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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sky ~ Temperature ~ Picture of the Day ~ Yankee Stadium ~ One-Pot-Creamy-Chicken-Tortellini ~ Sister Betty ~ Favorite Shirt ~ National Alaska Day


Good 56º dark cloudy rain possible morning. 


Yesterday we started with a few clouds...

Then they left and all we had were contrails...

Then the clouds came back on and off all day....

And later we topped at 91º.

Sunset and the moon....


A year ago today we stayed in the 60ºs!



Picture of the Day ... perfect timing




Interesting about Yankee Stadium....
Thomas Edison had many inventions. After developing the incandescent light bulb, Edison entered the cement business in 1899. The Edison Portland Cement Co. provided the concrete for the construction of the original Yankee Stadium in 1923. According to a 1923 news report, more than 30,000 cubic yards of concrete, made from 45,000 barrels of cement, 30,000 cubic yards of gravel, and 15,000 cubic yards of sand went into the iconic baseball stadium’s construction. Maybe Yankee Stadium should have been called “The House that Edison Built.”

Yankee Stadium is a baseball park located in ConcourseBronxNew York City. It is the home field for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB), and New York City FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). The $2.3 billion stadium, built with $1.2 billion in public subsidies, replaced the original Yankee Stadium in 2009. It is located one block north of the original, on the 24-acre former site of Macombs Dam Park; the 8-acre site of the original stadium is now a public park called Heritage Field.

The stadium incorporates replicas of some design elements from the original Yankee Stadium, and like its predecessor, it has hosted additional events, including college football games, soccer matches, two outdoor NHL games, and concerts. Although Yankee Stadium's construction began in August 2006, the project spanned many years and faced many controversies, including the high public cost and the loss of public parkland. The $1.5 billion price tag makes the new Yankee Stadium one of the most expensive stadiums ever built.




The original Yankee Stadium was a stadium located in the BronxNew York City. It was the home ballpark of the New York Yankees, the city's American League franchise, from 1923 to 1973 and then from 1976 to 2008. The stadium hosted 6,581 Yankees regular season home games during its 85-year history. It was also the home of the New York Giants National Football League (NFL) team from 1956 through the first part of the 1973–74 NFL season. The stadium's nickname, "The House That Ruth Built", is derived from Babe Ruth, the baseball superstar whose prime years coincided with the stadium's opening and the beginning of the Yankees' winning history. It has often been referred to as "The Cathedral of Baseball".

The stadium was built from 1922 to 1923 for $2.4 million ($345 million in 2019 dollars). Its construction was paid for entirely by Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, who was eager to have his own stadium after sharing the Polo Grounds with the New York Giants baseball team the previous 10 years. Yankee Stadium opened for the 1923 MLB season and was hailed at the time as a one-of-a-kind facility in the country for its size. Over the course of its history, Yankee Stadium became one of the most famous venues in the United States, having hosted a variety of events and historic moments during its existence. While many of these moments were baseball-related—including World Series games, no-hittersperfect games and historic home runs—the stadium also hosted boxing matches, the 1958 NFL Championship Game (referred to as The Greatest Game Ever Played), concerts, Jehovah's Witnesses conventions (see record attendance), and three Papal Masses. The stadium went through many alterations and playing surface configurations over the years. The condition of the facility worsened in the 1960s and 1970s, prompting its closure for renovation from 1974 to 1975. The renovation significantly altered the appearance of the venue and reduced the distance of the outfield fences. The new stadium cost $2.3 billion dollars!!! 

The original Yankee Stadium was demolished in 2010, two years after it closed, and the 8-acre site was converted into a public park called Heritage Field.



From the Slow Roasted Italian...
One-Pot-Creamy-Chicken-Tortellini

  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless, skin-on
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 20 ounces tortellini, refrigerated
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 ounce sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 ounces baby spinach
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the chicken thighs (skin down). Cook chicken thighs for about 6 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
    Remove chicken from skillet and place on a plate covered with foil.
  2. Add 2 tablespoon of remaining olive oil and the garlic to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute. Then add flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour chicken stock and heavy cream into the skillet whisking until the mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil and add Parmesan cheese.
  4. Turn heat down to medium and add tortellini, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach to the cream sauce. Cover pot and let cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally to make sure the tortellini is coated in the sauce and doesn't stick to the bottom of the skillet.
  5. After 5 minutes nestle the chicken thighs into the pasta and continue to cook with the lid on for 3-4 minutes until tortellini is heated through.
  6. Serve with a little more Parmesan sprinkled on top.



Today is the birthday of my oldest sister, Betty. She is 92.
 
 ^1949 my brother in law Joe (RIP), Betty, Marion (RIP), and me.
Having two sisters this much older than me was like having three mothers!!! 😁




Historically this date.........
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.


1997 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield's ear.


2005 – War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed


And births this date include...
1926 – Mel Brooks, American filmmaker
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1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress
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1960 – John Elway, American football player
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1966 – John Cusack, American actor
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1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress
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The other day when I went shopping I wore one of my favorite shirts. Since I am retired now, I have other things to do.....

It got lots of comments and laughs!



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


On June 28th, National Alaska Day recognizes the largest state to join the union and the Nation’s Last Frontier.
Not only is Alaska the largest state, but it is also home to the highest mountain peaks in the country, including Mt. Denali. In The Last Frontier, it’s possible to test the theories associated with the Bering Land Bridge. Check out the remote and intriguing location of North America’s history.
Populated by Inuit, Yupik, Tlingit, and others long before Russian and European explorers found their way to the Arctic land, Alaska supported the indigenous people with sufficient whale fat, beaver, and fish.
The Land of the Midnight Sun led to the next great gold rush. In the Yukon, many would venture into the rugged North expecting to find riches in the Klondike. Those who did, would find it difficult to get it back out again…alive.
The Iditarod takes place in Alaska and runs 1,150 miles from Anchorage to Nome in honor of Leonhard Seppala. In 1925, he along with several other mushers delivered much-needed anti-diphtheria serum to Nome.
The immense Denali National Park and Preserve is home to glaciers, fossil records, and a study in geology. All along the Alaska Range, the pristine wilderness provides hikers the most well-marked trails outstanding views and peaceful vistas.
Venture into Glacier Bay for glimpses of an icy blue you’ll see nowhere else on Earth. Listen for the rugged mountains of ice collapsing into the bay or seek the humpback whales breaking the surface. Sights and sounds of the bay are as abundant as the history, too.