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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Weather ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Vacuum Cleaner ~ Picture of the Day ~ Seat Belt Laws ~ Naked Sweet & Sour Chicken ~ National Sticky Bun Day

Good 32º cloudy foggy no ice anywhere morning! 
The predictions for yesterday's weather was snow and rain...

We did get rain for awhile, but not a lot, maybe 1/4 - 1/2". Predictions all off! 

Throw Back Thursday............Thanksgiving 1989 collage with my Dad, Leslie Laney, and Brian and Kristen. Daddy passed away in 1991.

Yesterday I picked up my vacuum cleaner from Norman. He got it working great and the cost was super low and reasonable!! Thanks Norman!!! If you are in the area, Rogue River, Grants Pass, etc... he's the one to take your small appliances to for repair. 541-476-3612.
P.S. besides his short stint in a law enforcement/security detail in Redondo Beach, he was a Marine in Viet Nam, and he also has and rides a Harley! One more thing in common! And, the cat he says bites everyone jumped on the counter again when I was there and let me pet her. So sweet!

Picture of the Day..... hmmmmmmmmmmmm............
Interesting about national seat belt laws...

Seat belt laws for front seat passengers in the U.S. as of 2009
  No enforcement for adults (primary enforcement for minors)
  Secondary enforcement
  Secondary enforcement; primary under certain ages
  Primary enforcement

Most seat belt laws in the United States are left to the states. However, the first seat belt law was a federal law, Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter 301, Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, which took effect on January 1, 1968, that required all vehicles (except buses) to be fitted with seat belts in all designated seating positions. This law has since been modified to require three-point seat belts in outboard-seating positions, and finally three-point seat belts in all seating positions. Initially, seat belt use was voluntary. New York was the first state to pass a law which required vehicle occupants to wear seat belts, a law that came into effect on December 1, 1984. Officer Nicholas Cimmino of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety wrote the nation's first ticket for such violation.

When it comes to seat belt legislation, New Hampshire stands alone as the only state in the US where adults are not required to buckle up. According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, states with stronger seat belt laws generally have higher rates of usage than those with weaker or no laws. New Hampshire seat belt use statistics bear this observation out. An average of 73% of NH motorists buckle up, as opposed to the US average of 87%. New Hampshire does require that drivers or passengers under the age of 18 wear seat belts.

From Mr. Food.....

If you're a fan of Chinese-style sweet and sour chicken, but are trying to eat a little lighter, then you're going to love this lightened-up recipe. Our Naked Sweet and Sour Chicken is a homemade Chinese-takeout favorite!


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  1. Preheat a stove-top wok or large skillet over medium-high heat or an electric wok to 400º. Heat oil until hot but not smoking. Add chicken and garlic and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until no pink remains in the chicken, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add ketchup, honey, vinegar, pineapple and its juice, and red peppers; cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until sauce begins to boil.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine soy sauce and cornstarch; whisk well.
  4. When ketchup mixture is bubbling, add soy sauce mixture; cook 2 to 3 more minutes, or until heated through and sauce has thickened. Add scallions and toss until well coated.
Serve over cooked white rice.
Historically this date....
1885 – The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.

1974 – The last Israeli soldiers leave the west bank of the Suez Canal pursuant to a truce with Egypt.

1975 – Watergate scandal: Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison.

1995 – Steve Fossett lands in Leader, SaskatchewanCanada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.

And births this date include...
1927 – Erma Bombeck, American humorist (d. 1996)

1934 – Rue McClanahan, American actress (d. 2010) 

1946 – Tyne Daly, American actress

1955 – Kelsey Grammar, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Known as “schnecken” meaning snail, the sticky bun is rolled into a sweet spiral that resembles its German name. Still considered to be a Pennsylvania specialty, it is believed the sticky bun’s origin in the United States began in the 19th century. German settlers brought their baking traditions with them when they began settling in and around Philadelphia.
Most often served for breakfast or as a dessert, sticky buns consist of rolled pieces of leavened dough that contain brown sugar and sometimes cinnamon.  Before the dough is placed in the pan, the pan is lined with sticky sweet ingredients such as maple syrup, honey, nuts, sugar and butter.  When the buns are finished baking, they are flipped upside down so the sticky bottom becomes the topping.
Famous cousins to the sticky bun are the cinnamon roll, caramel roll and monkey bread. 
If you are craving this delicious sticky delight, try making some of your own with one these sticky bun recipes: