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Friday, October 2, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Tennessee Titans ~ Baked Mac and Cheese Balls ~ Sally Mosley ~ Terri Prim ~ National Name Your Car Day


Good 47º morning. 
Yesterday the smoke stayed and we topped at 93º. 
Picture of the Day.... LOL

Interesting about Tennessee Titans....

The Titans began as an original member of the 1960s American Football League (AFL) as the "Houston Oilers." The club was one of the AFL’s most dominant teams early on, capturing two of the league’s first three championships.

The Oilers were the first AFL team to sign an active NFL player. Later, the team would play their home games in the Houston Astrodome, which revolutionized the outdoor game.

In 1997, the Oilers announced that the club would relocate to Nashville. However, the new stadium was still two years from being completed. So the team moved to Memphis and became the "Tennessee Oilers," playing at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The following season, the team played its home games in the city of Nashville but at Vanderbilt University.

In 1998, owner Bud Adams wanted a nickname change. He set up an advisory committee to choose the new moniker. In Nashville, there is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon and other Greek influences and the city was already known as “the Athens of the South.” Adams chose "Titans" from a list of suggestions to reflect heroic qualities.

Adams elected to call his team by the state name instead of “Nashville” to better represent the entire region instead of only one city.

This franchise has won two AFL titles: 1960 and 1961.

One note of interest: The Titans logo contains three red stars. These represent the three main cities in the State of Tennessee—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville.

Origin Facts:

Established: 1960

Original Owner: Bud Adams

Original Colors: Columbia blue, red and white

First Stadium: Jeppesen Stadium, seating 37,981

Retired Jerseys: No. 43 Jim Norton, No. 65 Elvin Bethea, No. 34 Earl Campbell, No. 63 Mike Munchak, No. 74 Bruce Matthews, No. 1 Warren Moon

If you want to read more football information and about the positive virus tests for the Titans, go here:
Apparently this is a favorite of our President... 

Baked Mac and Cheese Balls
If you need ideas for a new way to prepare an old favorite try this recipe for Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Balls. This easy baked macaroni and cheese recipe is a crunchy-on-the-outside-gooey-on-the-inside way to enjoy this classic recipe. This is a great snack to make for your kids or serve at a party. These bite-sized treats are perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce and can be baked in under 20 minutes! Try this delicious recipe out today for a spin on an easy recipe from your childhood.


The person who posted this recipe said she used Mexican spice blend while making the balls and then served them with a jarred salsa, but you could use an Italian spice blend and dip them in warmed pizza sauce, or simply use your favorite prepared condiment.


Makes20 balls

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking MethodOven

  • 1 (6-ounce) package mac and cheese plus ingredients called for on the package
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons dry parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, pepper flakes or a seasoned dry herb mix you prefer (see note)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 beaten eggs
  1. Make the mac and cheese per directions on the box, adding teaspoon cayenne pepper to the mix (if desired). Remove from the cooking pan and store in a 1 quart storage container in the refrigerator at least 8 hours to become very firm - it must be very well chilled before continuing.

  2. When ready to bake, reheat oven to 425º. Line a baking sheet with foil and rub with at least 1 Tablespoon of the vegetable oil - reserve the rest of the oil.

  3. Place bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and dry herbs into a shallow bowl. Place flour into another bowl, and the eggs into a third bowl.

  4. Use a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon measure to scoop balls of the mac and cheese, one by one forming them in your hands which have been rubbed with the remaining oil. Drop each ball into the flour, then into the egg, then into the bread crumbs, rolling in your oiled hands and then place them an inch apart on the prepared bake pan. Continue until all of the mac and cheese are used you should have about 20 small balls.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Check them and continue 7 -10 minutes until balls are lightly browned be sure they do not burn on the bottom.


    Serve immediately as is or with a dip of your choice.

Two special birthdays today... Sally Mosley (granddaughter of Sally Harwell...LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALLY!! xo

Also celebrating a birthday today is Terri Prim (former station secretary/supervisor for LASD on Catalina Island). HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRI!! xo
Historically this date.....
1789 – George Washington sends the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.

1919 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.

2001 – NATO backs U.S. military strikes following 9/11.


And births this date include...
1890 – Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)

1895 – Bud Abbott, American comedian and actor (d. 1974)
.... and it seems he died broke and friendless. You can read a sad story written about him in 1960:

1928 – George "Spanky" McFarland, American actor (d. 1993)
10-2 radio code means 'receiving well'. (Yes, I understand!)

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

National Name Your Car Day on October 2nd encourages a special commitment to your wheels. It’s time to give your trusty automobile what it really needs, a name.
Many of you most likely remember Herbie the Love Bug, Lightning McQueen from Cars, Kit from Knight Rider, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit. These are just some of the famous car names that are known by millions of people.
Make a day of it.  Take the ol’ jalopy out for a spin, a nice wash, and shine and then just maybe you will select a signature meant for one so reliable. After all, you spend all that time together and take such good care of each other, isn’t it time to give those four wheels a name?

My car is red and I have no idea what to name mine.... Strawberry, Tomato, Red Wine, since my license is "417" how about Red Pig ..... ?????