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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Weather ~ Radio Code Days ~ Picture of the Day ~ Pepsi ~ Easy Beefy Casserole ~ National Pasta Day 

 




 
Good 43º Saturday morning. 
 
To catch up, since my computer went out, hear are the radio codes
for the days...
 
10-15  'prisoner in custody'
10-16  'pick up prisoner'
 
and for today
10-17  'pick up papers'



 
'1017' was also Brian's  USMC Boot Camp Pendleton Platoon number.
 


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So, our weather has been beautiful. Clear skies and we topped yesterday at 85º.



 
 
 
Picture of the Day... some players should never stand next to each other! 
 

 
 
 
 
Interesting about Pepsi....
 
 

Pepsi was first introduced as "Brad's Drink" in New Bern, North Carolina, United States, in 1893 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his drugstore where the drink was sold. It was renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1898 after the Greek word for "digestion" which the drink was purported to aid, and "cola" after the kola nut. The original recipe also included sugar and vanilla. Bradham sought to create a fountain drink that was appealing and would aid in digestion and boost energy.

After years of success, Bradham lost Pepsi Cola. He had gambled on the fluctuations of sugar prices during World War I, believing that sugar prices would continue to rise — but they fell instead, leaving Caleb Bradham with an overpriced sugar inventory. Pepsi Cola went bankrupt in 1923.

In 1931, after passing through the hands of several investors, Pepsi Cola was bought by the Loft Candy Co. Charles G. They struggled to make a success of Pepsi during the depths of the Great Depression. At one point, Loft offered to sell Pepsi to executives at Coke, who refused to offer a bid.



Pepsi was reformulated and sold in 12-ounce bottles for just 5 cents, which was twice as much as what Coke offered in its 6-ounce bottles. Touting Pepsi as "twice as much for a nickel," Pepsi scored an unexpected hit as its "Nickel Nickel" radio jingle became the first to be broadcast coast to coast. Eventually, it would be recorded in 55 languages and became one of the most effective ads of the 20th century.

 


 
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

This homestyle Easy Beefy Casserole will satisfy the hungriest of appetites. Packed with beef, veggies and potatoes with a creamy cheese sauce, it literally shouts "stick-to-your-ribs" goodness.

 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 (32-ounce) package frozen seasoned potato nuggets

 

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
     
  2. Brown ground beef and salt in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Spoon ground beef into a sprayed 2-1/2-quart shallow baking dish.Layer frozen vegetables, soup and cheese over ground beef. Top with frozen potatoes.
     
  3. Bake 30 minutes or until potatoes are golden.
     

 

 

 

 
 
 
Historically this date....
1814 – London Beer Flood occurs in London, killing nine.
OMG! Click on the name and read. Really interesting!
 
 
1931 – Al Capone convicted of income tax evasion.


 
1941 – German troops execute the male population of the villages Kerdyllia in Serres,Greece.
Too many sick sick leaders in this world who feel it is/was their right to "adjust" populations.



1966 – A fire at a building in New YorkNew York kills 12 firefighters, the New York City Fire Department's deadliest day until the September 11, 2001 attacks.



1989 – 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (7.1 on the Richter scale) hits the San Francisco Bay Area and causes 57 deaths directly (and 6 indirectly).
While traveling to my sister Marion's, in Lake Tahoe, my son Brian and I are listening to the World Series ... the earthquake struck, unbeknownst to us, and the radio went off. We thought it was because of a bad reception area. Arrived at my sis's and she was jumping up and down on the deck shouting, "The Bay Bridge has fallen down, the Bay Bridge has fallen down!" Gosh, we both wondered what in the world ... had she been smokin' her socks????? Lordy. So, after that, we sat spellbound in front of the TV for hours watching all the mess in San Francisco unfold. My nephew Andy at Candlestick Park on the upper deck said the whole deck was swinging back and forth. Fortunately it didn't fall. Wow.




And births this date include...
1915 – Arthur Miller, American playwright (d. 2005)


1918 – Rita Hayworth, American actress (d. 1987)
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1920 – Montgomery Clift, American actor (d. 1966)
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1921 – Tom Poston, American actor and comedian (d. 2007)
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1926 – Beverly Garland, American actress (d. 2008)
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1938 – Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (d. 2007)
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1946 – Bob Seagren, American athlete
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1948 – Margot Kidder, Canadian actress (d.2018)
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1948 – George Wendt, American actor
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1958 – Alan Jackson, American singer and songwriter
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 
 

October is National Pasta Month, and October 17 recognizes National Pasta Day.
Pasta lovers celebrate!
 
While we find noodles all over the world, pasta is a type of noodle of traditional Italian cuisine. The first reference dates to 1154 in Sicily and was first attested to in English in 1874. Typically, it is made from an unleavened dough of durum wheat flour. The flour is mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes. It can then be served fresh or dried to be stored for later use.
 
Types of Pasta
Look for pasta in pasta in both savory and dessert dishes. Since it’s so versatile, pasta lends itself to sweet and every other dish on the table. Cooks feature pasta as a main dish, but they also serve up delicious hot and cold side dishes as well. And then, of course, those special desserts we can’t resist making our mouths water.
 
Cooks originally made fresh pasta by hand. However, today, many varieties of fresh pasta are made commercially. Large-scale machines bring choices to our grocers daily. Smaller pasta machines on the market make having the freshest pasta at home even easier.
  • Dried and fresh pasta come in several shapes and varieties.
  • There are so many kinds of pasta! According to the Encyclopedia of Pasta by Oretta Zanini De Vita, 310 specific kinds of pasta identified by over 1300 names have been documented.
  • In Italy, names of specific pasta shapes or types vary with locale.
  • Example: Cavatelli is known by 28 different names depending on the region and town.
The size and shape of pasta may determine the best sauce to pair with it. For example, serve linguine with lighter, thinner sauces to avoid breaking the noodles. A similarly shaped noodle, fettuccine, is less delicate. That’s why it carries heavier sauces like alfredo.
Learn more about pasta from the National Pasta Association.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Explore the world of pasta. Whether you’re cooking up a salad, main dish, or dessert, recipes abound. We offer several on our recipe page, too! If you don’t feel like cooking, take the family out to an Italian restaurant.