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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Fog/Clouds ~ Wild Turkey  ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bob's Big Boy ~ Chinese Cabbage 'n' Chicken Salad ~ National Donald Duck Day

Good 53º dark cloudy morning. 

Yesterday the fog covered up my mountain....

 Then it slowly started to lift....

Out in the pasture there was a few wild turkeys, and one of them sitting on a fence post! 

Picture of the Day ..... awwwwwww

Interesting about another iconic California restaurant.....

Bob’s Big Boy, Burbank

All over the country, families recognize the “Big Boy.” He wears those red-and-white checkered overalls and white T-shirt, and he hoists his infamous burger in his right hand, high enough to meet the swooping curl at the top of his head. Some might know him as TJ’s Big Boy, or JB’s, Frisch's, Ken’s, Kip’s, Leo’s, Ted’s, and so on, but it all started with Bob — namely, Bob Wian, who opened “The Pantry” burger stand in Glendale in 1936, which was soon renamed “Bob’s Pantry” and led to the creation of a chain of sit-down restaurants known as Bob’s Big Boy.

After three decades in the business (and a short stint as Glendale mayor from 1948-9), he sold the chain and his namesake location, Bob’s Big Boy, which still operates in Burbank. The Bob’s Big Boy Restaurants corporation is now based outside of Detroit, Michigan, with locations as far and wide as Ohio to Japan. Its California presence has dwindled down to just five stores (Burbank, Calimesa, Norco, Downey, and Northridge) — but to get the ultimate Bob’s experience, go grab a burger or breakfast all day at the oldest one standing. Designed by futuristic architect Wayne McAllister in the now-iconic California coffee shop style, you can experience SoCal circa 1949 under its 70-foot neon sign by dining in, driving in or driving through. But for a truly authentic experience, go on a Friday night for the time-honored tradition of the Classic Car Show, a cruise-in event from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. with carhop service.

It was a favorite place to go.... the one in Pasadena on Colorado Blvd. I'd have a double cheeseburger with crispy fries and a side of blue cheese dressing (for dipping the fries!) 

Mr Food...

Believe it or not, this Chinese Cabbage 'n' Chicken Salad is a favorite in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen. It's requested at least once a month and devoured within the lunch hour. Most of us agree that it's the homemade Asian-style dressing that really makes this recipe amazing, but we'll leave it up to you to be the judge!


  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 medium head Napa or Chinese cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 pound snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil; sauté chicken 5 to 7 minutes, or until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken to a plate.
  2. Heat remaining sesame oil, and saute sesame seeds and garlic 3 to 5 minutes, or until seeds are golden brown. Add soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and vegetable oil; cook 1 minute. Stir in chicken and heat 3 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, snow peas, and carrot. Add dressing with chicken and toss until cabbage is evenly coated. Serve immediately.

Historically this date.....
68 – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and starting the civil year known as the Year of the Four Emperors.

1856 – Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.

1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

1972 – Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creating a flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.

1973 – Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.

And births this date include....
1910 – Robert Cummings, American actor (d. 1990)

1961 – Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor

1963 – Johnny Depp, American actor
"In 2011, Depp became a U.S. resident again, because France wanted him to become a permanent resident, which he said would require him to pay income tax in both countries". He doesn't deserve to live here!!! He badmouths the heqq out of our country and yet taking fools money for his movies is not a problem! I understand that now he has a place up here in Ashland. Oh joy.

1981 – Natalie Portman, Israeli-born actress

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

National Donald Duck Day on June 9th each year commemorates the birthday of a funny animated cartoon character. Donald Duck made his first screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen.
Usually wearing a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie, Donald Duck is most famous for his semi-intelligible speech along with his mischievous and irritable personality. He has appeared in more films than any other Disney character. Donald was also declared in 2002 by TV Guide as one of the 50 greatest cartoon characters of all time.
His middle name is Fauntleroy. The name means “child king” and derived from Old French.
During his Donald’s second appearance in Orphan’s Benefit, he introduced to his comic friend, Mickey Mouse. Donald’s girlfriend, Daisy Duck, along with his nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, were introduced shortly after that. 
In addition to animation, Donald is also known for his appearance in comic books and newspaper comic strips. One of Donald Duck’s famous sayings is “Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.”


National Donald Duck Day first proclaimed by LA Mayor Tom Bradley in 1984 on Donald’s 50th birthday. The world’s most famous duck gave the city a silver statue of himself as a gift in memory of the big day. He also toured the country leading up to the big Disney birthday party bash.