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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Sunshine! ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Dentist ~ Picture of the Day ~ Mr. Potato Head ~ Easy Au Gratin Potatoes ~ National Lineman Appreciation Day

Good 42º clear sunny morning! 
OMGOSH, yesterday we had sunshine!!! Our temps rose to 75º and it's supposed to be even warmer today! 

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
Here is Brian with nephew Jack and niece Alex 19 years ago......
And Kristen with her Jack and Alex on the 15th celebrating Jack's 20th birthday.....

Yesterday was dentist/teeth cleaning day.... all went well. My hygienist, Liz, is fun and we always have a good chat!
Picture of the Day ... strange rock formation...

Interesting about Mr. Potato Head....

On April 30, 1952, Mr. Potato Head made history as the first toy advertised on television. The campaign was also the first to be aimed directly at children; before this, commercials were only targeted at adults. This commercial revolutionized marketing, and over one million kits were sold in the first year. The toy was originally produced as separate plastic parts with pushpins that could be stuck into a real potato. However, due to complaints regarding rotting vegetables and new government safety regulations, Hasbro began including a plastic potato body within the toy set in 1964.

From Mr. Food...

Try our Easy Au Gratin Potatoes for a rich and hearty potato bake that'll pair perfectly with any main course, on any occasion. Serve this traditional favorite at your Easter get together, or on a weeknight when you need something creamy and comforting. Don't be afraid to make a double batch so there are plenty of second helpings to go around; everyone at the dinner table will be glad you did!
  • 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 Russet potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375º . Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup cheddar cheese, the flour, milk, Italian seasoning, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Arrange half the potato slices in the baking dish. Pour half the cheese mixture over potatoes. Arrange remaining potatoes in baking dish, and pour remaining cheese mixture over potatoes. Dot with butter.
  4. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Remove potatoes from oven, stir gently, cover, and return to oven 20 additional minutes. Uncover potatoes and sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Return to oven to bake 5 to 8 additional minutes, or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Historically this date....
1881 – Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in MesillaNew Mexico.

1906 – An earthquake and fire destroy much of San FranciscoCalifornia.

1923 – Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.

And births this date include....
1922 – Barbara Hale, American actress (d.2017)
... one of those Hollyweird miracle marriages! 

1946 – Hayley Mills, English actress

1947 – James Woods, American actor
1956 – Eric Roberts, American actor
.... brother to Julia and with a common doper arrest record!
Possession, resisting, wife beater! Nice.


1961 – Jane Leeves, British actress

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 18 has been designated as National Lineman Appreciation Day.  If the power is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank.  
From the power plant, the grid crisscrossing the country both above and underground and right up to the meters on our homes, these men and women build and maintain the system that keeps our nation running.
Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers and other equipment. Due to the dangerous conditions power poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer.
When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.
Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in trenches, near water or on high towers, the risks are extreme
This day was first recognized on April 10, 2013, by the U.S. Senate by Resolution S Res 95.  For more information on National Lineman Appreciation Day visit