Yesterday, between the 30º start and the fog, and it took until about noon to go away and then we had clear blue skies, sunshine, and we heated to 62º.
Picture of the Day ..... 😔
Interesting about Canaries in coal mines....
Canaries were regularly used in coal mining as an early warning system. If dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide collected in the mine, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners, thus providing a warning to exit the tunnels immediately. Why use a bird instead of, say, a mouse? It all had to do with the birds’ breathing anatomy: canaries get a dose of air when they inhale and when they exhale, thus a double dose of toxic gases. The phrase "canary in a coal mine" is frequently used to refer to a person or thing which serves as an early warning of a coming crisis.
Speedy Ginger-Pork Chop Stir-Fry
1/4 cup Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. minced ginger
1 pound boneless pork chops, cut into thin strips
2 cups small broccoli florets
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 T. oil
2 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice
Mix first three ingredients.
Add 1 T dressing mixture to meat, toss to coat and let stand 5 minutes.
Stir-fry meat and vegetables in hot oil in non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, for 4 minutes, or until meat is done.
Add remaining dressing mixture, mix well. Simmer over medium-low heat 2 minutes. Serve over rice.
You can buy beef and chicken already cut into strips at most grocery stores. Vegetables, such as broccoli, peppers and snow peas, are also available pre-cut in bags in the produce section of many larger supermarkets.
Special Birthday today..... Dennis Howell (LASD ret) is celebrating.
Dennis worked at Temple with Jerry. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENNIS!
^Back in 1987 the Temple Guys.... L-R Bob St.Claire, Jerry, Don Johnston, Dennis Howell, and Ed Bennett. If I remember, this was at the Northwoods Inn.
Historically this date......
1752 – Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin.
.....is that the cat who chewed my new shoes?
2011 – The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
And births this date include...
1926 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (d. 2010)
... In 'Airplane' when Nielsen was asked "Surely you can't be serious?" and he responds, "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley." LOVE IT LOVE IT!
Lots of physical and financial problems! Neither he nor his wives ever stayed married.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo