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Friday, April 5, 2019

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Longest Lived Cat ~ Parmesan Roasted Carrot Fries ~ National Deep Dish Pizza Day

Good 47º dark cloudy sprinkles morning.

Yesterday we got a bit of rain, hardly enough to measure, and the wind, heavy rain, etc we were supposed to get last night didn't arrive!

Picture of the Day .... uh oh!

Interesting about a cat.........

Creme Puff (August 3, 1967 – August 6, 2005) was a cat, owned by Jake Perry of Austin, Texas, who died aged 38 years and 3 days. She was the oldest cat ever recorded, according to the 2010 edition of Guinness World Records. Perry had another cat, Granpa, who was claimed to have been born in Paris in 1964 and died 1998, aged 34 years and 2 months. Granpa was posthumously awarded 1999 Cat of the Year by Cats & Kittens magazine. Granpa was featured in an earlier edition of Guinness World Records. The co-authors of at least one book have pondered whether the longevity of Perry's cats may have had something to do with an unusual diet of, among other things, bacon and eggs, asparagus, broccoli, and coffee with heavy cream, concluding that Perry "must be doing something right."

My Harley Davidson cat lived to be 23 years old!

Parmesan Roasted Carrot Fries

Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:20 minutesTotal Time:30 minutes Servings: 6

Sweet roasted carrot fries covered with crispy Parmesan cheese!

  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 in thick ‘fries’
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  1. Gently toss the carrot fries in the oil, salt and pepper, sprinkle on the cheese and mix to coat before spreading on them in a single layer on a silicon mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  2. Roast in a a preheated 425º oven until tender and lightly charred, about 16-20 minutes, mixing half way through.
Note: Use a mandolin to easily slice the carrots into fries.
Option: Serve with chipotle mayo! (1/2 cup mayo and 1-2 chipotle chilies in adobe pureed in a food processor with an optional splash of lime juice.)

Historically this date......
1944 – World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.

1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for performing espionage for the Soviet Union.

1955 – Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.

1956 – Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.

1998 – In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshū and costing about $3.8 billion USD, opens to traffic, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world.

2010 – Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.

And births this date include...
1900 – Spencer Tracy, American actor (d. 1967)

1901 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (d. 1981)
1908 – Bette Davis, American actress (d. 1989)

1916 – Gregory Peck, American actor (d. 2003)

1922 – Gale Storm, American singer and actress (d. 2009)

1933 – Frank Gorshin, American actor (d. 2005)

1962 – Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)
..........killed by Phil Spector. He is just tooooo creepy for words!

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

The doorbell rings, and you hear the other people in the house all yell, “The pizza is here! The pizza is here!”
April 5th recognizes a food holiday that pizza lovers all across the country will enjoy. It is National Deep Dish Pizza Day.
  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs and cheese which some people believe is the beginning of the pizza.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα,” pita, meaning pie. 
  • A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.
  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the area surrounding Naples.
  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 in New York’s Little Italy.
  • Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.
Order (or make) your pizza a deep dish one. Then top it with whichever toppings you choose and enjoy it!