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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Fog/Rain ~ Geese ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ St. Bernards ~ "Don't Peek" Chicken ~ Dave & Pam Clark ~ National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


Good 36º foggy cloudy morning. 


That fog yesterday hung around for a bit and then left. We had a few drops of rain. 


Then there was all this "honking"... And there were geese on my barn roof! 








Throw Back Thursday .... me hugging Sheriff Sherman Block....




Picture of the Day .... uh huh!



Interesting about St. Bernards ....


The St. Bernard or Saint Bernard is a breed of very large working dog from the western Alps in Italy and Switzerland. They were originally bred for rescue by the hospice of the Great St Bernard Pass on the Italian-Swiss border.
The hospice, built by and named after Italian monk Bernard of Menthon, acquired its first dogs between 1660 and 1670. The breed has become famous through tales of alpine rescues, as well as for its enormous size.
The St. Bernard is a giant dog. The weight of the breed is between 140 and 260 lbs or more, and the approximate height at the withers is 28 to 35 inches.
The coat can be either smooth or rough; the smooth coat being close and flat while the rough is dense, flat, and more profuse around the neck and legs. The color is typically a red shade with white, or a mahogany brindle with white. Black shading is usually found on the face and ears.
The tail is long and heavy, hanging low. Eyes are usually brown, but sometimes can be icy blue, and should have naturally tight lids, with haws only slightly visible.
The ancestors of the St. Bernard share a history with the Sennenhunds.



”The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest of the four Sennenhunds.” “All of the Sennenhund breeds are believed to be descended from large molossers brought to Switzerland by the Romans in the first century B.C.

The St. Bernard, also called Alpine Mountain Dogs or Alpine Cattle Dogs, are the large farm dogs of the farmers and dairymen of most notably the French Alps, livestock guardians, herding dogs, and draft dogs as well as hunting dogs, search and rescue dogs, and watchdogs.


From Mr. Food


Hey you, no peeking! There's a reason why we call this chicken casserole "Don't Peek" Chicken! It's 'cause  the secret to this recipe, unlike other chicken dishes, is keeping the foil on tight; the foil ensures that all those yummy, classic chicken dinner flavors spread throughout the dish. So, resist the urge to glance in! You'll be thanking us later, for one of the best chicken recipes you've ever had!

 

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix (from a 2-ounce box)
  • 1 soup can cold water
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut into 8 pieces
  • Paprika for sprinkling

 


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, mix together rice, soups, soup mix, water, garlic, parsley, and Worcestershire sauce.
     
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Press chicken into mixture. Sprinkle with paprika, then cover tightly with aluminum foil.
     
  4. Bake 1-1/4 hours. Do NOT open cover (not even to peek!) during baking.


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  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley before serving for an impressive finishing touch.
     
  • This is great made ahead and rewarmed in the oven or microwave. For a different taste treat, why not try adding some carrot or celery chunks or using flavored rice? And remember, bottled garlic is a wonderful time-saver. 



Special anniversary today, Dave (LASD ret) and Pam Clark are celebrating their 38th. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!





Historically this date......
1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.

 
1857 – The Fort Tejon earthquake strikes California, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.


1858 – Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide

2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.


And births this date include....
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1915 – Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (d. 1982)
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1925 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
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1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
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1940 – Jimmy Boyd, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
"I saw momma kissing Santa Claus..."
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1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer
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1955 – J. K. Simmons, American actor
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. 
Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities.  They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated.
From local, state and federal, their duties command dedication. The jobs are often thankless and take them away from their families for long hours. Rarely do they know what their days have in store for them. Often law enforcement are the only paid emergency resource a community has. More often they work in coordination with other local, state, and federal organizations to make communities safer.
On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.

HOW TO OBSERVE

There are several ways to show your support. Send a note of thanks to your local, county or state police agency. Wear blue, turn your social media channels blue or shine a blue porch light to show your support. Find more ideas at Concerns of Police Survivors and share your support using #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay to share on social media.  

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY

Several organizations came together to create National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. Some of the organizations supporting the observance include:
  • Concerns of Police Survivors
  • FBI National Academy Associates
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • International Association of Chief of Police
  • Officer Down Memorial Page
  • Law Enforcement United
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
  • International Conference of Police Chaplains
  • National Troopers Coalition
Since then the inaugural celebration, nationwide many more organizations have joined forces to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) to spread encouragement and respect to these dedicated men and women.