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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Weather ~ Flyover ~  KDRV Channel 12's Weather Cams ~ Frank Sinatra & Jack Daniel's ~ Chicken & Avocado Enchiladas in Creamy Avocado Sauce ~ Kevin & Daryl Bowler ~ National Hamburger Day

Good 49º dark cloudy morning.
Yesterday was clear and sunny and PERFECT! Weather prediction was for "chance of showers".  
By noon the wind came up and clouds moved in....

By then we were at 72º. Then about 1:30 it started raining! Dang. Carnival still at Grants Pass and the jet boat races. Umbrella time! Fortunately it only rained a very short while. Don't think it even rained in Grants Pass.
I was disappointed because when there is an F-15 flyover in Grants Pass, normally the planes fly over here from Medford, but they didn't this time. These are the mountains they usually fly above...
The only thing I saw flying was a bird.........
Then on the news later they showed the flyover at Boatnik....
I asked our local TV news station, KDRV Ch 12, if their weather cams were accessible to us. Eric Stoll wrote me back and said they were. Go to this site, if you are interested in local cams, scroll down to the 7 cams...
Here is the view from the Grants Pass cam...
And the view from the Medford cam....
In Grants Pass the Daily Courier also has 5 cams...downtown, river cam, the bridge cam, and two at the Rogue Valley Humane Center in Grants Pass...


Picture of the Day... The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles 

Interesting about Frank Sinatra and Jack Daniel's whiskey..
On May 14,1998, the legendary singer, actor and show-business icon Frank Sinatra died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, at the age of 82. The “My Way” singer was buried his way, with a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Zippo lighter, and a dollar’s worth of dimes. The dimes were reportedly in case he needed to use a pay phone. His daughter Tina Sinatra said carrying the dimes dated back to the 1963 kidnapping of her brother, when her father was forced to communicate with the kidnappers via various payphones throughout the city. “He never wanted to get caught not able to make a phone call. He always carried 10 dimes.”
Jack Daniel’s is the 4th best selling spirit in the world (by value), making it the best-selling American spirit, followed by Bacardi (5th) and then Jim Beam (14th).
No one actually knows why the No. 7 is on the bottle of Jack Daniel’s, but three rumors are that Daniel had seven girlfriends, that the number seven train was the one that carried his barrels, and that he lost one of his prized barrels of whiskey for seven years. Unfortunately the only one who knows the truth is Jack himself.
Over a quarter million people per year make the pilgrimage to the Jack Daniel’s distillery.
A Lutheran minister named Dan Call taught Jack how to distill when he was just 6 years old. When Jack was 13, Dan Call’s wife forced him to choose between the ministry – which viewed alcohol as a sin – and his whiskey. Call sold the distillery to Jack.
Jack Daniel’s is a Tennessee Whiskey as opposed to a Bourbon because the whiskey goes through a charcoal mellowing process while it is still moonshine or “white lightning.” For ten to twelve days the shine drips through homemade sugar maple charcoal. Then it heads to the barrel to age, just like Bourbon.
Jack Daniel’s (possibly) died in a very unfortunate way…unable to remember the combination to a safe in his office, he kicked it in frustration, breaking his toe and forming an infection that would kill him six years later. Ironically, if he had just doused his toe in his own whiskey shortly after breaking it, the infection never would have occurred.

Chicken and Avocado Enchiladas in Creamy Avocado Sauc

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1/2 lime, juice
  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken (use the cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store to make it easier!) 
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 (7 inch) tortillas
  1. Puree the chicken broth, salsa verde, sour cream, avocados, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper, cilantro and lime juice in a blender or food processor.
  2. Mix the half of the sauce with the chicken, avocado, green onions and half of the cheese.
  3. Coat the bottom of a large baking dish with some of the remaining sauce.
  4. Wrap the chicken and avocado mixture in the tortillas and place them in the dish.
  5. Top the enchiladas with the remaining sauce and cheese and bake in a preheated 350º oven until the cheese has melted and the sides are bubbling, about 15-20 minutes.
Special birthdays today, pal Trish & John Bowler's (LASD ret) twin boys Kevin and Daryl are celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!
Historically this date..........
1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San FranciscoCalifornia, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote.

1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal,James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
...... AND in In 2001, in the final hours of his presidency, President Bill Clinton granted Susan McDougal a full  Presidential pardon. Of course! What a guy! Another ADAM HENRY who ran our country into the ground and committed fraud, among other things.

And births this date include....
1888 – Jim Thorpe, American pentathlete, decathlete, football, baseball and basketball player (d. 1953)

1931 – Carroll Baker, American actress Gadzzzzzzzzzz
1934 – Annette Dionne
1934 – Cecile Dionne
1934 – Emilie Dionne, (d. 1954)
1934 – Marie Dionne, (d. 1970)
1934 – Yvonne Dionne, (d. 2001)
Annette - Cecile - Yvonne

1957 – Kirk Gibson, American baseball player and manager

^1988 when he came to the BC Range to qualify for his CCW.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Back to School/Work Tuesday. Ciao.]
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Hamburger Day is observed each year on May 28.  This day celebrates a summer-time grilling favorite and National Hamburger Day is part of National Hamburger Month.
Hamburger.  Seasoned ground beef, grilled and placed between two slices of bread or a bun. Top with sauteed onions, peppers, pickles, sliced onions, or cheese. Add condiments such as ketchup, mustard or mayo. Any one of these combinations would create a modern American version a hamburger.
It is most likely that the hamburger sandwich first appeared in the 19th or early 20th centuries, but there is much controversy over its origin. Over the years, the hamburger has become a culinary icon in the United States.
The world’s largest hamburger was prepared on September 2, 2012, in Carlton, Minnesota by Black Bear Casino Resort and weighed in at 2,014 pounds.