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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Gloom ~ Geese ~ Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Beluga Caviar ~ Fully Loaded Extreme Cheesy Potato Casserole ~ Vince Governatori ~ National Hug A Plumber Day

Good 52º dark foggy morning. 

Yesterday started out dark and gloomy....

...and out in my pasture were three noisy geese! They honked and honked!!!

Then the rain started..... it rained for about 10 minutes then stopped. A few hours later it rained again for 5 or 10 minutes. Not even enough to measure! Dang. 

Picture of the Day... ha ha ha.... (shared by my pal Karen 'Sugar Bear')

Interesting about Beluga Caviar....

Beluga caviar is caviar consisting of the roe (or eggs) of the beluga sturgeon. The fish is found primarily in the Caspian Sea, the world's largest salt-water lake, which is bordered by Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan. Beluga caviar is the most exclusive and expensive type of caviar, with market prices ranging from $3,200 to $4,500/lb. In 2005, the United States made it illegal to import beluga caviar and beluga sturgeon into the country, because of the animal's endangered status. However, caviar from beluga hybrid species are still for sale in the country.
The beluga sturgeon is currently considered to be critically endangered, causing the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to ban in 2005 the importation of beluga caviar which originated in the Caspian Sea and Black Sea basin. In 2006, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) suspended all trade made with the traditional caviar-producing regions of the Caspian and Black Seas (Beluga, Ossetra and Sevruga), (Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine) due to the producing countries' failure to apply international regulations and recommendations. Caviar from Iran is exempted from the ban. Iran is considered by CITES to practice effective conservation and policing of its fisheries. In January 2007, this ban was partly lifted, allowing the sale of 96 tons of caviar, 15 percent below the official 2005 level. CITES maintained the 2007 quotas for 2008, drawing criticism for doing little to protect the declining sturgeon population.
The beluga sturgeon can take up to 20 years to reach maturity. The fish harvested for caviar are often nearly 900 kg (2,000 lb). The eggs themselves are the largest of the commonly used roes, and range in color from dark gray (almost black) to light gray, with the lighter colors coming from older fish, and being the most valued.

From the Slow Roasted Italian...


Cheesy potato bake kicked up about 12 notches. 3 cheeses, sour cream and bacon come together in this Fully Loaded Extreme Cheesy Potato Casserole to tantalize your taste buds. Rich, creamy and packed with ooey gooey cheese this simple recipe is a keeper!


  • 1 pound thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 pound red potatoes, washed and diced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 scallion, chopped

  1. Preheat oven 400°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.   Stir until well combined.  Add potatoes and ¾ of chopped bacon.  Mix until well combined. 
  3. Pour into a greased (6"x10") baking dish.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 60-75 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender.  Remove from oven.  Stir.  Sprinkle Colby Jack cheese over top and bake 15 minutes uncovered.
  4. Sprinkle casserole with reserved bacon and scallions.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Special birthday today, Vince Governatori (LASD ret.). HAPPY BIRTHDAY VINCE!
Sorry it's not so clear. I copied it from the LASD annual from 1981!

Historically this date....
1901 – New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.

1939 – DC Comics publishes its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; he is Batman, one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time.

1945 – The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime
dissolves and Benito Mussolini tries to escape. This day is taken as symbolic of the Liberation of Italy.

1965 – Teenage sniper Michael Andrew Clark kills three and wounds six others shooting from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Santa Maria, California.

2011 – At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.

And births this date include....

 1940 - Al Pacino, American actor
     Rode hard? Put away wet? Ewwww......

1964 – Hank Azaria, American actor, director, comedian

1969 – Renée Zellweger, American actress

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

National Hug A Plumber Day on April 25th recognizes those who come to our rescue when pipes leak or drains are clogged. 
Plumbers have kept the water flowing since ancient Rome. Whether it is a minor leak to a major clog, a plumber will have the right tool for the job. They also help us to install the right types of pipes and plumbing when building a house or new business. They’re the water specialists – designing plumbing systems that work when we need it. Thanks to plumbers, we have hot water on demand. Showers come with a variety of options and kitchens provide the ultimate in convenience. 
Consider how plumbers improve our lives and health in the modern world. Their contributions could be inventions the human race would have a difficult time living without. Given a choice between using only a flush toilet or a smartphone for the rest of your life, which would you choose?