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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Gloom ~ Rain ~ Odd Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bald Eagle Nests ~ Cobb Macaroni Salad ~ National Vanilla Pudding Day


 
Good 48º super dark cloudy gloomy morning. Come on SUNSHINE!!!
 
 
 
Rain yesterday, dark and gloomy........ ended up with 3/4". 
 
Interesting this time of year it snowed in Arizona
 
                               ,
snowed at Tahoe, and in NY it's been in the 70ºs and 80ºs!!!
 
 
 
Picture of the Day.... the evolution of a tornado!
 
 

 
Interesting about bald eagles.........
 

The shape of the eagle nest or aerie is determined mainly by the branch point where it's built. Sticks placed in tree forks result in cylindricalor conical shaped nests. Disk shaped nests are built on the ground or a tree branch which is nearly level.Bowl shaped nests occur where the tree trunk branches off into smaller upright branches.


Bald eagles build their nests in large trees near rivers or coasts. A typical nest is around 5 feet in diameter. Eagles often use the same nest year after year. Over the years, some nests become enormous, as much as 9 feet in diameter, weighing two tons.
Eagles are territorial during nesting season. They will keep other eagles out of their own nesting territory, which is usually one to two square miles.


Sexual maturity - An eagle reaches sexual maturity at around four or five years of age. At that time, the eagle's energies become concentrated on the effort of finding a mate and raising offspring. Bald eagles mate for life, but when one dies, the survivor will not hesitate to accept a new mate.
Some eagles do not breed every year. Bald eagles are capable of breeding annually from the age of four, but some of the adults, though paired, seem to choose not to breed. It might be an instinctive decision, based on the weather; availability of nesting sites, or food.
Because an eagle lives up to 30 years in the wild, it has many years in which to produce offspring.

 
 

 
Cobb Macaroni Salad is a cross between a creamy macaroni salad and a fill-ya-up Cobb salad.  This one is hearty enough to be a meal in itself!


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup diced cheddar cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 avocado, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 4 slices bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  1. In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta to desired doneness; drain well and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine pasta, ham, cheese, bell pepper, celery, avocado, and half the bacon; mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper; blend well. Pour mayonnaise mixture over pasta mixture; toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle with remaining bacon, garnish with eggs, and serve, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

***To make this even more like a Cobb salad, you might want to add some blue cheese crumbles and tomatoes to it before serving or swap the diced ham for diced chicken breast. Either way, it's sure to be delicious!

 
 
Historically this date...
 
1906 – The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine".

1915 – Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other thanMount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous US during the 20th century.

1942 – World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.

1960 – An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, now known as the Great Chilean Earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.

1968 – The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.

1992 – After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.

2004 – The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado(part of the May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence) that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles (4.0 km) wide, which kills one resident.

2008 – The Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence unleashes 235 tornadoes, including an EF4 and an EF5 tornado, between May 22 and May 31, 2008. The tornadoes struck 19 states and one Canadian province.

2011 – An EF5 Tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri killing 161 people, the single deadliest tornado in the United States since modern record keeping began in 1950.

 

And births this date include....
1938 – Richard Benjamin, American actor
.....still married to Paula Prentis!
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1940 – Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (d. 2011)
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1942 – Barbara Parkins, Canadian actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 
 

May 22nd is the day we recognize National Vanilla Pudding Day.  Enjoy it with a delicious dish of cold, creamy vanilla pudding.
The puddings we enjoy as desserts today are not what was commonly known as pudding at ancient dinner tables. Most medieval puddings were meat based and seasoned with herbs and spices. Even sweetened, they were usually served hot. Toward the end of the 18th century, puddings were more likely made from a grains or day old bread with nuts, fruit or meats. These puddings were used to stretch meals for a large family.
The creamy pudding we are more familiar with today is related to the custard, minus the eggs.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but spouses who are chemists are the inventor. When you are Alfred Bird and your wife is allergic to eggs, that is very true. In 1837, Bird invented an egg-free custard powder using flavored cornstarch.
The earliest packaged pudding in the United States was marketed by My-T-Fine in 1918.  This and other puddings like them still required cooking on the stove.  The instant version came along in the mid-1940s.  On its own or as an ingredient in a larger recipe, pudding can be enjoyed in a variety of flavors.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Give the following creamy vanilla pudding recipes a try: