Good 41º dark cloudy morning.
The last day of 2019. Another year went surreal fast! I'm sure 2020 will do the same. Hope it's a HAPPY New Year for EVERYONE!!!
Here is a website with a list of all the famous people who died in 2019... https://www.who2.com/died-in/2019/
Click on a name for bio and photo.
Picture of the Day ... LOL. Shared by my friend Vivia.
Interesting about blueberries....
Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with amazing health benefits. Commercial 'blueberries', including both wild and cultivated blueberries, are all native to North America. The cultivated blueberry varieties were introduced to Europe last century.
Blueberries consist of 14% carbohydrates, 0.7% protein, 0.3% fat and 84% water. One serving provides a relatively low caloric value of 57 kcal per 100 gram (3.5 oz) serving. It also contains a glycemic score of 6 out of 100 per day, which is considered very healthy for diabetics.
Blueberries contain high polyphenolic compounds, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. This antioxident has been associated with increased neuronal signaling in brain centers mediating memory function as well as improved glucose disposal, benefits that would be expected to mitigate neurodegeneration.
Due to the prevalence of dementia especially in our aging population, preventive approaches are essential to address this public health problem. There is no remedy for dementia, but dietary approaches hold promise as effective and safe preventive interventions.
Dietary factors represent the most potent determinants of metabolic health and have been shown to mitigate specific mechanisms of dementia. Polyphenol consumption is important in this regard, and epidemiological studies indicate that consumption of blueberries is associated with lower risk of neurodegenerative disorders and better cognitive performance in the elderly.
Speedy Ravioli Bake
2 9oz pkgs refrigerated cheese-filled ravioli
1 25 or 26oz jar chunky tomato pasta sauce
1 t. dried basil leaves
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat oven to 400º. In a saucepan or 4qt Dutch oven cook the ravioli as directed on the package. Drain and set aside.
In the same saucepan, mix the pasta sauce and basil. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Stir in cooked ravioli. Pour into ungreased 13x9 glass baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over top.
Bake 10 minutes until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted.
Historically this date....
1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two.
1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, NJ.
1907 – The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York City, New York.
................OMG, I first thought this said "farting" coin!
1999 – Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime MinisterVladimir Putin as the acting President.
And births this date include...
1930 – Jaime Escalante, American teacher (d. 2010)
1943 – Sir Ben Kingsley, English actor
1947 – Tim Matheson, American actor
1959 – Val Kilmer, American actor
1965 – Nicholas Sparks, American author
1974 – Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver
All I know. Nuff said. Happy New Year's Eve. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo