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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Weather ~ Gloom ~ Canadian Geese ~ Picture of the Day ~ Queens New York ~ Bacon Double Cheeseburger Beer Cheese Soup ~ Sami ~ National Tortilla Chip Day


Good 39º foggy raining morning. So far 1/4". 
Yesterday started off SUPER dark and gloomy and lasted all day!


To me, no sun is depressing!!
Then it got really noisy in my pasture... I looked out and there was a whole flock of Canadian Geese out there!
Picture of the Day.....

Interesting about Queens New York....

Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City, geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the western end of Long Island.
Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world, as residents often closely identify with their neighborhood rather than with the borough or city. The borough is a patchwork of dozens of unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct identity.
The demographics of Queens, the second-most populous borough in New York City, are highly diverse. No racial or ethnic group holds a 50% majority in the borough.
Coterminous with Queens County since 1899, the borough of Queens is the second-largest in population (behind Brooklyn), with approximately 2.3 million residents in 2013, approximately 48% of them foreign-born; Queens County is also the second most populous county in New York State, behind neighboring Kings County, which is coterminous with the borough of Brooklyn. Queens is the fourth-most densely populated county among New York City's boroughs, as well as in the United States; and if each New York City borough were an independent city, Queens would also be the nation's fourth most populous city, after Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn. 

Another tasty soup for this cold weather..........by the Slow Roasted Italian....



  • 12 ounces thick cut bacon, uncooked
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 (12 ounce) beer (I used Blue Moon)
  • 4 cups half and half 
  • 16 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • croutons, pickles, bacon bits (optional garnishes)
  1. Warm an 8 quart pot over high heat.  Using clean scissors; cut bacon into pot.  Cook bacon until lightly crisp, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add beef into pot.  Break beef up with a wooden spoon.  Cook until cooked through, stirring occasionally.  Drain bacon/beef drippings as necessary; only leave about 2 tablespoons of drippings in the pan.  Tip for checking drippings:  Scrape all meat to one side, tip pan.  Drippings will pool on the side.  Use a spoon to remove drippings as necessary.
  3. Stir in flour, seasoning and paprika.  Stir until flour is coated.  Add beer and scrape the bottom of the pot with a spoon to deglaze the pan, allow to cook for 3 minutes. Add half & half.  Stir to combine and bring to a bubble.  Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted.   Allow to simmer until ready to serve, stirring occasionally.
  4. Garnish with croutons, bacon, pickles, whatever you like on your burger.
  5. Enjoy!


Historically this date.....
1863 – Arizona is organized as a United States territory.

My aunt was born in 1907 in Cananea Mexico when my grandfather was working down there as a mining engineer. Later she could have said she was born in Arizona, since it was a Territory and they didn't start keeping birth records until 1912. But, she was honest and became a 'naturalized citizen' in later years, but did grow up in Arizona in Bisbee. My grandparents were still Scottish citizens, not American. He was a mining engineer for the Lavender Pitt copper mine in Bisbee after Pancho Villa's men told them they had to leave Mexico since they weren't citizens of Mexico.

1942 – The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 26, 1942. Interesting.

1968 – Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.

1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

1989 – United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.



And births this date include...
1921 – Abe Vigoda, American actor (d.2016)
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1938 – James Farentino, American actor (d. 2012)
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1940 – Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-78FEyuGL00s/T0eu0MHre-I/AAAAAAAAS40/eCNIxGjVeQE/s1600/duelMA28949256-0012.jpg

1941 – Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U5-pHkumP2g/T0eu3Q1dAKI/AAAAAAAAS48/9UFVQRZlkiE/s1600/Joanie-Sommers-Johnny-Get-Angry-459315MA28949256-0013.jpg

1955 – Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer (d. 2011)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lxgNQENcsVc/T0eu8sbsmcI/AAAAAAAAS5E/F4qZOwDGx1o/s1600/steve-jobs-holding-iphoneMA28949256-0014.jpg

1970 – Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
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.......no public appearances in years, except for the following photo taken off the Oprah show ... The father committed suicide in the 80's.
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Granddaughter Sami had a gymnastics meet in Roseburg yesterday.

She did GREAT and won the "all around"!!! Go Sami! ♥♥♥


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo



National Tortilla Chip Day, a day set aside for the crunchy snack loved by millions across the nation, is observed annually on February 24th.  
The tortilla chip is most commonly served with salsa, chile con queso, guacamole, cheese dips or other dips.  Tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas that have been cut into wedges and then fried.  The corn tortillas are made from corn, vegetable oil, salt and water.  Typically made with yellow corn, tortillas can also be made with white, blue or red corn.
Even though tortilla chips have always been considered to be a Mexican food, known as tostados, they were first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. It is said that the triangle-shaped tortilla chips were made popular by Rebecca Webb Carranza as a way to use the misshapen tortillas that were rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Los Angeles deli and tortilla factory. 
Carranza realized that once the discarded tortillas were cut into triangle shapes and fried, they became a popular snack.  She then sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory.  Carranza received the Golden Tortilla Award in 1994 for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.
The United States is one of the primary markets for tortilla chips. 
Another favorite dish made with tortilla chips is nachos.  The dish was first created around 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya. Nachos are tortilla chips served with melted or shredded cheese, and often additional toppings are added, such as meat, salsa, refried beans, tomatoes, diced onion, lettuce, olives, jalapenos, guacamole and sour cream.