brian, and my Italian son Alex .....
And to all the other Marines I know...
Andy Nantz (Jerry USMC pal), Jon Austin (ret LASD), Terry Bonyea (ret LASD), Sally Harwell (ret LASD), Sid Heal (ret LASD), Rod Johnson (ret LASD), Bob St Claire (ret LASD), Bill Patterson (ret LASD), Mel Nix, Lynn Crowell, and Rick & Wendy Harp's (Co Fire Capt on Catalina) sons.... And to all the Rogue Valley Marine Corps League... Semper Fi to all of you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Saw this jacket and wish Jerry was still here I'd get it for him!!!
Yesterday the 23º wake up ended topping at 67º by afternoon.
My friends in Idaho (Reardons and Santistevens) had the same temps... 23º and 24º, and then Pat and Alice and I had a chat later. They got 4" of snow.
Picture of the Day......
Parking in front of a liquor store and parking in front of an eye surgery center!
Interesting about voting from space....
Texas is the only state that allows its residents to vote from space. Thanks to a 1997 Texas law, astronauts are allowed to cast a vote while in orbit. The first American to cast his ballot from space was David Wolf, who voted from aboard the Russian Space Station Mir, which preceded the International Space Station. In order to vote from space, astronauts request a special absentee ballot about six months in advance, according to NASA. On the big day, they file their ballot electronically through a protected system.
Chicken Parmesan Meatball Poppers
(makes 48 poppers in 30 minutes!)
(makes 48 poppers in 30 minutes!)
Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
Set aside 1 cup marinara and shredded Italian cheese.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. Mix well, do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs. Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, portion out meat mixture and place on baking sheet. After all meatballs have been scooped onto tray, roll into balls. TIP: If you lightly wet your hands the meatballs will form better and crack less. Bake for 16-18 minutes until lightly browned.
Turn oven to broil.
Drizzle a spoonful of marinara over each meatball. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
Serve and enjoy!
Historically this date...........
1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".
1910 – The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, though the official founding date is November 23, 1910.
1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington National Cemetery.
1969 – National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children's television program Sesame Street.
.... a big deal. Kristen was two and LOVED this show.... almost as much as her mother did!!!
2006 – The National Museum of the Marine Corps is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush and announces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will receive the Medal of Honor in Quantico, Virginia.
And births this date include....
1895 – John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1981)
"The Professor" (d.2014)
1932 – Roy Scheider, American actor (d. 2008)
1959 – Mackenzie Phillips, American actress
1969 – Ellen Pompeo, American actress
My Lobster Pot Pie arrived from Harry and David via FedEx. It came frozen. You heat the oven and put the frozen pie in the oven for 60-80 minutes. I let it sit a bit and then cut a piece and placed it on some fresh baby spinach.
It didn't hold up like the picture, it was runny.
It was really good, but certainly over the top in price. I'll finish it but won't be buying one again. I'd rather have lobster tails for the cost!!!
Later the usual, chair, wine, cat on my lap, and TV..... Blue Bloods, Chicago PD, Family Feud.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo