Good 35º slightly foggy morning.
Yesterday started out gloomy and finally we got wind and the sun came through the clouds. We topped at 73º.
Kristen said it was foggy down in the San Gabriel Valley area.
Picture of the Day
Hostess brand was founded in 1925 when Continental Baking Co. purchased Taggart bakery, the makers of Wonder Bread. Beginning in 1930 other products began to emerge including Twinkies, Sno Balls, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos.
As the popularity of sugar based food decreased, the company struggled with rising labor and commodity costs. It filed for bankruptcy for the first time in 2004.
In 2009, it came out of bankruptcy under the name Hostess Brands and attempted to introduce lower calorie products. But overburdened in debt with being a heavily unionized company with very high labor costs, the company again filed for bankruptcy in November 2012 and began suspending operations at all plants.
Hostess was purchased out of bankruptcy by Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Global_Management)
for $410 million and Twinkies returned to U.S. shelves on July 15, 2013.
From Mr. Food......
Irish Potato Soup
Irish Potato Soup is a traditional favorite that never goes out of style. Enjoy its goodness around St. Patrick's Day or any time.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 6 potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 (10-1/2-ounce) cans condensed chicken broth
- 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons water, divided
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
****If you'd like, top with thin slices of hard-boiled eggs and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley just before serving.
Historically this date...
1956 – The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
1985 – The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts and melts a glacier, causing a lahar (volcanic mudslide) that buries Armero, Colombia, killing approximately 23,000 people.
And births this date include....
(Played on Topper with his wife Ann Jefferies)
1932 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (d. 2000)
1941 – Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)
1941- Dirk Rambo, American actor (d. 1967)
Dirk died from burns in an automobile accident and Dack died from AIDS.
1947 – Joe Mantegna, American actor
1954 – Chris Noth, American actor
Gag Gag Gag.... Rude and DISGUSTING! Three quick marriages and a drug addict early on!
1967 – Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian and talk-show host
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo