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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Rain ~ 10-11 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Crazy Laws ~ Chicken Potpie ~ Sign in My Kitchen ~ National Sausage Pizza Day


Good 43º foggy morning. 
Yesterday the rain was nice and it was good to see the smoke gone and my mountain! 

We got almost a 1/2" of rain. We stayed in the 60ºs and topped at 64º.

10-11 radio code for "transmitting too rapidly". In other words, slow down, no entiendo!

Picture of the Day... shared by my Brooklyn NY friend Vivia... Playing with food! 

Interesting.... crazy laws....

Yellow margarine is illegal in Missouri...

This antiquated law from the 19th century somehow has survived until today. Nobody really knows why this law exists. They think that it could have something to do with protecting butter-making farmers way back in the day, but regardless, it could land you a half a year in jail today.


You can legally marry the dead in France...

In France, you can legally marry a dead person, as long as you were engaged to them before they died. This one is just all kinds of wrong, like, who would ever actually go through with this?


Driving a dirty car is illegal in Russia...

In Moscow, it is illegal to drive a dirty car. Just how dirty is not defined but not being able to see the license plate or the driver will definitely get you a ticket. By the way, take a look at some roads in Russia.


No potato hoarding law in Australia...

If you live in Western Australia, be careful about how many potatoes you have in your possession because you could literally be breaking the law. In Western Australia, it is illegal to possess more than 50 kg of potatoes. This antiquated law was a product of regulation for food during the Great Depression and post-war period.


Forgetting your wife’s birthday in Samoa...

Most married individuals will probably agree that no matter what country you happen to live in, forgetting your significant other’s birthday will cause severe punishment. But in the country of Samoa, doing so is actually illegal. There’s a very real law that states that if a man forgets his wife’s birthday. He's unwittingly committing a crime. There doesn’t seem to be a law regarding women forgetting their husband’s birthday though.

From Mr. Food 


Our markets are filled with convenient items that let us cook from scratch without having to do a whole lot of work. We used some of these shortcut ingredients to make our Chicken Potpie. Yep, that tasty, flaky crust is made from a refrigerated pie crust!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into -inch chunks
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole potatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) chicken gravy
  • 1 package (15 ounces) rolled refrigerated pie crusts



  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, and saute 4 to 6 minutes, or until no pink remains. Remove from heat and add peas and carrots, potatoes, and gravy; mix well. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Unroll 1 pie crust and place it in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, pressing crust firmly into plate. Spoon chicken mixture into crust. 
  2. Unfold second pie crust and place it over chicken mixture. Pinch edges together to seal; flute and trim as needed. Using a sharp knife, cut four 1-inch slits in top crust. 
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until filling is heated through and crust is golden. Allow to sit 10 minutes before serving. 



***Since this potpie gets really hot and bubbly, we suggest placing a cookie sheet under it while baking, to catch any drippings.


Historically this date....

1910 – Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.

1968 – Apollo programNASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally SchirraDonn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.

1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.

1986 – Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in ReykjavíkIceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.

2000 – NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.

And births this date include...
1844 – Henry Heinz, American food manufacturer (d. 1916)

1884 – Eleanor RooseveltFirst Lady of the United States and humanitarian (d. 1962)

1905 – Fred Trump, American real estate entrepreneur (d. 1999)

This sign is on my refrigerator! 

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

Food lovers across the country enjoy National Sausage Pizza Day on October 11th each year. Whether served on a thin or thick crust, sausage pizza goes well with other toppings, too. Don’t hesitate to add mushrooms and a variety of cheeses. What’s even better about sausage pizza are the different kinds of sausage to choose from.
While Italian sausage may be preferred, try experimenting. Add more garlic or try additional spice. Try smoky sausages such as chorizo or even a kielbasa visit with your local butcher for sausage suggestions. They’ve probably been smoking up the latest experiment just for you to try.
Sausage comes in many combinations, too. Lighter forms and different ages offer flavors that complement our toppings. A little sweet with the savory creates a modern taste experience.
Sautéd onions add amazing flavor to sausage pizza. While cooking up the onions add a few portabella mushrooms to the pan. Once you’ve added them to your pizza, sprinkle the top with feta cheese and fresh basil. You won’t regret it.
Pizza Facts
  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese, which some attribute to the beginning of the pizza.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα,” pita, meaning pie.
  • The Romans developed a pastry with a sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves.
  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant. It was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
  • An estimated 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese was produced in the United States in 1997.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in New York’s Little Italy in 1905.