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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Lee Majors ~ Mediterranean Ravioli w/ Feta ~ Andy & Linda Nantz ~ National Cereal Day

Good 32º foggy morning.

Throw Back Thursday....... our creek after a big rain storm in 2006. You could have kayaked in there!
Picture of the Day.....  LOL

About Lee Majors....

Lee Majors was born in 1939 as Harvey Lee Yeary. He is best known for his roles as Heath Barkley in the 1960s television series The Big Valley, Colonel Steve Austin in 1970s series The Six Million Dollar Man, and Colt Seavers in the series The Fall Guy. He changed his name to Lee Majors as a tribute to his childhood hero Johnny Majors, a football player and future coach for the University of Tennessee. Majors has been married four times, including a high-profile marriage to the late actress Farrah Fawcett between 1973 and 1982.
Just prior to Farrah's death, she and Lee had a conversation.
From Mr. Food....

Our Mediterranean Ravioli with Feta is a budget-friendly way to make delicious Mediterranean food at home! You're going to love this easy shortcut recipe because it saves time, without skimping on flavor, and your family will love you for serving up restaurant quality food at the kitchen table. We're sure you'll agree, there's no downside to this easy pasta recipe! 
  • 1 (24-ounce) package frozen cheese ravioli
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  1. Cook ravioli according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Cook tomatoes, onion, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper 8 minutes or until tomatoes start to break down.
  3. Add ravioli, spinach, and olives and simmer 5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve.
Special day today, my pals Linda and Andy Nantz (he was in the USMC with my Jerry) are celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! ♥♥

Historically this date.....

1965 – Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.

1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.

1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.

1989 – Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses.


And births this date include...
1934 – Willard Scott, American television broadcaster

1942 – Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
1952 – Lynn Swann, American football player.
1990 – Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins (AMAZING! Blows my mind how they survive so well.)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food.
Do you remember mornings eating a bowl of cereal, reading the back of the box and trying to find the toy inside the box?
Now, not only is cereal eaten for breakfast, it has become a popular bedtime snack, and some people even have a bowl for an evening meal.  Cereal is also used in many cake, cookie and bar recipes. The most popular one is Rice Crispy Bar Treats.
A Little Cereal History:
**  Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereal revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio. His German Mills American Oatmeal Company was the nation’s first commercial oatmeal manufacturer.  In 1877, Schumacher adopted the Quaker symbol, the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.
**  Granula, the first breakfast cereal, was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, operator of Our Home on the Hillside, which was later replaced by the Jackson Sanatorium in Dansville, New York.  The cereal never became popular since it was inconvenient as the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat.
**  The cereal industry rose from a combination of sincere religious beliefs and commercial interest in health foods.  Dr. John Harvey Kellogg experimented with granola.  He boiled some wheat, rolled it into thin films, and baked the resulting flakes in the oven; he acquired a patent in 1891.  In 1895 he launched Cornflakes, which overnight captured a national market.
**  In 1906, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s  brother, William K. Kellogg, after working for John, broke away, bought the corn flakes rights from his brother and set up the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.  His signature on every package became the company trademark and insurance of quality.
**  Charles W. Post introduced Grape-nuts in 1898 and soon followed with Post Toasties.
**  Because of Kellogg and Post, the city of Battle Creek, Michigan is nicknamed the “Cereal Capital of the World.”