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Saturday, October 5, 2019

10-5 ~ Yesterday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hottest Month in History ~ Broccoli Tots ~ Robo Calls ~ National Apple Betty Day

Good 34º some fog and ice on the barn roof morning. Yesterday stayed cool and we topped at 70º. 

10-5 is a radio code for "relay".

Picture of the Day.... hanging onto a bus is crazy! "Free ride"!

Interesting about the hottest month in history......

June of 2019 was the hottest June on record in the planet’s history. But July 2019 was the hottest month on record period, according to new data from the World Meteorological Organization and Copernicus Climate Change program, marginally edging out July of 2016 by a few hundredths of a degree. “Our planet has now witnessed the warmest month in recorded history,” says climatologist and geophysicist Michael Mann, the director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. “It is part of a worrisome pattern of streaks of broken records that, as our own research demonstrates, would not be occurring in the absence of human-caused climate change.”
In France, Paris reached a record high of 108.7 degrees Fahrenheit late in the month, and elsewhere in the country, some nuclear reactors shut down because water used to cool the equipment became too hot. In Greenland, an estimated two billion tons of ice melted on a single day. In Japan, a heat wave killed at least 11 people and sent thousands of others to emergency rooms. In Russia, millions of acres are burning in massive wildfires. In the U.S., a heat wave made Washington D.C. feel as hot as Death Valley.

Broccoli Tots from Mr. Food....

Potato tots are great, but they're not the best idea for anyone following a diabetic diet. That's why we came up with a healthier version using broccoli. Our Broccoli Tots are perfect for snacking on or for serving alongside any of your favorite main dishes.


  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place broccoli in boiling water and blanche 2 minutes; drain well.
  2. Finely chop broccoli and place in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Shape about a heaping tablespoon of broccoli mixture into "tater tot" shape and place on baking sheet. Repeat until all mixture is used.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
***Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Historically this date.......
1857 – The City of Anaheim is founded in California.

1864 – The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.

1905 – Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.

1944 – Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.

1945 – Hollywood Black Friday: A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.

1947 – The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

And births this date include..

1922 – Bil Keane, American cartoonist (d. 2011)
One of my all time favorite cartoons!

1923 – Glynis Johns, British actress

1924 – Bill Dana, American actor (d.2017)

"my name José Jiménez....

1925 – Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)

1938 – Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist

1951 – Karen Allen, American actress

1962 – Michael Andretti, American race car driver

1975 – Kate Winslet, English actress

Damn robo calls. I get about 15-20 a day. Some even come in before 7am! Yesterday I got one from my own phone number!! Good grief! Then I've had 6 or 8 more from "my number"!! When you get a robo call, don't recognize the number or name, don't answer the phone! Telling them off doesn't help at all.

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

On October 5, fall ushers in National Apple Betty Day with a sweet aroma of apples baked in cinnamon and oats. 
Similar to what is known as apple crisp, crumble or cobbler, the American variant known as the Betty or Brown Betty dates from colonial times. Most  Apple Betty recipes call for cinnamon, sugar, and butter to make the crumbs that top sliced apples. Sometimes oats or flour are added, too. 
As the temperatures begin dropping outside, apple Betty recipes warm the home and fill it with delicious fragrances. Apple Betty recipes allow a child’s hand to help prepare the dessert, making it a family event. The season is ideal for this treat, too. Tart apples just off the tree call out for autumn recipes like these.
Apple Brown Betty was one of the favorite desserts of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the White House. 


Enjoy these Apple Betty recipes: