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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Clear Sky/Temperature ~ Picture of the Day ~ Walking/Texting ~ Southern Comfort ~ Crunchy Chicken Biscuit Casserole ~ National Root Beer Float Day

Good 59º pretty clear sky with a few scattered clouds morning.
Yesterday, again clear blue sky and we topped at 104º !! We had a few breezes.... 



Picture of the Day .... 

Guess I'm just of a different generation (and old!) so much that I don't see how or why people walk with their heads down texting. Of course it's not always safe... duh!

Interesting about Southern Comfort....

Southern Comfort (often abbreviated SoCo) is an American whiskey-based liqueur flavored with fruit and spice.
Southern Comfort was first produced by bartender Martin Wilkes Heron (1850–1920), the son of a boat-builder, in 1874 at McCauley's Tavern in the Lower Garden District, 2 miles north of the iconic French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. According to the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, McCauley's Tavern was "just off Bourbon Street", and the original form of the drink was called 'Cuffs and Buttons'.
Heron moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1889, patented his creation, and began selling it in sealed bottles with the slogan "None Genuine But Mine" and "Two per customer. No Gentleman would ask for more." Southern Comfort won the gold medal at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri.
In an episode of The Thirsty Traveler entitled "A River of Whiskey", spirits historian Chris Morris describes the original recipe of Southern Comfort. Heron began with good-quality bourbon and would add:
An inch of vanilla bean, about a quarter of a lemon, half of a cinnamon stick, four cloves, a few cherries, and an orange bit or two. He would let this soak for days. And right when he was ready to finish, he would add his sweetener: he liked to use honey.
Brown-Forman purchased the brand in 1979. In January 2016 Brown-Forman sold it to Sazerac Company, along with Tuaca, as part of a $543.5 million dollar deal. Sazerac announced that Southern Comfort's formula would be changed in 2017 to restore whiskey as the base spirit, as the original formula used. Sometime before Brown-Forman purchased the brand it had been reformulated to use neutral spirit, with only a negligible amount of whiskey as a flavorant. 

In the United States, Southern Comfort is available as 42 US proof, 70 US proof, 80 US proof, and 100 US proof. Varieties including additional flavorings, such as lime and caramel, were introduced by Brown-Forman in the latter years of their ownership. These were discontinued by Sazerac.
In cocktails....
Southern Comfort is used in the creation of numerous cocktails, including the Alabama Slammer.
One of the earliest Southern Comfort-based cocktails to be marketed was the Scarlett O'Hara, named after the character and concocted in tribute to the release of the film adaptation of Gone with the Wind in 1939. The mixture includes Southern Comfort, cranberry juice, and fresh lime.

Crunchy Chicken Biscuit Casserole ....

cups cubed cooked chicken or 2 (5-oz.) cans chunk chicken
(10 3/4-oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup
(8 oz) can green beans, drained
(4.5 oz) jar sliced mushrooms, undrained
oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar or American cheese
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
teaspoon lemon juice
(16.3-oz.) can Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
tablespoon butter, melted
cup crushed seasoned croutons

  • Heat oven to 375°. In medium saucepan, combine chicken, soup, green beans, mushrooms, cheese, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour hot chicken mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish.
  • 2
    Separate dough into 8 biscuits; arrange over hot chicken mixture. Brush each biscuit with butter; sprinkle with crushed croutons.
  • 3
    Bake at 375°. for 23 to 27 minutes or until deep golden brown.
Historically this date.......
1926 – Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.

1930 – Judge Joseph Force Crater steps into a taxi in New York and disappears never to be seen again.

2011 – A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.

2012 – Nasa's Curiosity rover lands on Mars.

And births this date include.....
1881 – Leo Carrillo, American actor (d. 1961)

1902 – Dutch Schultz, American organized crime figure (d. 1935)

1911 – Lucille Ball, American actress (d. 1989)

1917 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (d. 1997)


1928 – Andy Warhol, American artist (d. 1987)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


On August 6, National Root Beer Float Day tells us to float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice-cold mug of frothy root beer. The classic beverage creates a creamy treat loved by generations!
Also known as the “Black Cow,” the root beer float got its start in Colorado in a mining camp. Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the “Black Cow”  way back in August of 1893.
One night Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters he was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek when he came upon an idea.  The full moon that night shined on the snow-capped Cow Mountain and reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  He hurried back to his bar and scooped a spoonful of ice cream into the children’s favorite flavor of soda, Myers Avenue Red Root Beer. After trying, he liked it and served it the very next day.  It was an immediate hit.
Wisner named the new creation, “Black Cow Mountain” but the local children shortened the name to “Black Cow”.
Since its inception, thousands of root beer floats have been enjoyed around the country each day.