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Monday, August 5, 2019

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ Anymore vs Any more ~ Captain Cook ~ Pillsbury Breakfast Biscuit Buns ~ National Oyster Day

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)
8 eggs
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.

1914 – In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.

1949 – In Ecuadoran earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000.

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....

1911 – Robert Taylor, American actor (d. 1969)

1930 – Neil Armstrong, American astronaut (d.2012)

1935 – John Saxon, American actor

1946 – Loni Anderson, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Get slurping on August 5th with National Oyster Day! Oysters are enjoyed as a seafood in many parts of the world.
Did you know there are over 100 different species of oysters?  Interestingly, oysters tend to take on the characteristics of the water in which they live. Because of this, they’re typically named after the body of water in which they’re grown.
While many people enjoy fresh oysters raw, the shellfish can be savored in multiple ways. As a side dish, oysters add immense flavor to Thanksgiving dressing. They also make flavorful stews, soups, and chowders. Other recipes will bake, grill or broil the oysters with or without the shell.
These mollusks provide valuable nutrients whether eaten cooked or raw. Since oysters supply a high amount of vitamins B12 and A, they may benefit heart, skin, and brain health. These vitamins also support lung and kidney function. Additionally, oysters benefit the environment since their valves are capable of cleansing an ecosystem of pollutants.
Here are some other exciting oyster facts:
  • The Chesapeake Bay produces more oysters in the world than any other body of water. 
  • The world loves oysters! We consume almost two billion pounds of oysters each year around the world.
  • Illustrating how the body of water influences the flavor of the oysters, the east and west coast U.S. oysters taste very different from each other. On the east coast, oysters tend to be smaller, milder and saltier. However, west coast oysters take on a creamy texture and a sweet flavor.  
  • Only one out of every 10,000 oysters will produce a pearl.


Make or order a dish that uses oyster as one of its main ingredients. Try this Grilled Oyster recipe.