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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Rain ~ Goose ~ Deer ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Football Team Names ~ Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad ~ National Cherry Cheesecake Day

Good 44º cloudy morning. 

The rain yesterday was nice and we got 1/4" ....

And Mr. Goose was sitting on the barn roof....

A some deer were out eating grass..... one was peeing!

Throw Back Thursday... my Brian the Cub Scout.....

Picture of the Day ... ya think??

Interesting.... football team names

The name "49ers" comes from the prospectors who arrived in Northern California in the 1849 Gold Rush. The team is legally and corporately registered as San Francisco Forty Niners. The team began play at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco before moving across town to Candlestick Park in 1970 and then to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in 2014.

The Green Bay Packers have one of those names that makes you wonder how the heck this squad got its monicker. In 1919, Curly Lambeau wanted to start a local football team in northern Wisconsin. He was working as a shipping clerk for the Indian Packing Company, an outfit that distributed canned meat under the label "Council Meats."

Lambeau was able to convince his employer to sponsor the team, which the company did and financed the beginning of the club as well as allowed it to use the company athletic field for practice. In return the company wanted the team to be called the Packers for advertising purposes. The Indian Packing Company has long since dissolved, but the nickname Packers persists today, however unfortunate that may be.

 In 1972, a group of Seattle business leaders formed “Seattle Professional Football, Inc.” in an attempt to secure an NFL team. Two years later, their efforts paid off and the City of Seattle was granted an expansion franchise.
The 1976 season brought into the fold WR Steve Largent, who is considered to be one of the best to play his position. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame" href="">Pro Football Hall of Fame and later became a U.S. Congressman from 1994 until 2002.
A “name-the-team” contest was offered with over 1,742 different nicknames amidst 20,365 entries. "Seahawks" was suggested by 151 entrants and selected by new General Manager John Thompson.
A Seahawk is another name for an osprey, which are fierce hawks whose main diet is fish. They are found near bodies of water and can have up to a six-foot wingspan.

From Mr. Food

It's a picnic any time you serve our Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad! Chock full of so many flavors, textures, and colors, it's a chilled pasta salad that does double duty as a side dish or a main dish.


  • 1 (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions, rinsed, and cooled
  • 1 cup diced salami
  • 1 cup diced Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 (6-ounce) can pitted black olives
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced dill pickles
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine pasta, salami, cheese, peas, olives, celery, onion, and pickles.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, dry mustard, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir into pasta mixture; cover.
  3. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until ready to serve.


Historically this date.....
1945 – Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Göring sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz.

1985 – Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.

And births this date include...
1928 – Shirley Temple, American actress and politician (d. 2014)

1939 – Lee Majors, American actor

1942 – Sandra Dee, American actress (d. 2005)

1943 – Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)

1949 – Joyce DeWitt, American actress

1960 – Valerie Bertinelli, American actress

1967 – Melina Kanakaredes, American actress

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

April 23rd recognizes the food holiday National Cherry Cheesecake Day. Cookbooks and bakers offer a large variety of recipes for cherry cheesecake. Some cherry cheesecake recipes call for the cherries to be mixed into the batter and others place the cherries on top.
This smooth dessert hits the spot when the end of the meal rolls around. While most cakes have a crumb, cheesecake’s texture is nothing like cake. Indeed, its creamy, thick pudding-like character comes from the soft cheese used as the main ingredient. Depending on the recipe, either cream cheese or cottage cheese is used. When the cheese is mixed with sugar, eggs, and other ingredients, the batter is added to a crust.
When making cheesecake, one of the most common crusts used is a graham cracker crust. Other options include a cookie crust, pastry or sponge cake. However, some cheesecakes are crustless. Depending on the recipe, cheesecakes may be prepared baked or unbaked.
Cherries on their own offer a bounty of nutrients. For example, the antioxidants in this red fruit protect cells from damage. Because cherries pack an anti-inflammatory punch, they may help reduce the risk of heart disease, too.


With so many recipes to choose from, serving a cheesecake for dessert will be easy. Make your favorite recipe or try this one: