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Friday, February 28, 2020

Picture of the Day ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ Bacon Guacamole Crescent Cups Appetizer ~ National Skip The Straw Day


Good 30º clear frozen morning. 


Again, after the fog lifted, we had another beautiful day....






Picture of the Day .... police just never know who they will find...




Interesting about Romeo and Juliet


Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.
Romeo and Juliet fall in love at a party. But they come from families which hate each other. They are sure they will not be allowed to marry. Nevertheless, helped by Friar Laurence, they marry in secret instead. Unfortunately, before their wedding night Romeo kills Juliet's cousin in a duel, and in the morning he is forced to leave her. If he ever returns to the city, he will be put to death.
Juliet's parents told her she must marry Paris. Her parents do not know she is already married. She refuses in the beginning, but later agrees because she plans to fake her death and escape to be with Romeo forever; again with the help of Friar Laurence.
Frair Laurence designs the plan. He gives Juliet a sleeping potion. She appears to be dead and was put in a tomb. However, Romeo does not know about the plan, visits her grave, thinks she is dead, and kills himself. When Juliet finally wakes up, she discovers that Romeo is dead and then kills herself, drinking the poison he bought from an apothecary.




Bacon Guacamole Crescent Cups Appetizer





1 8oz can Pillsbury crescent dough sheet or refrigerated crescent rolls
1 8oz container guacamole
4 crispy cooked bacon strips
Heat oven to 375º. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
Unroll dough, press into 12x9 rectangle. If using crescent roll dough, press firmly on perforations to seal. With cutter, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 squares.


Gently press squares into muffin cups. Dough will not completely cover inside of cup, don't press too much. 


Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are golden grown. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.
Spoon 1 t. guacamole into each cup.
Cut each bacon strip into 6 pieces. Place a bacon piece on each guacamole filled cup.



For spicier guacamole, add 1/2 t. of your favorite hot sauce.  For garden fresh flavor, stir 1/3 cup chopped seeded tomato into guacamole.



Historically this date.......
1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon


1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.


1991 – The first Gulf War ends.


1993 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.


1997 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people


1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.


1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.


2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the SeattleTacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.





And births this date include....
1906 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
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1931 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor
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1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
His winery in Napa makes awesome wine!!!


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


On the fourth Friday in February, The Coral Keepers ask you to consider a different way on National Skip the Straw Day! For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed slurping a refreshing beverage through a cylindrical tube. If Marvin Stone (the inventor of the first paper straw in 1888) were alive today, he might be shocked to know of the five large areas of the ocean, called gyres, where plastic garbage collects. The sea’s currents create vortexes trapping plastics, and in the collection are plastic drinking straws.
Straws and other plastics cause harm to marine life in many ways.  Birds, fish and other sea life consume plastics accidentally or when they mistake it for food. Plastics don’t biodegrade.  They break down into smaller and finer, microscopic pieces. When plastics break down, they produce bisphenol A (BPA) which interferes with reproductive systems in marine life. It also produces styrene monomer which is a suspected carcinogen.
According to the National Park Service, Americans use 500 million drinking straws daily! So, on National Skip the Straw Day that’s potentially 500 million fewer straws that don’t end up in landfills or the ocean.
We can give you all sorts of other statistics to convince you to Skip the Straw on National Skip the Straw Day (and on other days), but we would rather show you how.

HOW TO OBSERVE

For most of us, the easiest way is to pick up the glass and tip it back like our parents taught us to do when we four or five. It may take some practice and maybe both hands.  There are other fun, eco-friendly, healthy options.
  • Bamboo straws are a renewable, reusable and biodegradable.
  • Paper straws, while still disposable, are biodegradable and from a renewable source.
  • Glass straws are coming in durable, colorful designs fit for a variety of beverages.
  • Stainless steel straws are an option for those of us who like our cold drinks really cold!
Other Ways to Observe:
  • Volunteer to help clean up your local beaches, parks or neighborhoods.  Take note of how many straws are included in all the litter.
  • Plan ahead. Do you frequent fast-food restaurants or get beverages to go?  You will often receive the straw before you have the chance to say no.  Be prepared when you order to request your drink without a straw.

NATIONAL SKIP THE STRAW DAY HISTORY

The Coral Keepers, students at Whitehall Middle School in Whitehall, MI, along with their advisor, Susan Tate, founded National Skip the Straw Day in 2017 to encourage Americans to give up the straw habit and help spread awareness about the damage caused by disposable plastics.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar® declared the day to be observed annually on the fourth Friday in February.