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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Smoke/Fires/Outages ~ Picture of the Day ~ Kissing Fish ~ Pull-Apart Cheese Bread ~ Jeannie Patterson ~ National TV Dinner Day


Good 47º super super smokey morning. My mountain is not visible...

Yesterday the smoke was still here. 

Tuesday the winds got wild and fires were stoked. I-5 from South Medford to Ashland was closed because of fires on both sides of the road. Evacuation orders for a lot of that area. Our whole county was put on Level 1 Evacuation.
You can read more here:
Our local news station posted the following:

" Crews are actively working in the Talent/Phoenix area. Attempts to enter are hindering emergency efforts and blocking roadways, including I-5. There are downed utility lines and poles and other fire debris.  Please stay away until such time it’s clear."
" MEDFORD, ORE. — Fire crews are continuing to try to stop the Almeda Fire that started Tuesday afternoon in Ashland.

Firefighters reported hearing explosions overnight. It’s burned between 1,500 and 2,000 acres."

My daughter Kristen sent the following photo of the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest and upper Azusa....

Over in Grants Pass where my son Brian lives, their power went off about 1pm Tuesday and finally came on about 1:30am Wednesday.
Picture of the Day

Interesting about "kissing fish"...

The name kissing gourami (or kisser fish) is derived from what appears to be kissing between fish; however, scientists still are not sure of the true purpose of the behavior. It is believed to be a harmless territory-challenging behavior that generally occurs between two males. This conjecture is supported by the fact that aging seems to diminish the need to challenge one another. Also with age, the desire for mating territories diminishes.

The popular kissing gourami, commonly called a kisser, originates from the Indonesian island of Java and is also found in Borneo, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is commonly cultivated in the southern Indochina region as a food fish. Today, virtually all specimens sold in the United States are commercially bred in Florida. Additionally, Thailand and Singapore commercially breed this species for the aquarium trade as well as for food consumption.

There are three color variations of this fish: a pink or flesh-colored form; a silver-green form often referred to as the "green kisser;" and a mottled or piebald variety.


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From Mr. Food


Our Pull-Apart Cheese Bread is great for a movie night at home with some friends and family. That's 'cause this pull-apart bread is made with delicious and irresistible ingredients, like two kinds of melted cheese and yummy buttermilk biscuits. Just don't blame us if this recipe steals the show!


  • 2 (16.3-ounce) packages refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/4 cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Separate biscuit dough into 16 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces and place in a large bowl. Add cheeses and chilies; toss until well mixed. Place in baking dish.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Pull apart and serve.



***When tossing the biscuits with cheeses, make sure to separate any biscuits that stick together. This will help make sure that there is cheesy deliciousness in every bite!
Special birthday today.. my dear friend Jeannie Patterson, wife of the infamous LASD Bill Patterson. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANNIE!! xo

Historically this date.....
1776 – American Revolutionary WarNathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.

1846 – Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.

1946 – While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters' Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, directing her "to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them". She would become known as Mother Teresa.

1972 – The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at MunichGermany.


And births this date include...
1918 – Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
   .... What a legacy he left. Long line of beautiful smart dogs! Loved the Rin Tin Tin show back in the '50's. "Lt. Rip Masters", James Brown, sent me an autographed photo of he an 'Rinty'! (It's somewhere......)
1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer (d.2016)
LOL, Brian's favorite drink is an "Arnold Palmer".... ice tea and lemonade!

1949 – Bill O'Reilly, American television host, author, and political commentator

1953 – Amy Irving, American actress
..... stick with the brown hair, Amy!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National TV Dinner Day is observed annually on September 10th.  In 1953, C.A. Swanson & Sons changed the prepackaged meal business forever. Introducing the TV Dinner revolutionized frozen food.
In 1962, Swanson stopped using the name TV Dinner. However, in the United States, the term remains synonymous with any prepackaged dinner purchased frozen from a store and heated at home.
The first Swanson TV Dinner consisted of a Thanksgiving meal of turkey, cornbread dressing, peas, and sweet potatoes.  The original tray was made of aluminum and each food item had separate compartments. The dinner had to be heated in the oven. Most meals cooked in the oven for 25 minutes. Today, nearly all frozen food trays can be cooked in the microwave or in a conventional oven.
The original product sold for 98 cents. The first year, Swanson’s production estimate was 5,000 dinners. To their surprise, Swanson far exceeded that amount. In the first year, they sold more than 10 million of them.
  • 1960 – Swanson added desserts to a new four-compartment tray.
  • 1964 – Night Hawk name originated from the Night Hawk steak houses that operated in Austin, Texas from 1939 through 1994. The original diners were open all night catering to the late-night crowd. The restaurants produced the first frozen Night Hawk TV dinner in 1964.
  • 1969 – The first TV breakfasts were marketed. Great Starts Breakfasts and breakfast sandwiches followed later.
  • 1973 – The first Swanson Hungry-Man dinners were marketed; these were larger portions of its regular dinner products.
  • 1986 – The first microwave oven-safe trays were marketed.
  • 1986 – The Smithsonian Institute inducted the original Swanson TV Dinner tray into the Museum of American History.
Much has changed since the original TV Dinner. They also remain a popular choice for a fast and convenient meal and fun to eat in front of the TV!