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Friday, February 7, 2020

Picture of the Day ~ President Lincoln ~ Quick Cheddar Biscuits ~ Jennifer Murphy ~ National Fettuccine Alfredo Day


Good 44º cloudy morning. 



Picture of the Day .... hmmmmmmmm




Interesting about President Lincoln....

Abraham Lincoln was an accomplished wrestler who was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992. The Great Emancipator wasn’t quite WWE material, but thanks to his long limbs he was an accomplished wrestler as a young man. Defeated only once in approximately 300 matches, Lincoln reportedly talked a little smack in the ring. Honest Abe once challenged an entire crowd of onlookers after dispatching an opponent: “I’m the big buck of this lick. If any of you want to try it, come on and whet your horns.” There were no takers. Lincoln’s grappling exploits earned him an “Outstanding American” honor in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.




Quick Cheddar Biscuits


From Mr. Food
You're going to want to make our simple recipe for Quick Cheddar Biscuits, as soon as possible. Using a few simple ingredients, you too can make a cheesy bread recipe that your friends and family will be begging you to make for every meal. They're perfect for dunking, dipping, and sopping up every last drop of goodness from your plate or bowl. Quick, and deliciously cheesy; you need these biscuits. 

 

  • 2 cups pancake and baking mix
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together baking mix, brown sugar, milk, and cheese until soft dough forms. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic powder, salt, and parsley. Brush butter mixture over warm biscuits and serve.



Special birthday today... my friend Jennifer Murphy is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JENNIFER!!

^ Here she is with her Mike and her late love dog, Heaven.



Historically this date.....
1935 – The classic board game Monopoly is invented.
I have a few... original one from 1930's that was my family's with arrow... with the original game pieces made from metal and the hotels made from wood....
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wf-yBCzWCdw/URPVMK4JSHI/AAAAAAAAmSM/AoOX595eulA/s1600/gameboardsMA29149042-0016.jpg




1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
.... sad for all the Cuban cigar smokers!




1964 – The Beatles first arrived in the United States. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later would mark the beginning of the British Invasion.




1984 – Space Shuttle programSTS-41-B Mission – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).




1995 – Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.







And births this date include...
1804 – John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)
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This was Jerry's 1941 John Deere that my high school friend, Jon Harting, bought. Thanks Jon, for taking such good care of Jerry's pride and joy!




....it's a birth date for writers!
1812 – Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aWtx1CwOEnM/URPSaWdwBVI/AAAAAAAAmPA/LGy1v8CTV6c/s1600/dickensMA29149024-0005.jpg


1867 – Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (d. 1957)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-35EgsPFNHTM/URPSdn7fkbI/AAAAAAAAmPI/N7JDYLgHdpM/s1600/wilderMA29149024-0006.jpg





1885 – Sinclair Lewis, American writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1951)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bdekwXbcTnk/URPSgtaReII/AAAAAAAAmPQ/JaACF30uhm8/s1600/lewisMA29149024-0007.jpg





1908 – Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (d. 1983)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1jqdVpS902k/URPSjC4zUII/AAAAAAAAmPY/mgTy5pcoJtE/s1600/crabbeMA29149024-0008.jpg




1962 – Garth Brooks, American singer


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7J7gazh3qmc/URPSrILoEtI/AAAAAAAAmPo/JUypctOlGbk/s1600/garthMA29149024-0010.jpg




1978 – Ashton Kutcher, American actor
                       
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On February 7th, National Fettuccine Alfredo Day celebrates one of the world’s favorite ways to enjoy a plate of fettuccine. 
Fettuccine alfredo enjoys a history as rich as its flavor. Created in 1908, fettuccine was made out of love and concern by an Italian restauranteur. Alfredo di Lelio’s concern for his pregnant wife’s lack of appetite caused him to put his talents to work. The birth of their first son depended on it. His recipe of noodles, cheese, and butter not only encouraged her to eat but she also inspired him to put it on the menu, too. Since then, the century-old dish has been satisfying pasta lovers around the world ever since. 
Not only that but fettuccine alfredo lovers experiment with the dish in several ways. Add shrimp, mushrooms or spinach. The meal also pairs well with other vegetables and proteins, too. Cut the richness with a white wine and finish with a fruit dessert. 

HOW TO OBSERVE 

Celebrate with a big dish of fettuccine Alfredo! Invite friends and family to join you, too. As you know, it’s not a celebration if you don’t. Make it yourself (we provide a recipe). Or, go to your favorite Italian restaurant. When you do, be sure to give them a shout out.
While you’re celebrating, share your photos, recipes, and more using #FettuccineAlfredoDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL FETTUCCINE ALFREDO DAY HISTORY

The earliest printed record of the observance we’ve found is a January 26, 2005, Akron Beacon Journal article listing upcoming February food holidays. Several newspapers across the nation follow suit, including the list in their food pages. But, none of them included their source or how long the day has been celebrated. However, the grandson of Alfredo Di Lelio contacted National Day Calendar in 2015 to provide the history behind the delicious pasta dish. We provide his letter below.
From Ines Di Lelio, grandson of Alfredo di Lelio
The following is the History of Alfredo di Lelio, who created in 1908 “Fettuccine All ‘Alfredo” (Fettuccine Alfredo). It’s now served by his nephew Ines Di Lelio, at the restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” – “Alfredo Di Roma” in Rome, Piazza Augusto Imperatore 30.
“With reference of your article (for which I thank you), I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of ‘Fettuccine all’Alfredo’ (‘Fettuccine Alfredo’) in 1908 in the ‘trattoria’ run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi).
This ‘trattoria’ of Piazza Rosa has become the ‘birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo’. More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the ‘fettuccine all’Alfredo’, this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908). Alfredo di Lelio opened his restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family.”
Staying in the Family...
“In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 ‘Il Vero Alfredo’ (‘Alfredo di Roma’), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality). See also the website of ‘Il Vero Alfredo’.(with news also about franchising).
I celebrate every year (as this year) in my restaurant (founded by my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio) the USA Holiday of. fettuccine all’Alfredo (February 7). I must clarify that other restaurants “Alfredo” in Rome do not belong to the family tradition of ‘Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma’ and I inform you that the restaurant ‘Il Vero Alfredo –Alfredo di Roma’ is in the registry of ‘Historic Shops of Excellence’ of the City of Rome Capitale.
Best regards Ines Di Lelio”