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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Previous Easter Photos ~ Picture of the Day ~ New York ~ Enchilada Casserole ~ Richard and Annette Escalante ~ Mike and Dude ~ Pretty Sky ~ Goose ~ Sunset ~ Easter 


Good 36º clear sunny morning. Yesterday we topped at 77º. 


Happy Easter.


Sad this year we can't get together with the family. Here's some previous Easter pictures... last years Easter brunch at Taprock with Brian, Jen, Sami, Tucker, Jean, and me....

2 years ago Easter Egg hunt with Tucker and Sami ......

8 years ago Tucker and Sami.......




Picture of the Day ... LOL. Latest fashion earrings!! 





Interesting about New York.....

New York State is the fourth largest state in the United States of America in 2020 based on our latest projections, with a population of 19.44 million. Florida recently became the third most populous state, passing New York in 2014 and pushing The Empire State to 4th in the United States. The recent official estimates from July 2015 put New York's population at 19,795,791. This estimate represents a 2.1% increase since 2010.

New York State has an overall population density of 421 people per square mile, with an area of 47,126 square miles.When most people think of New York, they immediately think of New York City, the largest city in the US. New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the country. Nearly 43% of New York state's population live in the 305 square miles that comprise New York City. The next largest city in the state of New York is Buffalo, with just over 250,000 residents. This means New York City is over 33 times larger than the second largest city in New York. New York's state capital Albany is home to just under 100 thousand residents.
The most populated counties in New York are Kings County (2,648,771), Queens County (2,358,582), and New York County (1,664,727).
Whether you call New York the Big Apple, the Capital of the World, or the Empire City, 8.3 million residents love to call it home. The New York Metropolitan Area is larger than the Netherlands or Belgium by population, as it has over 20 million residents nowadays.

New York City is also so big that it’s over twice the size of Los Angeles, of the second largest U.S. city with its 3.9 million residents. NY is a true mixture of different cultures and people from all over the world. 800 different languages are spoken here, which makes NY the world capital of language density.




From Mr. Food...


Simmer up some ground beef and enchilada sauce for a casserole that'll knock your socks off. This Enchilada Casserole has all your favorite Mexican flavors with all the ease of a casserole. Make sure you don't forget the margaritas when you serve this one up at the next fiesta!

 

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (11-ounce) can Fiesta corn, drained (See Note)
  • 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 (5-inch) corn tortillas, divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

 

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat cook beef and onion, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Stir tomato sauce, corn, enchilada sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper into meat mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Place half of tortillas in bottom of baking dish. Spoon half of beef mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers with remaining tortillas and beef mixture.
  5. Bake 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Notes


  • Fiesta corn is corn with chopped red and green bell peppers. If you can't find it in your local supermarket, plain corn will work just fine.
     
  • As an option, add a dollop of sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro for extra layers of flavor.
     
  • Add a little heat to this dish by substituting equal amounts of Monterey Jack cheese with peppers for the Cheddar. Green chili peppers add nice color as well as a bit more spice! And the best part is that more or less can be added depending on your taste!


Special anniversary today.... Richard (aka Rico Suavé) and his Annette Escalante are celebrating their 23rd Anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!
Rico retired from the Sheriff's Dept. Rico was an LET (Law Enforcement Tech) at the Sheriff's Department Range at BC and he also went to the same high school I did, Woodrow Wilson, but he graduated 20 years after I did!



Historically this date...
1945 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies while in office; vice-president Harry Truman is sworn in as the 33rd President.


1955 – The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.


1961 – The Russian (Sovietcosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, in Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok 1).


1981 – The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place - the STS-1 mission.


1999 – US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.


And births this date include....
1932 – Tiny Tim, American singer, ukulele player, and archivist (d. 1996)
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1947 – Tom Clancy, American author (d.2013)
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1947 – David Letterman, American comedian and talk show host
(GAWD how stupid he looks in a suit with white socks!!!!!) 


1950 – David Cassidy, American actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Partridge Family)
             ..........young & cute, DUI mug, ewwww.....


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1956 – Andy García, Cuban actor
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Mike came over Wednesday and did yard work for me and I took this picture of him and Dude with  my phone but I couldn't email it to me. Something wrong with my phone. Hmmmmm... Anyway, sent it to Brian via message and he emailed it to me.




This quarantine is so frustrating, so Dude and I went for a ride. I drove for an hour around the area. Dude was a happy camper. He loves riding in the car!! And it was a pretty day.....






As we went down our drive this goose was walking in front of my car..... 


The sunset last night....




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


Easter is observed on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox. Considered Christianity’s most important holy day, it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Depending on which calendar a church follows, some will celebrate the holiday earlier than others.
Leading up to Easter Sunday is an entire season of observances beginning with Ash Wednesday, the official beginning of Lent. Lent is a time of fasting and reflection, which represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness for 40 days. Many know this as a time when Christians give something up for Lent.
Then during Holy Week, the Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. It commemorates Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on a donkey just five days before He was crucified. Maundy Thursday remembers Jesus’s last supper; Good Friday is the day of the crucifixion, Holy Saturday is the period between the crucifixion and the resurrection and Easter Sunday.

HOW TO OBSERVE (Of course with the coronavirus quarantine we are all under, the following won't be happening... 😔)

If you choose, you can participate in any number of church services. Some churches conduct sunrise services. Dye eggs with children and have an Easter egg hunt. Local communities hold annual egg hunts as well, so check your local social media, newspapers, and community listings for dates and times. Use #Easter to share on social media.

EASTER HISTORY

Before Easter (Pascha), Passover was the primary holy day celebrated; however, Christianity closely links the two holidays. Jesus’s last supper was a Passover meal. By the 2nd century, Pascha was being celebrated alongside Passover as well as pagan spring festivals.
The tradition of an Easter Bunny comes from medieval Germany, where the Osterhase or Easter Hare would lay its colorful eggs in nests prepared by children. Immigrants in the 18th-century settling in the Dutch Pennsylvania countryside brought this fable and tradition with them to the United States.
Dying eggs is a tradition that dates back thousands of years across many cultures. Eggs symbolize rebirth, fertility, and life springing forth. Today Easter egg hunts take place across the country. It is not unusual to see children in their Sunday best surrounding a giant Bunny. Many will also get their picture taken, too!