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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Weather ~ Costco Order ~ Picture of the Day ~ Sing A Song of Sixpence ~ Louisiana Shrimp Bake ~ National Lineman Appreciation Day 


Good 40º cloudy morning. 
Yesterday the sky was blue and we had sunshine. We topped at 82º.



Since I use the Costco brand organic chicken stock 
to cook Dude's boneless skinless chicken thighs I needed to go and get some. Well, our Costco was out of stock. So, I went on line to their order site and ordered 6 boxes of the stock. It will be delivered to Brian's office, since there was no place to put my gate code on the order. Should be here in about 14 days. Beats going to Costco and not finding what I want! Of course they are out of stock with TP also!



Picture of the Day .... perfectly timed




Interesting....

The nursery rhyme Sing a song of sixpence:
Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlor eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!
The words to this children's action nursery rhyme which is often referred to as blackbirds baked in a pie probably because the image that blackbirds baked in a pie would create in a child's mind . The rye ( a pocketful of rye) was purchased to feed birds. Blackbirds, and other song birds, were actually eaten as a delicacy! However a court jester may well have suggested to the court cook to bake a pie pastry crust and place this over some live blackbirds to surprise and amuse the King! It would not be unreasonable for the blackbirds to look for revenge hence "When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!" It is interesting to note that the references to the counting house and eating honey were the common man's perception of what a King and Queen spent their time doing. The nursery rhyme Sing a song of sixpence or blackbirds baked in a pie always end with the tweaking of a child's nose!




From Mr. Food


Ready for a new kind of shrimp recipe that will break you out of that dinnertime rut? Say good-bye to steamed shrimp cocktail, because our jazzy Louisiana Shrimp Bake is to-die-for! Baking the shrimp gives them that plump, pop that we all love. Your taste buds will be tinglin' when you pop these sensationally seasoned shrimp in your mouth.

 

  • 1/2 pounds large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place shrimp in a single layer in baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Remember, the cayenne pepper is optional. Pour butter mixture over shrimp and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.

 


***We think this dish would taste amazing served over some hot cooked rice. This way you won't miss out on any of that buttery rich sauce!



Historically this date.....
1881 – Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in MesillaNew Mexico.

1906 – An earthquake and fire destroy much of San FranciscoCalifornia.



1923 – Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.





And births this date include....
1922 – Barbara Hale, American actress (d.2017)
... one of those Hollyweird miracle marriages!
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1946 – Hayley Mills, English actress
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1947 – James Woods, American actor
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1956 – Eric Roberts, American actor
.... brother to Julia and with a common doper arrest record!
Possession, resisting, wife beater! Nice. 
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1961 – Jane Leeves, British actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18th honors the men and women who work around the clock to keep the power going.  If the power is on where you are reading this article, you likely have a lineman to thank.  
From the power plant, the grid crisscrossing the country both above and underground and right up to the meters on our homes, these men and women build and maintain the system that keeps our nation running.
Regardless of the source, the electricity has to be transported by employing transformers and other equipment. Due to the dangerous conditions power poses, safety is of utmost importance for both the lineman and the consumer.
When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These men and women work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to remaining areas.
Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in trenches, near water or on high towers, the risks are extreme.

 

NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY

On April 10, 2013, U.S. Senate Resolution 95 recognized linemen across the country by setting April 18th as National Lineman Appreciation Day.