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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

10-22 ~ Sunshine! ~ Picture of the Day ~ Crime Rates ~ Copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole ~  National Nut Day

Good 41º dark cloudy morning.

10-22 police code for 'cancel'  or "forgetaboutit!"

Yesterday was "WOW"... clear blue sky and sunshine!!! 

We topped at 78º!

Picture of the Day ..... crowded eating

Interesting about crime rates......
It's a well-established fact that Japan has one of the lowest overall crime rates in the world. Tokyo is no exception to that rule. When it comes to violent crimes, Tokyo is perhaps the safest of all the large metropolitan cities.

According to a study compiled by the UN Office on Drug and Crime and cited by the Guardian, in 2012, Tokyo had a homicide rate of 0.4 per 100,000 people, compared to New York City with 5.2, 4.0 in Bangkok, and London with 1.6.
In 2015, Tokyo was named the "Safest City" to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit according to its Safest Cities index, which looks at a variety of indicators including personal safety, infrastructure safety, health security, and digital security. For comparison, New York City was number 10.

 In 2018, the District of Columbia had the highest reported violent crime rate in the United States, with 995.9 violent crimes per 100,000 of the population. 

Maine had the lowest reported violent crime rate, with 112.1 offenses per 100,000 of the population. 
Public safety makes up 50 percent of the Best States for crime & corrections ranking. This subcategory evaluates both the violent crime rate and the property crime rate in each state, as measured by the FBI in 2017. Though some major cities, such as Chicago and Baltimore, have seen drastic increases in homicides in recent years, overall violent crime and property crime rates remain near historic lows.
A higher state ranking indicates a lower crime rate for these metrics. Maine ranks first in the nation for public safety. Fellow New England state Vermont places second in this subcategory, followed by New Hampshire, New Jersey and Idaho.

Copycat Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole 

Cracker Barrel™ hash brown casserole is so creamy, so cheesy and so like the real thing, you never need to leave your house again for this restaurant favorite. Serve it with eggs and bacon for a lazy Sunday brunch or alongside meat and veggies as an easy Wednesday night dinner. You can even make this recipe ahead of time and pop it in the oven whenever you need a comfort food fix. With this ultra-versatile recipe, anything and everything goes—literally, we doubt you’ll have leftovers
2 pounds frozen hash browns, thawed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 10.75 ox can cream of chicken soup
1 pint sour cream
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
Spray 11x14 casserole or baking dish with cooking spray. Heat oven to 350º.
Combine all ingredients and stir together. Spread even in prepared pan and cook for 45 minutes, until top is golden brown.
  • Any creamy soup will work in this casserole if you don’t have cream of chicken soup on hand. Cream of celery or mushroom soup work well too. Be sure the can is the same size.
  • For a twist, try using different cheeses like jalapeño cheddar, American or gouda.
  • For extra cheesiness, during the last 10 minutes of baking, sprinkle more cheese on top of the casserole, return to oven and continue to bake until cheese is melted.

Historically this date.....
1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.

1879 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.

... And births this date include....
1734 – Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter (d. 1820)

1903 – Curly Howard, American actor and comedian, member of the Three Stooges (d. 1952)

He died in San Gabriel and is buried in a cemetery in ELA.

1917 – Joan Fontaine, American actress (d. 2013)

Sad, a life long feud with her sister, Olivia de Havilland.
1938 – Christopher Lloyd, American actor
1942 – Annette Funicello, American actress (d. 2013)
1943 – Catherine Deneuve, French actress

1948 – Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford

Such a creepy person and should NEVER have been paroled!!!

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

National Nut Day is observed annually on October 22. This day is NOT about the neighbor that lives down the street or the crazy co-worker. It is a food holiday celebrating a healthy and nutritious snack.  
Nuts are a highly prized food and energy source and are a primary source of nutrients for both humans and wildlife.   Many of them are used in cooking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food and pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics.
The fats found in nuts, for the most part, are unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated fats.
Many nuts are excellent sources of vitamins E and B2. They are also rich in protein, folate fiber, and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and selenium.
Nuts are essential to animals, especially those in temperate climates, as they store acorns and other nuts during the autumn months to keep from starving during late fall, all winter, and early spring.
Several studies have shown that those who consume nuts regularly are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD).  It was in 1993 that nuts were first linked to protection against CHD. Since that time, many clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts, such as almonds and walnuts, can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations.
One study has shown that people who ate nuts lived two to three years longer than those who did not. Those who were consuming nuts may have been eating less junk food leading to a longer lifespan.
Nuts are healthiest in their raw form.