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Monday, August 19, 2019

Temperature ~ Picture of the Day ~ Charles Bronson ~ 30-Minute Beef Stroganoff ~ Patty Kuehl ~ Alex Corsaro & Navy Seal Obstacle Course ~ National Soft Ice Cream Day

Good 53º clear sunny morning. 
Yesterday we topped at 99º.
Picture of the Day ... do you think there's beer in there for the postman?

Interesting about Charles Bronson .....
Paramount Studios is responsible for hit films such as "Titanic," “Iron Man” and the "Transformers" franchise. The Bronson Gate at Paramount Pictures' studio in Los Angeles is one of the most recognizable Hollywood landmarks. Many years ago a young actor named Charles Buchinski, decided to take his stage name from this gate, and became the more marketable Charles Bronson. He reportedly took his inspiration from the Bronson Gate at the studios of Paramount Pictures, situated on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Bronson Street.
Easy, beefy, and hearty? This 30-Minute Beef Stroganoff will have you in-and-out of the kitchen in a flash, leaving you more time to sit down and enjoy this stick-to-your-ribs favorite!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pounds boneless beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 (12-ounce) jars beef gravy
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 pound wide egg noodles, cooked according to package directions


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add steak, onion, salt, and pepper, and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until steak is browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Reduce heat to low, stir in gravy, and simmer 10 minutes or until heated through. Stir in sour cream, and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Serve over warm noodles.

Super special birthday today.... dear friend Patty Kuehl is celebrating birthday #86. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY. Since you and Cliff moved to the coast, I miss you so much!! Hope you have a GREAT day. xoxoox's

Historically this date......
1895 – American Frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
1944 – World War II: Liberation of Paris – Paris, France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
1953 – Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
1989 – Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
2010 – Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
And births this date include.....
1931 – Willie Shoemaker, American jockey (d. 2003)
LOL, Willie and Wilt~!
Willie lived on Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, across from the Santa Anita Race Track. He had a wife, tall blonde, that looked as tall as Wilt when she stood next to Willie!

1940 – Jill St. John, American actress

1948 – Gerald McRaney, American actor
1963 – John Stamos, American actor
1965 – Kyra Sedgwick, American actress
..... another Hollywood amazing marriage ... still married for 31 years!!
1969 – Matthew Perry, American actor
... here we go again, can't afford a comb?
This past weekend my Italian son, Alex Corsaro, went to Long Island New York for the "Trident"... which was a Navy Seal Obstacle Course!

BONEFROG - "The Worlds ONLY Navy SEAL Obstacle Course Race" comes to Long Island August 17, 2019 for its first annual event! BONEFROG was created by Navy SEALS to challenge, build and inspire participants like YOU to become better athletes and recognize that they can do anything they set their minds to, while enjoying the camaraderie and teamwork usually reserved for active duty Navy SEALS.
According to Alex:
18+ miles
120+ obstacles
125 penalty burpees
100 penalty push ups
50 penalty squats
5 hrs 13 min run time
Today he's back home in Arizona!
Good job Alex!!!! ♥ Of course a former Marine could accomplish a Navy Seal test!!!
On the plane he posted this..."Heading home bruised, scratch up and sore but well worth it."

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Soft Ice Cream Day on August 19th gives us a tasty way to cool off on a hot summer day. Whether you enjoy it in a bowl or on a cone, grab some soft serve and enjoy!
Melting Ice Cream
In 1934 on Memorial Day weekend in Hartsdale, New York, Tom Carvel had a flat tire. After pulling his ice cream truck into a parking lot, the businessman knew his product was melting. As vacationers drove by, Carvel sold the softened ice cream to them. Surprisingly, they loved the soft ice cream! The potential for a new dessert was not lost on the salesman. Instead of roving ice cream truck, Carvel could have a fixed location with soft ice cream.
Two years later, Tom Carvel opened his first ice cream store on the site where his truck broke down. In the preceding years, Carvel patented a super low-temperature ice cream machine and created a secret formula ice cream.
It wasn’t long before other businesses began to crop up. The hard ice cream industry began to object. Despite both products providing similar flavors, servings, and enjoyment, they were different. Hard ice cream business did suffer a reduction in revenue during the first years of soft ice cream’s popularity. Even the Minnesota legislature passed laws prohibiting the sale (technically by law it was considered to be ice milk) of soft-serve ice cream from a machine. It had to be sold pre-packaged. The law was later changed. (Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 19 Aug 1951)
Soft vs. Hard Ice Creams
How different are soft and hard ice creams? While they are made with the same ingredients, soft ice cream has less milk fat. It also has more air than hard ice cream. Both of these factors contribute to the ice cream being more delicate and smoother. The milk fats in the hard ice cream cause it to be firmer when frozen.
Another difference is the temperatures the ice creams are kept frozen. Soft ice cream machines keep a temperature of 6°C. However, hard ice cream is kept at a temperature of 12°C. While that might not seem like a big difference, the evidence is in the ice creams.