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Monday, October 5, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Turkey ~ Las Vegas ~ President's Chicken ~ National Apple Betty Day


Good 43º morning.  
Yesterday what a beautiful day.......... we topped at 92º.

Picture of the Day .... oops, restaurant sign needs fixing!!

Mr. Turkey was out walking around in my yard....

Interesting about Las Vegas......

You would never know it by looking at the city today, but Las Vegas was built atop wetlands and meadows. "Las Vegas" translates to "The Meadows" in Spanish. The city was named in 1829 when a group of Spanish explorers, led by Rafael Rivera, encountered the land while traveling from Mexico to California. Rivera discovered a shortcut along the route and named the valley "Las Vegas" after its spring-watered grasses. Today, there is little evidence of the meadows that gave Las Vegas its name. Instead, the city is known for its mega casino-hotels along the Las Vegas strip.

Las Vegas officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County. The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife. The Las Vegas Valley as a whole serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada.

The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino-hotels and associated activities. It is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the world's most visited tourist destinations. The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of "Sin City", and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, films, television programs, and music videos.

Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century (a similar distinction was earned by Chicago in the 19th century). Population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85.2%. Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, and according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had 651,319 residents in 2019, with a metropolitan population of 2,227,053.

From Mr. Food


This quick and easy chicken dish tastes so special, it's fit for some of your most important guests. With its light lemon and butter flavor, President's Chicken will surely earn you mealtime raves. (Unknown where this name came from, Mr. Food didn't say.)


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves



  1. Preheat oven to broil. In a large skillet, mix together sauce ingredients; cook over low heat until butter has melted.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a shallow baking dish; pour sauce over the chicken. Broil for 8 to 10 minutes per side or until no longer pink in center, turning chicken occasionally to coat well with the sauce.

** Serve over rice or noodles and drizzle with the pan drippings for a delicious flavor boost. You can use chicken breasts with the bone-in or even skin on, but remember to cook them a little longer.

For an alternate cooking method, you can bake the chicken for 15 minutes and broil for the last 5 minutes.
Historically this date...
1857 – The City of Anaheim is founded in California.

1864 – The Indian city of Calcutta is almost totally destroyed by a cyclone; 60,000 die.

1905 – Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.

1944 – Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.

1945 – Hollywood Black Friday: A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios.

1947 – The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.

And births this date include..



1922 – Bil Keane, American cartoonist (d. 2011)
One of my all time favorite cartoons!

1923 – Glynis Johns, British actress

1924 – Bill Dana, American actor (d.2017)


"my name José Jiménez....

1925 – Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)

1938 – Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist

1951 – Karen Allen, American actress

1962 – Michael Andretti, American race car driver



1975 – Kate Winslet, English actress



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

On October 5, fall ushers in National Apple Betty Day with a sweet aroma of apples baked in cinnamon and oats.
Similar to what is known as apple crisp, crumble or cobbler, the American variant known as the Betty or Brown Betty dates from colonial times. Most  Apple Betty recipes call for cinnamon, sugar, and butter to make the crumbs that top sliced apples. Sometimes oats or flour are added, too.
As the temperatures begin dropping outside, apple Betty recipes warm the home and fill it with delicious fragrances. Apple Betty recipes allow a child’s hand to help prepare the dessert, making it a family event. The season is ideal for this treat, too. Tart apples just off the tree call out for autumn recipes like these.
Apple Brown Betty was one of the favorite desserts of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the White House.


Enjoy these Apple Betty recipes: