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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Pink Lake ~ Creamy Chicken Casserole ~ National Do A Grouch A Favor Day 

Good 42º raining morning. 

Picture of the Day... perfect timing! 

Interesting about a pink lake....

Lake Hillier is a saline lake on the edge of Middle Island. It is particularly notable for its pink colour. A long and thin shore divides the Southern Ocean from the lake. The vibrant colour is permanent, and does not alter when the water is taken in a container. The pink colour is considered to be due to the presence of the organism "Dunaliella salina". At one point in its history the lake was used to collect salt.

The only living organisms in Lake Hillier are microorganisms which causes the salt content in the lake to create a red dye which helps produce the colour, as well as red halophilic bacteria present in the salt crusts. Despite the unusual hue, the lake exhibits no known adverse effects upon humans. From above, the lake appears a solid bubble gum pink, but from the shoreline it appears more of a clear pink hue. The shoreline is also covered in salt crust deposits.
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Creamy Chicken  Casserole

Your family's favorite chicken-and-rice dish just got a whole lot easier. The creamy sauce and crunchy topping make for a great weeknight casserole.
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups cooked long grain white rice
1 10 3/4 oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/3 cup real mayonnaise
3 hard cooked eggs, chopped
2 green onions sliced
1 cup corn flakes
1 T. butter, melted

Heat oven to 350º.
Combine all ingredients except corn flakes and butter.
Spoon into 1 1/2 quart casserole, sprayed with cooking spray,. Top with corn flakes and butter.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until heated through.

Historically this date......

1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.

1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.

2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.

2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

And births this date include....
1909 – Hugh Beaumont, American actor (d. 1982)

1909 – Richard McDonald, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 1998)

1921 – Vera-Ellen, American actress (d. 1981)

1935 – Sonny Bono, American entertainer politician (d. 1998)

1954 – Margaux Hemingway, American actress and model (d. 1996)

1959 – John McEnroe, American tennis player

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

National Do A Grouch A Favor Day is a call to kindness on February 16th. Everyone knows a grouch, and some of us may even be guilty of being one. On February 16th, maybe you can be the one to find the sweeter side of a grouch.
For some, it’s in their nature to be grouches all of the time; while others may just be having a rough day or two.  On National Do a Grouch a Favor Day, we have an opportunity to turn the grouches frown upside down!
A grouch can be called by a number of names, some of which won’t be described here. However, a few that might come in handy are curmudgeon, crank, grump, sourpuss, bellyacher, grouse, crosspatch, malcontent, crab, and grumbler. If you manage to turn their mood around they might become known as the neighborhood idealist. 
The grouch that you know might be a friend, relative, co-worker, boss, neighbor or that someone who lives in your house.  The favor you do on National Do a Grouch a Favor Day can be simple or elaborate.  Either way, doing them a favor is going to feel right for you!!
A grouch is a habitually irritable or complaining person, a grumbler. ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Maybe February 16th would be a fun day to watch the movies Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.
Let’s make it a better day for your favorite grouch!


There may be ways to a grouches heart. We have a few ideas about that and so we’ve shared them.
  • Find out their favorite baked good and surprise them with it.
  • Listen to their grumblings and grumble along with them, just for the day. You might find out some of the reasons why they’re such a grump.
  • Just visit with them.
  • Offer to help with a difficult project. 
Do something to make a grouch’s day better.