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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Weather ~ Luncheon ~ Picture of the Day ~ Pike Place Fish Market ~ One-Pan Rotini With Tomato Cream Sauce ~ Cat Raincoat ~ National Croissant Day

Good 44ยบ super cloudy/foggy morning. 

The weather yesterday started out so gloomy... and stayed that way all day. We did get a few sprinkles of rain.

And the noisy geese back again! 

Yesterday was the local Law Enforcement/Fire luncheon at the Golf Club in Grants Pass. I hadn't been for several years and finally went. The restaurant is now owned by Dustin, who owns The Vine Restaurant next to Brian's State Farm office. Had a great lunch and visit with our LASD group, Bill and Jeannie Patterson and Dale Yellin and former Jackson Co Fireman and Rogue River Chief, Mike Hannan. All the rest of the attendees were former LAPD and one guy who was a cop in Illinois. Pictures later....

Picture of the Day ... LOL   Hazard, Kentucky! 

Interesting ... Pike Place Fish Market ... if you haven't been there and are in the Seattle area, make sure you go visit this market! It's fun!!!

As part of a large farmers' market, the 'Pike Place Fish Market' is an open air fish market located in Seattle, Washington at the cross streets named Pike Place and Pike Street. Founded in 1930, this site is known for the tradition of fishmongers (someone who sells raw fish and seafood, either wholesale or retail), throwing fish that customers have purchased, before they are wrapped. The market is a popular tourist attraction, often billed as world-famous. Exact address for the headquarters is 86 Pike Place.
The 'Pike Place Fish Market' is best known for its staff who complete a ritual of hurling customers' fish orders across the display and shipping area. This standard routine and ritual is followed by staff after customers have placed an order. While wearing orange rubber overalls and boots, staff call out the customer's order, at which point the fishmonger will throw the customer's fish behind the counter for wrapping. Initially, the ritual of shouting and then repeating the customer's ordered fish began as a prank by one employee, but was enjoyed by customers, so it became a routine and tradition.

As part of the ritual, while working, staff yell to each other and chant in unison while they throw ordered fish. Occasionally, the staff will throw a foam fish into the crowd to scare bystanders or select a customer from the crowd to participate in the fish toss. Above the area in which they throw fish is a sign that reads, "Caution: Low Flying Fish."
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One-Pan Rotini With Tomato Cream Sauce

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up beef into crumbles, 5-10 minutes; drain. Add garlic and seasonings; cook 1 minute longer. Add the stock and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add pasta and peas; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, until pasta is tender, 10-12 minutes.
  • Gradually stir in cream and cheese; heat through (do not allow to boil).

Test Kitchen tips
  • Even if all the noodles aren't totally submerged in liquid when added to the pan, they will still cook through.
  • For an extra boost of flavor, stir in cooked sausage and serve with additional cheese.

Historically this date......
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United StatesRichard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.

1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.

1994 ... today marks the 26th year my Mother, Margaret Laney, has been gone. So miss her still today. She never got to know my grandbabies; Alex, Jack, Tucker, and Sami. Such a shame! She was a beautiful person inside and out. LOVE YOU MOM! ♥

And births this year include....
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York, and 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)

1914 – John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)

1914 – David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)

1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008)

1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress (d.2018)

1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor

1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress

1941 – Dick Cheney, American politician, 7th White House Chief of Staff, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, 17th United States Secretary of Defense and 46th Vice President of the United States

My cat Bruiser is such and outdoor guy and even when it's raining, which is odd to me that a cat goes out and wanders around in the rain. Saw this picture and thought, good idea, a raincoat for the Bruise!!! LOL

All I know. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

In the United States, National Croissant Day recognizes a flaky pastry enjoyed at every meal.  Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  
The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. Laminating the dough is a process by which butter is folded into the mixture creating multiple thin layers of butter and dough. The result is a mouth-watering flaky crust and airy body.
Legend surrounds this pastry, as is often the case with a popular, worldly treat. What is known, is that crescent-shaped breads have been found around the world for ages. One of these was the Kipferl which originated in Austria as far back as the 13th century. This nonlaminated bread is more like a roll.
Credit for the croissant we know today is given to an Austrian military officer, August Zang. In 1939 he opened a Viennese bakery in Paris introducing France to Viennese baking techniques.


Stop by the bakery for a fresh, warm croissant. Be sure to give your baker a shout out, too! Of course, you can always try baking your own. We’ve even provided a recipe to try. 


The earliest we’ve found the observance being celebrated is in 2006. National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this buttery food holiday.