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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Clouds ~ Sunshine ~ Dude ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Nachos ~ Lawry's Mexican Lasagna ~ National French Bread Day

Good 32º clear morning.

When I looked out there was the full moon dipping down behind the mountain... danged tree was in the way!

Yesterday it started getting cloudy, but still enough sun for Dude to be happy.....

Then the rain that was predicted here never showed up! We had a lovely day. POURED in California, in the north and south. 

Throw Back Thursday...... March 2010... My Brian with his Sami and Tucker...

Picture of the Day... a night view of NY from the top of the Empire State Building.. 

Interesting about 'nachos'....

Nachos is a Mexican dish from northern Mexico that consists of heated tortilla chips or totopos covered with melted cheese (or a cheese-based sauce), often served as a snack or appetizer. More elaborate versions of the dish add other ingredients, and may be substantial enough to serve as a main dishIgnacio "Nacho" Anaya is credited with creating the dish around 1943; the original nachos consisted of fried corn tortilla chips covered with melted cheese and sliced jalapeño peppers.
Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, CoahuilaMexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. In 1943, the wives of U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan in nearby Eagle Pass were in Piedras Negras on a shopping trip, and arrived at the restaurant after it had already closed for the day. The maître d'hôtel, Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya, created a new snack for them with what little he had available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese. Anaya cut the tortillas into triangles, fried them, added shredded cheddar cheese, quickly heated them, added sliced pickled jalapeño peppers, and served them.
When asked what the dish was called, he answered, "Nacho's especiales". As word of the dish traveled, the apostrophe was lost, and Nacho's "specials" became "special nachos".
Anaya went on to work at the Moderno Restaurant in Piedras Negras, which still uses the original recipe. He also opened his own restaurant, "Nacho's Restaurant", in Piedras Negras. Anaya's original recipe was printed in the 1954 St. Anne's Cookbook.
The popularity of the dish swiftly spread throughout Texas and the Southwest. The first known appearance of the word "nachos" in English dates to 1950, from the book A Taste of Texas. According to El Cholo restaurant history, waitress Carmen Rocha is credited with making nachos in San Antonio, Texas, before introducing the dish to Los Angeles at El Cholo Mexican restaurant in 1959.
A modified version of the dish, with cheese sauce and prepared tortilla chips, was marketed in 1976 by Frank Liberto, owner of Ricos Products, during Texas Rangers baseball games at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This version became known as "ballpark nachos". During the September 4, 1978 Monday Night Football game between the Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys, sportscaster Howard Cosell enjoyed the name "nachos", and made a point of mentioning the dish in his broadcasts over the following weeks, further popularizing it and introducing it to a whole new audience
Ignacio Anaya died in 1975. In his honor, a bronze plaque was erected in Piedras Negras, and October 21 was declared the International Day of the Nacho. Anaya's son, Ignacio Anaya, Jr., served as a judge at the annual nacho competition until his death in 2010.
Lawry's Mexican Lasagna...
This is really good. I made it for the first time years ago!
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 med onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cans (1 pound each) tomatoes
1 pkg Lawry's Taco Seasoning Mix
1 can (4 1/2oz) chopped ripe olives
1 t. Lawry's seasoning salt
1/4 cup salad oil
8 corn tortillas
1/2 pound ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 pound sliced Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Brown the ground beef, onion, and garlic in large skillet until beef is crumbly. Add the tomatoes, Taco Seasoning Mix, olives, and seasoned salt. Stir thoroughly. Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Heat the oil in a small skillet. Dip the tortillas in one at a time, in the hot oil to soften. Drain on paper towels. Combine the ricotta and egg. Spread 1/3 of the meat mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Cover the meat with half of the Monterey Jack cheese and half of the ricotta mixture. Top with a layer of tortillas that have been cut in half. Repeat the layers one more time ending with the meat sauce. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese. Bake in 350º oven for 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Serves 6-8.
Historically this date.......
1857 – An earthquake in TokyoJapan kills over 100,000.

1928 – Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
This man may have been brilliant but he was a sexual nut case! He was married only to Anne, having 6 children, but then was with Brigitte and had 3 children, with Marietta (sister of Brigitte!) he had 2 children, and with Valeska had 2 children. 13 children in all!
With Anne Morrow Lindberg:
Land Morrow Lindbergh
Anne Spencer Lindbergh (Perrin)
Scott Lindbergh
Reeve Lindbergh (Brown)

With Brigitte Hesshaimer:
Dyrk Hesshaimer
Astrid Hesshaimer Bouteuil
David Hesshaimer
With Marietta Hesshaimer:
Vago Hesshaimer   (ah ha..... a motorcycle gangster! LOL)
Christoph Hesshaimer
With Valeska (surname unk):
a son (name unknown)
a daughter (name unknown)

1935 – Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans.'

1965 – Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.

And births this date include....
1910 – Julio Gallo, American vintner (d. 1993)

1946 – Timothy Dalton, British actor

1962 – Matthew Broderick, American actor

1962 – Rosie O'Donnell, American comedian and actress
........Comedian? HA! PIG! SLOB! DISGUSTING A**HOLE is more like it! (sorry. just my opinion!) 

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

National French Bread Day is enjoyed by millions across the United States each year on March 21st.
French bread, also known as a baguette, is a long thin loaf made from basic lean dough. It is defined by its length and its crisp crust. Over time, French law has established what is and what is not a baguette.  Beginning in 1920 a labor law prevented bakers from starting their day before 4 a.m.  Bakers adjusted by shaping their loaves of bread, so they baked more quickly and evenly.  As a result, the long, narrow loaves were found to be convenient for slicing and storing. 
The French are known for their high standards where culinary arts are concerned.  To preserve quality in their bread, laws were passed requiring minimum quantities of certain quality ingredients in each loaf of bread.
Make some fresh-baked French bread and enjoy with friends over a meal.