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Friday, September 27, 2019

Weather ~ Brian's Boat ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bird Nest Soup ~ Italian Meatball Biscuit Bake ~ Patty Rodriguez ~ National Chocolate Milk Day

Good 55º cloudy morning. Rain predicted for tonight and through the weekend. 

Several days ago my son Brian brought his pontoon boat over to store it in my barn for the winter. OMGOSH..... it barely fit through the door with about 3" on each side. GREAT JOB BRI!

Picture of the Day..... LOL

Interesting about Bird Nest Soup.......... 😨

Edible bird's nests are bird nests created by edible-nest swiftlets, Indian swiftlets, and other swiftlets using solidified saliva, which are harvested for human consumption. They are particularly prized in Chinese culture due to their rarity, supposedly high nutritional value, and flavor.

Edible bird's nests are among the most expensive animal products consumed by humans, with nests being sold at prices up to about $3,000 per pound, depending on grading. The type or grading of a bird's nest depends on the type of bird as well as the shape and color of the bird's nest. It is usually white in color, but there also exists a red version, sometimes called "blood" nest.
The Chinese believe that it promotes good health, especially for the skin. The nests have been used in Chinese cooking for over 400 years, most often as bird's nest soup.

Italian Meatball Biscuit Bake
1 pkg (22oz) frozen cooked Italian meatballs
1 can (16.3oz) Pillsbury Grands refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 (14oz) jar tomato pasta sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 375º. Spray 13x9 glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Place meatballs in large microwave safe dish and cook on medium for 3-5 minutes, until meatballs are thawed. (or store them in the refrigerator for a day or two and they will thaw)

Separate dough into 8 biscuits and cut each into 8 pieces. Place in large bowl with meatballs. Add pasta sauce, toss to coat. Spoon and spread mixture in baking dish.

Bake at 375º for 30-40 minutes, until edges are deep golden brown and biscuit pieces are no longer doughy. Sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 2-5 minutes until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Special Birthday today.... Patty Rodriguez (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY!!

Historically this date.........
1777 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the capital of the United States, for one day.

1821 – Mexico gains its independence from Spain.

1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.
....interesting read...

1942 – Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River.


1995 – The Government of the United States unveils the first of its redesigned bank notes with the $100 bill featuring a larger portrait of Benjamin Franklin slightly off-center.

And births this date include...
1920 – William Conrad, American actor (d. 1994) 

1920 – Jayne Meadows, American actress (d.2015)
  .........I never did get those HUGE glasses~!

1934 – Wilford Brimley, American actor


1958 – Shaun Cassidy, American singer

1972 – Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress
....she named her children Apple and Moses!
(Oh look, Jennifer Aniston hair!)

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

Across the country, folks enjoy a tall, frosty glass on National Chocolate Milk Day, which is observed annually on September 27. 
In the late 1680s, an Irish-born physician by the name of Sir Hans Sloane invented the chocolatey beverage. When offered the position of personal physician to an English Duke in Jamaica, Sloane jumped at the opportunity. Jamaica interested the naturalist in him.
While in Jamaica, Sloane encountered a local beverage. The locals mixed cocoa and water together.  However, when Sloane tasted it, he reported the flavor to be nauseating. After some experimentation, the doctor found a way to combine cocoa with milk. The creamy combination made it a more pleasant-tasting drink. Years later, Sloane returned to England with the chocolate recipe in hand. Initially, apothecaries introduced the concoction as a medicine. 
Generations later, chocolate milk lovers enjoy their treat a variety of ways.  It can be purchased premixed by the jug or individual serving. For a custom mix, powders and syrups allow us to make it as chocolatey as we like at home.