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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ United States Coins ~ Five Ingredient Pasta Salad ~ National Something On A Stick Day

Good 41ยบ rainy morning. 

Picture of the Day...๐Ÿ˜„

Interesting about United States coins....

The word "Liberty" has been required by law to appear on coins since the Coinage Act of 1792. The Coinage Act was passed by the United States Congress on April 2, 1792, and created the United States dollar as the country's standard unit of money, established the United States Mint, and regulated the coinage of the United States. The Coinage Act of 1792 further specified that the front of each coin shall be inscribed with the word “Liberty” and the back of each coin should display the words “United States of America.” 

Five Ingredient Pasta Salad....

  • One 1-lb. package of pasta ....
  • penne 

  • rigatoni  

  • farfalle   

  • tortellini   
  • fusilli

  • or whatever is your fav
  • One 16 oz. bottle of your favorite Italian dressing 
  • 16 oz. ham or salami, diced or julienned
  • 1 c. shredded cheese, like mozzarella
  • 1 c. quartered grape tomatoes
  1. Boil your pasta according to the package directions, then drain & cool it. (If in a hurry, I often rinse it in cold water.)
  2. Dice your meat (or be lazy and buy the package of strips).
  3. Quarter your tomatoes. You can certainly add more if you love tomatoes.
  4. Stir your ingredients together. If you are serving it right away, you will probably only want to use about ¾ of your bottle of dressing. If you are refrigerating it for a few hours or overnight to be served later, the pasta will absorb the dressing and you will need to add the rest.

Historically this date...
1930 – Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.

1979 – Operators of Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down.

And births this date include...
1899 – August Anheuser Busch, Jr., American brewer and baseball executive (d. 1989)

1905 – Marlin Perkins, American zoologist and television host (d. 1986)

1948 – Dianne Wiest, American actress

1955 – Reba McEntire, American singer and actress

1970 – Vince Vaughn, American actor

1986 – Lady Gaga, American singer and songwriter

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

Observed each year on March 28th, National Something on a Stick Day is a food holiday that lets you use your creative talents. Once you get started, the possibilities are endless.  Foods that come on a stick are fun and easy to eat.
There isn’t much that can’t be put on a stick when talking about food. Soup might be that one exception, though if it were flavorful frozen, we might make an exception.
From cool summer treats like the Popsicle to frozen food staples like the corn dog, food on a stick is one of the world’s great inventions. Fresh fruit kabobs and skewers of grilled veggies and meat are both summer favorites.
Street fairs and food trucks have created a variety of recipes made to go on a stick that takes us from breakfast to after-party hunger with flavor combinations that sometimes make us wonder why we haven’t tried that before!  Whether it is fresh and healthy or breaded and deep-fried, menu choices are broad and plentiful for National Something on a Stick Day.


Get inventive and create your own combination. How about grilled pear on a stick? Or perhaps meat and cheese squares or brownie and marshmallows bites? Have a creative breakfast, lunch or dinner and have fun with the day!!
Families, while this day is primarily a food holiday, the classroom offers a project that’s both creative and inventive. It combines Something on a Stick Day and National Pencil Day together by making a pinwheel. Other ways to incorporate this day into your activities include:
  • Master eating with chopsticks.
  • Serve each meal on a stick. French toast for breakfast? Serve it cut up on toothpicks. Salad for lunch? Slide all the fixings on a skewer. The same goes for supper. Be creative and involve the whole family in the planning. Just don’t serve soup.
  • Challenge the family to create a name as many foods on a stick as possible.