Good 32º dark cloudy morning.
Christmas is one week away.
Yesterday the freeze in the morning at 27º.... looked like light snow, especially on the barn roof...
The clouds moved in and we were supposed to have a sunshine day... but that didn't happen. We warmed up to 41º.
Picture of the Day...oh my, some last names just don't work!!
Interesting about tequila...
Tequila is a distilled beverage made from blue agave plant, primarily in the area 40 miles northwest of Guadalaiara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. The red volcanic soils in the region of Tequila is well suited to growing the blue agave, and more than 300 millions of the plants are harvested there each year.
Mexican laws state that the Tequila can only be produce in the state of Jalisco and other limited municipalities. It is protected through NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) in Canada and the United States. It can be between 35 and 55% alcohol content (70 and 110 US proof). It must contain at least 40% alcohol (80 U.S.proof) to be sold in the US.
Tequila is a distilled beverage that is made from the fermentation of sugar (fructose) found from the blue agave plant. Many factors influence the higher alcohol content of Tequila, which are molecules such as isobutyl alcohol, isoamyl alcohol, and ethanol. The type of yeast most commonly found in Tequila is Saccharomyces cerevisiae.The older the agave plant, the greater the alcohol production.The concentration of amyl alcohol is increased as the plant aged by a factor 30%. However, a higher concentration of methanol (poisonous) is found when using younger plants.
Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, which was not officially established until 1666. A fermented beverage from the agave plant known as pulque was consumed in pre-Columbian central Mexico before European contact. When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill agave to produce one of North America's first indigenous distilled spirits.
Don Cenobio Sauza, founder of Sauza Tequila and Municipal President of the Village of Tequila from 1884–1885, was the first to export tequila to the United States, and shortened the name from "Tequila Extract" to just "Tequila" for the American markets. Don Cenobio's grandson Don Francisco Javier gained international attention for insisting that "there cannot be tequila where there are no agaves!" His efforts led to the practice that real tequila can come only from the State of Jalisco.
Tequila comes in an abundant array of colors that ranges from a simple clear distilled beverage to a dark amber brown. The color of the tequila varies greatly depending on the aging process and the type of wood used for storage. The white version of tequila, known as silver tequila or blanco, is the product obtained without a (or with very short) aging process. As well, the spirit must contain 38-55% alcohol content, which is fermented from a wort that contains no less than 51% sugars from the agave plant. Silver tequila provides the purest form as little aging has occurred. What is known as gold, joven or oro tequila is usually silver tequila with the addition of grain alcohols and caramel color; however, some higher-end gold tequilas may be a blend of silver and reposado. Rested (reposado) or aged tequila (añejo) is aged in wooden containers. The aging process can last between two months and three years and can create or enhance flavors and aromas. The aging process generally imparts a golden color.
Dump and Go Meatball Lasagna....
Historically this date......
1916 – World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of Staff Erich Von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French and British, and suffer 337,000 casualties. Unbelievable!
1918 – The United States House of Representatives approves the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition.
1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game is moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards (73 m) long.
And births this date include...
1916 – Betty Grable, American actress (d. 1973)
Died of lung cancer at 56!
1946 – Steven Spielberg, American film director
1954 – Ray Liotta, American actor
1963 – Brad Pitt, American actor
1978 – Katie Holmes, American actress
She can't even remember the words to our National Anthem!!!
"Christina Aguilera mixed up the words to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. When she was supposed to sing, “Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, o’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” the Grammy winner went with, “Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight, what so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last reaming.” Whoops."
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo