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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Geese/Turkeys ~ Dakota & Luna ~ Picture of the Day ~ Tabasco Hot Sauce ~ Sheet Pan Toad-In-The-Hole ~ Mary & Gil Zavala ~ National Hairstylist Appreciation Day


Good 34º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday we topped at 78º. 
 
 
In the morning yesterday the geese and turkeys were out and about.... honking and gobbling! NOISY!
 
 
 
Yesterday Dakota got here and mowed a lot of area and then did a lot of weed-eating. He did a great job and I recommend to anyone in this area!  
 

 
 
He brought his 3 month old pup Luna, a Heeler. She kept and eye on her dad.....
 
and later came in the house and, like Dash, napped in my lap!
 
 
 
 
 
Picture of the Day... OMGOSH! What a strange thing to do to a car!
 
 
 

 
Interesting about Tabasco.....
 
Tabasco sauce is a brand of hot sauce made exclusively from tabasco peppers (Capsicum frutescens var. tabasco), vinegar, and salt. It is produced by McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, Louisiana.
Although the name comes from the Mexican state of Tabasco, the sauce is an American product produced by McIlhenny Company.
(Re the state in Mexico: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabasco)
Tabasco sauce was first produced in 1868 by Edmund McIlhenny, a Maryland-born former banker who moved to Louisiana around 1840. McIlhenny initially used discarded cologne bottles to distribute his sauce to family and friends. In 1868 when he started to sell to the public he ordered thousands of new cologne bottles from a New Orleans glass supplier. On his death in 1890, McIlhenny was succeeded by his eldest son, John Avery McIlhenny, who expanded and modernized the business, but resigned after only a few years in order to join Theodore Roosevelt's 1st US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, the Rough Riders.

Jerry LOVED Tabasco Sauce. He could just drink it right out of the bottle!!!
 
 
 

From Mr. Food...


 
If you've never heard of toad-in-the-hole, well, let us enlighten you! It's a recipe that is perfect for breakfast, dinner, or even brinner -- that's breakfast for dinner! Our Sheet Pan Toad-in-the-Hole comes together with all the flavors you love, without any of the mess of a traditional big breakfast. Once you try it, you're gonna wonder how you lived without it!

 

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 (1/2-inch-thick) slices country-style bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt for sprinkling
  • Black pepper for sprinkling
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced (optional)

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Place bacon in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate, let cool slightly, then coarsely crumble.
  2. Meanwhile, coat another baking sheet with cooking spray. 
  3. Using a 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter or the rim of a drinking glass, make a hole in the center of each bread slice. Butter one side of each slice and place on baking sheet, buttered side down. Lightly butter top side.
  4. Gently crack an egg into each bread hole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  5. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your desired doneness. Sprinkle with bacon and scallion, if desired, and serve immediately.

 

  • Love this toad-in-the-hole recipe? The minimal cleanup makes it so worth it!
 
 
 
Today is a very special anniversary... high school pal and fellow Job's Daughter Mary (Fancher) and her hubby (also high school pal) Gil Zavala are celebrating their 53rd Anniversary. CONGRATULATIONS kids!!!
 


Historically this date.....
1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York CityGeorge Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.

1812 – The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.

1900 – Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.

1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
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1945 – World War II: FührerbunkerAdolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.

1947 – In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.

 
And births this date include....
1877 – Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
... a very interesting read!
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1908 – Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dylEp2r9mC8/T56jDYEzTPI/AAAAAAAAWCs/llEE0ZOGRgE/s1600/eveMA28991341-0018.jpg
1926 – Cloris Leachman, American actress
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1933 – Willie Nelson, American musician
Busy life, wives/children/marijuana.....
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1938 – Gary Collins, American actor (d.2012)
.... the boy has racked up quite a few of mug shots over the years for DUI and dine and dash....
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1943 – Bobby Vee, American singer (d.2016)
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Hairstylist Appreciation Day is observed annually on April 30th.  On this day, we honor hairstylists everywhere who make artful hairstyles possible.  A talented hairstylist will not only make you look good but also make you feel good. This day also celebrates the uniqueness of all styles of hair.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate your hairstylist by thanking them for their kindness, lending ear, moral boosting, confidence building and self-esteem building talents.  Send flowers, give an appreciation card, leave an extra special tip or maybe send a gift! 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Picture of the Day ~ Shirley Temple ~ Ham & Swiss Bake ~ National Shrimp Scampi Day


 
Good 33º clear sky and again ice on the barn roof morning. 
 
 
Yesterday was another beautiful day. We topped at 78º. 
 
 
 
Picture of the Day .... lunch!
 
 

 
Interesting about Shirley Temple....

 
Shirley Temple Black (née Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office star from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States.

Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures during 1934, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes, and clothing. Her box-office popularity waned as she reached adolescence. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens, and retired from films in 1950 at the age of 22.
Temple got her start in foreign service after her failed run for Congress in 1967, when Henry Kissinger overheard her talking about Namibia at a party; he was surprised that she knew anything about it. She was appointed delegate to the 24th United Nations General Assembly by President Richard M. Nixon (September – December 1969), and was appointed United States Ambassador to Ghana (December 6, 1974 – July 13, 1976) by President Gerald R. Ford.

 

From Mr. Food... Ham and Swiss Bake

 
Whether you make this bake for a church supper or you serve it to the family for dinner, you're sure to receive lots of compliments. This creamy Ham 'n' Swiss Bake is made with lots of Swiss cheese, chopped ham, and yummy egg noodles.
 
 
  • 8 ounces medium egg noodles
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Coat a 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, 1-1/2 cups cheese, ham, peas, onion powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir in cooked noodles and pour into baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
     
  3. Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining cheese, and bake 10 more minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


**Here's a great way to use leftover ham. Or, if you don't have any leftovers, take advantage of cubed cooked ham that's available in the meat section of your supermarket.
 
 
 
Historically this date.....

1945 – World War II – FuehrerbunkerAdolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.

1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.

1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.

1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

1992 – Los Angeles riotsRiots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.


 

And births this date include....
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress (d.2012)
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1951 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
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1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
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1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
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1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress
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1970 – Andre Agassi, American tennis player
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 

National Shrimp Scampi Day is observed annually on April 29th.  On this day, we honor the delicious dish of shrimp cooked with butter, garlic, lemon juice and white wine.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy this Shrimp Scampi recipe.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Burrrr ~ Sunshine ~ Picture of the Day ~ Driving in China ~ Easy Grands Biscuit Lunch ~ National Superhero Day


 
Good 32º clear ice on the barn roof morning.
 
 
Yesterday was sunny and we warmed to 78º. Dude was happy laying in the grass, as usual in nice weather!
 

 


Picture of the Day......
 
 
 

 
Interesting about driving in China...
Shared by my Brooklyn NY pal, Vivia....
Do you want to drive in China???

 
You are looking at is a photo from a drone that flew near the border with Hong Kong. It snapped a photo on the Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway. You are looking at 50-lanes that are filled with traffic to the brim.
 
 
 

Quick Easy Lunch
 
 
1 tube Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
8 thin slices of ham, or turkey, or roast beef, or any lunch meat
8 thin slices of any variety (your fav) cheese
 
Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease baking sheet with cooking spray, or oil, or butter.
Flatten each grand biscuit into a 6-8" round.

Place a slice of meat and cheese on each flattened round.
Fold the biscuit in half and seal the edges.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
 
 

 
Historically this date........

1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.

1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.

1988 – Near Maui, Hawaiiflight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.

1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.

 

And births this date include...
1758 – James Monroe, American politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
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1930 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
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1941 – Ann-Margret, Swedish actress
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Married to Roger Smith from 1967 until his death in 2017.

1950 – Jay Leno, American comedian and talk show host
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Dinner was the Schwans Ancient Grain Encrusted Fish and Vegetables with Couscous in a Citrus Sauce.... SO good and very light!
 
 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 

National Superhero Day is observed annually on April 28.  This is a day to honor superheroes, both real and fictional.
Batman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Hulk and Spiderman are just some of the superheroes whose names we recognize.  Even though they are fictional, these superheroes are great role models for our children.  They serve and protect while fighting evil.
Our real-life superheroes may not have super powers or wear capes, but they are also great role models who serve and protect while fighting evil.  Military personnel, police officers and firefighters are just a few of the heroes who protect us on a daily basis. 
HOW TO OBSERVE
Take your favorite superhero to lunch and say thank you for all they do. 
HISTORY
National Superhero Day was created in 1995 by Marvel Comics employees.