Good super foggy 49º morning.
Yesterday the rain ceased and we got a tad of blue sky...
Then early afternoon it started pouring rain! We got another 1/2". We topped at 68º yesterday.
Predictions for more rain today and tomorrow. Supposed to be sunny and nice on the weekend.
Picture of the Day ...
Interesting about potatoes.....
The potato, from the perennial Solanum tuberosum, is the world’s fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize. The Inca Indians in Peru were the first to cultivate potatoes around 8,000 BC to 5,000 B.C.
The Incas had many uses for potatoes: for healing, by placing raw slices of potato on broken bones to time calculations: how long it took for potatoes to cook. To modern times, in which we’re used to deal with potatoes furthermore matching well with bacon, oil, butter olives, onions and thyme.
In 1536 Spanish Conquistadors conquered Peru, discovered the flavors of the potato, and carried them to Europe. Before the end of the sixteenth century, families of Basque sailors began to cultivate potatoes along the Biscay coast of northern Spain. Sir Walter Raleigh introduced potatoes to Ireland in 1589 on the 40,000 acres of land near Cork. It took nearly four decades for the potato to spread to the rest of Europe.
5 Ingredient Chicken Enchilada Bake
4-1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 can (28 ounces) green enchilada sauce
1-1/4 cups sour cream
9 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of each of the following: chicken, enchilada sauce, sour cream, tortillas and cheese. Repeat layers.
- Bake, covered, 40 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly, about 10 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Freeze option:Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
Test Kitchen Tips
- A Monterey, California, businessman named David Jacks made Monterey Jack cheese popular in the late 1800s by shipping it to San Francisco and other areas of the U.S.
- Be careful not to marinate chicken and seafood for too long in acidic ingredients such as lemon juice or wine. The acid breaks down fibers and can cause a mushy texture if left on too long.
Special day today, my friend Alice Reardon, wife of the infamous Patrick Reardon (LASD ret) is celebrating her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALICE! ox
And a special anniversary is being celebrated by Jim (LASD ret) and his bride Olga Duran. HAPPY 31st ANNIVERSARY kids! xo
Historically this date...
1814 – Francis Scott Key finishes his poem "Defense of Fort McHenry", later to be the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner".
1908 – The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.
1928 – The Okeechobee Hurricane strikes southeastern Florida, killing upwards of 2,500 people. It is the third deadliest natural disaster in United States history, behind theGalveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.
2006 – Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.
And births this date include....
Hmmm... must be related to me somehow, seeing that my grandmother's maiden name was Dunbar. There is a Dunbar Castle in Scotland... well, sort of, in ruins now.
1904 – Jerry Colonna, American comedian and entertainer (d. 1986)
... OMG, I remember him. I thought him very odd!
1948 – John Ritter, American actor (d. 2003)
Yesterday before the rain my critters were all back... the turkeys, moms and babies, and Toms. So were the deer.... they were all happy, eating acorns!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo