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Friday, April 3, 2020

Frozen ~ Picture of the Day ~ Whippets ~ Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole ~ National Find A Rainbow Day

Good 27º everything is frozen again morning. 

Yesterday we warmed to the low 50ºs. 

Picture of the Day... LOL! 

Interesting about Whippets ....

The Whippet is a dog breed of medium size. They are a sighthound breed that originated in England, where they descended from Greyhounds. Whippets today still strongly resemble a smaller Greyhound.
Part of the Hound group, Whippets have relatively few health problems other than arrhythmia. Whippets also participate in dog sports such as lure coursing, agility, and flyball. The name is derived from an early 17th-century word, now obsolete, meaning "to move briskly".

Whippets are a medium-sized dog weighing from 15 to 42 pounds. There are two height ranges for Whippets. The Kennel Club both call for heights of 18.5 to 20 inches  for males and 17.5 to 18.5 inches  for females.
Whippets were bred to hunt by sight, coursing game in open areas at high speeds. There are numerous representations of small greyhound-like hounds in art dating back to Ancient Egyptian times.

In medieval England, a small Greyhound breed became popular for use as a ratting dog, the first written English use of the word Whippet with regard to a type of dog was in 1610. Whippets were commonly known as "snap dogs" for their tendency to "snap up" nearby prey.
Whippets are quiet and not prone to barking, but require regular exercise. They are generally gentle dogs and may be content to spend much of the day resting. The AKC describes them as "quiet and dignified in their owner's living room" and says they make "excellent house dogs.
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Do you have a slow cooker? Then you will like this recipe....
From Mr. Food

This chicken noodle casserole recipe isn't your average weeknight meal. It's even faster! Your gang's gonna love this slow-cooker Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole because it tastes so good. You'll love it because you don't have to precook the pasta. It's a win-win for everyone!

Obviously, when you combine cheese, chicken, and noodles, it's rare anyone will complain. Your family's favorite meal is only a few hours away. Plus, with the slow cooker, you can easily set it and forget it. Nothing could be easier than this easy chicken casserole recipe.


  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated cooked chicken chunks
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken and mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages shredded Italian three-cheese blend
  • 16 ounces rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped


  1. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Stir together spinach, chicken, and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in 1 package of cheese blend.
  2. Arrange 1/3 of the uncooked pasta in a lightly greased 5-quart slow cooker. Spoon 1/3 of the chicken mixture over pasta, and sprinkle with 1/3 remaining cheese blend. Repeat layers two more times. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and walnuts.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW setting 3-1/2 to 4 hours, or until noodles are done. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Historically this date...
33 – Generally agreed-upon date for the historical crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.

1860 – The first successful United States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins.

1973 – Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released.

1996 – Suspected "UnabomberTheodore Kaczynski is arrested at his cabin in Montana,United States.

1996 – A United States Air Force airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board.

2000 – United States v. MicrosoftMicrosoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.

And births this date include.... (there's a LOT of them!)
1893 – Leslie Howard, English actor (d. 1943)

1907 – Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (d. 1999)
..........can you believe it he was full blood ...ITALIAN!!

1922 – Doris Day, American actress, singer and animal rights activist.
Her story is very interesting! Click on her name. (d.2019)

1924 – Marlon Brando, American actor (d. 2004)

1926 – Virgil "Gus" Grissom, American astronaut (d. 1967)
... a tragedy I still feel very sad about.

1934 – Jane Goodall, English zoologist

1941 – Jan Berry, American musician (d. 2004)
Jan and Dean came to my high school. I was sitting in an aisle seat and could almost touch them as they walked to the stage. Fun!!!

1942 – Marsha Mason, American actress

1942 – Wayne Newton, American singer

1949 – Lyle Alzado, American football player (d. 1992)
.... sad how his life ended....

1953 – Sandra Boynton, American greeting-card designer, illustrator, and author
I love her drawings.

1958 – Alec Baldwin, American actor
..........what a donkey!

1961 – Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian

1971 – Picabo Street, American alpine ski champion

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
This is funny... yesterday I posted the picture of the rainbow I saw and today is............

Each year on April 3rd, National Find A Rainbow Day challenges us to look to the sky and find a colorful ray of hope cast across it. 
There are people that see rainbows as an artistic masterpiece in the sky, to others it is a sign of hope and to many a sign of promise.
It can be all three; beauty, hope and promise.    (Jill Magnus) 
A spectrum of light in the form of a multicolored arc, appearing in the sky, is caused by both reflection and refraction of light in water droplets in the Earth’s atmosphere. These rainbows always appear directly opposite of the sun.  The light is refracted (bent) when it enters a droplet of water, then is reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again when leaving it.
Red is the color that is visible on the outer part of a rainbow and violet on the inside of a primary rainbow. Children learn in science class the mnemonic ROYGBIV to help them to remember the sequence of colors in a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Many forms of airborne water can cause rainbows including, rain, mist, spray, and dew.