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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Throw Back Thursday ~ Cloudy/Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ McDonalds Sedona Arizona ~ Tex-Mex Chicken Parm ~ My Picture on TV ~ National Spinach Day

Good 33ยบ cloudy morning. 

Happy Throw Back Thursday ... 1989 when my Kristen graduated from the LA Sheriff's Academy.... Sheriff Block, Kristen, me, Jerry..

Yesterday we started off cloudy...

 Then we got rain. It rained on and off all day. 

I checked the downtown cam in Grants Pass... windy and rain all over the camera lens....

Picture of the Day ...


  The bright yellow letter M for McDonald’s is one of the most recognizable logos in the world. However, there’s one McDonald’s that forgoes that famous yellow color in its logo. In Sedona, Arizona, the arches are turquoise! Why you ask? The city of Sedona, is famous for its natural beauty—namely, its mountainous landscape of red rock. Because of the landscape, there are rules in place for buildings in Sedona to make sure that no structure intrudes on the surrounding natural scenery. City officials believed that gold would clash with the surrounding red rocks, and instead opted for a more pleasing, soft blue color.

Tex-Mex Chicken Parm

4 cups tortilla chips
Two 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Kosher salt
3 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
One 15-ounce jar chunky salsa 
One 8-ounce package pepper jack cheese, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced (seeds removed for less heat)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Put the chips in a food processor and pulse until they are finely ground; set aside. 
  3. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally so you have 4 thin chicken cutlets. 
  4. Set up a breading station with 3 shallow dishes: Stir together the flour, chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in the first dish. Beat the eggs in the second dish and add the tortilla chips to the third dish. Coat a cutlet in the flour. Dip in the egg, letting any excess drip off and then press into the tortilla chips. Transfer to a plate and bread the remaining cutlets. 
  5. Heat 1/4 cup of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until a piece of the breading sizzles when added to the oil. Add 2 breaded cutlets to the oil, making sure they don't touch each other. Fry until golden brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Add the remaining 1/4 cup oil to the skillet, heat and then fry the remaining cutlets. 
  6. Evenly spread 1/2 cup salsa on the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on top. Pour 1/4 cup of salsa on top of each piece of chicken. Shingle the cheese evenly over the chicken.
  7. Bake until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.

Historically this date.....
1942 – World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.

1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..
1997 – Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.

1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.

And births this date include....
1934 – Alan Arkin, American actor

1940 – James Caan, American actor

1944 – Diana Ross, American singer (The Supremes)

1946 – Johnny Crawford, American actor

1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith)

1949 – Vicki Lawrence, American actress and singer

1950 – Martin Short, Canadian comedian

1960 – Jennifer Grey, American actress

Last night Jack Church put on the news one of my cloud photos...

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

National Spinach Day is observed annually on March 26th.  Not only are there so many delicious ways that you can enjoy spinach, but it is also incredibly good for you!
An annual plant,  spinach is native to central and southwestern Asia. Thought to have originated in ancient Persia, Arab traders carried spinach into India, and then it was introduced into ancient China where it was known as “Persian vegetable   The earliest available record of the spinach plant was found in Chinese, saying that the spinach plant was introduced into China via Nepal.
During her reign as queen of France, Catherine de Medici was well known to have enjoyed spinach so much that it was served at every meal.  To this day, dishes made with spinach are known as “Florentine” reflecting Catherine’s birth in Florence.
  • Spinach is:
  • Eaten raw or cooked and is available fresh, frozen or canned.
  • One of the best sources of iron.
  • An excellent source of calcium, folic acid, fiber, protein, calcium and vitamins A, C and K.
  • Is loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants
  • Believed to help improve cardiovascular and gastrointestinal health.
Types of spinach:
Savoy:  dark green color with curly leaves; usually sold in fresh bunches.
Flat or Smooth Leaf:  broad, smooth leaves;  mostly grown for canned and frozen spinach as well as soups, baby food and processed foods.
Semi-savoy:  a hybrid variety with crinkly leaves:  is sold fresh and processed.
  • Following China, the United States is the world’s second-largest producer of spinach.
  • California, Arizona and New Jersey are the top spinach producing states in the United States.
You might want to have a fresh spinach salad or a spinach pizza or maybe a warm, delicious spinach dip.  If one of those is not your choice, perhaps it would be a dish of creamed spinach or spinach lasagna. There are many ways to add spinach to your daily diet and partake in its health benefits.