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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ Deringer ~ Sausage Manicotti ~ Phil Santisteven ~ Lydia Plunk ~ New TV Series "Deputy" ~ National Spaghetti Day 

Good 37º cloudy morning. 

Yesterday we started out with fog

Then we got a little sunshine and a touch of blue sky. We topped at 53º.

Picture of the Day .... OK!

Henry Deringer (October 26,1786-February 28,1868) was an American gunsmith. He is best known for inventing the Deringer pistol. The original Philadelphia Derringer pocket pistol was used by John Wilkes Booth in the Abraham Lincoln assassination at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.,on April 14,1865.

John Wilkes Booth (May 10,1838-April 26,1865) was an American actor. He was also a confederate sympathizer, vehement in his denunciation of Lincoln and strongly opposed to the abolition of slavery in the United States.
The Philadelphia Derringer pistol was a single-shot muzzleloading percussion cap pistol introduced in 1852. The percussion cap, introduced circa 1820, was a type of single-use ignition device used on muzzleloader firearms that enabled them to fire reliably in any weather conditions. In total, approximately 15,000 Deringer pistols were manufactured. All were single pistols with back action percussion locks, typically .41 calibre with rifled bores, and walnut stocks. Barell length varied from 1.5'' to 6'', and the hardware was commonly copper-nickel alloy.

John Wilkes Booth's Deringer was unusual in that the rifling twisted counter clockwise rather than the typical clockwise twist used on most Philadelphia Deringers.

Sausage Manicotti

1 pound uncooked bulk pork sausage
2 cups cottage cheese
1 24oz pkg manicotti shells
1 24oz jar marinara sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

In large bowl combine sausage and cottage cheese. Stuff into uncooked manicotti shells. Place in a greased 13x9 baking dish. Top with marinara sauce.

Cover and bake at 350º for 55-60 minutes, or until thermometer inserted in center reads 160º.

Uncover and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes longer until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Two special birthdays today....
Phil Santisteven (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL!

^with his bride, Suzanne (also LASD ret)

My friend Lydia Plunk is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYDIA!

Historically this date......
1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.

....Oh man, shootin' a Colt .45 is awesome!

1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.

1896 – Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.

1999 – Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.

And births this date include....
1905 – Sterling Holloway, American Character Actor (d. 1992)

1927 – Barbara Rush, American actress

1937 – Dyan Cannon, American actress
 Boy, with Grant she looks 12.

1941 – Maureen Reagan, American political activist (d. 2001)

1965 – Julia Ormond, English actress

Thursday night a new TV series started. It's called Deputy. It's about the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. It will be on every Thursday night. The Sheriff suddenly dies and this guy is appointed Sheriff. He's a detective, not the Under Sheriff (next in line).

I was so totally disappointed in this show. It SUCKS!

This was a statement by someone who had watched it..." The first thing we learn about Bill on the job is that he defied regulations to warn illegal immigrants about an upcoming ICE raid. Can't we just watch a TV show and get entertained without a political agenda?" 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Spaghetti Day on January 4th offers an opportunity to pick your sauce and add it to that long, thin cylindrical pasta of Italian and Sicilian origin.  Usually made from semolina flour, this pasta has been a worldwide favorite for ages and loved by millions.
There are a variety of different pasta dishes based on spaghetti, and the sauce determines most of them. Some examples include spaghetti ala Carbonara, garlic and oil, tomato sauce, meat sauce, bolognese, Alfredo sauce, clam sauce or other sauces. We traditionally serve spaghetti dishes topped with grated hard cheeses such as Pecorino Romano, Parmesan and Grana Padano.
The word spaghetti is plural for the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning “thin  string” or “twine.”
American restaurants offered Spaghetti around the end of the 19th century as Spaghetti Italienne (which is believed to have consisted of noodles cooked past al dente and a mild tomato sauce flavored with easily found spices and vegetables such as cloves, bay leaves, and garlic). Decades later, cooks added oregano and basil to many recipes.
Spaghetti Origins
There is a significant debate on the origin of spaghetti. However, we do know that pasta has been consumed for many, many years.  There are records in the Jerusalem Talmud of itrium, a kind of boiled dough, commonly available in Palestine from the 3rd to 5th centuries AD.  A 9th-century Arab dictionary describes itriyyaas as string-like shapes made of semolina and dried before cooking. In an 1154 writing for the Norman King of Sicily, itriyya is mentioned being manufactured and exported from Norman Sicily.  Dried pasta became popular in the 14th and 15th centuries due to its easy storage. People were able to store the dried pasta in ships when exploring the New World.  A century later, pasta was present around the globe during the voyages of discovery. (Wikipedia)
On Top of Spaghetti
In March of 2009, the world record for the largest bowl of spaghetti was set and then reset in March of 2010 when a Garden Grove California Buca di Beppo restaurant successfully filled a swimming pool with more than 13,780 pounds of pasta.
Sung to the tune of “On Top of Old Smoky,” the fun children’s song, “On Top of Spaghetti,” was written and originally sung by folk singer Tom Glazer with the Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus in 1963.
“On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball,
When somebody sneezed.
It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.”


Make your favorite spaghetti dish and be sure to make enough to share. You can always invite friends to join you at your favorite Italian restaurant and split a plate. If you do, be sure to tag the restaurant and use #NationalSpaghettiDay to post on social media.