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Monday, June 22, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Miami ~ Key Lime Cake ~ National Onion Rings Day


Good 51º clear sky sunny morning. 


The weather yesterday started off with clouds...   Then the clouds left and we had clear blue sky and we topped at 94º.




Picture of the Day ...😄 ... from my friend Vivia....




Interesting about Miami....

The city of Miami was founded by a woman—the only female founder of a major American city.
Julia DeForest Tuttle (née Sturtevant; January 22, 1849 – September 14, 1898) was an American businesswoman who owned the property upon which MiamiFlorida, was built. For this reason, she is called the "Mother of Miami." She is the only woman to found a major American city.


In 1874, Julia Tuttle, who hailed from Cleveland, headed to Florida to visit her father, who lived in the area. Despite the mosquito-infested swamps, she liked what she saw. After her father died and left her his land, she purchased more acreage and then talked railroad builder Henry Flagler into extending tracks southward. In 1896 the city she had founded was incorporated; by the 1920s, it was a bustling metropolis. In 2010, a 10-foot tall statue of Julia Tuttle, the “Mother of Miami,” was erected in Bayfront Park.

If you want to read more about Julia, go here:



From Mr. Food


For an easy homemade dessert, tart and tangy Key lime juice adds instant flavor appeal to a store-bought lemon cake mix to create our yummy Key Lime Cake. This cake is a bit different from a classic Key Lime Pie, yet just as rich and enjoyable.

 

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 1 (4-serving size) package instant lemon pudding and pie filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 teaspoons Key lime juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest, divided
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, 1/2 cup Key lime juice, the vegetable oil, water, and 1 teaspoon lime zest; pour into prepared Bundt pan.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Let cool 15 minutes then invert onto serving platter and cool completely.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and remaining lime juice; stir until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and sprinkle with remaining lime zest.

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If you can't find fresh Key limes or Key lime juice, regular limes and lime juice will work just fine.
A nice glass of iced tea is a great accompaniment to this delicious dessert!



Historically this date.....
1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
2003 – The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
2009 – Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.
2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.


And births this date include...
1903 – John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)
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1919 – Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)
I took adagio ballet from his wife's, (Marge Champion) dad, Ernest Belcher. Marge and I have the same birthday... different years though!
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1936 – Kris Kristofferson, American singer and actor
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1949 – Lindsay Wagner, American actress
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1952 – Graham Greene, Canadian actor
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'Kicking Bird' in Dances With Wolves.


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


On June 22nd, National Onion Rings Day recognizes a batter-dipped, deep-fried bite of deliciousness that runs rings around other appetizers.
Also found in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and some parts of Asia, onion rings exact origin are unknown.
  • A recipe called “Fried Onions with Parmesan Cheese” is included in John Mollard’s 1802 cookbook The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined. Within the recipe, it suggests cutting onions into 1/2 inch rings, dipping them into a batter made of flour, cream, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese then deep-frying them in boiling lard. It also recommends serving them with a sauce made of melted butter and mustard.
  • Some believe that a recipe for French Fried Onions (not claiming to be the originator of the recipe) appeared in the Middletown, NY Daily Times on January 13, 1910.
  • The Pig Stand restaurant chain, established in Oak Cliff, Texas in the early 1920s, is one of the claimants to the onion rings invention.
  • A recipe for deep-fried onion rings dipped in milk then dredged in flour appeared in a 1933 Crisco advertisement in The New York Times Magazine.  
  • In the 1960s, the A&W restaurant is credited with popularizing the onion rings in fast food restaurants.
Many agree onion rings taste best hot from the fryer. Whether you dip them in a sauce or not is up to you. There are plenty to choose from these days, too. Sweet, spicy, salt and vinegar, and everything in between.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Head out to your favorite diner and order up some onion rings. You can also make them at home. We even have a recipe for you to try. Of course, you may have a family favorite, and if you do, be sure to show it off!