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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sun ~ Dude ~ 10-8 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Starfish ~ Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie ~ Richard Fetterling ~ National Pierogi Day

Good 46º cloudy morning. 

Beautiful clear sunny day yesterday.... 

Dude was happy laying in the sun! 

We topped at 84º. 

10-8 radio code for "in service" ... or as the guys/gals would say, "10-8, out the gate"......

Picture of the Day (shared by Carol Nasca)  .... do you see it? Look hard.... LOL

Starfish are one of the most beautiful looking animals in the vast ocean. They have a surprisingly unusual anatomy, with no brain or blood. Seawater is pumped throughout their body as a replacement for blood, with the water delivering key nutrients to the starfish. Starfish may have no brain, but they are certainly not fools! They have a complex nervous system with a nerve ring around the mouth and a radial nerve running along the region of each arm. This nervous system helps them gather information, make decisions, and survive.

Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie

2 cups fresh broccoli or sliced fresh cauliflowerets
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 eggs

Heat oven to 400º. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling in medium saucepan. Add broccoli, cover and heat to boiling, cook 5 minutes until almost tender, drain thoroughly. Stir together cooked broccoli, onion, bell pepper, and cheese in pie plate.
Stir remaining ingredients until well blended and pour into pie plate.
Bake 35-45 minutes until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.

Special birthday today... Richard Fetterling (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICH!!

Historically this date...
1862 – American Civil WarBattle of Perryville – Union forces under General Don Carlos Buell halt the Confederate invasion of Kentucky by defeating troops led by General Braxton Bragg at Perryville, Kentucky.

2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

2005 – 2005 Kashmir earthquake: Thousands of people are killed by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in parts of PakistanIndia and Afghanistan.

And births this date include...
1939 – Paul Hogan, Australian actor

1943 – Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor

1949 – Sigourney Weaver, American actress

1956 – Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress

1970 – Matt Damon, American actor

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

On October 8th, National Pierogi Day recognizes an international dish that is a type of dumpling. 
Pierogi is the plural form of the rarely used Polish word pierog. In English, we spell pierogi several ways, including perogi and pierogy. However you choose to spell it, pierogi are dumplings made up of unleavened dough. First, pierogi are boiled. Then, cooks will either bake or fry the dumplings in butter to finish cooking them. Usually semicircular in shape, pierogi are traditionally stuffed with a variety of savory fillings.
Pierogi Combinations:
  • mashed potato filling
  • potato and cheese
  • potato and onion
  • cheese
  • cabbage
  • sauerkraut
  • ground meat
  • mushroom
  • spinach or fruit.
Other pierogi servings include melted butter, sour cream, fried bacon crumbles, sauteed mushrooms, and onions and/or green onion. The dessert variety, those filled with a fruit filling, can be enjoyed topped with applesauce, maple syrup, chocolate sauce and/or whipped cream.
There are other similar types of dumpling-like dishes in other ethnic cuisines. 
The Eastern European immigrants popularized pierogi in the United States. At first, immigrants served pierogi to only their families. However, ethnic restaurants also served pierogi. After World War II, ethnic churches sold pierogi as a staple fundraiser. By the 1960s, grocery stores marketed pierogi for the frozen food aisles in many parts of the United States. In fact, grocery stores still sell them today. 
While pierogi are eaten as a main dish in other countries, Americans typically consider them to be a side dish.
Pierogi Tid Bits
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates hold a pierogi race at every home game. Six pierogi costume-wearing runners (Potato Pete, Jalapeño Hannah, Cheese Chester, Sauerkraut Saul, Oliver Onion, and Bacon Burt) race to the finish line between innings. 
  • Whiting, Indiana celebrates an annual Pierogi Fest each July.
  • Glendon, Alberta, Canada, is home to a 6000-pound pierogi standing 25 feet tall and is made of sturdy fiberglass and steel. Piercing the giant pierogi, built-in 1991, is an equally giant fork.