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Monday, May 20, 2019

Pretty Sky ~ Deer ~ Picture of the Day ~ Preakness & Black Eyed Susan ~ Velveeta Cheesy Pot Pie ~ Joe & Lori Roe Bouquet ~ Rainbow ~ National Rescue Dog Day

Good 45ยบ foggy morning.
Yesterday morning was pretty.........
then the dark clouds moved back in .....
The deer were out in the pasture enjoying the cut grass!

Picture of the Day..... shared by Lori Roe Bouquet who was up at Crater Lake this past weekend and it started to snow!

Interesting about Preakness and the Black Eyed Susan.....
The 2019 Preakness Stakes was the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the American Triple Crown. It was held on Saturday May 18, 2019, at Pimlico Race Course in BaltimoreMaryland. The Preakness is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of ​1 316 miles  with a purse of $1.5 million. The race was won by War of Will, who had finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby.
The "drink" for the Preakness is Black Eyed Susan. Hmmmm......
The Black Eyed Susan is to the Preakness what the Mint Julep is to the Kentucky Derby.
Depends upon who you ask and what year you’re asking. This year the drink will have bourbon, vodka and peach schnapps with some dashes of orange juice and sour mix. But the recipe has gone through many iterations.
The drink was first served at the 1973 Preakness by the Harry M. Stevens Co., the longtime caterers at Pimlico Race Course. It’s said the team worked hard to make the drink have a pale yellow color, something that doesn’t remain today. The drink has been made with rum and vodka and pineapple juice. Then whiskey. And then swapped out for bourbon. And then back to whiskey. 
The 2019 Preakness black-eyed Susan

» 1 part Maker’s Mark
» 1 part DeKuyper Cocktail Peachtree
» 1 part Effen Vodka
» 2 parts orange juice
» 2 parts sour mix
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a glass over crushed ice. Garnish with an orange and cherry.

Velveeta Cheesy Pot Pie

1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen peas and carrots , thawed, drained
1 cup chopped cooked potatoes
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA , cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup water
1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
Heat oven to 375°.
Brown meat in large skillet on medium heat; drain. Return meat to skillet. Add onions; cook 2 to 3 min. until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add next 3 ingredients; mix well. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish.
Melt butter in small saucepan on low heat. Add flour; whisk until blended. Cook 2 min. or until hot and bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in water; cook and stir on medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Simmer on low heat 5 min., stirring occasionally. Pour over meat mixture.
Unroll crescent dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations and seams together to seal. Place over meat mixture; seal edges to rim of dish with fork.
Bake 20 to 25 min. or until meat mixture is heated through and crust is golden brown.
And today is a special anniversary... Joe & Lori Roe Bouquet are celebrating their 30th Anniversary! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!


I couldn't find any photos of the two of you together! So, here you are separately! Get a picture of you as a couple!
Historically this date...
1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.
1873 – Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
1927 – At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long IslandNew York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.
1932 – Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
2012 – At least 27 people are killed and 50 others injured when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Italy.
2013 – An EF5 tornado strikes the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, killing 24 people and injuring 377 others.

And births this date include....
1818 – William Fargo, American pioneer expressman, co-founder of Wells, Fargo & Co. (d. 1881)
1908 – James Stewart, American actor (d. 1997)

1919 – George Gobel, American comedian (d. 1991)
1936 – Anthony Zerbe, American actor
1946 – Cher, American singer & actress
1958 – Ron Reagan, American talk show host
About 5pm rain started coming down hard! Wind blowing. I looked out and the sun was breaking through the clouds and there was this rainbow over my neighbors Gerard and Maria's house!!! 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On May 20, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable life.
According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. They’re rescue dogs.
No matter their size, color, or breed, dogs will find a way to nuzzle, fetch, or beg their way into your heart. You’ll find it hard not to scratch one behind the ear.
Rescue dogs often overcome extreme obstacles and yet provide comfort, security, and friendship as family pets. But, rescue dogs are capable of much more. With training, they contribute to the independence of people with disabilities as service animals and give comfort to the elderly. In these circumstances, they become our eyes, ears, or legs as well as our best friend.
Rescue dogs provide a variety of therapeutic benefits. Children, teens, and adults with autism may benefit from services provided by trained rescue dogs. As emotional support companions, rescue dogs help to relieve anxiety, depression, and PTSD among the military or those who suffer from mental illness.
They make excellent teachers, too. Rescue dogs show children about caring and kindness. Rescue dogs can even be trained to rescue us from dangerous situations or help to investigate the cause of a fire.
When it comes to four-legged friends, they improve the human condition by leaps and bounds, barks, and yips. It’s hard to imagine a more helpful, worthy companion. Give them a treat!
Get involved in the lives of rescue dogs. There are a variety of ways to share the puppy love.
  • Volunteer at your local shelter. Taking dogs for walks, grooming and giving them plenty of affection improves their socialization.
  • Shelters always need donations. Financial donations are always welcome. Most shelters have a list of constant needs, such as blankets, bleach, toys, treats, and leashes.
  • If there is room in your life for a rescue dog, consider adoption and giving one a forever home.
  • Consider fostering. Many dogs abandoned to shelters require some medical care or rehabilitation in a home setting before an adoption can take place.
  • Remember to spay and neuter your pets. Overpopulation is the number one reason shelters exist.
Is there a rescue dog in your life? Share your rescue dog stories and use #NationalRescueDogDay on social media.
Tails That Teachfounded National Rescue Dog Day on May 20 to honor the inspiring ways rescue dogs become apart of the human family and increase awareness about the number of dogs in shelters. Given a chance, they would fill their forever homes with unconditional love and unabandoned joy with every belly rub.
Lisa Wiehebrink, author and founder of Tails That Teach, wrote Love Me Gently; A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend, inspired by Cooper, her rescue dog from a Los Angeles shelter. 
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Rescue Dog Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018.