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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Temperatures ~ Picture of the Day ~ Goliath Beetles & Frogs ~ Easy Corn Pudding ~ National Corn On The Cob Day

Good 52º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday was lawn mowing day. Had to get it done before it hot too hot. As it was, before noon it was 80º. Came in the house, ahhhhhhhh, nice and cool. Even Dude and Bruiser were happy to come in. We kept heating up until by 5pm it was 101º. Today will be the same or warmer.
Picture of the Day ... for my winey friends..... 😁

Interesting about Goliath Beetles and Goliath Frogs......
Goliath was the large biblical warrior defeated by the young David in the Book of Samuel. There couldn’t have been anyone more intimidating than Goliath, but David had no fear of man because he feared the God he served.

The Goliath beetles (named after the biblical giant Goliath) are among the largest insects on Earth, if measured in terms of size, bulk and weight. They are usually 2.1 to 4.2 inches long, weighing up to 1.7 ounces at adult stage. Goliath beetles can be found in many of Africa's tropical forests, where they feed primarily on tree sap and fruit.
Goliath beetles, like almost all other beetles, possess a reinforced first pair of wings (called elytra) that act as protective covers for their secondary pair of wings and abdomen. Only the second pair of wings (which are large and membranous) are actually used for flying. When not in use, they are kept completely folded beneath the elytra. Each of the beetle's legs ends in a pair of sharp claws, which provide a strong grip useful for climbing on tree trunks and branches. Males have a Y-shaped horn on the head, which is used as a pry bar in battles with other males over feeding sites or mates. Females are without a horn and instead have a wedge-shaped head that assists in burrowing when they lay eggs. In addition to their massive size, Goliath beetles are strikingly patterned as well. Prominent markings common to all of the Goliathus species are the sharply contrasting black vertical stripes on the pronotum (thoracic shield).
The massive goliath frog (Conraua goliath), as its name alludes, is the largest frog in the world with individuals weighing 7lbs. The granular skin is greenish in color with a yellowish-orange underside, and the feet and hands are webbed. It lives in or near fast-flowing rivers in the coastal rain forests of west Africa. The goliath frog is as big as some house cats!
It doesn't start out so big, though. The goliath frog tadpole is the same size as the tadpole of an average frog, but just keeps growing. The adult looks a lot like other frogs as well, just a whole lot bigger.

Goliath frogs can jump almost 10 feet forward.
You'd think that such a large frog would make a loud croak, but goliath frogs don’t have a vocal sac and are mute.
From Mr. Food.....
Corn pudding is a dish that's been around since the early days when settlers learned how to cook corn from the Native Americans. Today, it's still a side dish favorite that families love to change up and make their own. Our Easy Corn Pudding recipe is the shortcut way of making this classic dish, and it's very tasty!
  • 2 (15-1/4-ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 (14-3/4-ounce) cans cream-style corn
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.  Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Spoon into baking dish.
  3. Bake about 75 minutes, or until golden and set.
Historically this date.......

1944 – USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.

I was born the day the "surrender" with Japan was signed aboard. My Brian served as a Marine in the Gulf War aboard the Missouri!

1955 – Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.

1962 – Frank MorrisJohn Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

1970 – After being appointed on May 15Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.

And births this date include....
1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor (d. 2016)


1936 – Chad Everett, American actor (d.2012)

1945 – Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
.....I delivered a package to her back in the '70's, when I worked for UPS. She was a real beauty in person, even with no makeup!

1956 – Joe Montana. American football player
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


June 11 of each year is the day to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day.  Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat that people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season.
Corn on the cob is also known in different regions as pole corn, cornstick, sweet pole, butter-pop or long maize.   It is a sweet corn that is picked when the kernels are still tender when it’s in its milk stage.
Boiling, steaming, roasting or grilling are the most common ways of preparing corn on the cob.   If it is grilled or oven roasted, the corn is usually left in its husk during the cooking process.
Proper dinner etiquette for eating corn says it is appropriate to hold the cob at each end with your fingers.
** If you cook corn too long in boiling water it gets mushy, even if you cook it a short time! I always bring the water to a rolling boil, set the pot aside, add in some vinegar (about 1/4 cup) and add the corn and let it sit until hot and serve it. The vinegar doesn't add any taste but it keeps the corn crunchy.