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Monday, October 7, 2019

10-7 ~ Fog/Sun ~ Tucker & Brooklyn ~ Picture of the Day ~ John Wayne ~ Nacho Chicken Casserole ~ National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day

Good 36º clear sky morning.

10-7 radio code means "out of service".

Yesterday morning the fog was heavy....

Then by about 10am it started moving out....

We had sunshine all day and we topped at 83º. 

Saturday night grandson Tucker and his "girlfriend" Brooklyn went to the Homecoming Dance at the high school....

Picture of the Day....


John Wayne won his first and only acting Academy Award in 1969 for his role in True Grit. He played U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, an eye-patching drunkard and lawman, who helps a young woman named Mattie (Kim Darby) track down her father's killer. A young Glen Campbell joined the pair on their mission. Rounding out the cast, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper were among the bad guys the trio had to defeat. Upon accepting his Oscar, John Wayne said, "Wow! If I'd known that, I'd have put that patch on 35 years earlier."
Only 1 Oscar! Hmmmm.... He was awesome. In fact once when I was working with another deputy he wanted to pull a car over and give him a ticket. I said, "You can't do that." He asked why and I said, "Because he has an 'I love John Wayne' bumper sticker!" He laughed and didn't pull the guy over!
Also, when my Jerry was born his mother said to his dad, "here is John Wayne Maxwell". His dad said, "no, that won't work!" So they named him Jerry Wayne. :o)

Nacho Chicken Casserole 

2 cups diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup uncooked instant white rice
1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (10 3/4oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can (11oz) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, undrained
1 can (4.5oz) Old El Paso chopped green chilies, undrained
1 t. Old El Paso taco seasoning mix
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup broken tortilla chips

Heat oven to 350º. Spray 2 qt casserole with cooking spray.
In casserole, stir chicken, rice, tomatoes, soup, corn, chilies, taco seasoning, and 1 cup of cheese until well mixed.

Cover and bake 1 hour, until rice is tender and mixture heated through. Top with tortilla chips, sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese and bake 10 minutes longer.

Historically this date....
1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

1993 – The Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, as the Mississippi River falls below flood stage.

2001 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

And births this date include...
1905 – Andy Devine, American actor (d. 1977)

1917 – June Allyson, American actress (d. 2006)

1943 – Oliver North, American former military officer
We named our little pit bull after him.... we called him Ollie! Here is a picture of him I have taped to my computer...

1959 – Simon Cowell, English recording executive

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

October 7th officially marks the sweet and salty goodness of National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day. Whether they’re dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate, be sure to celebrate every mouthwatering pretzel bite!
Salty, crunchy pretzels and chocolate are the gold mine of the snack world, and their combination is the epitome of the oh-so-popular sweet and salty flavor craze. Change up the chocolate from white to milk to dark chocolate, and they satisfy even a mild sweet tooth.
History of the Chocolate Covered Pretzel....
Many creative stories have been shared to explain how pretzels and chocolate came together. One tale tells of a German baker joining forces with his chocolatier neighbor in the 1500s to dip pretzels. However, this idea is purely imagination. Dipping into the history of pretzels and chocolate, the story might become a little clearer.
Historians document the story of chocolate quite well. However, anyone dipping pretzels into chocolate back in the 1500s would have had a soggy mess. Why? Because only drinking chocolate existed in those days. Nearly 300 years later, Coenraad Johannes van Houten developed a process to separate the cocoa solids from the butter. Then, in 1828, his creation brought on a candy revolution which led to the development of the most amazing, versatile ingredient we have today: chocolate!
The first commercial hard pretzels, the kind that makes the combination with chocolate so irresistible, came along in 1861. Julius Sturgis opened a bakery in a house built around 1784 in Lititz, Pennsylvania. He used a recipe given to him by an unnamed friend. How long people had been making hard pretzels before then is unknown.
The marriage of two delicious treats, chocolate, and pretzels, came along sometime after that. However, the point is that the celebration starts now! We celebrate all shapes and sizes of chocolate covered pretzels, too. Beyond the twists, rings, and rods, there are pretzels perfectly decorated with sprinkles and infused with flavors that will put your favorite coffee shop to shame. Chocolate covered pretzels adorn cakes, bars, and ice cream, too. As unique favors, who wouldn’t want to find an assortment of their favorite sweet and salty snack in a party bag?
Pick up your favorite combination of pretzels, chocolate, and toppings. Share a few, gift a few (and don’t forget to treat yourself, too!) Add chocolate covered pretzel pieces to popcorn or dip them into Nutella or ice cream. 
Fatty Sundays® founded National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day in 2019 to celebrate the most delicious treat of all time! With so many inventive ways to savor and enjoy chocolate covered pretzels, we really wonder why it took so long to discover them in the first place.
In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day to be observed annually on October 7th.
About Fatty Sundays®
Fatty Sundays is a Brooklyn-based gourmet chocolate covered pretzel business co-founded by 2 sisters, Ali Borowick Zmishlany and Lauren Borowick. Inspired by their Mom Karen’s famous sprinkles pretzels, the sisters set out to reinvent and modernize everyone’s favorite sweet and salty treat. Since 2012, their fun flavor list and family business have been growing as they share their unique pretzels and gifts with the world.
All of Fatty Sundays pretzels are dipped in high-quality, milk, dark or white chocolate and then decorated with different flavored toppings. Some of their best-selling flavors include: Toffee, Birthday Cake, Salted Caramel and the oh-so-classic rainbow Sprinkles. In addition to the standard flavor pretzels, Fatty Sundays specializes in completely custom chocolate covered pretzels, where customers can pick the sprinkle colors and design their own packaging. Their custom pretzels and gifts are perfect for any special events or holidays. Year-round, Fatty Sundays ships all products throughout the USA and Canada.