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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Yesterday ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ German Road Speeds ~ Dairy Farm Quiche ~ National Cheese Day 


Good 48º clear sunny morning. 


Yesterday we started in the 40ºs and ended up at 90º.


Throw Back Thursday ... Kristen's LASD graduating class 1989
Kristen is in row 2 and #9 from the left.....





Picture of the Day




Interesting about road speeds in Germany...


German autobahns are famous for having no universal motorway speed limit, although about 30% of them do have some kind of temporary or permanent limit.
Roughly 21% of German motorways have static limits (temporary or permanent) indicated by traditional traffic signs. An additional 9% are equipped with motorway control systems that can show variable speed limits depending on time, weather, or traffic. Most of these are switched off (= no limit) under good conditions. In sections of the motorway system without speed limit, it is common to be overtaken by cars or motorcycles traveling over 125 mph.


However, a recommended speed limit  of 81 mph applies. While driving at higher speeds is not punishable, the increased risk induced by higher speeds  may result in partial liability for damages.
Moreover, the law forbids travel at speeds that would extend the vehicle's minimum halting distance beyond the driver's line of sight. On all German roads, there are speed limits for trucks, buses, cars towing trailers, and small motorized vehicles (Mopeds, etc.).
The introduction of a national speed limit for motorways and similar roads has been on the agenda of various political and environmentalist groups for decades, but at present, there are no plans on behalf of the federal government regarding the matter.
In the meantime, most Germans are in favor of a general speed limit.





From Mr. Food


Did you know that June is Dairy Month? Well it is. These days, what started out as a salute to our hard-working dairy farmers has grown way beyond that. Today our dairy cases are brimming with everything from an assortment of dairy favorites to juices, milk alternatives, refrigerated potatoes, and so much more. And to celebrate, wait until you try this creamy quiche.

 

  • 1 refrigerated rolled pie crust (from a 14.1-ounce package)
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 450º. Unroll pie crust and place in a 10-inch quiche pan or 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Flute edges and prick bottom and sides of dough randomly with fork. Bake 8 minutes then remove from oven; set aside. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, ricotta cheese, heavy cream, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in Italian cheese blend and sundried tomatoes. Pour mixture into crust.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center of quiche is set. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges and serving.



Historically this date....
1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.


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1939 – Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Naziconcentration camps.


1974 – During Ten Cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.


2004 – Marvin Heemeyer's eventually suicidal protest rampage with an improvised bulletproofed bulldozer destroys 13 buildings in Granby, Colorado, including the town hall.




Quite a mixed bag of births today... some good and a lot of very odd people!


Births include...
1907 – Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)
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1924 – Dennis Weaver, American actor (d. 2006)
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1926 – Robert Earl Hughes, American heaviest human being (d. 1958)


1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor 
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1944 – Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress (The Mamas & the Papas)
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1952 – Parker Stevenson, American actor and director
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1975 – Russell Brand, English comedian and actor
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1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


Moooove over whiners! June 4th is National Cheese Day! And it does go great with wine!!
An encyclopedia of cheese will cover the alphabet and broaden your vocabulary. It will undoubtedly contain more varieties of cheese than what’s found at the local grocer. Cheese is produced from the pressed curds of milk. The milk can come from cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. Temperature and aging affect the flavor and texture of the cheese, as well as spices and other seasonings added during the process.
The opportunity to go to a cheese tasting or visit a cheesemonger who is knowledgeable about pairings will improve your enjoyment of the cheese you choose. Does Stilton melt? Can you serve Chévre with a salad? Be sure to ask questions and provide your preferences. Your favorite wine might find a new sidekick. You might discover a smokey spread to go with bruschetta or a tangy cheddar to pack with lunch.
In the United States, a road trip to Wisconsin isn’t out of the question for quality and variety. But, they aren’t the only place to find outstanding flavor and choice. Local delis have selections of domestic and imported cheeses, and independent shops offer a rotating inventory beckoning us to keep visiting to see what’s new.
Excellent as a snack on its own, cheese is also a perfect ingredient in pasta, soups, souffle, and many other recipes. We slap it on a sandwich cold, but why stop there when it can be grilled and melted like this amazing Swiss and Tomato Grilled Cheese recipe.  When company comes to visit, nothing is better than a cheeseball, especially when bacon is added.
Cheese is multinational, too! Every nation in the world has its own variety of cheese. Italy seems to have harnessed the market. They did add it to pizza, and that’s pretty amazing.  Savor the opportunity if you ever have the chance to taste cheeses from around the world. For example, hop on over to Greece. They have this dessert called cheesecake. Delicious!

HOW TO OBSERVE

There are many ways to celebrate National Cheese Day.  Try a new recipe or take a risk and try a type of cheese you’ve never heard of before. Ask for recommendations from friends.