Good 60º clear sunny morning.
With all the predictions for smoke in the valley yesterday, we didn't get any.
And we topped at 103º.
This weather I Thank God for Mr. Carriers invention!!!!
Picture of the Day .... I don't want to walk anymore, mom!
And by the way............ "anymore" vs "any more"....
The problem with anymore is the same problem many writers have with words like “anyway”, “anytime”, and “sometime”—each of them can be written as one or two words. Just remember: If you’re talking about a quantity of something, use any more. If you’re talking about time, use anymore.
Interesting about Captain Cook.........
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This helped bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This acclaim came at a crucial moment in both Cook's career and the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages.
Replica of HM Bark Endeavor:
Cook was attacked and killed in 1779 during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific while attempting to kidnap a Hawaiian chief, in order to reclaim a cutter stolen from one of his ships. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which influenced his successors well into the 20th century, and numerous memorials worldwide have been dedicated to him.
Pillsbury Breakfast Biscuit Buns
1 pound bacon
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands Southern Homestyle Buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits)
1/2 cup shredded smoked Cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 350º. In skillet cook bacon over medium heat 10-12 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Remove from pan and put om paper towels and crumble. Remove all but 1 T bacon drippings from skillet. Add onion and cook/stir for 2 minutes. In small bowl mix onion and bacon, set aside.
Spray 8 jumbo muffin cups with cooking spray. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Place 1 biscuit in each muffin cup, pressing dough 3/4 of the way up sides of cups. Divide bacon mixture evenly among biscuit cups, crack egg over each. Top with cheese.
Bake 30-35 minutes, or until egg whites and yolks are firm but not runny. Run small knife around cups to loosen. Serve immediately.
**Make a batch of these ahead. Cover and refrigerate. When ready to serve reheat oven to 350º and cook 5 minutes, until hot.
Smoked Gouda can be used instead of smoked Cheddar, or if you prefer a cheese without smoke flavor, use regular cheese.
Historically this date........
1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island (now Liberty Island) in New York Harbor.
1957 – American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.
1981 – Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.
And births this date include....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo