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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Dee/Jeannie/Me/Taprock ~ Picture of the Day ~ Largest Redwood Trees ~ Hawaiian Chicken and Rice Casserole ~ Doug Gossage ~ Babette (Todoran) Faust ~ My Bucks On TV ~ National Tequila Day

Good 47º clear morning.
Yesterday I met up with Dee Yellin (wife of infamous Dale, LASD Motors ret) and Jeannie Patterson (wife of another infamous, Bill, LASD Homocide ret) for lunch at Taprock.
The weather was sooooooooo nice. A breeze. We sat on the deck under an umbrella......

Dee...Jeannie... and me..
We all had exactly the same thing, glass of chardonnay and their dungeness crab salad..... lettuce, crab, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, olives, tomato, and avocado. YUMMMMM! 
A good time. Good friends. Good food. Good view of the river.

Picture of the Day....
Interesting about largest redwood trees....
General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on Earth. It is 275 feet in height and thought to be between 2,300 and 2,700 years old.
While the General Sherman is the largest currently living tree, it is not the largest historically-recorded tree. The Crannell Creek Giant, a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) near Trinidad, California, is estimated to have been 15 to 25% larger than the General Sherman tree by volume. That tree was cut down in the mid-1940s.

Mr. Food's Hawaiian Chicken and Rice Casserole...

Hello Hawaii! We're celebrating delicious tropical flavor with our Hawaiian Chicken and Rice Casserole. Juicy chicken, sweet pineapple, creamy rice, and a special little crunch all come together to make this casserole recipe as good as it gets. It's an easy way to feed the family and take them on a trip to an island paradise!


  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chow mein noodles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 º.  Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook rice according to package directions, substituting one cup of coconut milk for one cup of water.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cooked rice, chicken, soup, pineapple, red pepper, scallions, 1-1/2 cups cheese, the ginger, salt, and remaining coconut milk; mix well.  Spoon mixture into baking dish.
  4. Bake 35 minutes. Remove casserole from oven, top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the chow mein noodles.  Bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until casserole is heated through.

Two birthdays today..... Wilsonite Doug Gossage is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG!

And...... Sandy (Todoran) Beck's sister Babette Faust is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABETTE! (with her Jim) 

Historically this date...
1935 – The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1966 – Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.

2005 – Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.
And births this date include...
1897 – Amelia Earhart, American aviator (d. 1937...maybe! It's being looked into more recently.)
1899 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor (d. 1981)
1936 – Ruth Buzzi, American actress and comedian
1951 – Lynda Carter, American actress
1969 – Jennifer Lopez, American actress and singer

Last night on the 6 o'clock local news, Jack Church put my bucks picture on the news. He commented that they were looking at me and waiting for their picture to be taken! LOL. 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Here's to you Darling! You were a José Cuervo fan. 

Well it's Sunday Mornin'
And the sun in shinin'
In my eye that is open
And my head is spinnin'
Was the life of the party
I can't stop grinnin'
I had to much Tequila last night
Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime
Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start a fight?
Now wait a minute
Things don't look to familiar
Who is this cowboy
Who's sleepin' beside me?
He's awful cute, but how'd I
Get his shirt on?
I had to much Tequila last night
Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime
Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start a fight?
All those little shooters
How I love to drink 'em down
Come on bartender
Let's have another round [Modulates]
Well the music is playing
And my spirits are high
Tomorrow might be painful
But tonight we're gonna fly
Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime
Every time we get together
I sure have a good time
You're my friend
You're the best
Mi amigo
Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime
Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start a fight?
Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine

On July 24th, commemorate National Tequila Day with a little lime and salt. Mix up a Margarita, Paloma or a Mamasita to celebrate the day!
Tequila has been made for centuries. It once was known as mezcal wine. In fact, tequila is mezcal, but mezcal isn’t tequila. That’s because tequila is distilled from a specific type of agave plant. Also, the law protects its production. Take a sip and we’ll travel into tequila’s history.

Tequila History
It all started around the 16th century. Cortez arrived on the North American continent with his Spanish conquistadors. They didn’t care much for the fermented mezcal wine served to them. However, the Spanish introduced copper stills to the population. Enter the distilling process. 
Now, our story takes us to Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. Located in a valley west of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, the town made a name for themselves by distilling Blue Agave. Even though a variety of succulents in Mexico produce mezcal, only one produces the nectar to distill tequila. Blue Agave grows in the highland region. Indeed, the unique growing conditions contribute to a larger size and sweeter tasting agave. In contrast, agave grown in the lowland regions taste and smell more herbal.
In Mexico, the law protects the production of tequila. The rule states tequila is only tequila if it is made within Jalisco. Additionally, the law limits production to regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas. However, the same ingredients distilled anywhere else cannot be labeled tequila. 
Interestingly, many names in the tequila business today were the very first commercial producers of tequila. For example, Jose’Antonio Cuervo held the first license for making the favored beverage. He kept a well-known company, too. Two other names include Don Cenobio Sauza and Félix López, whose businesses continue in some form today.
Equally enjoyed in cocktails such as the margarita or tequila sunrise, connoisseurs savor a good tequila like a good whiskey. As a result, savvy drinkers experience the smooth renaissance of Tequila. Surprisingly, it’s not the firewater they remember from their youth.