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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Heat/Sky ~ Arizona Fires ~ Picture of the Day ~ Audie Murphy ~ Chicken a la King in a Hurry ~ National Catfish Day 


Good 53º clear sunny morning. 


Yesterday we started off with a super clear blue sky, then about 8am the clouds moved in and hid the sun....

Then it got really dark cloudy.....
After clear sky and 105º on Tuesday, this was odd. By noon we weren't even at 80º. 



We eventually topped at 94º after the sun came through.



There are some awful fires raging in Arizona...




Picture of the Day .....😲





Interesting about Audie Murphy.....


Audie Murphy (1925-1971) enlisted in the U.S. Army to fight in WWII. He killed 240 German soldiers, was wounded three times and earned 33 awards and medals becoming the most decorated solider. After the war, he appeared in more than 40 films starring in his own story, ‘To Hell and Back’.
He enlisted in the Army in February 1943. After some training, he left for North Africa, where he received more extensive training. From Northern Africa he was moved to Italy and in August 1944, Murphy’s division moved to southern France as part of Operation Dragoon.
It was here that his best friend Lattie Tipton, was lured into the open and killed by a German soldier pretending to surrender. Enraged by the act, Murphy charged and killed the German. Then he commandeered the German machine gun and grenades and attacked several more nearby positions, killing all the German soldiers there. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions.
Over the course of WWII, Murphy witnessed the deaths of hundreds of his fellow and enemy soldiers. He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder throughout his life. Endowed with great courage in the face of these horrors, he was awarded 33 U. S. Military medals, including three Purple Hearts (wounds) and one Medal of Honor.
In 1949, Murphy published his autobiography, ‘To Hell and Back’ which became a best seller and in 1955 he portrayed himself in the film version of his book. He died in a plane crash in 1971.




If you want to read about the plane crash, go here:



From Mr. Food...


Fancy-shmancy just got easy-"pea"sy with our recipe for Chicken a la King in a Hurry! This comforting dinner recipe is said to have been created for a King, who loved it so much he put it on his hotel menu the very next day. Now your whole gang can enjoy having it on their menu!

 

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chunked cooked chicken (about 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained

 


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter; saute mushrooms 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Add soup, milk, salt, pepper, and chicken; mix well and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until hot.
     
  2. Stir in peas and pimientos and continue cooking 5 to 7 minutes, or until warmed through.

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Serve over warm cooked egg noodles or buttermilk biscuits. Wanna make your own biscuits? Try our easy recipe!




Historically this date.....
1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer


1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.




2012 – The final steel beam of 4 World Trade Center is lifted into place in a ceremony.




And births this date include....
1925 – June Lockhart, American actress
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1945 – Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter, actress, and author (Elephant's Memory)
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1961 – Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, and writer
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1963 – George Michael, English singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor (d. 2016)
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


In the United States, National Catfish Day on June 25th each year celebrates the value of farm-raised catfish.
A diverse group of ray-finned fish, catfish are named for their prominent barbels, which resemble cat whiskers. These nocturnal swimmers don’t have any scales. Their smooth flesh makes it difficult for anglers to clean. In the United States, the most commonly eaten species of catfish are the channel catfish and blue catfish. They are also a good source of Vitamin D. 
In 1986, catfish comprised the third-highest volume of finned fish consumed in the United States.
A favorite dish of many Americans, this fine finned fish can be prepared in many different ways. Traditionally, many catfish lovers coat the fish in cornmeal and fry it. While many people prepare only the filets when cooking fish, when it comes to catfish, others prefer the fish cooked whole. No matter the method, this tender whitefish comes delicately off the bone. Spices complement this freshwater fish, too. However, it is also delicious served with a milder touch. A little lemon and butter go a long way. Those who love it fried will eat the crispy tail right away to savor the crunch!

HOW TO OBSERVE

While baking and frying catfish may be the most common ways of enjoying this flavorful fish, they’re not the only way. Celebrate by discovering all-new recipes like soups, sandwiches, and appetizers. How about some catfish pasta dishes? If you’ve never tasted catfish before, #NationalCatfishDay encourages you to explore dishes bursting with flavor. Add a little catfish to your menu! We even offer several recipes for you to try, too!

NATIONAL CATFISH DAY HISTORY

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan designated June 25th as National Catfish Day by Presidential Proclamation after Congress called for the day to be established by Joint Resolution 178.