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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Vin Scully ~ Jeans ~ Hawaiian Macaroni Salad ~ Boudin's Sourdough Bread and Clam Chowder ~ National Tater Day

Good 33º wispy cloud morning. 
Wow, a few more hours and March is over! Again, too fast!!
Yesterday stayed foggy and gloomy until about 11am....

Then a bit of blue sky and fluffy clouds....

Then.......... it cleared up totally and we warmed to 72º!

Dude was a happy camper............

Picture of the Day.............
This at a Dodger's game.... Vin Scully said, "I can't believe I actually get to say this, but .... ladies and gentlemen, Hu is on first."

More on Vin...

Interesting about jeans.......
Jeans are probably the most popular clothes in the world. We wear jeans everywhere and every day, enjoying the convenience of this wonderful fabric. But what do we know about its history?
Jeans are named after the city of Genoa, Italy (in French, "Gênes"), a place where cotton corduroy, called either jean or jeane, was manufactured. The name “denim” comes from the name of a sturdy fabric called “Serge de Nîmes”, originally made in Nîmes, France, hence “de Nîmes” - “denim”. Weavers of Nîmes tried to reproduce the Genoa cotton corduroy. After several tries, failures and errors, they finally developed another twill fabric that became extremely popular and known as denim.

Whether they’re boot-legged, low-rise, or skinny, most Americans have at least one pair that they can’t live without. Blue jeans are as American as apple pie, right?
Well, kind of. The word “jean” comes from the French jean fustianFustian is a type of twilled cotton cloth originally from Genoa, Italy. But the plural form of the word was first used in the United States, in 1843. Levi Strauss designed a pair of durable work trousers for laborers, complete with copper rivets that reinforced wear-and-tear seams. Eventually, average Joes and Janes adopted jeans, and they became the preferred casual pants for many Americans.
A lot of jeans are made of denim, “a heavy, Z-twist, twill cotton for jeans, overalls, and other work and leisure garments,” which derives from the French serge de Nîmes. Serge is another another twill fabric, “from Nimes,” a town in Southern France!
And of course, “pants” is short for pantaloons, a type of tights that were popular centuries ago. But what you might not know is that pantaloons were associated with “Pantaloun“, a silly old man character in Italian comedy who wore tight trousers over his skinny legs. The character was originally San Panteleone, a Christian martyr and a popular saint in Venice.
So, whether you prefer jeans or some other kind of trousers, here’s one last bit of trivia for the next time someone tells you to do something by the seat of your pants (which means “by human instinct”). Supposedly, the expression was originally used to refer to pilots who were able to sense the condition of the plane by the engine vibrations they felt through the seat of their pants. But we have to wonder—what was the best fabric for their flying attire?

From Mr. Food..
You're gonna want to dive into this macaroni salad! Our Hawaiian Macaroni salad is bursting with tropical flavor, thanks to the addition of pineapple and carrot. And, since this macaroni salad recipe features chunks of ham, it's filling enough to eat on its own!
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, prepared according to package directions and rinsed in cold water
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained, with 1/4 cup liquid reserved
  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, pineapple chunks, ham, carrots, and scallions; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk reserved liquid, the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Pour over pasta mixture and mix until evenly coated. Serve or chill until ready to serve.
Historically this date.........

1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.

1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.

1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sexcrimereligion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years.

1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

1992 – The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.


And births this date include....
1929 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer (d. 2007)

1934 – Richard Chamberlain, American actor

1934 – Shirley Jones, American singer and actress (The Partridge Family)

1935 – Herb Alpert, American trumpeter and band leader

1943 – Christopher Walken, American actor

1945 – Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian

1948 – David Eisenhower, American author and professor
.....David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower...

1948 – Rhea Perlman, American actress

Dinner last night was a treat, brought to me by Brian. On their trip they went through San Francisco airport and he brought me a loaf of Boudin's Sourdough. OMG, it's the BEST!! And he brought me a can of Boudin's Clam Chowder. AWESOME!!!

Here is Boudin's web page. Their headquarters is San Francisco at The Wharf. A favorite place of Jerry's and mine!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Tater Day is observed annually on March 31.  This day is set aside to celebrate the potato that is loved by almost everyone and provides us with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.
There are numerous ways to fix and enjoy the potato:  
Baked – Boiled – Steamed – Roasted – Mashed – Fried – Grilled – Scalloped – French Fries – Cottage Fries – Hash Browns – In Stew – In Soup – Potato Salad – Potato Dumplings – Potato Pancakes – Anyway You Like Them!!
This day may have originally had a different meaning.  At the beginning of April, there is a celebration of the sweet potato (Tater Day) in parts of Kentucky.  Sweet potatoes are one of the main cash crops in that area.  Tater Day started way back in the early 1840s with the trading and selling of sweet potatoes.  It is the oldest continuous trade day in the United States.
Worldwide, there are more than four thousand potato varieties
Since the time potatoes were shipped from Europe to the colonies in the early 17th century, their consumption has been a major part of the North American diet. In the United States, there are over 100 varieties of potatoes.