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Monday, July 27, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Vehicle Registration Plates ~ Italian Tortellini Salad ~ National Scotch Day (Cheers!)


Good 68.9º no sun cloudy morning. 


Yesterday we had a heat advisory for temps in the 100ºs. We topped at 110º!!!!




Thunderstorms have been predicted and the clouds started coming in last night...




Picture of the Day .... LOL!




Interesting
A vehicle registration plate, also known as a number plate (British English), license plate (American English), is a metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle or trailer for official identification purposes.
All countries require registration plates for road vehicles such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Whether they are required for other vehicles, such as bicycles, boats, or tractors, may vary by jurisdiction.
France was the first country to introduce the registration plate with the passage of the Paris Police Ordinance on August 14, 1893, followed by Germany in 1896. The Netherlands was the first country to introduce a national registration plate, called a "driving permit", in 1898. Initially, these plates were just sequentially numbered, starting at 1, but this was changed in 1906.


In the U.S., where each state issues plates, New York State has required plates since 1903 (black numerals on a white background) after first requiring in 1901 only that the owner's initials be clearly visible on the back of the vehicle. At first, plates were not government-issued in most jurisdictions and motorists were obliged to make their own. In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to issue plates.





From Mr. Food


This Italian Tortellini Salad is sure to blow your company away with zesty flavor. Tortellini salad is a huge favorite with foodies looking for a light Italian lunch, and that's just what we're doing come summer time. So grab a bowl and enjoy our bright and refreshing Italian Tortellini Salad along side friends and family! After all, Italian dining is all about the company...and the pasta!

 

  • 1 (19-ounce) package frozen three cheese tortellini
  • 2 (1/2-inch-thick) slices deli salami, 1/4-inch diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced pepperoni, cut in half
  • 1 (15-ounce) can quartered artichokes, drained well
  • 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 (1/2-inch-thick) slices deli provolone cheese, 1/4-inch diced
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

 

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain, rinse, and drain again.
  2. In a large bowl, combine tortellini, salami, pepperoni, artichokes, tomatoes, provolone cheese, olives, onion, and parsley.
To Make Dressing:
  1. To make the Red Wine Vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients. Pour over tortellini mixture and toss until evenly coated. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.



Historically this date...
1789 – The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).


1940 – The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.



1953 – The Korean War ends when the United States, the People's Republic of China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman RheePresident of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.



1964 – Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000
1981 – 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.


1987 – RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.


1996 – Centennial Olympic Park bombing: in Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured.


2007 – Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase


And births this date include.....
1931 – Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (d.2018)
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       Jerry            Dick



1948 – Peggy Fleming, American figure skater
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On July 27th, we recognize an aged whisky distilled from malted barley. Make a toast on National Scotch Day and share a drink with a friend.
Since Scotch is protected by law, specific guidelines must be followed when making it to be labeled as Scotch. Otherwise, it may be an ordinary whisky (or whiskey if it’s made in the United States). First and foremost, Scotch must be made in Scotland. Another requirement includes the grain used in the fermentation process. For Scotch, only malted barley may be used. The Scotch must also be aged in oak barrels for at least three years and have an ABV of less than 94.8%. While most Scotch is made with barley, water, and yeast, other grains can be included, but no fermentation additives, per law.
Scotch whisky dates back to the 15th century where a Scottish taxman recorded the spirit in 1494. Since then, Scotch, barley, malt, and grain have been in and out of the shadows. The distilleries or the smugglers either dodged the king’s taxman or organized against him. Scotch was first protected by definition in law in 1933. It was further protected in 1988 with the Scotch Whisky Act.
There are five distinct categories of Scotch whisky including single malt Scotch, single grain Scotch, blended malt Scotch, blended grain Scotch, and blended Scotch.