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Monday, December 30, 2019

Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Oregon Christmas Trees ~ One-Pot Tortellini Alfredo ~ Dan Cermak ~ Gabe Ramirez ~ Bacon Day

Good 39ยบ foggy morning. 

Yesterday the predicted rain started at 9:50am, and boy it POURED!! Rained all day. 

Picture of the Day...hmmmmmmm........

Interesting.... from here in Oregon...

 If you're among the more than 25 million Americans that purchased a real Christmas tree, there's a decent chance your tree came from Oregon. Oregon was the top Christmas tree–producing state, with more than 6.4 million trees produced. North Carolina was the second-largest producer of Christmas trees, followed by Michigan and Pennsylvania. The three best-selling species of Christmas trees include the Fraser fir, Noble fir, and Douglas fir. An estimated 60 million to 70 million Christmas tree seedlings are planted yearly.
Here is the largest Christmas Tree farm in the world...

One-Pot Tortellini Alfredo 

1 12oz pkg refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
1 cup heavy whipping cream
5 T. unsalted butter
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups diced deli rotisserie chicken
chopped fresh parsley

Cook the tortellini as directed on the package, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water when draining. Set cooked pasta aside.

Add 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 5 T unsalted butter to the empty saucepan over medium-high heat, simmer 3-5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Stir in 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese until melted. Mix in the cooked tortellini, 2 cups of the diced chicken, and about 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water. Add more if needed to adjust the consistency of the sauce.

Divide among bowls and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Special birthdays today.... Dan Cermak, Ace Hardware in Rogue River, is celebrating today........ HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG D!!

Also celebrating today is Gabe Ramirez (LASD ret)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY GABE!!

Historically this date...

..... the deadliest single building fire in US history!

1924 – Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.

And births this date include...
1920 – Jack Lord, American actor (d. 1998)
He had Alzheimers.... so sad. He was GREAT in Hawaii Five-O. A favorite show of mine!


1934 – Russ Tamblyn, American actor, dancer, and singer
(West Side Story)


1935 – Sandy Koufax, American baseball player

1942 – Michael Nesmith, American singer and musician (The Monkees)

1945 – Davy Jones, English singer (The Monkees) (d.2012)

Interesting that they were both born on the same day!

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

On December 30th each year, bacon lovers celebrate one of nature’s favored gifts on Bacon Day!
Everything is better with bacon. Someone said that once. And our research shows very little to dispute this assertion.
In the United States and Canada, bacon is made from the pork belly. Elsewhere in the world, the side and back cuts of pork are used. The meat is cured in either a salt brine or in a salt pack. It is then either dried, boiled, or smoked.
Bacon is a very popular food in the USA.  You can find many items also flavored or scented with bacon, including popcorn, soap, candles, air fresheners, and much more. While these uses are options, we suggest cooking with bacon.
It’s not just for breakfast anymore, either. Bacon improves everything from beverages to dessert. Some cocktails such as the Bloody Mary and Caesar add bacon to the olives, pickles, and other assorted ingredients. Bacon improves the flavor of many appetizers, sandwiches, and soups. Incorporate bacon into salads as a topping or mix it into the dressing. When it comes to dessert, bacon pairs well with maple frosting or maple ice cream. Thanks to the salty, smoky flavor of bacon, it compliments sweet quite well. The possibilities are endless. 


Danya “D” Goodman and Meff “Human Cannonball” Leonard founded Bacon Day in 1997 as the one great day to bond everyone together.