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Monday, August 24, 2020

Weather ~ Turkeys ~ Picture of the Day ~ Sir Alexander Fleming ~ Hawaiian Macaroni Salad ~ Ron Wisberger ~ National Waffle Day


Good 53º scattered clouds morning. 


The cloud cover was keeping the sun from coming through....

We started out at 53º and topped at 98º.




Yesterday some turkey hens and their babies were out on the side of my house. One was up in the grapevine eating grapes! 


Picture of the Day .... hmmmm......



Interesting.... about penicillin ..

Sir Alexander Fleming (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) was a Scottish physician and microbiologist. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G) from the mould Penicillium rubens in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy.
Benzylpenicillin, also known as penicillin G, is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections. This includes pneumonia, strep throat, syphilis, necrotizing enterocolitis, diphtheria, gas gangrene, leptospirosis, cellulitis, and tetanus. It is not a first-line agent for pneumococcal meningitis.


Fleming was knighted for his scientific achievements in 1944. In 1999, he was named in Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century. In 2002, he was chosen in the BBC's television poll for determining the 100 Greatest Britons, and in 2009, he was also voted third "greatest Scot" in an opinion poll conducted by STV, behind only Robert Burns and William Wallace.
If you want to read more about him, go here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Fleming


From Mr. Food

You're gonna want to dive into this macaroni salad! Our Hawaiian Macaroni salad is bursting with tropical flavor, thanks to the addition of pineapple and carrot. And, since this macaroni salad recipe features chunks of ham, it's filling enough to eat on its own!

 

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, prepared according to package directions and rinsed in cold water
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained, with 1/4 cup liquid reserved
  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

  1. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, pineapple chunks, ham, carrots, and scallions; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk reserved liquid, the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Pour over pasta mixture and mix until evenly coated. Serve or chill until ready to serve.

Special birthday today, Ron Wisberger (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RON!



Historically this date.....
1814 – British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington the White House is set ablaze, though not burned to the ground; as well as several other buildings.


1932 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to NewarkNew Jersey).


1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.


1989 – Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.




And births this date include....
1955 – Mike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate
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1958 – Steve Guttenberg, American actor
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1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player
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1976 – Alex O'Loughlin, Australian actor
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


National Waffle Day on August 24th commemorates the anniversary of the first waffle iron patent issued. Celebrate by savoring your favorite kind of waffle!
On August 24, 1869, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for the waffle iron. While waffles existed long before then, the invention made waffles more readily available. 
Eaten throughout the world, a waffle is a leavened batter or dough. When cooked between two patterned plates, the dough bakes in the waffle’s characteristic uniform impressed surface. Waffles also come in many forms. Depending on the type of batter or iron used, the resulting waffle varies by consistency, size, shape, and flavor.
Waffle irons and waffles originated around the 14th century.  An anonymous husband penned the first known waffle recipe as a set of instructions for his wife.  According to the manuscript, Le Ménagier de Paris, each of the four recipes began:
Beat some eggs in a bowl, season with salt and add wine. Toss in some flour, and mix. Then fill, little by little, two irons at a time with as much of the paste as a slice of cheese is large. Then close the iron and cook both sides. If the dough does not detach easily from the iron, coat it first with a piece of cloth that has been soaked in oil or grease.
  •  1911 – First electric waffle iron introduced by General Electric.
  • 1953 – Frank Dorsa’s Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time.
  • 1964 – Belgian Waffles debut at New York’s World’s Fair.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy your favorite waffle recipes. Or visit a local restaurant for some fresh served waffles. Restaurants across the country specialize in waffles, crafting delicious combinations for every meal of the day. No matter your preference, there’s a waffle for you!
Invite friends over for a waffle making party. Set up a buffet with fresh fruit, syrups, and nuts. Ask them to bring their best ingredients and get tasting! You never know what you’ll discover.