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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Smoking in the USA ~ Taco Soup ~ National Pie Day 

Good  42ยบ dark foggy morning. 

Sun isn't happening here often, except for the bit of sunshine we had Tuesday... most days are like this.... :o(   So everyone is taking vitamin D!! 

Happy Throw Back Thursday ... 2011 with Joe (LASD ret) and Jo Ann Kirk, Bill (LASD ret) and Jeannie Patterson, and me.

Picture of the Day... LOL.... Savage Minnesota!


The good news is that tobacco smoking is declining globally, including in the United States. The bad news is that about 15.1% of the adults in this country still smoke regularly. West Virginia leads all states in the percentage of adults who still smoke cigarettes, according to state-by-state figures released by the CDC. With 26.0% of adults smoking, West Virginia is ahead of second-place Kentucky (24.6% smokers) and third-place Louisiana (23.1% smokers). Utah holds its place as the state with the lowest adult smoking rate: 8.9%. Source:

From Mr. Food

Ole! This Taco Soup is one of our favorites! Wanna know why? Because the meat, veggies, and classic Mexican flavor make is scrumptious beyond belief! How could it NOT be a favorite?


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 (15-1/2-ounce) cans Mexican-style chili beans, undrained
  • 1 (15-1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (1-1/4-ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (1-ounce) envelope Ranch-style dressing mix
  • 1/2 cups water

  1. Cook beef and onion in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat is browned and onion is tender, stirring until meat crumbles; drain.
  2. Stir beans and next 7 ingredients into beef mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon soup into bowls; top with desired toppings. 


  • You can top this taco soup with just about anything you would top your regular tacos with, like corn chips, chopped tomato, sour cream, or shredded Cheddar cheese!

Historically this date.....
1556 – The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China. The death toll may have been as high as 830,000. HOLY COW!

1570 – James Stewart, 1st Earl of Morayregent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor

1968 – North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo (AGER-2), claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying.

1973 – President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.

2002 – Reporter Daniel Pearl is kidnapped in KarachiPakistan and subsequently murdered .

And births this date include....
1898 – Randolph Scott, American actor (d. 1987)
1919 – Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (d. 1962)
1951 – Chesley Sullenberger, Captain of US Airways Flight 1549, a flight that successfully ditched into the Hudson River
1964 – Mariska Hargitay, American actress

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

National Pie Day on January 23rd celebrates one of the Nations’ favorite desserts. No matter how you slice it, pie in just about any form makes a crowd happy. Fruit pies, berry pies, cream pies – they’re mouth water servings of homemade goodness. 
National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies.  Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!
The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.
Fun Tidbit – Pie throwing:
Cream filled or topped pies are favorite props for humor.  Throwing a pie in a person’s face ha 
Go out for pie or try one of these recipes:


The American Pie Council created National Pie Day in 1986 to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.”