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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Gloom/Sun ~ Dude ~ 417 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Companies With Most Employees ~ Crispy Greek Lemon Smashed Potatoes ~ National Cheeseball Day

Good 43º somewhat cloudy morning.
Yesterday the gloom and fog hung out.........
Then after 1pm we finally got some blue sky and sun!

Happy Dude....


417 - California Penal Code for brandishing a weapon in a rude of threatening manner... or one of our radio codes for "person with a gun"

The rest of the 417 codes:
417A - person with a knife
417B - barricaded suspect
417BH - barricaded suspect + hostage situation
417S - shots fired
I have 417 on my license plate. It was originally Jerry's. I was in town one day when an older gentleman came up to me and asked with my license plate meant. I explained the penal code and radio code. He then put his arm around my shoulder and said, "Is that what they got you for?" LOL!!!!!
Picture of the Day....
Interesting about companies in the US with the most employees...

Walmart is the company with the most U.S. employees. It has over 1.4 million employees working in the United States. It is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores and grocery stores. It is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas and was founded by Sam Walton in 1962.

Target Corporation is the second-largest discount retailer in the United States, behind Walmart. It was founded by George Dayton and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It has over U.S. 347,000 employees.

McDonald's is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across more than 36,000 outlets. Founded in the United States in 1940, the company began as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald. In 1948, they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles. Today, in the U.S., McDonald's has over 500,000 employees who work for franchises.

Concerning Home Depot, it is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products. Plus, it provides services to customers. It is headquartered at the Atlanta Store Support Center in Cobb County, Georgia, in Greater Atlanta. In the U.S., more than 371,000 employees are working for the company.


Crispy Greek Lemon Smashed Potatoes

from the Closet Cook... a really yummy sounding way to fix potatoes!

Tender potatoes that are smashed and roasted until golden brown and crispy on top and bottom seasoned with olive oil, butter, oregano salt and pepper in addition to a hit of lemon juice!
  • 1 pound new potatoes (about 1-1 1/2 inches across), washed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  1. Bring the potatoes and enough water to cover them by an inch to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until a fork can easily be pushed into them, about 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes, before draining them.
  2. Place the potatoes on a greased baking sheet and ‘smash’ them by pressing down on them with something like a potato masher, the bottom of a glass or bowl, etc.
  3. Brush the potatoes with the of the oil and butter, sprinkle on the oregano, salt, and pepper and bake them on the top shelf of a preheated 450º oven until golden brown and crispy on top, about 20 minutes.
  4. Drizzle on the melted butter and lemon juice before sprinkling on the parsley!
Historically this date..........
1907 – The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.
............OMGOSH, entering our country legally! What a concept!

1949 – At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland.

1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of CIA financed and trained Cuban exiles lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.

1964 – Ford Mustang is introduced to the North American market.

1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.


And births this date include....
1820 – Alexander Cartwright, American inventor of Baseball (d. 1892)
Interesting his involvement....

1918 – William Holden, American actor (d. 1981)
(Born William Franklin Beedle Jr)
Mr. Holden grew up close to where I did. He graduated
from South Pasadena High School and attended Pasadena
City College (me too!) and got his start at the Pasadena

1961 – Boomer Esiason, American football player and commentator

1972 – Jennifer Garner, American actress

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

April 17 recognizes the food holiday National Cheeseball Day.  There are two ways a cheeseball can be served:
  • A cheese spread in the shape of a ball served with crackers, most often around Christmas in the U.S.  This cheeseball is commonly made with softened cream cheese and other ingredients.
  • Cheese puffs, which is a puffed corn snack, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese flavored powders.  Cheese puffs are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that forms the particular shape, most likely a ball shape.
Try this simple to make recipe for your next party:  Easy Bacon Cheese Ball Recipe
Celebrate National Cheeseball Day by making a cheeseball for friends and family.