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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Easter Island ~ Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie ~ National Lager Day

Good super foggy 37º morning. 

Yesterday, again, we started off foggy and the gloom hung out ...

^Dude was keeping and eye on the gate....

We finally got some blue sky and heated to 53º. 

Picture of the Day... now I can't stop singing that song in my head!

Interesting about Easter Island...
Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle in Oceania.

Easter Island is most famous for its nearly 1,000 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park.
It is believed that Easter Island's Polynesian inhabitants arrived on Easter Island sometime near 1200 AD. They created a thriving and industrious culture, as evidenced by the island's numerous enormous stone moai and other artifacts.

Moai were carved in the period 1100–1680 AD (rectified radio-carbon dates). A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections. Although often identified as "Easter Island heads", the statues have torsos, most of them ending at the top of the thighs; a small number are complete figures that kneel on bent knees with their hands over their stomachs. Some upright moai have become buried up to their necks by shifting soils.
Almost all (95%) moai were carved from compressed, easily worked solidified volcanic ash or tuff found at a single site on the side of the extinct volcano Rano Raraku.

Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie

2 cups chopped fresh broccoli or sliced fresh cauliflowerets
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 eggs

Heat oven to 400º. Grease 9" pie plate. Heat 1" salted water to boiling point in medium saucepan. Add broccoli, cover and heat to boiling. Cook 5 minutes, drain thoroughly. Stir together cooked broccoli, onion, bell pepper, and cheese. Put in pie plate.

Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate. 
Bake 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown and knife inserted in center, comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.

Historically this date....
1817 – Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.

1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.

And births this date include...
1914 – Dorothy Lamour, American actress (d. 1996)

1928 – Dan Blocker, American actor (d. 1972)
....drafted into the Army during Korea but was fanatical against the Viet Nam war to the point of leaving the country!

1941 – Tommy Kirk, American actor
Strange life!

1941 – Tommy Rettig, American actor (d. 1996)

1952 – Susan Dey, American actress

1964 – Bobby Flay, American chef and restaurateur

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

National Lager Day on December 10th raises a glass to the third most popular beverage after water and tea. While lager is typically characterized as a light, summer beer we believe that every season deserves to be celebrated with a few of your favorite things.
Lagers are distinguished from other beers by using a cold-conditioning process. The types of yeast used are referred to as “bottom-fermenting” yeast or yeast that can develop at colder temperatures. Before the advent of refrigeration, brewers perfected this process in cellars dug into the ground and filled with ice. Those who taste the delicious results described the lager as “crisp” and “refreshing.” It is no wonder that this method caught on and produced a wide variety of brews synonymous with regional and national brands.
With so many choices from pale, amber or dark, not to mention the many craft varieties there is are endless possibilities for your enjoyment. So, grab some friends and celebrate this midwinter season with the taste of Summer.


Order a flight and discover a variety of delicious lagers. Invite friends to join you. Learn about the brewing process, too. Tour a brewery or find out more from a brewmaster.