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Friday, October 4, 2019

Rain/Sun ~ 10-4 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Robert L. Howard ~ Honey Lemon Chicken ~ Becky Lundell ~ Bodega ~ National Taco Day

Good 44º dark cloudy morning. 
Yesterday we started off with a drizzle then it turned to rain...

and then drizzle again.... and then it all stopped and we had sunshine! 

Early evening we got a deluge of rain for about 45 minutes. Unfortunately, Bruiser was out doing his thing and he finally came in soaking wet! 

The last light of the day...............

10-4 is a radio code for "acknowledged".... or 'gotcha, good buddy' !

Picture of the Day....

Interesting about the most decorated Vietnam soldier...

Robert L. Howard (July 11, 1939 – December 23, 2009) was America's most decorated soldier from the Vietnam War. Howard was a highly decorated United States Army special forces officer and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat, was awarded the Medal of Honor, eight Purple Hearts, a Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star and four Bronze Stars.

He was nominated for the Medal of Honor three separate times. He received lesser medals for the first two nominations, which were for actions performed in Cambodia where the U.S. was fighting covertly. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions on November 16, 1967 in North Vietnam, his third nomination.
He retired from the US Army after 36 years of service as a full colonel; he was the most highly decorated service member on active duty. Shortly after his active service, he died of cancer. At the time of his death, he was the most decorated living Medal of Honor recipient.

From Mr. Food...
Honey Lemon Chicken...

Looking for a way to keep the kitchen clean while making a fantastic dinner? Our Honey Lemon Chicken is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and mess free! Whip this recipe up anytime, and taste the southern hospitality as friends and family devour this delicious sticky chicken! It'll be come a fast fave you'll want to serve up at least once a week!


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.  In a 9- x 13-inch baking dish, place 1 stick melted butter.
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the honey, and lemon juice; mix well and set aside.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt, and pepper; mix well. Dip chicken in flour mixture, coating completely. Place coated chicken into baking dish with butter, coating completely on both sides. Place skin side down in baking dish.
  4. Bake 35 minutes then remove from oven and turn chicken over. Spoon honey mixture over chicken, then bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Spoon pan drippings over the chicken and serve.


Mr. Food Test Kitchen Tip....

Feel free to make this with all drumsticks, or wings or…you get the idea. And once you taste this, you’ll truly appreciate that this can be served for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or dress it up with some sliced lemons.

Special birthday today, Becky Lundell, wife of the infamous Wilsonite Greg Lundell, is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKY!! xo

Historically this date......
1963 – Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.

1965 – Becoming the first Pope to ever visit the United States of America and the Western hemisphere, Pope Paul VI arrives in New York.

1988 – U.S. televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.

And births this date include...

1895 – Buster Keaton, American comedian (d. 1966)

1923 – Charlton Heston, American actor (d. 2008)

I have been a bit confused lately when watching Blue Bloods. They refer to a store as "bodega". I don't recall hearing that anywhere else, so I looked it up.....
A hispanic/spanish/latin mini-mart, kind of like a 7-11, but usually smaller and more like a liquor store atmosphere. Commonly used term on the east coast, especially in the New York City region, where you will find many of these. The word came from the actual Spanish word for "grocery store" - la bodega

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

Get one, two, or three on National Taco Day. On October 4th, the day recognizes the savory tortilla stuffed with fillings. It doesn’t have to be Tuesday, so get out an enjoy your favorite.
The history of tacos predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. Anthropological evidence shows the native people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish.  At the time of the Spanish conquistadors, Bernal Diaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans. Hernan Cortes arranged this meal for his captains in Coyoacan. It is unclear why the Spanish used the word taco to describe this native food. One suggested origin is the word ataco, meaning stuff or to stuff.
In 1964, Roberto L. Gomez established The National Taco Council. The council sent a 55-pound taco to President Johnson in 1967.
Whether you prefer soft or hard-shelled tortillas, most agree tacos satisfy a snack craving. However, they also make delicious meals. Consider that many are filled with seasoned, lean meats and vegetables, tacos go beyond delicious. Fish tacos and shrimp tacos with grilled seafood add a whole other flavor profile. Ask for grilled chicken and hold the cheese.
Many restaurants offer specials on this food holiday, too.


Go out for tacos or make them at home. There are many traditional varieties of tacos.