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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Another California Earthquake ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cubic Houses ~ Easy Swedish Meatballs & Gravy on Egg Noodles ~ Karen Tomes ~ National Fried Chicken Day

Good 49º clear sunny morning. We topped yesterday at 96º. 
Yesterday evening another quake hit California. Just as I was texting goodnight to Kristen she texted back they just had an earthquake that kept rolling rolling and rolling! Originating in the same area at the first one, this one hit just after 8pm and was a 7.1 magnitude. Felt as far away as Sacramento and Las Vegas...
Picture of the Day....

Interesting about Cubic Houses....

One of the icons of Rotterdam are the cubic houses. 40 conventional houses were tilted 45 degrees to become the first cube-shaped houses in Holland. The cubes are prominently located in the center of Rotterdam. Structurally, the cubes sit tilted on a hexagonal pole. They are made up of concrete floors, concrete pillars and wooden framing. Inside, the houses are divided into three levels accessed via a narrow staircase. The lower level is a triangular area used as the living room. The middle level houses the sleeping and bathing area, and the highest level is a spare area used either as a second bedroom or another living area.

Easy Swedish Meatballs and Gravy on Egg Noodles
1½ pound lean ground beef
1 pkg (6oz) Stove Top stuffing mix for pork
2 eggs, beaten
1 small onion, finely chopped
1¼ cups water
1 jar (12oz) beef gravy
½ cup sour cream
Heat oven to 400º. Mix meat, stuffing, eggs, onions, and water until just blended. Shape into 32 meatballs, about 1" in diameter. Place on foil lined 13x9 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 minutes, until done. (160º)
Mix gravy and sour cream in large saucepan. Add meatballs to even coat. Cook on low for 5 minutes until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Spoon each serving of the meatballs over 1/2 cup of hot cooked egg noodles. Serve with cooked fresh green beans or asparagus.

Birthday today being celebrated is the bride of Larry Tomes (LASD ret.), Karen. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!! xo
Historically this date.......
1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States.

1854 – In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.

1994 – Storm King MountainGlenwood Springs, ColoradoSouth Canyon Fire: 14 firefighters died in the fire.

2006 – The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.


And births this date include....


1925 – Merv Griffin, American television show host (d. 2007)

1927 – Janet Leigh, American actress (d. 2004)

1946 – Sylvester Stallone, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


In the United States, National Fried Chicken Day is observed each year on July 6th.  On this day, fried chicken lovers across the country celebrate this American favorite at a nearby restaurant, home or an outdoor picnic.
Scottish immigrants brought their tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat to the southern United States.  After its introduction to the American South, fried chicken soon became a staple. Over time, seasonings and spices were added to enrich the flavor of the chicken.
Fried chicken is a dish that consists of chicken pieces which have been floured or battered then pan-fried, deep-fried or pressure-fried. The breading adds a crisp coating to the exterior of the chicken.
Traditionally the chicken is fried in lard.  However, corn oil, peanut oil, canola oil or vegetable oil are also frequently used.