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Monday, August 17, 2020

Clouds ~ Picture of the Day ~ Romney Sheep ~ Stroganoff Casserole ~ Erika Norman ~ Black Cat Appreciation Day

Good 62º scattered clouds morning. 

Possible thunder storms were predicted for yesterday. The clouds moved in early....

The clouds stayed most of the day and we did get 5 minutes of super light rain. The winds came up and the clouds started moving out and then it warmed. We topped by 5pm at 105º. 

Picture of the Day .... oh my!

Interesting about this breed of sheep.....

The Romney, formerly called the Romney Marsh sheep but generally referred to by the local farmers as the Kent, is a breed of sheep originating in England. The Romney is a "long-wool" breed recognized in England by 1800. Exported to other continents, the Romney is an economically important sheep breed, especially to the sheep-meat and wool export trades of New Zealand.
The breed evolved from medieval long wool types of which the Romney and Leicester breeds are early examples. The sheep recognized by 1800 as "Romney Marsh" or "Kent" were improved in body type and fleece quality through crossings with Bakewell's English Leicester.
The Romney is in general an open-faced breed with long wool that grows over the legs in full. Romney breed standards are not identical across all countries, but have much in common. Almost every detailed description of the Romney cites relative resistance to foot rot, an attribute rarely mentioned in descriptions of other breeds.
The sheer number of Romney ewes and lambs in New Zealand make the breed not only the biggest input by tonnage to overseas and domestic wool trade, but also the major part of the country's export frozen lamb trade, as purebreds and first-generation crosses. New Zealand is the world's largest exporter of frozen and chilled lamb. In 2008, NZ sheep-meat exports (mostly of lamb) brought in more than half of the country's $4.5 billion meat export revenues.

If you want to read more about this breed of sheep, go here:

From Mr. Food

We think of this casserole as comfort food at its best; it has hearty, hearty, hearty written all over it! Make it ahead for hectic weeknights. Then just toss a bag of salad greens with your favorite dressing, and supper's on the table!
  • 12 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 12 ounces container small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, cracker crumbs, onion, egg, chili powder, and salt; mix well. Press mixture into prepared baking dish and bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until juices run clear. Drain off excess liquid.
  2. Combine sour cream, cottage cheese, garlic and salt. Add noodles, tossing to coat. Spread half of noodle mixture in a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Top with half of meat mixture, half of mozzarella cheese, and half of Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers with remaining noodle and meat mixtures
  3. Bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and top has begun to brown.

***If you want to add more spicy heat, use a little more chili powder or use a blend of shredded Mexican cheeses or Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers instead of Cheddar cheese.

Special birthday today... my pal Erika Norman is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIKA!! 💝

Historically this date.......
1907 – Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, Washington, opened.
...............I loved going here!!!

1969 – Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.42 billion in damage.
1998 – Lewinsky scandalUS President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship.

2008 – American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.

And births this date include...
1786 – Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (d. 1836)
 ...Interesting, Fess Parker who played Davy on TV was born the date before, on 8-16!

1893 – Mae West, American actress (d. 1980)

1920 – Maureen O'Hara, Irish actress and singer (d.2015)

1929 – Francis Gary Powers, American pilot (d. 1977)
1933 – Glenn Corbett, American actor (d. 1993)
   ...born in El Monte!

1943 – Robert De Niro, American actor

1960 – Sean Penn, American actor and director

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

Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th aims to dispel all myths surrounding black cats. Additionally, the day shouldn’t be confused with National Black Cat Day.
Superstitions aside, cats are simply adorable, even black ones. These feline creatures in their sleek, black coats may carry an air of mystery. However, most cats do. Along with that, their ability to find mischief or to avoid you equals that of tabbys, cinnamons, gingers, calicos, whites or grays.
One black cat fact is that they are less likely to be adopted. Just like black dogs, this variety of cat gets shunned at shelters. However, black cats respond to love and attention no differently than other felines.
So, let a black cat cross your path. They aren’t witches. More than likely, adopting a black cat will help keep the mouse population down around the place. Expect the number of cuddles in your life to increase, too!
Consider adopting a black cat. Overcome your fears.
This day exists to dispel myths and fears of Black Cats.
My Bruiser isn't a black cat, he's a Tuxedo Cat. Black and white, like a radio car! LOL. When I worked at ELA Station, whenever a black and white animal came into the parking lot, the deputies would call them Radio Car! When I got Bruiser I thought that back east they call their radio cars "cruisers"... hmmmmm... cruiser.....bruiser!