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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Weather ~ Buck ~ Picture of the Day ~ Lungs ~ Beef Tortilla Taco Casserole ~ Dale & Dee Yellin ~ Dave Perry ~ Wild Turkeys ~ National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Good 29º everything is frozen white morning. 

Yesterday the fog hung around til about 11:30. 

In the meantime we got more drizzly rain. 5 minutes of sunshine peeking through the clouds. Basically we stayed in the 50ºs.

We topped at 53º.

Out early and drinking from the water tub I put out for the critters was this beautiful buck. He then hopped the fence and wandered up into the pasture....

Picture of the Day.... LOL

Interesting about your lungs..

The lungs are a pair of spongy, air-filled organs located on either side of the chest. Your lungs supply life-sustaining oxygen to your body and release carbon dioxide from the bloodstream into the atmosphere. You have two lungs, but they aren't the same size. Instead, the lung on the right side of your body is larger and heavier than the lung on the left. This extra space on the left leaves room for your heart. Each lung is divided into upper and lower lobes. There are three lobes in the right lung and only two in the left lung.

Beef Tortilla Taco Casserole

1 pound lean ground beef
1 pkg (1oz) Old El Paso 25% less sodium taco seasoning mix
2/3 cup water
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1" strips
2¾ cups Old El Paso Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
1 pkg (12oz) frozen whole kernel sweet corn
6 flour tortillas (6")
2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend

Heat oven to 350°. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix, water and bell pepper strips. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Stir in salsa and corn.

Spray 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Cut tortillas in half, place 6 tortilla halves in bottom of baking dish.

Top with half of the beef mixture (about 3½ cups). Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the cheese. Add remaining tortilla halves, topping with remaining beef mixture and cheese.

Spray piece of foil large enough to cover baking dish with cooking spray. Cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted.

  • ***Tear up a bunch of fresh cilantro for sprinkling on each serving, along with setting out a bowl of sour cream or fresh lime wedges for a little tang to complement the richness of the dish.
  • Sub in ground turkey or chicken for the beef—they’re leaner but just as substantial as the beef.

Special Anniversary today.... Dale (LASD SR SEB Motors ret) and Dee Yellin are celebrating. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! xo


Special birthday today... pal Dave Perry is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!

Historically this date.........
1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story).

(Click on the word "Essex" and read a fascinating story of the ship sinking and the survival of a few crew)

1974 – The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.
... the sad end of Ma Bell and excellent customer service and polite telephone operators!!!

1992 – In Englanda fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage.

1993 – Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

And births this date include...
1925 – Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (d. 1968)

1939 – Dick Smothers, American comedian

1945 – Rick Monday, American baseball player

1956 – Bo Derek, American actress
(Interesting read)

The wild turkey toms were out in my front yard early on ....

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

Peanut butter lovers and fudge lovers come together on November 20th to celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day. 
On June 16th, people across the United States celebrated National Fudge Day.  Just by adding creamy or crunchy peanut butter the celebration continues. They will have the yummy taste of peanut butter as the fudge flavor and star of the show.
Fudge originated in the United States, possibly by a happy accident.  In 1886, a letter written by Emelyn Bettersby Hartridge was discovered. Ms. Hartridge attended Vassar College as a student in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the letter referred to a fudge her cousin had made.  Her cousin, in Baltimore Maryland, was selling the fudge for 40 cents per pound. Ms. Hartridge obtained the recipe, and in 1888, she made 30 pounds of fudge for the Vassar College Senior Auction.  
In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce products similar to that of the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers.  Fudge is still made in some of the original shops there today.
Two other fudge holidays on the calendar are National Nutty Fudge Day on May 12 and National Penuche Fudge Day on July 22.


Peanut butter fudge adds great flavor to many desserts. Add it to ice cream, pies, and other candies. Of course, enjoying peanut butter fudge on its own is perfectly fine, too. Stop by your favorite candy shop or make your own. If you need a recipe, try these out.