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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Gloom ~ Guns and Drugs ~ Picture of the Day ~ Levis ~ Prison Blues ~ Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas ~ Salmon Filet/Veggies ~ National Peanut Brittle Day

Good 36º super foggy morning.
Yesterday basically the same as it's been........ gloom all day
and we stayed in the mid 40ºs.
On the other hand a few miles away, Grants Pass had sunshine....
and so did Medford!
Did a quick run into town to the post office for a package. Stood in line quite a while and had a fun conversation with the guy in front of me... older, ponytail, and a number of missing teeth. But, he had on a "Guns and Drugs" baseball cap.
That is the theme of our local drug store. They sell guns and have a pharmacy. When we first moved here Jerry worked there in the gun department for awhile. They have a number of shirts/hats with that logo. We did have a bumper sticker once with the logo on it and a CHP came up on our bumper in California and read it~!!! Jerry saw him laughing!

Picture of the Day..... The good old days!

Interesting about Levis....

In 1853, the California gold rush was in full swing, and everyday items were in short supply. Levi Strauss, a 24-year-old German immigrant, left New York for San Francisco with a small supply of dry goods with the intention of opening a branch of his brother's New York dry goods business. Shortly after his arrival, a prospector wanted to know what Mr. Levi Strauss was selling. When Strauss told him he had rough canvas to use for tents and wagon covers, the prospector said, "You should have brought pants!," saying he couldn’t find a pair of pants strong enough to last.
Levi Strauss had the canvas made into waist overalls. Miners liked the pants, but complained that they tended to chafe. Levi Strauss substituted a twilled cotton cloth from France called "serge de Nimes." The fabric later became known as denim and the pants were nicknamed blue jeans.

Levi Strauss and a Reno Nevada-based Latvian tailor by the name of Jacob Davis co-patented the process of putting rivets in pants for strength. On May 20, 1873, they received U.S. Patent No.139,121. This date is now considered the official birthday of "blue jeans."

Today's Levi's are made overseas, and there is only one line of jeans made in the US, in Greensboro, NC. The company's corporate headquarters is located in the Levi's Plaza in San Francisco.
By the 1990s, Levi's faced competition from other brands and cheaper products from overseas, and began accelerating the pace of its US factory-closures and its use of offshore subcontracting agreements. In 1991, Levi Strauss became implicated in a scandal involving pants made in the Northern Mariana Islands: some 3% of Levi's jeans sold annually with the Made in the USA label were shown to have been made by Chinese laborers under what the United States Department of Labor called "slavelike" conditions. As of 2016, most Levi's jeans are made outside the US, though a few of the higher-end, more expensive styles are still made in the U.S.
Cited for sub-minimum wages, seven-day work weeks with 12-hour shifts, poor living conditions and other indignities, Tan Holdings Corporation, Levi Strauss' Marianas subcontractor, paid what were then the largest fines in U.S. labor history, distributing more than $9 million in restitution to some 1,200 employees. Levi Strauss claimed no knowledge of the offenses, then severed ties to the Tan family and instituted labor reforms and inspection practices in its offshore facilities.

On May 8, 2013, the NFL's San Francisco 49ers announced that Levi Strauss & Co. had purchased the naming rights to their new stadium in Santa Clara, California. The naming-rights deal called for Levi's to pay $220.3 million to the city of Santa Clara and to the 49ers over twenty years, with an option to extend the deal for another five years for around $75 million. As of 2016, Levi Strauss Signature jeans are sold in 110 countries.

In 2016, the company reported revenues of $4.6 billion.
On July 13, 2017, Levi Strauss heir Bill Goldman died in a private plane crash near Sonoma, California.

** When Jerry found out that his favorite jeans were not made in the USA he stopped buying them. In Oregon there is a brand called Prison Blues, "made on the inside to be worn on the outside". They are made by inmates at a prison in Pendleton Oregon. They can be bought at many places around the county. Jerry said they were "the best"! They are sold at Kohls, Walmart, Amazon, and a number of places, or on line...

I posted this Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas recipe a couple years ago. Sooooooooooooooooo good!
1 rotisserie chicken
2 cans (14oz ea) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
2 cans (10¾ oz) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 can (10¾ oz) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
¼ cup 2% milk
1 T. ground cumin
1 T. chili powder
2 t. garlic powder
2 t. dried oregano
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, cubed
20 flour tortillas (8"), warmed
4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
1. Preheat oven to 350º. Remove meat from bones, discard bones. Shred chicken with two forks, set aside.
In large bowl, combine tomatoes, soups, and seasonings.
Transfer 3½ cups to another bowl, add chicken and cream cheese.
2. Spread ¼ cup soup mixture into each of two greased 13x9 baking dishes. Place 1/3 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down in baking dishes. Pour remaining soup mixture over tops, sprinkle with cheese.
3. Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Freeze option:
Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking. Cover casserole with foil. Bake 45 minutes in 350º oven, or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165º. Uncover, bake 5-10 minutes longer, or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 casseroles, 5 servings each.
Historically this date....
1838 – Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States

..........what in the world were they thinking????

1920 – Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.

1960 – Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)

..... short interesting.. but he never played pro or college ...

1961 – John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
** and just think, 15 years later minus 2 days his wife lies when testifying before house and senate panels re Benghazi. Geeze, you wonder if those two even have a remote idea of what the "truth" is!!! I think not. Whatever paddles their boat is what they go with.

2005 – Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.


And births this date include...
1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)

1923 – Anne Jeffreys, American actress (d.2017)

1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner (d. 2008)

1941 – Scott Glenn, American actor

1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American musician (Van Halen)
....drugs man, see how they improve your looks!
Later dinner was an Omaha Steaks marinated salmon filet cooked in the air fryer and a bowl of cooked broccoli/cauliflower/carrots. Those salmon filets are a fav of mine. So good, tender, and moist!

Then chair, wine, cat in my lap, and TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Peanut Brittle Day is observed on January 26. A hard, flat candy confection, peanut brittle is enjoyed throughout the United States.
Peanut Brittle includes caramelized sugar or corn syrup. Nuts are added to the molten sugar and then pour onto a flat surface such as granite or marble and smoothed into a thin sheet. The candy cools into a hard, brittle treat that is broken into smaller pieces. Some of the best brittles are hand stretch into a thin, easily cracked candy that melts in the mouth.
The history of peanut brittle is uncertain, though one legend says it was all a mistake. The story goes that a southern woman was making taffy and instead of using cream of tartar, she used baking soda by accident.
Try this peanut brittle recipe: