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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fog/Sun ~ Picture of the Day ~ Taps ~ Pull-Apart Cheese Bread ~ Schwans Order ~ National Cherries Jubilee Day

Good 48º  clear sky morning! YEAH!!!

Yesterday the fog took some time to lift. 

I even got a "dense fog advisory" on my iPhone!
Then we had beautiful blue sky.... we topped at 83º.

And some Toms were out walking around in the pasture...

Picture of the Day .... funny mailbox

Interesting about taps....

'Taps' is a bugle call played at dusk, during flag ceremonies and at military funerals by the US Armed Forces. The official military version is played by a single bugle or trumpet, although other versions of the tune may be played in other contexts. The tune is also sometimes known as 'Butterfield's Lullaby' or by the first line of lyrics, 'Day is Done'. It usually lasts one minute when played.
'Taps' is derived from the same source as 'Tattoo', originating from the Dutch 'taptoe', meaning "close the (beer) taps (and send the troops back to camp)". An alternative explanation, however, is that it carried over from a term already in use before the American Civil War (1861-1865), Three single, slow drum beats were struck after the sounding of the 'Tattoo' or 'Extinguish Lights'. This signal was known as the 'Drum Taps', 'The Taps', or simply as 'Taps', slang used by soldiers.
The tune is a variant of an earlier bugle call known as the 'Scott Tattoo' which was used in the US from 1835 until 1860. It was arranged in its present form by the Union Army Brigadier General Danial Butterfield, an American Civil War General and Medal of Honor recipient. In July 1862, 'Taps' replaced a previous French bugle call used to signal 'lights out'.
The song was officially recognized by the US Army in 1874 and concludes many military funerals today, including funerals conducted with honors at Arlington National Cemetery and elsewhere in the US.

From Mr. Food...
Pull-Apart Cheese Bread

Our Pull-Apart Cheese Bread is great for a movie night at home with some friends and family. That's 'cause this pull-apart bread is made with delicious and irresistible ingredients, like two kinds of melted cheese and yummy buttermilk biscuits. Just don't blame us if this recipe steals the show!
  • 2 (16.3-ounce) packages refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/4 cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Separate biscuit dough into 16 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces and place in a large bowl. Add cheeses and chilies; toss until well mixed. Place in baking dish.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Pull apart and serve.

***When tossing the biscuits with cheeses, make sure to separate any biscuits that stick together. This will help make sure that there is cheesy deliciousness in every bite!

Historically this date...
1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.

1957 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.

2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texasand portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2008 – The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at 1,389 feet (423 m), at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level.

And births this date include....
1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist (d. 1940)

1924 – Sheila MacRae, singer & actress (d.2014)

1930 – John W. Young, American astronaut (d.2018)

1936 – Jim Henson, American puppeteer (d. 1990)

1941 – Linda McCartney, American singer and photographer (d. 1998)

Today I get my Schwans order....
Ham and Cheese Omelets

Grilled Chicken & Vegetables w/ Brown Rice & a Honey Garlic Sauce

Roasted Turkey and Vegetables with Gravy

Sweet & Sour Chicken on White Rice

Shrimp Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

Three Cheese & Spinach Ravioli

Family Size Vegetable Alfredo Lasagna

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

National Cherries Jubilee Day is observed annually on September 24.  Smitten with this simply elegant dessert, cherry lovers celebrate National Cherrie Jubilee Day with delight.
Auguste Escoffier receives the credit for the Cherries Jubilee recipe. Knowing the queen’s fondness for cherries, Escoffier prepared the dish for one of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebrations. The original recipe didn’t include ice cream.  Instead, the chef poached the cherries in a simple syrup and poured warm brandy over them.  Then just before serving, dramatically set the alcohol aflame.
Later recipes added the liqueur Kirschwasser and ice cream.