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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Throw Back Thursday ~ Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Born On 7-11 ~ Busy Day "Bubble Up" Bake ~ National Caviar Day

Good 65º really cloudy morning.
Happy Throw Back Thursday... July 1986, Jerry and I at the Catalina Island Shooting Range. We went there quarterly to administer qualifications. We also took Aero Bureau's shotguns for testing (since Aero Bureau flew us over there) and tested Avalon Station's shotguns as well.

Since Jerry had worked Avalon Sheriff's Station way back when, he was close to the fire chief, Jack Goslin. So, on the 4th of July Jerry helped the chief and other firemen set off the Fireworks Show.
A year ago today we hit 107º!! And we were inundated with smoke from the fires in the area, caused by lightening. 

Yesterday was beautiful..

and we topped at 94º.
Picture of the Day.... perfectly timed. I just love catching Frisbees!

Interesting about being born on 7-11, like my daughter-in-love was. Oh thank Heaven! Then this year.....

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A St. Louis couple, Rachael Langford and Johntez Brown have rolled all 7s and 11s with the birth of their daughter.
J’Aime Brown was born at 7:11 p.m. on July 11, which convenience store chain 7-Eleven marks as 7-Eleven Day. Her birth weight? Seven pounds and 11 ounces!

TV station Fox 2 reports that Rachel Langford and Johntez Brown are thrilled and that the hospital says the mother and baby are doing well.

Langford, who also has a six-year-old son,told CNN she kept on seeing the numbers 7 and 11 during her pregnancy, but didn’t think it meant anything.”I thought it was weird at first, and I didn’t know that (the numbers) meant so much,” she said. “A lot of the times (during the pregnancy) I would look at the clock and it was 7:11.”Although a bit “freaked out,” both mom and baby are doing well. Langford says she even plans on telling the convenience store chain about the coincidence.

Busy Day "Bubble Up" Bake

From Mr. Food...
We all get busy from time to time, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy something delicious for dinner! With our recipe for Busy Day "Bubble Up" Bake, you can make a family-pleasing casserole in just 30 minutes.
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked chopped chicken (get a cooked rotisserie chicken from the market)
  • 2 cups chopped frozen broccoli, thawed  (or whatever is your favorite vegetable!)
  • 1/4 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerated biscuits, each biscuit cut into thirds
  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, 1-1/2 cups cheese, the salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir in chicken, broccoli, and bacon. Add biscuits and toss until evenly coated. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown.
Historically this date.......
1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.

1966 – Human spaceflightGemini 10 is launched from Cape Kennedy on a 70-hour mission that includes docking with an orbiting Agena target vehicle.

1968 – Intel is founded in Santa Clara, California.

1969 – After a party on Chappaquiddick IslandSenator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.

1984 – McDonald's massacre in San Ysidro, California: in a fast-food restaurant, James Oliver Huberty opens fire, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being shot dead by police.

And births this date include...
1909 – Harriet Nelson, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
1913 – Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
1921 – John Glenn, American astronaut and politician (d. 2016)
1939 – Dion DiMucci, American singer-songwriter (Dion and the Belmonts)
1940 – James Brolin, American actor
  I don't get it. I just don't get it! He's nice and she's a terminal beeeeotch!

1950 – Richard Branson, English businessman, founded Virgin Group
1967 – Vin Diesel, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On July 18, National Caviar Day recognizes a seafood delicacy with roe on toast. The day also raises awareness about the survival of the sturgeon.
In simple terms, caviar is Sturgeon fish eggs.  There are several species of Sturgeon fish.  As a result, the caviar produced varies in colors depending on the species.  Caviar is full of protein and vitamins making the delicacy a healthy meal.  
The United States led distribution at 600 tons per year until around 1900. However, due to the over-harvesting of Sturgeon fish for the caviar, the U.S. banned harvesting for a time to protect the sturgeon fish from becoming extinct. The population has never recovered sufficiently since the ban, resulting in caviar’s continued status as a luxury item. Since then, harvesting, import, and export are restricted. 

However, since sturgeon don’t reach maturity until they are between 6-25 years old, depending on the breed, establishing a farm takes time. Once they reach maturity, aquaculture needed to perfect methods for spawning. According to the North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society, by 2012 there were 21 sturgeon farms in the U.S. and Canada.
The day serves both as an awareness of the food source and a celebration of a delicacy.