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Monday, January 20, 2020

Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ BMW ~ Mexican Crescent Casserole ~ Maria DeRuyte ~ National Cheese Lover's Day 

Good 35º dark gloomy high fog/clouds morning. 

Yesterday the fog ....

 It gets depressing!!! Come on sunshine!!!! Finally we did get some sun coming through the clouds and we topped at a whopping 52º! 

Picture of the Day .... perfect timing! LOL!

BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works, or, translated into German, Bayerische Motoren Werke. If you’re a little rusty on world geography, Bavaria is a southern state in Germany where BMW originally started making airplane engines in 1917. After the end of World War I, BMW was forced to cease aircraft-engine production by the terms of the Versailles Armistice Treaty. The company consequently shifted to motorcycle production in 1923, followed by automobiles in 1928. If Bavarian Motor Works is too formal for your taste, their automobiles are nicknamed Bimmers, while the motorcycles are often called Beemers (or Beamers).

Mexican Crescent Casserole 

Easy. 5 Ingredients. 30 minute prep time.

1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained.
1 1oz pkg Old El Paso taco seasoning mix
1 11oz can whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, undrained
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar-Jack with jalapeno peppers cheese blend
1 8oz can Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 8oz can Pillsbury refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet
In skillet mix beef, taco seasoning mix, and corn. Heat to boiling over med-high heat, stirring occasionally. Spoon into ungreased 12x8 in (2 qt) baking dish, sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.

Separate or cut dough into 2 long rectangles (if using crescent rolls, press perforations to seal). Place on top of meat mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake at 375º 15-20 minutes

Today is my special neighbor's birthday. My neighbor Maria DeRuyte is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIA!! Hope you have a GREAT day!

                                    ^with her hubby Gerard.

Historically this date...
1885 – L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.

1887 – The United States Senate allows the Navy to
            lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.

1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.

1929 – In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion
             picture filmed outdoors, is released.

1937 – Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated for a second term as U.S. President. This is the first inauguration on January 20. The date was changed from March 4 by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt is the only President inaugurated for a third term.

1945 – Franklin Roosevelt's fourth and final inauguration is held at the White House due to wartime considerations.

1953 – Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated as the first Republican President in twenty years.

1961 – John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the youngest elected and first Roman Catholic President of the U.S. His inaugural address is one of the most memorable of the 20th century.

1977 – Jimmy Carter is inaugurated as the 39th President of the United States. He is the last President inaugurated at the east front of the Capitol, which had been the traditional site for Presidential inaugurations since 1829.

1981 – Twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated, at age 69 the oldest man ever to be inaugurated as U.S. President, Iran releases 52 American hostages. It is the first Presidential inauguration to be held at the west front of the Capitol.

2017 – Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America

And births today include.....
1896 – George Burns, American actor, comedian (d. 1996)

1902 – Leon Ames, American actor (d. 1993)

1910 – Joy Adamson, Austrian naturalist and writer (d. 1980)

1920 – DeForest Kelley, American actor (d. 1999)

1926 – Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010)

1929 – Arte Johnson, American actor (d.2019)

1937 – Dorothy Provine, American singer, dancer and actress (d. 2010)
 She must not have gotten old, there are no pictures of her except for when she was young and beautiful.

1958 – Lorenzo Lamas, American actor
5 women he married and divorced!

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

On National Cheese Lover’s Day, don’t feel bleu, throw a feta or act capricious. January 20th is a gouda day to kummin over and have some cheddar or asiago or fontina! 
There is no firm evidence of how cheese making was discovered. but legend tells us it was likely by chance that someone created the first cheese. Thousands of years ago, people transported milk and stored it in sheep stomachs. Left to sit a few days, the proteins would separate into curds and whey. From there, preserving the solids with salt may have seemed a logical next step. Salt was a highly valued preservative in ancient times.
The earliest record of cheese making dates back to 5,500 BCE in what is now Poland.  Today there are over 1,400 varieties of cheese.
Basic Cheese Making
The basic principles behind making cheese are quite simple. Let the milk sour (or scientifically, coagulating the casein protein). Then separate the curds (solids) from the whey (liquid). The curds are then salted and left to age.
Bacteria, enzymes or fungi may be added at various stages. These along with the type of milk, temperature, time and moisture are all controlled to produced the desired taste, color and texture. Herbs and spices may also be added.
The nutritional value of cheese varies depending on the variety. Cottage and mozzarella cheese are at the lower end of fat and calories per serving while mascarpone and cream cheese pack it on. Marscapone makes desserts like tiramisu rich and creamy. 
For the Love of Cheese
For cheese lovers who think one day is just not enough to celebrate cheese, National Day Calendar presents a calendar full of cheesy celebrations. There are 18 other cheese specific holidays on the calendar. Check out this shortlist of tasty cheese-based celebrations:


Enjoy some cheese with your lunch or as a snack. Share your favorite cheesy recipes or puns. Try a new cheese pairing. Visit your favorite cheesemonger and be sure to give a shout out, too.