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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Frozen ~ Picture of the Day ~ Turkey Testicle Festival ~ First Drive-in Movie Theater ~ Bundt Pan Stuffing ~ National Sardines Day 

Good foggy frozen 30º morning. 

Yesterday the sun took it's time getting over the mountain. A few wispy clouds and we warmed to 62º. 

Picture of the Day ... Oh my.... close by when needed!!!

This is so funny...........
My high school pal, Greg Lundell, told me about this. OMGOSH. This takes place in the town of Huntley, Illinois where Greg and his Becky live now. 

"You won't want to miss the biggest pre-Thanksgiving festivities in the midwest! Turkey Testicle Festival (TTF to the locals) gets the windows rattling at 11:00 AM the Wednesday before Thanksgiving with loads of live music!

Stop by and enjoy lots of live music, plenty of beer (and soda for the DD's) and lots of deep-fried turkey testicles. It's a pre-Thanksgiving tradition in Huntley, attracting thousands of revelers ... and plenty of puns! Sorry kiddos, this is a 21+, adults only event."

Interesting about the first drive-in movie theater...

The Camden Drive-In located in Camden, NJ was the first drive Park-In Theaters–the term “drive-in” came to be widely used only later–was the brainchild of Richard Hollingshead, a movie fan and a sales manager at his father’s company, Whiz Auto Products, in Camden. Reportedly inspired by his mother’s struggle to sit comfortably in traditional movie theater seats, Hollingshead came up with the idea of an open-air theater where patrons watched movies in the comfort of their own automobiles. He then experimented in the driveway of his own house with different projection and sound techniques, mounting a 1928 Kodak projector on the hood of his car, pinning a screen to some trees, and placing a radio behind the screen for sound. He also tested ways to guard against rain and other inclement weather, and devised the ideal spacing arrangement for a number of cars so that all would have a view of the screen.

He received a patent for his idea in May 1933 for blocks out under the cars’ front wheels to get the best angles to see over the cars in front. He opened his first drive-in theater three weeks after getting the patent.

From Mr. Food.....

Now here's a holiday stuffing recipe that'll surely "shape up" your spread and get you lots of "oohs" and "aahs." Our Bundt Pan Stuffing is fancy looking and downright delicious. It's a homemade stuffing that'll be talked about all year long!


  • 1 pound loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.  Coat 2 baking sheets and a bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place bread cubes on baking sheets and bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until toasted, stirring halfway through cooking.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over high heat, melt butter; saute onion and celery 8 to 10 minutes, or until soft.
  4. In a large bowl, mix chicken broth, eggs, parsley, sage, salt, and pepper. Add bread cubes and vegetables and gently toss until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into bundt pan and using a spoon, press down into pan.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Let sit 5 minutes, then invert onto serving platter.

Historically this date.....
1835 – The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of theTexas Department of Public Safety).

1859 – Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, the anniversary of which is sometimes called "Evolution Day"

1944 – World War II: Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land is carried out by 88 American aircraft.

1950 – The "Storm of the Century", a violent snowstorm, takes shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Appalachians the next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 353 people would die as a result of the storm.

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is murdered two days after the assassination, by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. The shooting happens to be broadcast live on television

1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

1976 – The 1976 Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.

And births this date include...

1713 – Junípero Serra, Spanish missionary (d. 1784)

If you grew up in California you learned all about this guy.

The San Gabriel Mission where several friends were married.

1784 – Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)

1864 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (d. 1901)

Interesting paintings!

1897 – Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mobster (d. 1962)

1917 – Howard Duff, American actor (d. 1990)

1948 – Steve Yeager, American baseball player

1968 – Todd Beamer, American passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 (d. 2001)    HERO!!!!!

1978 – Katherine Heigl, American actress and producer

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

November 24th recognizes these silver little fishes on National Sardines Day. They may not swim right up to your plate, but they sure do pack in the flavor. 
While some people are afraid to taste these small, silverfish, others consider sardines a delicious snack enjoyed on their own or with crackers.
Sardines are several types of small, oily fish, related to herrings. While we might be most familiar with sardines packed in cans, some enjoy fresh sardines grilled. This small fish can also be pickled and smoked, too. When canned, they can be packed in water, olive, sunflower or soybean oil or tomato, chili or mustard sauce.
The term sardine was first used in English during the beginning of the 15th century, possibly coming from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia where there was an abundance of sardines.
Sardines are a great source of vitamins and minerals.
From one’s daily vitamin allowance containing:
  • 13 % B2
  • .25 % niacin
  • 150% vitamin B12
  • phosphorus
  • calcium
  • potassium
  • iron
  • selenium
  • omega-3fatty acids
  • vitamin D
  • protein
– B vitamins are important in helping to support proper nervous system function and are used for energy metabolism.
– Omega 3 fatty acids reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular disease and regular consumption may reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and can even boost brain function as well as help lower blood sugar levels.
Relative to other fish commonly eaten by humans, sardines are very low in contaminants, such as mercury.
Sardine oil is used in the manufacturing of paint, varnish and linoleum.
The sardine canning industry peaked in the United States in the 1950s.  The Stinson Seafood plant in Prospect Harbor, Maine, which was the last large sardine cannery in the United States, closed its doors on April 15, 2010, after 135 years in operation.


Share a can or two of canned sardines with a friend.  See if you prefer the mustard, chili or the tomato packed ones better!
Look, if you Celebrate Every Day® most years, this is the only holiday on this date. So we’ll offer some extra special tips to help you celebrate. 
  • Try sardines on a salad. Mash them up and mix them with some Caesar dressing for a start. Add some extra croutons if that improves the experience.
  • Toss them with pasta and a spicy marinara sauce.
  • Grill them with olive oil. Add lemon, garlic, and tarragon.