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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Day Before DST ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cul-de-Sac ~ Mini Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaves ~ Andy & Linda Nantz ~ National Cereal Day

Good 40º cloudy morning. 

Had a few rain sprinkles last night. Not what was predicted. We were supposed to get a lot of rain last night and now more is predicted for today. We'll see.................

Happy Saturday. Today is the day before Daylight Savings Time, so you should set your clocks ahead before going to bed tonight.

Picture of the Day... a calculator on a shopping cart! How cool, you can figure out exactly what you are spending. (Shared by Greg Lundell)


A dead end, also known as a cul-de-sac (from French for 'bottom of bag'), no through road or no exit road, is a street with only one inlet or outlet.

The term "dead end" is understood in all varieties of English, but the official terminology and traffic signs include many different alternatives. Some of these are used only regionally. In the United States and other countries, cul-de-sac is often not an exact synonym for dead end and refers to dead ends with a circular end, allowing for easy turning at the end of the road. In Australia and Canada, they are usually referred to as a court when they have a bulbous end.

In the 1960s the cul-de-sac attained systematic international application in planned new cities such as Doxiadis’ Islamabad (1960). In the UK, new towns such as Harlow (1947) by Sir Frederick Gibberd and Milton Keynes (1967) incorporated culs-de-sac and crescents in their layouts.

Mini Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaves

1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
1 6oz pkg Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
1 cup water
4 sticks Kraft or Polly-O Jalapeno String Cheese, each cut crosswise into thirds.
2/3 cup thick and chunky salsa

Heat oven to 375º.

Mix turkey, stuffing mix, and water until well blended. Press into 12 muffin cups, sprayed with cooking spray.

Poke hole in center of each meatloaf with end of wooden spoon and fill with cheese. Top with salsa.

Bake 30 minutes, or until meatloaves are done (165º)
Serve with hot baked potato and steamed seasonal fresh vegetables.

**Give the meatloaves an Italian flare by adding 1 t. Italian seasoning to turkey mixture. In addition use Mozzarella Original String cheese and substitute your favorite pasta sauce for the salsa.

Special anniversary today, my pals Andy (Jerry's USMC partner) and Linda (my BFF) Nantz are celebrating 56 years of married bliss. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! 😘🎉❤

Historically this date....
1965 – Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama.

1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.

1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor.

1989 – Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses.

And births this date include...
1934 – Willard Scott, American television broadcaster

1942 – Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
1952 – Lynn Swann, American football player.
1990 – Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins (AMAZING! Blows my mind how they survive so well.)

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

March 7th urges us to get our bowl spoon ready for National Cereal Day each year! Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food.
Now, not only is cereal eaten for breakfast, but it has become a popular bedtime snack. Some people even enjoy a bowl for an evening meal. Bakers turn to cereal in their cake, cookie and bar recipes. The most popular one is Rice Crispy Bar Treats.
A Little Cereal History:
Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereal revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio. His German Mills American Oatmeal Company was the nation’s first commercial oatmeal manufacturer.  In 1877, Schumacher adopted the Quaker symbol, the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.
Granula, the first breakfast cereal, was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, operator of Our Home on the Hillside, which was later replaced by the Jackson Sanatorium in Dansville, New York.  The cereal never became popular since it was inconvenient as the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat.
Do you remember mornings eating a bowl of cereal, reading the back of the box and trying to find the toy inside the box?
The cereal industry rose from a combination of sincere religious beliefs and commercial interest in health foods.  Dr. John Harvey Kellogg experimented with granola.  He boiled some wheat, rolled it into thin films, and baked the resulting flakes in the oven; he acquired a patent in 1891.  In 1895 he launched Cornflakes, which overnight captured a national market.
In 1906, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s brother, William K. Kellogg, after working for John, broke away, bought the corn flakes rights from his brother and set up the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company.  His signature on every package became the company trademark and insurance of quality.
Charles W. Post introduced Grape-nuts in 1898 and soon followed with Post Toasties.
Because of Kellogg and Post, the city of Battle Creek, Michigan is nicknamed the “Cereal Capital of the World.”


After two scoops, a prize and second helping, the identity of the day’s founder has fruit us for a loop. We tried boo berry hard. If it were a life mission, perhaps it would be more than just trix for kids. However, we figure if we snap, crackle and pop a few more times, we might cereously score the lucky charms we krave that will lead us to the answer. It might seem corny, but our capt’n crunches in the research department!