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Friday, September 20, 2019

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Golf ~ Easy Fish Cakes ~ Tucker ~ Steve Voors ~ Pepperoni Pizza Day

Good 47º foggy morning.
The predictions for yesterday's weather was for "decreasing clouds"... and they did!

We topped at 75º.
Picture of the Day ...  LOL
Interesting about golf........
The origins of golf are unclear and much debated. However, it is generally accepted that modern golf developed in Scotland from the Middle Ages onwards. The game did not find international popularity until the late 19th century when it spread into the rest of the United Kingdom and then to the British Empire and the United States.
A golf-like game is, apocryphally, recorded as taking place on February 26, 1297, in Loenen aan de Vecht, where the Dutch played a game with a stick and leather ball. The winner was whoever hit the ball with the least number of strokes into a target several hundred yards away. Some scholars argue that this game of putting a small ball in a hole in the ground using golf clubs was also played in 17th-century Netherlands and that this predates the game in Scotland. There are also other reports of earlier accounts of a golf-like game from continental Europe.
In December 1650, the settlers of Fort Orange (near present-day Albany, New York) played the first recorded round of kolf (golf) in America. The Dutch settlers played kolf year-round. During the spring, summer and fall it was played in fields. In the winter it was played on ice with the same rules. Then on December 10, 1659, the ruler passed an ordinance against playing golf in the streets of the same city.
The history of golf is preserved and represented at several golf museums around the world, notably the British Golf Museum in the town of St Andrews in FifeScotland, which is the home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, and the United States Golf Association Museum, located alongside the United States Golf Association headquarters in Far Hills, New Jersey.
Museums for individual players include the Jack Nicklaus Museum in Columbus, Ohio, and rooms in the USGA Museum for Bobby JonesArnold Palmer, and Ben Hogan.
A young trained elephant used as a caddy on a Florida golf course in 1922.

Easy Fish Cakes from Melissa....

Baked cod (or other flaky white fish such as pollack or haddock)
To bake your cod, put it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season it liberally with salt & pepper, and bake for 20 – 25 minutes at 350˚F.
Panko breadcrumbs
Green onions
Lemon juice
Old Bay (or your favorite seafood seasoning)
Start by cooking your cod. You can prepare it anyway you want, as long as it’s cooked through. If you have enough leftovers from another meal, that’s even better.
Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together with a fork, flaking the fish as you go. The texture may seem a bit dry, but they won’t be once they’re cooked. When the ingredients are evenly mixed, it’s time to portion them out.
Once your cakes are all measured out, heat a large skillet to medium-high and add your cooking oil of choice. You can really use any type of oil here since your pan won’t be getting super hot. 
Fry your fish cakes in two batches so you have enough room for flipping. 
Let your fish cakes fry on the first side for about 3 minutes before flipping them. They should release on their own without much effort.
If they seem stuck, don’t force it. Wait a little longer and they will release on their own.
This will help prevent your fish cakes from breaking and ensure you get that nice golden-brown color. If you’re worried about them getting cold, keep your first batch warm in the warm oven while you fry the next batch.

Special birthday today, my grandson Tucker is 15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TUCK!! Love and hugs.....xxoo
                       ^Tucker off to school...
Also celebrating is good friend and was Jerry's BFF, Steve Voors (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 10-30 DUDE!! xo
                         ^with his bride Barbara

Interesting.... Steve's middle name is Scott and so is Tucker's!!
Historically this date.......
1881 – Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.


2011 – The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

And births this date include....
1934 – Sophia Loren, Italian actress


1967 – Gunnar Nelson, American musician (Nelson)

1967 – Matthew Nelson, American musician (Nelson)
Way back when I was working for UPS and delivered a package to Ricky Nelson's house, the boys came to the door with the butler. They were so cute!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On September 20th, Pepperoni Pizza Day recognizes the most popular pizza ever created. The day celebrates the pizza enjoyed by young and old alike.
While pizza comes with many different toppings, pepperoni is the single most popular pizza. Whether you like your pizza Chicago Style or New York Style, thin and crispy or deep dish, top it with pepperoni!
According to legend, Raffaele Esposito created the first pizza in June of 1889. The Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, inspired the pizza maker. He created the Pizza Margherita to honor the queen and topped the pizza with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. The colors represented the Italian flag.
Since then, pizza has evolved. It includes a multitude of toppings from anchovies and pineapple to sausage and bacon. However, pepperoni remains the most popular.
Italian-Americans developed the ever-popular topping through time-honored sausage making techniques. Seasoned pork and beef sausage are smoked and cured. Once the product is ready to be sliced, it’s placed on a delicious pie and baked.