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Monday, September 28, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Philadelphia Eagles ~ Corn and Ham Risotto ~ Sandy Beck ~ Terry Polley ~ National Drink Beer Day


Good 45º clear morning. 
Yesterday started clear and sunny and beautiful....

It stayed sunny and clear all day and we topped at 92º.
Picture of the Day .... perfectly timed!

Interesting... How the Philadelphia Eagles got their name...

The Eagles began as the "Frankford Yellow Jackets." Frankford is a section of Philadelphia and began as a football club in 1899 known as the Frankford Athletic Association.

In the early 1920s, Frankford was regarded as one of the better independent football teams and often competed regularly against NFL teams. In 1924, the club was granted an NFL franchise and became the Yellow Jackets.

The team captured the 1926 NFL title with a 14-1-1 record. The Great Depression devastated the club and after the 1931 season, the team folded due to financial reasons. In July of 1933, Bert Bell borrowed $2,500 from his fiancée and along with his friend Lud Wray, they bought the remains of the Yellow Jackets. The Eagles used the Yellow Jackets old uniforms, which were yellow, blue and white, from 1933 to 1936. In 1936, new unies were purchased with green jerseys and socks, with the standard white helmets and pants.

Bert Bell renamed the club the "Eagles" after the eagle logo on the National Recovery Administration’s emblem. The emblem was in honor of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deals National Recovery Act.

In 1941, Bell and new half-owner Art Rooney swapped franchises with the new owner of the Pittsburgh Iron Men (formerly Steelers), Alexis Thompson. For several months, the Eagles were officially the Iron Men until Thompson renamed his new team the Eagles before any games were played.

One of the NFL's greatest linebackers played for the Eagles from 1949 through 1962: Chuck Bednarik. 

The team has won three NFL titles.

Origin Facts:

Established: 1933

Original Owner: Bert Bell & Lud Wray

Original Colors: Powder blue, yellow & white

First Stadium: Baker Bowl, seating 18,800

Retired Jerseys: No. 70 Al Wistert,  No. 15 Steve Van Buren, No. 60 Chuck Bednarik, No. 40 Tom Brookshier, No. 44 Pete Retzlaff, No. 92 Reggie White, No. 99 Jerome Brown

Corn and Ham Risotto

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
large shallot, chopped
garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 c. arborio rice
3/4 c. dry white wine
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 c. chicken stock, divided
2 c. fresh corn kernels (from about 3 ears)
8 oz. shredded smoked ham
4 oz. white Cheddar cheese, grated (about 1 c.)
1/4 c. thinly sliced fresh chives, plus more for serving
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice and cook, stirring, until opaque, 2 to 4 minutes. Add wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add 1 cup stock and cook, stirring until absorbed, 5 to 6 minutes. Repeat 2 more times. Add remaining cup stock and corn and cook, stirring, until rice is tender and corn is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in ham and cook until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Stir in chives.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve immediately topped with additional chives.


Special birthdays today.... my BFF and high school pal, Sandy (Todoran) Beck is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDY! xo

                         ^with her hubby, Jerome (LASD ret)

Also celebrating is friend and former mechanic from Temple Station and Jerry's pal, Terry Polley. HAPPY BIRTHDAY "Da Pully"!


Historically this date........
1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.
1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
1994 – The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
1996 – Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.

And births this date include...
551 BC – Confucius, Chinese philosopher (d. 479)
1836 – Thomas Crapper, English inventor (d. 1910) 

1901 – Ed Sullivan, American television show host (d. 1974)

1934 – Brigitte Bardot, French actress. Wow, 6 "partners" and 4 husbands! Busy woman! 


1987 – Hilary Duff, American actress and singer
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

That malty elixir is toasted annually on September 28th on National Drink Beer Day.  As the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, this day is a great reminder to enjoy the world’s most popular adult beverage.
Beer lovers have more selection than ever before in the ale and lager market. An explosion in the craft beer industry keeps the competition and the flavors robust, churning out new flavors seasonally.  Beer connoisseurs quench their thirst with flavors drastically different from their grandfather’s beers.  Root beer to raspberry, caramel, and hints of herbs all tickle the palate when it comes to artisanal beers.
From the wide assortment available, enjoy National Drink Beer Day.  There is something for everyone!