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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Weather ~ Fall Colors ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ 10-17 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Whales ~ Pizza Bake ~ National Pasta Day

Good 43º SUPER foggy morning. Can't see my mountain or even my gate. Doesn't look like it foggy in Medford or up in Grants Pass, but here's our off ramp at I-5...

Weather predictions....

Fall color here....

Up at my neighbors.... super bright yellow tree....

And down here.....

Yesterday the rain started in the late afternoon an continued through most of the evening. 

Happy Throw Back Thursday.... My friend Joan Petit-Clair and I on a cruise ship going to Canada 12 years ago with a group called "Deputies On The Go"...

10-17 radio code for 'pick up papers'
'1017' was also Brian's  USMC Boot Camp Pendleton Platoon number.

Picture of the Day ... ???

Interesting about whales...

Whales, the largest species also have the loudest calls than any other animal on Earth. To be precise, the sperm whale is the animal with the loudest call in the world. It makes a series of clicking noises that can reach as high as 230 decibels, making it the loudest animal in the world. The click lasts for only 15 to 30 milliseconds and can stay audible to a sperm whale as much as 10 miles away. Sperm whales are so loud that their clicks are capable of killing a human within their vicinity. At around 150 decibels your eardrums will burst, and the threshold for death is estimated to be in the range of 180 to 200 decibels.

The blue whale, the largest animal on earth, at up to 98 ft in length and with a maximum recorded weight of 190 short tons It can produce loud whistling calls that reach up to 188 db. These calls can travel up to 500 miles underwater. But the loudest is the sperm whale. It makes a series of clicking noises that can reach as high as 230 db making it the loudest animal in the world.

I posted this 7 years ago...
How does this sound? Pepperoni Pizza Bake:

1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands Homestyle refrigerated biscuits
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce
2 cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese
16 slices pepperoni
1. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces, toss with pizza sauce and 1 cup of the cheese
2. Spread biscuit mixture in an 9x13 inch baking dish. Top
with pepperoni and remaining cheese.
3. Bake at 375º for 22-28 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

I would say you could also add pizza toppings that you like most. Toss it all together.
Ok, another thing, 9-13 is pretty big for one or two people, so I would use a 9x9 pan, and if all the biscuits don't fit, save them for later and fold them over a piece of cheese and bake them or cut them up and toss them with sugar and cinnamon and bake for breakfast. 

Historically this date.....
1814 – London Beer Flood occurs in London, killing nine.
OMG! Click on the name and read. Really interesting!
1931 – Al Capone convicted of income tax evasion.

1941 – German troops execute the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres,Greece.
Too many sick sick leaders in this world who feel it is/was their right to "adjust" populations.

1966 – A fire at a building in New YorkNew York kills 12 firefighters, the New York City Fire Department's deadliest day until the September 11, 2001 attacks.

1989 – 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (7.1 on the Richter scale) hits the San Francisco Bay Area and causes 57 deaths directly (and 6 indirectly).
While traveling to my sister Marion's, in Lake Tahoe, my son Brian and I are listening to the World Series ... the earthquake struck, unbeknownst to us, and the radio went off. We thought it was because of a bad reception area. Arrived at my sis's and she was jumping up and down on the deck shouting, "The Bay Bridge has fallen down, the Bay Bridge has fallen down!" Gosh, we both wondered what in the world ... had she been smokin' her socks????? Lordy. So, after that, we sat spellbound in front of the TV for hours watching all the mess in San Francisco unfold. My nephew Andy at Candlestick Park on the upper deck said the whole deck was swinging back and forth. Fortunately it didn't fall. Wow.

And births this date include...
1915 – Arthur Miller, American playwright (d. 2005)

1918 – Rita Hayworth, American actress (d. 1987)>

1920 – Montgomery Clift, American actor (d. 1966)

1921 – Tom Poston, American actor and comedian (d. 2007)

1926 – Beverly Garland, American actress (d. 2008)

1938 – Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (d. 2007)

1946 – Bob Seagren, American athlete

1948 – Margot Kidder, Canadian actress (d.2018)

1948 – George Wendt, American actor

1958 – Alan Jackson, American singer and songwriter

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

October is National Pasta Month, and October 17 recognizes National Pasta Day.
Pasta lovers celebrate!
While we find noodles all over the world, pasta is a type of noodle of traditional Italian cuisine. The first reference dates to 1154 in Sicily and was first attested to in English in 1874. Typically, it is made from an unleavened dough of durum wheat flour. The flour is mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes. It can then be served fresh or dried to be stored for later use.
Types of Pasta
Look for pasta in pasta in both savory and dessert dishes. Since it’s so versatile, pasta lends itself to sweet and every other dish on the table. Cooks feature pasta as a main dish, but they also serve up delicious hot and cold side dishes as well. And then, of course, those special desserts we can’t resist making our mouths water.
Cooks originally made fresh pasta by hand. However, today, many varieties of fresh pasta are made commercially. Large-scale machines bring choices to our grocers daily. Smaller pasta machines on the market make having the freshest pasta at home even easier.
  • Dried and fresh pasta come in several shapes and varieties.
  • There are so many kinds of pasta! According to the Encyclopedia of Pasta by Oretta Zanini De Vita, 310 specific kinds of pasta identified by over 1300 names have been documented.
  • In Italy, names of specific pasta shapes or types vary with locale.
  • Example: Cavatelli is known by 28 different names depending on the region and town.
The size and shape of pasta may determine the best sauce to pair with it. For example, serve linguine with lighter, thinner sauces to avoid breaking the noodles. A similarly shaped noodle, fettuccine, is less delicate. That’s why it carries heavier sauces like alfredo.
Learn more about pasta from the National Pasta Association.


Explore the world of pasta. Whether you’re cooking up a salad, main dish, or dessert, recipes abound. We offer several on our recipe page, too! If you don’t feel like cooking, take the family out to an Italian restaurant.