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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Weather/Snow ~ Picture of the Day ~ Mount Everest ~ Caramelized Corned Beef ~ National Kansas Day

Good 29º cloudy everything is frozen morning. 

Yesterday, after some rain in the night, there was a little snow on my mountain..... you can see the moon up there too! 

Then the sun went away and the heavy clouds were back. Rain was predicted for yesterday and last night. We didn't get any. 

Picture of the Day... got it? 

Interesting about Mount Everest...........

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is the highest mountain on our planet. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. There are two main routes to climb Mount Everest: the north ridge (Tibet) and the south-east ridge (Nepal). Climbers also use more than 15 less known routes.
In 1953, a ninth British expedition, led by John Hunt, returned to Nepal. Hunt selected two climbing pairs to attempt to reach the summit. The first pair (Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans) came within 100 m (330 ft) of the summit on 26 May 1953, but turned back after running into oxygen problems. As planned, their work in route finding and breaking trail and their caches of extra oxygen were of great aid to the following pair. Two days later, the expedition made its second and final assault on the summit with its second climbing pair, the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali sherpa climber from Darjeeling, India. They reached the summit at 11:30 am local time on 29 May 1953 via the South Col Route.

Here are some little-known facts about Mount Everest:

  • At least one person a year dies trying to reach the summit. The only exception is the year 1977;
  • The wind speed on the peak is more than 200mph;
  • At least 120 dead bodies that can't be safely removed still remain on the mountain;
  • Climbers use these corpses as landmarks;
  • Most deaths on Everest are caused by avalanches and subsequent falls.

From Mr. Food... a good dish for St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday.....

Serve an old favorite in a new way with our recipe for Caramelized Corned Beef. Featuring a sweet glaze that really caramelizes the outside of the corned beef, this is one tasty dinner recipe you're going to want to share with everyone!


  • 1 (4-pound) raw corned beef
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place corned beef in pan, add water, and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake 3 to 4 hours, or until tender; drain liquid.
  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Spread evenly over corned beef.
  5. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes, or until corned beef is fork-tender. Slice across the grain and serve.

Historically this date......
The Ides of March (LatinIdus Martii or Idus Martiae) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15. It was marked by several religious observances, and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE.

1916 – President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.

1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (

2011 – Beginning of the Syrian civil war.

And births this date include....
1767 – Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)

1941 – Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)

1970 – Derek Parra, American speed skater

1975 – Eva Longoria, American actress

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

On March 15, National Kansas Day recognizes The Sunflower State.
Magnificent herds of bison, elk, mule deer and antelope roamed the vast open plains populated by Cherokee, Osage, Pawnee and many other tribes. The region became a part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
Generations of travelers came to Kansas as the country expanded. From the Corps of Discover in 1804 to the Pony Express, all the roads in Kansas seemed to point westward.
Railroads brought rapid settlement to the territory and with it the divisive decision for citizens regarding statehood. Would Kansas be free or slave? The debates turned so vicious, the territory earned the name “Bleeding Kansas” before entering the union as the 34th state and free.
With the railroads, ranching, livestock, and agriculture grew. The verdant, fertile soil of the Kansas farmland made the state the Breadbasket of the World.
Frank L. Baum even depicted farm life for one young girl named Dorothy in his books about a place called Oz. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz took the world by storm, especially when Hollywood put Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Margaret Hamilton and Billie Burke in the cast. There was indeed no place like home, no place like Kansas.
One of the most critical decisions in Civil Rights history took place in Topeka, Kansas. The appeal of Brown vs. the Board of Education was brought before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1954. What had started with groups of parents and teachers in all-black schools in communities across the country had finally culminated in a final decision. Separate but equal violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.