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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Weather ~ Schwans ~ Picture of the Day ~ Jack Nicholson ~ Brown Sugar Bacon Bites ~ National Joe Day

Good 43ยบ raining morning. Since last night we've gotten 1/4". More due today and tomorrow. Sunshine predicted for Friday and Saturday! YAY!!
Yesterday my Schwans order came. I got the following...
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
MicroSteam Whole Green Beans

Pork Potstickers with Sweet Soy Sauce

Shrimp Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

Mini Chicken Egg Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce
Picture of the Day....

The Dolomites in Italy are among the world's most distinctive mountainscapes.

Interesting about Jack Nicholson....
In 1974, Time magazine researchers learned and informed Nicholson that his "sister" June, was actually his mother. His other "sister" Lorraine, was really his aunt. Of course, Nicholson was shocked and called the event "pretty dramatic", but he wasn't traumatized at all. He felt grateful that it made many things clearer to him, but nothing more. He said "I was pretty well psychologically formed." Both women were already dead at that point, and the actor was 37 years old.
This might be interesting: June, Jack's true mother, was 17 years old, unmarried and uncertain of the father's identity at the time of Nicholson's birth, so her parents agreed to treat Jack as their own child and never reveal to him his true parentage.
Jack Nicholson became a well-known actor and filmmaker, most famous for such works as The Shining, Batman and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

More on Jack...
Here is a recipe my friend Jeannie (Patterson) was raving about...
Brown Sugar Bacon Bites....
20 slices thick cut bacon
1/2 tsp. Ground fennel
2 tsp ground pepper
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
Cut bacon into 2" pieces and arrange on racks over lined baking sheets. Mix sugar and spices, sprinkle over bacon.  Bake in preheated 400° oven for 25-30 minutes, turning pans halfway through.  Let bacon cool to room temp so sugar hardens.
Hint.... put the sugar mixture in a zip lock and shake the pieces to coat both sides.  Keep an eye on the time, oven temps do vary.  Enjoy.
Preheat oven to 400°. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil and set a wire rack in each. Arrange bacon on racks in a single layer (some overlapping is okay).
Mix brown sugar, pepper, and fennel and sprinkle over bacon. Bake until bacon is crisp, 25 to 30 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.
Let bacon cool to warm room temperature so sugar will harden. Arrange the pieces in an airy heap in small bowls.
Historically this date........
1886 – Famous Apache warriorGeronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.

1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life. (Interesting read)

1964 – The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.


And births this date include....
1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)


1931 – David Janssen, American actor (d. 1980)


1940 – Austin Pendleton, American actor


1942 – Michael York, English actor
OMG, whoppen??



1969 – Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer  ..NCIS......... (Interesting read)


1975 – Fergie, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Enjoy a cup of “joe” with all of your friends named Joe, Jo, Joette, Joey, Joseph, Josephine, Johanna, Joann, Jodie or any variant of the name Joe every year on March 27th, National Joe Day.
According to the Social Security Administration, the name Joseph was ranked No. 6 from 1893 to 1899 behind John, William, James, George, and Charles.  In 1910, it moved to No. 5.  From 1911 to 2005 it was ranked No. 12 or lower.
There are many famous people named Joe.  Just a few are:
  • Joe Montana Coach, American football player.
  • Joe Pesci Comedian, Musician Actor.
  • Joe Biden Politician, Lawyer.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt Theatrical producer, Entrepreneur Film Producer.
  • Joe Namath Actor, American football player.
  • Joseph Stalin Politician, Soldier.
  • Joey Ramone Songwriter, Musician Singer-songwriter.
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson, Baseball player.
  • Joe Green, American football player
  • Joe Jonas, Musician
  • Joe DiMaggio, Baseball player, actor
  • Joe Cocker, Musician
  • Joe Frazier, Boxer
  • Joe Mauer, Baseball player
  • Joe Walsh, Musician
During our research, we found this day has a few different versions as to how it is celebrated.
1.  Honor all people with the name “Joe.”
2.  For the day, change your name to a name of your choice.
3.  Everyone change their name to “Joe” for the day.  Women and girls may use  “Josephine” or “Jodie.”