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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Potatoes Origin ~ 5 Ingredient Chicken Enchilada Bake ~ Alice Reardon ~ Jim & Olga Duran ~ Deer ~ Constitution Day and Citizenship Day


 
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.
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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....
1854 – David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d. 1929)
 
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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)
 
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... OMG, I remember him. I thought him very odd!
 


1923 – Hank Williams, American musician (d. 1953)
 
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1928 – Roddy McDowall, English actor (d. 1998)
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1931 – Anne Bancroft, American actress (d. 2005)
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1948 – John Ritter, American actor (d. 2003)
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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

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of the United States and those who have become United States citizens.  This day is observed each year on September 17. On this day members of the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.
Constitutional Convention 
While many contributed to crafting the document known today as the U.S. Constitution, James Madison wrote the draft forming the basis for the Constitution. Those who participated in its development gathered in Independence Hall in Philadelphia that sultry summer of 1787. George Washington presided over the Convention. But many “Founding Fathers” attended to other diplomatic duties, unable to participate. Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, served overseas on behalf of his country. John Adams also served abroad. However, Patrick Henry refused to attend due to principle and preferring the Articles of Confederation. He was eventually swayed when convention leaders added a Bill of Rights.
The convention lasted from May 25 to September 17, 1787. During that time, the 55 delegates debated the duties of the government, checks, and balances, and the rights and freedoms of the people. They divided the government into three branches: the legislative branch to make the laws; the executive to execute the laws, and the judicial to interpret the laws.
The delegates suffered through rough weather, heat, and illness. Despite the conditions, the formed a Bill of Rights enumerating rights and freedoms of the people.
Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and George Washington all signed the Constitution.
On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution. So the process began, obtaining each state’s approval. Rhode Island didn’t send any delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Their headstrong character did not appreciate a powerful government and held tight to their independence as long as they could. As a result, they were the last state to ratify the Constitution on May 29, 1790.
Citizenship
Under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, citizenship is defined as “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Secretary of State William Seward proclaimed the amendment ratified on July 28, 1868.
While the 14th Amendment was the first step in a long line of amendments defining citizens and their rights, it took decades to enforce some of those rights.
For example, one of a citizen’s most valued powers is the power to vote. The 15th and 19th Amendments define those rights for blacks and women. However, it wasn’t until 1924 that all Native Americans were granted citizenship. Through the Indian Citizenship Act, many Native Americans were allowed to vote for the first time. Still, this legislation did not stop some states from preventing some from voting.
HISTORY
This holiday dates all the way back to 1911 when schools in Iowa first recognized Constitution Day.  Then in 1917, the society known as the Sons of the American Revolution formed a committee to promote Constitution Day. Members of that committee included Calvin Coolidge, John D. Rockefeller, and General John Pershing.
In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared “I am an American Day,” and Congress designated the third Sunday in May to celebrate it.  By 1949, the governors of all 48 states had issued Constitution Day proclamations.  On February 29, 1952, Congress changed the name from “I am an American Day” to “Citizenship Day” and moved its observation to September 17.  In 2004, the day was renamed Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.