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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Weather ~ Deer ~ Picture of the Day ~ Rhode Island ~ Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole ~ Moon Mullen ~ National Great American Pot Pie Day 


Good 45º cloudy morning. 
Yesterday started off dark cloudy and gloomy..... then the wind started blowing. The clouds left and the smoke moved in. I almost couldn't see my mountain! 

Mama deer and her two babies were out in front....


Picture of the Day ....

Interesting about Rhode Island.....

Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles.

Rhode Island was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state.
Rhode Island shares a state water border with New York.
Judge Darius Baker imposed the first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile on August 28, 1904 in Newport.
St. Mary’s, Rhode Island’s oldest Roman Catholic parish was founded in 1828. The church is best known as the site of the wedding of Jacqueline Bouvier to John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1953.
The state was home to the first open golf tournament. The event occurred in 1895.
The Flying Horse Carousel is the nation’s oldest carousel. It is located in the resort town of Watch Hill.

The first circus in the United States was in Newport in 1774.
Rhode Island is known for making silverware and fine jewelry.
Rhode Islanders were the first to take military action against England by sinking one of her ships in the Narragansett Bay located between Newport and Providence. The English ship was called “The Gaspee”.
The era know as The Industrial Revolution started in Rhode Island with the development and construction in 1790 of Samuel Slater’s water-powered cotton mill in Pawtucket.
The White Horse Tavern was built in 1673 and is the oldest operating tavern in the United States.

Since 1785 Bristol has the longest running, unbroken series of 4th of July Independence Day observances in the country.
Pelham Street in Newport was the first street in the country to use gas-illuminated streetlights.
Providence Rhode Island....

From Mr. Food


This comforting and easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole has all the homemade taste you crave without any of the fuss. Serve this chicken casserole warm and bubblin' out of the oven or make it ahead of time for busy days! If you're a chicken pot pie lover, this chicken pot pie casserole recipe is sure to be added to your weekly rotation.


  • 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (10 -ounce) can condensed cream of broccoli soup
  • 1 (10 -ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted



  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch or 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken chunks, mixed vegetables, chicken broth, and soups; mix well. Spoon into prepared baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk biscuit baking mix, milk, and butter until smooth then spoon over the  top of the chicken mixture.
  4. Bake 60 to 65 minutes, or until no pink remains in chicken and topping is golden.



***How to Freeze: After following the recipe above, allow your casserole to cool, then cover with several layers of foil (to prevent freezer burn), and freeze. When ready to eat, place the frozen entree in the fridge to thaw for 24 hours in advance. When you're ready to enjoy this comforting chicken casserole, just reheat, serve, and enjoy!

Special birthday today... Moon Mullen (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOON!
                              ^Moon with his bride Robyn
Historically this date......
1969 – The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.

1973 – Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina
1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.

1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.

1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros sets the major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1988 – José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40–40 club.
And births this date include.....
1920 – Mickey Rooney, American actor (d.2014)
1930 – Ray Charles, American musician (d. 2004)
 1945 – Paul Petersen, American actor
1949 – Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter
 1959 – Jason Alexander, American actor
1961 – Willie McCool, American astronaut (d. 2003)
Columbia pilot.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Great American Pot Pie Day cooks up a toasty meal on September 23rd. Warm up the home with a toasty meal of pot pies to celebrate!


Pot pies typically include both a flaky top crust and a bottom crust. Occasionally, recipes omit the bottom crust. Fill them with tender chicken, beef or pork, and lots of vegetables for a hearty meal. Some other delicious fillings include turkey and seafood. Popular veggies include potatoes, carrots, green beans, and peas. Finally, the gravy and seasonings make the pies irresistible. When they begin heating up in the oven, the family knows when dinner is ready!
This crowd-pleaser draws families together. During the cooler days, a meal of pot pie easily uses up vegetables from the garden and leftovers. It fills bellies after a long day of work, too. Several pies may be prepared ahead and frozen, too.
During the crisper evenings, gather friends and family around the table. These hot pies can be made to serve individually or one large pie. Either way, the aroma fills the home and warms the heart.


We know you love celebrating all kinds of pie! This day gives you an opportunity to celebrate another version, a savory kind. Invite the family to help make homemade pot pies. Go out to eat and order one from your favorite country restaurant. Or, pick up some frozen pot pies at the grocery store. The broad selection will satisfy everyone.

Give this recipe a try. Chicken Pot Pie IX



The pot pie and frozen food company, Marie Callender’s, created National Great American Pot Pie Day in 2002.