Good 55º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday morning the clouds started moving in....
and by 3pm they were blocking the sun......
We still topped at 89º.
By sunset there were these weird clouds.......
Yesterday was 7-11 and I read that 7-Eleven stores had free slurpees on this day. Should have told you yesterday. Ah well, next year!
Picture of the Day... LOL
The Sturgis Pretzel House of Lititz, Pennsylvania, founded in 1861, is the oldest commercial pretzel bakery in the United States. The bakery remains active in pretzel production and is a tourist attraction.
In 1850, Julius Sturgis owned a bread business in Lititz. That year, he provided a homeless man with dinner. According to legend, the homeless man had been on a train that went behind the bread business, and got off the train after seeing the bakery to get food and a job; however, Julius did not have a job available, but nonetheless fed the man. The man in return gave Julius a pretzel recipe. He had never baked pretzels before, so he tested the recipe out on his family and added pretzels to his bakery. By 1861 the recipe had proven to be so popular that Julius stopped his bakery to make pretzels; he started the first commercial pretzel business in the United States. To this day, the Sturgis family still bakes pretzels using the same recipe.
Artichoke Pasta Bake
I posted this 7 years ago.....
1# pasta (rigatoni or penne)
4 cups pasta sauce (your fav or homemade)
1 (14oz) can quartered artichoke hearts
1 (6oz) can whole black olives
4 oz crumbled feta cheese
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 c. shredded mozzarella
1 or 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 bunch Italian parsley
Cook pasta in boiling salted water. Pre heat oven to 400º
Drain and roughly chop the artichoke hearts and olives (or leave olives whole) Rinse and chop the parsley.
Drain the cooked pasta and return to pot... add pasta sauce, artichokes, olives, and parsley. Stir together. Add Parmesan, feta, ricotta, and 1 c. of the mozzarella. Stir. (If you don't have ricotta cheese add in some room temp cream cheese) Transfer to 9x11 or 9x9 casserole dish, sprayed with cooking spray. Top with remaining mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little more parsley.
Special Anniversary today, pals Dave and Nancy Perry are celebrating #40! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!
This was a couple years ago when they still had their beloved Skeeter.
Now they have a new pup, Decker......
Historically this date...........
1804 – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
1917 – The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
.... Interesting, as my mother lived in Bisbee at the time. She was 12 and my grandfather was a mining engineer at the Lavendar Pit Mine. Never heard this discussed.
2007 – U.S. Army Apache helicopters perform air strikes in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.
And births this date include....
Thank God for George, or what would I take pictures with???
This was my first camera...
Yeah George....peanut butter is one of my favorite foods!!! Thanks!
Wow, two Georges inventing two of my favorite things!
1948 – Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer (and now total recluse!)
.....somebody ought to buy this dingbat a hairbrush!
1951 – Cheryl Ladd, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo