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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Clouds/Temperatures ~ Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ Dirtiest Cities #3 #4 #5 ~ Chili Cheese Dog Bubble-Up Bake ~ National Onion Rings Day

Good 44º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday we stayed in the 70ºs most of the day. It got breezy and clouds moved in. 

The clouds left and we topped at 80º. 
Today Dude is ready to come home. The animal hospital called yesterday after Dude's surgery to tell me it went great! Yeah!!!!
Picture of the Day....
Interesting re dirtiest cities...
As I posted before about the Dirtiest Cities in the US, New York rated #1 with all the trash all over the streets. Los Angeles rated #2 with lots of litter and pests. #3 was Riverside-San Bernardino because of the horrible air quality. Then we have #4, Chicago.....

The Midwest doesn’t get much dirtier than Chicago. When you have that many people in one geographical location, there’s bound to be litter, and whenever you have litter, you run the risk of pests eating up all those food remnants.
Resident Chicagoans dispute this claim, saying their city has plenty of clean streets. But for every pristine stretch of sidewalk, a filthy walkway exists just a few blocks away. Add them all together and you get the fourth dirtiest city in America.
And #5 is Philadelphia....

Ever heard of the nickname “Filthadelphia?” There’s some truth to it.
Rodents, air pollution, population density — when it comes to the dirtiness factor, Philly has it all. Refineries and chemical plants help to contribute to the 18.5 million pounds of toxic release that originates in Philadelphia.

Chili Cheese Dog Bubble-Up Bake

1 can (28oz) chili with beans
8 all-beef (or chicken or turkey) hot dogs, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cans (12oz each) Pillsbury Flaky Layere refrigerated Buttermilk biscuits (10 biscuits each)
2 T butter, melted
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. parsley flakes
Heat oven to 375º. Lightly spray 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
Mix 1 can chili beans with hot dog pieces in baking dish. Top with Cheddar cheese.

Open both cans of the Pillsbury Grands, separate into biscuits and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Place in large bowl, toss with melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley flakes. Scatter biscuits on top of casserole.

Bake 20-22 minutes until biscuits are a light golden brown and cooked through. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
**Serve with a side of freshly steamed green beans or your vegetable of choice.
You can also add a diced green bell pepper to the chili before baking.
Historically this date......
1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
2003 – The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
2009 – Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.
2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.
And births this date include...
1903 – John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)

1919 – Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)
I took adagio ballet from his wife's, (Marge Champion) dad, Ernest Belcher. Marge and I have the same birthday... different years though!

1936 – Kris Kristofferson, American singer and actor
1949 – Lindsay Wagner, American actress

1952 – Graham Greene, Canadian actor
'Kicking Bird' in Dances With Wolves.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

June 22nd recognizes a batter dipped and deep fried bite of deliciousness that runs rings around other appetizers.  It’s National Onion Rings Day!
Also found in Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and some parts of Asia, onion rings exact origin are unknown.
  • A recipe called “Fried Onions with Parmesan Cheese” is included in John Mollard’s 1802 cookbook The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined.  Within the recipe, it suggests cutting onions into 1/2 inch rings, dipping them into a batter made of flour, cream, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese then deep frying them in boiling lard. It recommends serving them with a sauce made of melted butter and mustard.
  • Some believe that a recipe for French Fried Onions (not claiming to be the originator of the recipe) appeared in the Middletown, NY Daily Times on January 13, 1910.
  • The Pig Stand restaurant chain, founded in Oak Cliff, Texas in the early 1920s is one of the claimants to the onion rings invention.
  • A recipe for deep-fried onion rings that are dipped in milk then dredged in flour appeared in a 1933 Crisco advertisement in The New York Times Magazine.  
  • In the 1960′s, the A&W restaurant is credited with popularizing the onion rings in fast food restaurants.
To celebrate National Onion Rings Day, head to your favorite “onion ring” serving restaurant, place your order and enjoy or try the following recipe: