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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Weather ~ Hand Warmers ~ Picture of the Day ~ Maine Coon Cats ~ Cheeseburger Pie ~  Tom Brady/Buccaneers ~ National American Beer Day ~ Navy Day ~ National Black Cat Day


Good 27º morning. 
Yesterday after starting at 24º we topped at 71º.
With this cold weather I am a fan of hand warmers. I get them from Amazon and in the morning put one in each bathrobe pocket and later into my sweater/sweat shirt pockets.... they are made in the USA and last 10 hours...

Picture of the Day ... this is Turnip Rock in Lake Hughes Michigan...

Interesting about Maine Coon cats...


A Maine Coon is the largest domesticated cat.
An average male weighs from 13 to 18 lb, while an average female is from 8 to 12 lb . Maine Coons can grow as tall as 16 in.
It is unknown when the breed started.
Maine Coons were first mentioned in a 1861 literary work about cats, but all the information about their ancestral origins known today is nothing but speculation.
They come in all kinds of colors and patterns, just like other cats...
The Maine Coon is the official state cat of Maine.
It's considered the oldest natural cat breed in North America.


Stewie - full name Mymains Stewart Gilligan - lost his battle with cancer.

The eight-year-old from Nevada, US measured an incredible 48.5in when fully stretched out.


His owner Robin Hendrickson, who bought Stewie from a breeder in Hermiston, Oregon, in 2005, decided to enter him for the record after hearing countless friends say they were amazed by his length.

Stewie, a Maine Coon - known as 'the gentle giants' of the cat world - was a certified therapy animal that frequently visited a local senior center near his home.

He also held the record for world's longest cat tail.



From Mr. Food

Oooh - this recipe is so beefy! Our Cheeseburger Pie is an easy recipe with ground beef that's popular with everyone from the young to the young at heart. This low-carb, ground beef casserole features lots of flavor, but not a whole lot of the stuff that isn't good for us. And since it's so easy, it's a good recipe to add to your rotation of weeknight meals!

  • 3/4 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef 8 to 10 minutes, or until no longer pink; drain liquid. Stir in onion powder and 1 cup cheese. Place mixture in prepared baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg substitute, mayonnaise, half-and-half, salt, and pepper; pour over beef mixture.
  4. Bake 25 minutes, sprinkle remaining cheese on top, and cook another 5 to 10 minutes, or until firm in center. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.



***Want to make this healthy ground beef casserole taste even more like your favorite burger? Serve it alongside some of your favorite toppings, like pickle slices.
Historically this date....
1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson files for divorce which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.

1961 – NASA launches the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

1962 – Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

1988 – Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.

2004 – The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

And births this date include...
1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)

1920 – Nanette Fabray, American actress (d.2018)

1939 – John Cleese, British actor and writer

1940 – John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002)
1946 – Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)
I have been a Patriots fan for years, because of Tom Brady. As you might know, my high school friend's uncle was Brady's coach and mentor in California where he grew up. After 20 years with the Patriots he is now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I watched their game Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. They beat the Raiders 45-20...

 I do wish Tom had not left the Patriots!! 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Today there are 3 special days....

National American Beer Day raises a glass to the rich American beer making history and those who savor the continued traditions. Pour your favorite pint with millions who enjoy the storied brews across the nation.
U.S. Brewing History
Brewing beer in America begins long before Europeans arrived since Native Americans brewed beer from a variety of ingredients. They used corn, birch sap, and water to ferment their beverage. Then when the first colonists arrived in Virginia, they began combining their brewing traditions with the supplies at hand – that included corn, too. Since then, brewing and brewers became a principal occupation in the colonies. Interestingly, the first white child born in Manhattan grew up to be the first brewer born in America.
Today, the brewery established by David G. Yuengling is the oldest producing brewery in the United States. He established the Eagle Brewery in 1929. Amazingly, the brewery still remains in the family to this day.
Unlike most other breweries of the time, the Eagle Brewery survived Prohibition. In fact, very few survived. Those that did survive tried various legal and illegal tactics. In the Eagle Brewery’s case, they reduced their alcohol content to within the legal limit. They also branched out. Ice cream anyone? Yes, the Yuengling’s started a dairy. Others turned their beer making supplies into other products.  When prohibition lifted, they returned to full-fledged beer making.
Despite these efforts, nearly every brewer existing before prohibition dissolved. Out of just over 1,300 brewers, only about 100 remained after prohibition. Today, we recognize the names of many of those surviving breweries.
The skill of a brewer requires years of practice in the trade. It’s revered even. In Milwaukee, their professional baseball team is named after the brewer. In St. Louis and Denver, the stadiums are named after prominent brewers.
More than 2,100 breweries are manufacturing beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brewpubs and microbreweries.
American Beer Facts
  • The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009.
  • Americans consume roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually.
  • In 2008, the United States ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption. However, total consumption was second only to China.
  • After Congress repealed prohibition, the industry consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.
  • The majority of the new breweries in the U.S. are small breweries and brewpubs. As members of the Brewers Association, they are termed “craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries.
  • Larger breweries most commonly produce the American lager.
  • However, smaller breweries (many founded in the 1980s) produce a range of styles.
  • Beer styles originating in the United States include:
    • American pale ale
    • Pennsylvania porter
    • American IPA
    • steam beer
    • amber ale
    • cream ale
    • Cascadian dark ale.
Navy Day on October 27th salutes all of the military personnel who have served, both past and present, in the United States Navy.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It’s also one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy currently stands as the largest, most powerful navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The service engages over 340,000 personnel on active duty and more than 71,000 in the Navy Reserve.
Navy History
Throughout the Revolutionary War, their importance grew. Today, the United States maintains 40 naval bases across the country, including the world’s largest Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Below the sea, submarines became a part of the Navy during World War II. While experiments began in the late 1800s and during the Civil War, they did not become a large part of the Navy inventory until World War II. At that point, subs became necessary for surveillance and rescue, even though they were also armed.
With the advent of the airplane, the Navy became vital stations for the Air Force as well. As a result, the Navy modified ships into floating landing strips. Today, joint Naval and Airbases such as Pearl Harbor-Hickam provided necessary fleets of the sea and air defense.
Theodore Roosevelt and the Navy
Between 1922 and 1972, the Navy celebrated its birthday on October 27th in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt’s birth. He elevated the U.S. Navy to a premier fighting force. During his term as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, he built up the power and strength of the U.S. Navy. Roosevelt’s pursuit of the naval aircraft advanced the U.S. Navy. As president, Roosevelt was the first president to submerge in a submarine and also the first to fly. His support of the Navy led the former Secretary of the Navy, John F. Lehman, to say, Theodore Roosevelt, “was one of the architects of our modern Navy.”



The Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day in 1922. They chose October 27th honoring the birth of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Don’t be superstitious on National Black Cat Day! October 27th celebrates the beauty of these sleek creatures. The day also seeks to raise awareness about the low adoption rates for black cats.
This time of year, many black cats may decorate many thresholds for Halloween and windows for spooky decor. However, these felines deserve the love and attention just as much as their tabby equivalents. Old notions have given these furry critters a bad reputation.  The day is about turning that reputation around.
Their black canine counterparts also face similar adoption problems. So, it’s not all about myth and mystery. However, increasing support for the black feline’s plight is the goal of this companion holiday.


Cats Protection, an animal charity in the United Kingdom, founded National Black Cat Day to raise awareness concerning the lower rates of adoption for black cats.