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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sunny ~ Dash ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cow Shoes ~ Chicken Fajita Bubble Up Bake ~ Dave Clark ~ Mickey Mouse's Birthday

Good 28º frozen morning. 
Our day yesterday was sunny with a tad of smoke from the Northern California fires. We warmed to 74º.

Last night Brian and family brought Dash over. He got comfy on my chair with me watching TV........   

Picture of the Day......
This rock formation is of the coast of Corsica. It looks like a ship!

Interesting about "cow shoes" !
During the alcohol prohibition (1919-1933), the transportation and brewing/cultivation of alcohol was prohibited. Some people who brewed Moonshine (a type of whiskey) did it in the middle of a forest or meadow. Moonshiners were often sought after by law enforcement. A lot of times, authorities had to track the alleged criminals by foot. So to avoid capture, some moonshiners changed their shoes because a set of human foot prints would be suspicious and indicative of people brewing or transporting alcohol. Specifically, they put on cow shoes.
Hoof prints were meant to make the cops never follow the tracks in the first place. Obviously if they came across a still, they’d do something about it. But with hoof prints, the thought is that if the police encountered said prints, they’d think nothing of it, whereas if they encountered human foot prints, they’d possibly follow them and ultimately discover a still.
St. Petersburg newspaper story...
Shiners wear “cow shoes”.
A new method of evading prohibition agents was revealed here today by A.L. Allen, state prohibition enforcement director, who displayed what he called a “cow shoe” as the latest thing front the haunts of moonshiners.
The cow shoe is a strip of metal to which is tacked a wooden block carved to resemble the hoof of a cow, which may be strapped to the human foot. A man shod with a pair of them would leave a trail resembling that of a cow.
The shoe found was picked up near Port Tampa where a still was located some time ago. It will be sent to the prohibition department at Washington. Officers believe the inventor got his idea from a Sherlock Holmes story in which the villain shod his horse with shoes the imprint of which resembled those of a cow’s hoof.
May 27, 1922, The Evening Independent
Moonshine is a term used to describe high-proof distilled spirits, generally produced illicitly. The word “moonshine” is believed to derive from the term “moonrakers” used for early English smugglers and the clandestine (i.e., by the light of the moon) nature of the operations of illegal Appalachian distillers who produced and distributed whiskey. The distillation was done at night to not be caught distilling.
Prohibition in the United States focused on the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages; however, exceptions were made for medicinal and religious uses. Alcohol consumption was never illegal under federal law. Nationwide prohibition did not begin in the United States until 1920, when the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect, and was repealed in 1933, with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment.

Chicken Fajita Bubble Up Bake

1 can Pillsbury Grands (Southern Style Buttermilk)
1 .85 oz pkg Old El Paso chicken taco seasoning mix
2 T. vegetable oil
1 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper
1 cup coarsely chopped onions
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4" pieces
2 cups (8oz) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend
Sour cream, sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped fresh cilantro leaves, lime wedges......... if desired
Heat oven to 350º. Lightly spray 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray.
Separate the 8 biscuits and cut each into 6 pieces. Place in bowl and sprinkle with 1 T. taco seasoning mix. Toss thoroughly to coat. Set aside.

In a non-stick skillet heat 1 T of the oil over medium heat. Add peppers and onions stirring occasionally and cook 4-7 minutes until tender and starting to brown. Remove from heat and pour into medium bowl.

In skillet add remaining oil and chicken. Cook chicken over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and no longer pink in center. Drain.
Return pepper mixture to skillet with chicken. Sprinkle with remaining taco seasoning mix. Stir thoroughly to coat and cook 1-2 minutes until heated through. Stir in 1 cup of cheese.

Spoon mixture into baking dish. Top evenly with biscuit pieces. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of chese and bake until melted. Serve with remaining ingredients as toppings.
Special birthday today.... Dave Clark (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!
2016 when Dave and his bride Pam came to visit^
Historically this date....

1307 – William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.
1928 – Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized soundcartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is also considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.
1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam. a side note, Jerry's Marine unit was sent, tanks, but instead of being in Viet Nam, they were at Fuji McNair in Japan... back up if/when needed.
1963 – The first push-button telephone goes into service.
1970 – U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million USD in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.
1978 – In JonestownGuyanaJim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.
1999 – In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when the 59-foot-tall (18 m) Aggie Bonfire, under construction for the annual football game against the University of Texas, collapses at 2:42am.
And births this date include.....
1908 – Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (d. 2001)
Such a funny lady ... with Sid Caesar.

1923 – Alan Shepard, American astronaut (d. 1998)
1939 – Brenda Vaccaro, American actress
She and Michael Douglas dated....


1942 – Linda Evans, American actress
Such a shame when beautiful people use plastic surgery!

1968 – Owen Wilson, American actor and film-writer
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Making his debut on November 18, 1928, we commemorate the birth of that ever lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. To get to the beginning of the story, we have to go back to 1927 when Walt Disney first sketched a floppy eared bunny while under contract to Universal Studios. The events that unraveled brought us Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Mouse came under the roller coaster events of Oswald’s success and Universal’s disappointing contract negotiations. Disney Bros. Studio took their leave of both the studio and Oswald and set to work creating a character who would go on to lead the company into the future.
From a rabbit named Oswald to a mouse named Mortimer, eventually, the squeaky-voiced rodent was dubbed Mickey. He flopped in two animated short films without any success. Then on November 18, 1928, Mickey’s star was born. The first animation synchronized to music and sound effects, Steamboat Willie premiered in New York.
Within a year, a Mickey Mouse Club popped up in Salem, Oregon. This particular club offered admission as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army with a donation of either a potato or a small toy and a penny. According to a December 22, 1929, Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) article, $12 and three truckloads of potatoes and toys collected by eager new members.
Remember, the stock market crashed just 20 days before Mickey Mouse was born. That a cute little mouse could bring smiles to the faces of children at an uncertain time really isn’t such a surprise.
Generally, new members joined the club by completing an admission form obtained from a local merchant and attending meetings held during matinees at local movie houses. The price of admission often was reduced for good deeds and report cards. By the end of 1930, the Mickey Mouse Clubs had spread across the country.
In 1935, animator Fred Moore gave Mickey a new look that enabled a more fluid movement to the animation.
A makeover in 1935 by animator Fred Moore gave Mickey the look we are familiar with today. The big eyes, white gloves, and the pert little nose. More lovable than ever before, he propelled himself even further into the hearts of children everywhere.
His companions Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto joined him along the way, bringing vaudevillian comedy with them.