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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Throw Back Thursday ~ 10-10 ~ Frozen ~ Picture of the Day ~ Chicago Fire ~ Salmon Teriyaki ~ Jerome Beck ~ National Angel Food Cake Day

Good burrrrrrrr 27º clear sky morning. 

Throw Back Thursday...1955 Mom and I waiting at the White House in DC for our tour....

10-10 is radio code for "out of vehicle, subject to call"

Yesterday the pastures, like today, were all frozen first thing in the morning...

End of the day we topped at 67º.

Picture of the Day....LOL

In all of history, no cow is more infamous than Mrs. O'Leary's. On this day in 1871, the Great Chicago Fire began when a fire broke out in the barn behind the home of Patrick and Catherine O'Leary. Legend has it, their cow kicked over a kerosene lamp during milking, setting fire to the O'Leary barn. At least 300 people were dead, 17,450 buildings were destroyed, and 100,000 people were homeless. The fire was one of the most spectacular events of the nineteenth century, and it is recognized as a major milestone in the city's history.

Salmon Teriyaki

Servings: 4
  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce (see below)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed into 1 tablespoon water
Marinate the salmon in the teriyaki sauce for 30 minutes to over night, place in a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven set to broil until the salmon flakes easily, about 7-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring the remaining marinade to a boil on a saucepan, add the cornstarch slurry and simmer until it has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
Serve the salmon with the thickened teriyaki sauce.
Option: Pan fry the salmon instead or broiling to get a nice and crispy skin.
Option: Serve topped with sriracha mayo for a spicy kick!

Teriyaki Sauce


A quick and easy homemade teriyaki sauce that is perfect on steaks, fish, stir-frys, etc
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1/3 cup mirin
  • 1/3 cup sake
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  1. Simmer everything in a sauce pan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Option: Add extras like garlic, ginger, etc.
Option: Replace the sugar with another sweetener like maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, etc.
Option: Replace the sake with another liquid like pineapple juice.
Option: Mix 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch into 1 tablespoon water, add to teriyaki sauce and simmer until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes, for a thicker glaze.
Tip: Make the teriyaki sauce ahead of time and store it in the fridge ready to use!

Special birthday today, Sandy (Todoran) Beck's hubby Jerome (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEROME!
Sandy and Jerome.... 1983

Historically this date.......
1780 – The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000-30,000 in the Caribbean.
..........Good grief!

1944 – Holocaust: 800 Gypsy children are murdered at Auschwitz concentration camp.
So disturbing. So sick. So so sad.

1971 – Sold, dismantled and moved to the United StatesLondon Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

1973 – Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion.

And births this date include....
1941 – Peter Coyote, American actor

1946 – Ben Vereen, American actor

1954 – David Lee Roth, American singer (Van Halen)

1958 – Tanya Tucker, American singer

1969 – Brett Favre, American football player

1974 – Dale Earnhardt, Jr., American racecar driver

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
The delicious, light and fluffy angel food cake is the center of attention on National Angel Food Cake Day which is observed each year on October 10.
Originating in the United States and first becoming popular in the late 19th century, angel food cake was so named because of its airy lightness.  It was said to be the “food of the angels”.
Making angel food cake requires whipping egg whites until they are stiff then adding cream of tartar to the mixture to stabilize the egg whites.  Additional ingredients are then folded into the egg white mixture.
The cake is then usually baked in an ungreased tube pan leaving a hole in the middle of the cake.  The center tube allows the cake batter to rise higher as it clings to all sides of the pan.  After baking, the pan is inverted while cooling to prevent the cake from falling in on itself.
Usually, rather than frosting, angel food cakes are topped with a glaze or a sweet fruit sauce and a swirl of whipped cream.
Enjoy one of these recipes.