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Monday, November 4, 2019

Picture of the Day ~ Buddy Holly & Ritchie Valens ~ Ramen Noodles Pizza Bake ~ National Candy Day

Good 32º clear sky morning. 

Yesterday we warmed to 74º. 

Picture of the Day


On February 3,1959, Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. He chartered a Beechcraft Bonanza to get to the next location for the "Winter Dance Party" tour because the buses were regularly breaking down and had poor heating systems. This affected the performers on the tour with cases of flu and even frostbite.
There was room for 2 more, so Ritchie Valens and "the Big Bopper" JP Richardson came as well. Richardson was on board because he had the flu and Valens won a coin toss.

Soon after takeoff, in poor wintry conditions late at night, the pilot lost control of the light airplane. All on board, including the pilot, were killed.

Buddy's wife, Maria Elena, learned of her husband's death from a TV news report. They had only been married for six months. She was pregnant at the time and suffered a miscarriage shortly after. Buddy Holly was 22.
As he was not married, Ritchie left behind his mother. Ritchie Valens was only 17 years old.
Richardson was survived by his wife and daughter. Two months later, in April 1959, his son was born. JP Richardson was 28.
Singer-songwriter Don McLean referred to Buddy's death in his song "American Pie". Since then, February 3 has been known by many as "the Day the Music Died".

Holly and the Crickets performed "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue" on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 1, 1957.
On January 8, 1958, Holly and the Crickets joined America's Greatest Teenage Recording Stars tour.

From Mr. Food....

Imagine the look on your family's faces when you serve up slices of this Ramen Noodles Pizza Bake. They'll be so surprised that you were able to make two of their favorites, pizza & noodles, into one dish! This ramen noodle recipe is a real dinner winner.


  • 4 (3-ounce) packages ramen noodles, seasoning packet discarded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 12 -14 slices pepperoni
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms, sauteed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400º. In a large pot of boiling water, add ramen noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until just soft, then drain and toss with oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder; mix well. Add noodles and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Place noodle mixture onto pizza pan to form a crust. Spread pizza sauce evenly over crust. Top with pepperoni and mushrooms.
  4. Bake 25 minutes, top with mozzarella cheese, then bake for 5-8 more minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before slicing into wedges.


Feel free to mix and match with your favorite pizza toppings!

Historically this date.........
1922 – In EgyptBritish archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

1960 – At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.

1970 – Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.

And births this date include....
1879 – Will Rogers, American humorist (d. 1935)
1913 – Gig Young, American actor (d. 1978)
1916 – Walter Cronkite, American news broadcaster (d. 2009)

1937 – Loretta Swit, American actress
1961 – Ralph Macchio, American actor

1969 – Matthew McConaughey, American actor

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

On November 4th we celebrate the sweet holiday, National Candy Day. Candies have a long history of attracting us with their bright colors and delightful flavors. They also come in a variety of fun sizes and shapes.

Candy History
In the late 13th century, Middle English first began using the word candy. Borrowed from the Old French cucre candi, it is derived in turn from Persian Qand and Qandi, cane sugar.
People use the term candy as a broad category. We treat candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, gumdrops, marshmallows and much more as candy.
Sugar wasn’t always readily available, so the first candies were made from honey. Candy makers coated coat fruits and flowers with honey. This method preserved the flowers and nuts or created forms of candy. Today, we still create these confections, but they are typically seen as a garnish.
Originally a form of medicine, candy calmed the digestive system or cooled a sore throat.  At that time, combined with spices and sugar, candy only appeared in the purses and the dishes of the wealthy.
By the 18th century, the first candy likely came to American from Britain and France. At the time, people made the simplest form of candy from crystallized sugar – rock candy. However, even the most basic form of sugar was considered a luxury and was only attainable by the wealthy.
Since 1979, the world has produced more sugar than can be sold, making it very attainable and cheap. 
Industrial Revolution
With the advent of the industrial revolution, many advances improved the availability of sugar. By the 1830s, markets opened and the candy business underwent a drastic change. Not only did the price of candy drop, but penny candies targeted children.
  • 1847 – Invention of the candy press making it possible to produce multiple shapes and sizes of candy at one time.
  • 1851 – Confectioners begin using a revolving steam pan to assist in boiling sugar.
The two top-selling candies in America have been: 
  • M & M’S — M&M’s are milk chocolate drops with a colorful candy coating on the outside. Forrest Mars, Sr. and William Murrie developed M&M’s following the Spanish Civil War. They dubbed the new candy with the initials of their surnames. The candies debuted in 1941 and were given to American soldiers serving in the Second World War. 
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups — Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are round chocolate disks that are filled with a sweet, creamy peanut butter filling. Hershey’s company first manufactured the iconic cups in 1928.


It’s four days after Halloween. Either you have leftover candy or can sneak some of your kid’s stash to celebrate.