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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Pekingese Dogs ~ Muffin Tin Meat Loaves ~ National Beer Day 


Good 34º super foggy morning.....



Yesterday started off cloudy/foggy...
Well the gloom hung around until the sun finally came through the clouds...



Then the predictions are for sunny days through Friday....  :o)



I looked outside yesterday and there were several deer out in front of the house. Always so nice to see those pretties!!!







Picture of the Day... LOL




Interesting about Pekingese ....




The Pekingese is a breed of toy dog, originating in Western China. The breed was favored by royalty of the Chinese Imperial court as both a lap dog and companion dog, and its name refers to the city of Peking (Beijing) where the Forbidden City is located.
The breed has several characteristics and health issues related to its unique appearance. Because of its desirable characteristics, the Pekingese has been part of the development of designer crossbreeds, such as the Peekapoo (crossed with a poodle) and Peke-a-tese (crossed with a Maltese).
Modern breeders and dog show judges seem to prefer the long-haired type over the more traditional spaniel-type coat.
The Pekingese's flat face and large eyes are some of the breeds most obvious characteristics. The body is compact and low to the ground. Pekingese also have a muscular and durable body.
The breed's unusual rolling gait may have been deliberately developed by breeding to prevent the court dogs from wandering in ancient times. The Pekingese weigh from 7 to 14 lb (3.2 to 6.4 kg) and stand about 6–9 inches (15–23 cm) at the withers, however they can sometimes be smaller.
These smaller Pekingese are commonly referred to as "Sleeve" Pekingese or just "Sleeves". The name is taken from ancient times, when emperors would carry the smallest of the breed in their sleeves. A Pekingese over 15 pounds is disqualified in the show ring.
More Info: en.wikipedia.org




From Mr. Food



Have you ever thought about making one of your family's favorite dinners in a muffin tin? Well, it's time to give it a try! Our recipe for Muffin Tin Meat Loaves is more than just easy and convenient, it's a dinnertime must-have!
  • 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (about 1 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

 


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. 
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except ketchup, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Place about 1/3 cup of beef mixture into each of 12 medium muffin cups, pressing lightly; spread ketchup evenly over tops.
     
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until no pink remains and juices run clear.

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If you want, you can use yellow squash in place of the zucchini...or some of both!

Historically this date.....
1788 – American Pioneers to the Northwest Territory arrive at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent American settlement of the new United States in the Northwest Territory, and opening the westward expansion of the new country.


1798 – The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.


1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.


1827 – John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.


1967 – Film critic Roger Ebert published his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times.


2003 – U.S. troops capture BaghdadSaddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.





And births this date include...
1928 – James Garner, American actor (d. 2014)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3mN0Pyvosl0/UWGN-4kx03I/AAAAAAAAoZg/vtcpADBXOVI/s1600/jamesMA29181927-0013.jpg
1933 – Wayne Rogers, American actor (d.2015)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EiBpw_hJyzM/UWGOCwKXqhI/AAAAAAAAoZo/dIgfRBRulSY/s1600/wayneMA29181927-0014.jpg


1954 – Jackie Chan, Chinese actor, director, producer, and martial artist
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-m45khMT2VfQ/UWGOO5YIOII/AAAAAAAAoZ4/R904DVbOqB0/s1600/chanMA29181927-0016.jpg



1956 – Christopher Darden, American lawyer, writer, and lecturer, prosecutor in O. J. Simpson murder case
.... click his name, interesting read.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X78BOdpQYAQ/UWGOTrAsAHI/AAAAAAAAoaA/Rh_vOhuZ8v8/s1600/dardenMA29181927-0017.jpg



1964 – Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uZQNS62Az3s/UWGOW8dDjFI/AAAAAAAAoaI/bytg-CkOLRc/s1600/croweMA29181927-0018.jpg



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


National Beer Day on April 7th annually, recognizes the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Following water and tea, it is the third most popular drink overall.
One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed. It is also recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.
Perhaps there’s a porter or a Belgian in your glass. Whether yours is fermented or not, dark or pale, hoppy, bitter, smooth, raise your mug. Lift it high among friends around the world, thanking those who work brewing delicious beer in your local area. And besides, beer lovers have more selection than ever before. The craft beer industry continues to challenge the classics, providing a wide variety of choices. Thanks to these opportunities, new beer drinkers are joining the club every day. 

NATIONAL BEER DAY HISTORY

On April 7, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer, in the United States, as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV).  Beer drinkers celebrated and were happy to be able to purchase beer again for the first time in thirteen years.
Our research found this day was created as National Beer Day by Justin Smith, a Richmond, Virginia Craft Beer Examiner, and his friend Mike Connolly from Liverpool, England. April 7th corresponds with the date the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law and became active. In 2009, Smith and Connolly created a National Beer Day Facebook page. From this page, they invited friends to join, and word spread to many sources.