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Friday, March 1, 2019

March! ~ Yesterday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Titanic Loss of Life ~ Easy Old Fashioned Corn Chowder ~ National Peanut Butter Lover's Day ~ National Pig Day


 
Good 35º super foggy morning. 
 
OMGOSH, it's MARCH! 


On the 10th daylight savings time returns. Sunday the 17th is St. Paddy's Day... a day for green wine!!!
 
 


So, yesterday I got brave and hit the road for some shopping. Got groceries, package at post office, deposited check in the bank, got birthday card for Sami, and picked up my mail that I haven't done in a few days. Mailbox was FULL!! Fortunately I have a steel mailbox with a lock.
 
 
Picture of the Day.... so, you want these attorneys????
 
 
 

Titanic Loss of Life...........
 
 
Isidor Straus co-owned Macy's department store with his brother, Nathan Straus. He died with his wife, Ida, in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. While the officer in charge of the lifeboat was willing to allow them a spot, Isidor Straus refused to go so long as there were women and children still remaining on the ship. His wife refused to go because he refused to go. Ida is reported to have said, "I will not be separated from my husband. As we have lived, so will we die, together." And they both went down with the Titanic. Eyewitnesses described the scene as a "most remarkable exhibition of love and devotion." Both died on April 15 when the ship sank at 2:20 am. Isidor Straus's body was recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett and brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where it was identified before being shipped to New York. He was first buried in the Straus-Kohns Mausoleum at Beth-El Cemetery in Brooklyn. His body was moved to the Straus Mausoleum in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx in 1928. Ida's body was never found, so the family collected water from the wreck site and placed it in an urn in the mausoleum. Isidor and Ida are memorialized on a cenotaph outside the mausoleum with a quote from the Song of Solomon "Many waters cannot quench love—neither can the floods drown it".

 
 
 
 
 
From Mr. Food............
If you're a fan of rich and creamy soups that don't take a lot of work, you're in luck. Our Old-Fashioned Corn Chowder is so simple to make and tastes so good, your gang'll think you spent all day in the kitchen!

 



  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (14.75-ounce) cans cream-style corn
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, let cool, then crumble and set aside.
     
  2. Over medium heat, cook onion in bacon drippings 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender, stirring constantly. Add potatoes and water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender.
     
  3. Stir remaining ingredients into potato mixture; cook until thoroughly heated, stirring often. Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with bacon, and serve immediately.
     

 

 
Historically this date....
1803 – Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
 
1867 – Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital.
 
1910 – The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railwaytrain in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.
 
1912 – Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.

1932 – The son of Charles LindberghCharles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.
1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed.

1953 – Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.
 
 
1971 – A bomb explodes in a men's room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.

And births this date include....
1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer (d. 1849)
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1904 – Glenn Miller, American bandleader (d. 1944)
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1910 – David Niven, English actor (d. 1983)
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1934 – Joan Hackett, American actress (d. 1983)
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1935 – Robert Conrad, American actor
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1946 – Lana Wood, American actress (5 husbands!!)
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1947 – Alan Thicke, Canadian actor and songwriter (d.2016)
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1954 – Ron Howard, American actor and director
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1967 – George Eads, American actor
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1994 – Justin Bieber, Canadian pop star (BIG freekin' whoop!)
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 


Ah, peanut butter. One day is not enough to recognize peanut butter. March 1st was made for National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. The goober has been paired, blended and added with many tasty results!
The creamy, nutty goodness that is peanut butter is so amazingly delicious that when we pair it with creamy and dreamy chocolate, we almost have bacon.
We digress. Another great love is peanut butter ice cream. Blended smooth with a few chopped nuts and a drizzle of peanut butter syrup is a peanut butter lover’s dream come true.
The slang term for peanut butter in World War II was “monkey butter.”
A monkey visited the lab at Kellogg’s one day and dipped his banana in a jar of peanut butter, and he’s been ape over the combination ever since. Actually, banana slices with peanut butter sandwiched between them and dipped in chocolate make a terrific snack.
Peanut butter and bananas was a combination even fit for a king.  Elvis Presley loved a peanut butter and banana sandwich or two.
Then peanut butter got its passport and traveled the world. It paired up with some shrimp and got a little saucy. The result is a Thai peanut butter shrimp that is so yummy it had to be true love.
Things heated up a little when peanut butter jumped into the stew pot to sweat it out with a spring chick seasoned with some cayenne. African Chicken Peanut Stew tastes better than ever.
Some of the best times peanut butter has ever had is with marshmallows.  Fudgeenjoys a satisfying dessert status to be envied.
Fun Peanut Butter Facts:
  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • C.H. Sumner first sold peanut butter in the United States at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis.  He sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was introduced to America in 1928.
  • The oldest operating manufacturer and seller of peanut butter has been selling peanut butter since 1898.
  • Mr. Ed TV’s used peanut butter as a secret ingredient to get a horse talking.
  • Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
  • January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Fall in love with some peanut butter or a new peanut butter combination.  Try peanut butter and apples.  Or maybe fried peaches and peanut butter. Try one of the recipes above. Or how about peanut butter and bacon.  

And.............. today is also...
National Pig Day, observed annually on the 1st of March, recognizes the domesticated pig. This holiday includes events and celebrations at zoos, schools, nursing homes and sporting events around the United States.  Pig parties, pig parades and gatherings with pig collectibles are a few of the other events that have commemorated National Pig Day.
Pigs are a clever and intelligent animal, however, most people are not aware of their high level of intelligence.  They are a household pet to some that can be trained and taught tricks.
In Dublin in 1772, a trained swine called the Learned Pig told time, counted and other such tricks to entertain crowds in the streets. 
There was a famous, if fictitious, Learned Pig in London in the late 1700s which seemed to gain his learnedness from his mother eating an entire volume of Sir Robert Filmer’s manuscripts and “Saobeverel’s Sermons” before she delivered him into the world. He was born with an intelligence that seemed obvious just by looking. When one day he feasted upon the garden of the great Milton himself he began waxing poetic.
Pigs have been popular storybook characters for generations. From A.A. Milne’s Piglet to E.B. White’s Wilbur, pigs have an endearing and flavorful quality about them that makes us love them.
There are hundreds of different breeds, most of which are descended from the Eurasian Wild Boar.  The female is called a gilt or sow and can produce 10 piglets in a single litter. They also produce bacon, ham, baby back ribs, spare ribs, sirloin, pork belly and oh, so many more delectable barbecue items it would be a shame to not honor the swine on this day of all days.
HISTORY
Our research has found that this day was created in 1972 by two sisters, Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave.  Ellen was a school teacher in Lubbock, Texas and Mary was from Beaufort, North Carolina.  According to Mary Lynne Rave, the purpose of National Pig Day is “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.”