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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Cloudy/Sun ~ Picture of the Day ~ Odd Named US Towns ~ Baked Buffalo Chicken ~ Dennis Conte ~ Jeannie (Frankenberg) Thurn ~ Kentucky Derby

Good 45º lightly scattered clouds morning. 

Yesterday we started off cloudy and cool....

We topped at 73º and it was another windy day.

Picture of the Day ... hmmmmmmmmmm........

Interesting about odd named towns in the US....

Nothing Arizona
C'mon, Arizona, get some self-esteem. This cool town name suggests that nothing much is taking place in this corner of Arizona.

Nowhere Co
The perfect town to escape to when you don't want your mom, significant other, or boss to know where you've been but aren't a good liar.

Neutral Ks
The Switzerland of Kansas.

Flasher ND
A terrible town to wear a trench coat in.

Baked Buffalo Chicken

  • 3/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce, divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1. Pour 1/3 cup wing sauce into a shallow dish. Add chicken breasts and turn to coat. Let stand 15 minutes or refrigerate, covered, up
  • 2. to 24 hours.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 400°. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, tarragon and pepper. Place bread crumbs and remaining wing sauce in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in flour mixture to coat all sides; shake off excess. Dip in wing sauce, then in bread crumbs, patting to help coating adhere.
  • 4. Place chicken on a rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  • It's worth it to keep plenty of dinner ingredients on hand. Buy chicken breasts in bulk and freeze them so you always have something for dinner.
  • Tarragon has many health benefits including protection against cholera, protection against dementia, and it can even help those who suffer from type 2 diabetes. .

Two special birthdays today..... former neighbor and Wilsonite Dennis Conte is celebrating. Dennis graduated about 3 years ahead of my class. Lived down the street from me. Worked for LAPD and LASD. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENNIS!!

                        ^with his bride Jo Ann

Also celebrating is Jeannie (Frankenberg) Thurn, also a former Wilsonite.... with her hubby Jim..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANNIE!!

Historically this date.......

1945 – World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.

1946 – The "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.

1952 – The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.

2000 – President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

And births this date include....
1903 – Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (d. 1998)

1936 – Engelbert Humperdinck, Indian-born singer

1946 – Lesley Gore, American singer (d.2015)

1952 – Christine Baranski, American actress

1972 – Dwayne Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor

1975 – David Beckham, English footballer
   interesting read... and he has 50 tattoos!!

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

This is the first time since World War II that the Kentucky Derby has been postponed...... thanks corona virus!
The Kentucky Derby is a tradition that takes place on the first Saturday in May.
Its long and storied history brings out a taste for mint juleps, colorful sun hats and a thrill for the race.  The jockeys and horses will prepare for the day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The first in the Triple Crown series, The Kentucky Derby will be followed The Preakness Stakes and The Belmont Stakes. While both The Preakness and The Belmont are the older races, The Derby has run continuously since its inception in 1875.
The beautiful horses and the bustling crowds under the spring sunshine make for an exciting day of racing.  Add to the months of training and any money at stake, and the nervous butterflies of the event



The Kentucky Derby’s first race took place on May 17, 1875. It was inspired by the Epsom Derby in England attended by the grandson of Meriwether Lewis Clark. In 1872, William Clark traveled to Europe and developed a taste for horseracing after his experiences at the Epsom Derby. Upon returning to the U.S., he pursued creating a Thoroughbred racetrack in Kentucky. In 1875, the Kentucky Derby was born in Louisville and has remained ever since.