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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunny & Warm ~ Hot Air Balloon Fest ~ Picture of the Day ~ Teddy Roosevelt ~ One Pot Chicken Spaghetti ~ Brian & Blue Jay ~ National Rotisserie Chicken Day

Good 52º clear sunny morning.

Yesterday another sunny warm day. We topped at 94º!!!

There was the annual Hot Air Balloon Fest this weekend in Grants Pass. Ends today.....

Picture of the Day ... perfect timing....

Interesting about Teddy Roosevelt...

"It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose!"
Teddy Roosevelt said these words giving a speech after being shot by an assailant.
On October 14, 1912, Presidential candidate Roosevelt was campaigning in Milwaukee, WI. He was shot by an assailant when he stood from the seat of his automobile to wave at the crowds. The shot landed squarely in Roosevelt’s chest.
Teddy’s long-winded speeches saved his life. The bullet traveled through a 50 page copy of his prepared speech and the steel eyeglasses he carried in the same pocket, lodging in his chest. The bullet was slowed enough not to reach his lungs or heart, which Teddy deduced from the absence of blood when he spoke or coughed.

The assailant, John Schrank, an unemployed salon keeper born in the “Kingdom of Bavaria”, was tackled and quickly taken away. He had been stalking Roosevelt for weeks. Documents found on Schrank reflected that he had a dream, advised by a ghost of William McKinley suggesting that he avenge his death, while pointing to a picture of Teddy. He was found legally insane, institutionalized until his death in 1943.
Teddy, refused to go to the hospital, instead gave his speech. “I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.” He spoke for at least 55 more minutes though some reports say 90 minutes, still wearing his blood-soaked shirt. Doctors later examined him and decided it was safer to leave the bullet in his chest. It remained there for the remainder of his life.

One Pot Chicken Spaghetti

Say goodbye to dirty dishes! This twist on classic spaghetti is one of the easiest, tastiest quick dinners you will ever make. Rotisserie chicken cuts down on prep time while jalapeño cream cheese combined with Mexican cheeses and chicken broth gives the sauce its special flavor—and it’s all made in one pot. Oh, and did we mention it’s ready in just 30 minutes? 
3/4 lb uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
1 carton (32oz) chicken broth
1/2 t. salt
2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
1 container (8oz) cream cheese spread with jalapeño peppers
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 cup diced seeded tomato (1 medium)
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro

In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat spaghetti, broth and salt just to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until al dente and liquid is almost completely absorbed.

Stir in chicken, cream cheese and shredded cheese; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted and hot.

Stir in tomato until well blended. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately

Historically this date.........
1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

1886 – The U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.

1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention, the radio.

1924 – The U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.

1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United KingdomCanadaAustraliaNew Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.

1997 – In Denver, ColoradoTimothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was executed four years later.

2004 – Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!

2012 – The former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

And births this date include...
1731 – Martha Washington, American wife of George Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States (d. 1802)
1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Romanian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)

1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress and singer
She has really had a bad and weird life!

1938 – Ron Ely, American actor

1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor and producer

1944 – Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)

1948 – Jerry Mathers, American actor and director
(I met him once at the Pomona Gun Show. Adam Henry! So in love with himself!)

1955 – Dana Carvey, American comedian, actor, and singer

Yesterday I posted a picture of the day of a Blue Jay sitting on the photographer's head while he took it's picture. Back in 2000 I took this picture of my Brian feeding a Blue Jay out of his hand. So cool!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Rotisserie Chicken Day is observed annually on June 2nd.
Rotisserie chicken is cooked whole on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over heat source roasts it slowly. This type of cooking sears the skin to seal in the flavor, resulting in a tender and juicy chicken. Rotisserie chicken is often injected with a blend of seasonings to give increase the flavor. The popularity of rotisserie chicken continues to grow as the health benefits of it become more widely known. Leftovers can be used in many ways, including salads, sandwiches and casseroles.
National Rotisserie Day was submitted by Boston Market Restaurants in April 2015.  The Registrar of National Day Calendar declared June 2nd as National Rotisserie Chicken Day in May 2015.
Go pick one up from the store, shred it and make a salad, or cut it up and put in refrigerator biscuits with butter/garlic/parsley/cheese and maybe a little pesto and bake the biscuits. Mmmmmmm.....