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Friday, October 30, 2020

Pre Halloween ~ 10-30 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Maize ~ Ghoulish Halloween Cake ~ Halloween Mug ~ National Candy Corn Day


Good 31º morning. 
Tomorrow is Halloween and it's a full moon!!! 😱
Yesterday started cold and with the clear sky and sunshine we topped at 81º.
10-30 is a radio code for 'transmission does not conform to regulations'.
LOL, that is what Jerry called his bff/radio car partner, Steve Voors. His nickname was 10-30 Dude!!!
Picture of the Day.... 😁


Maize was domesticated from its wild grass ancestor more than 8,700 years ago, according to biological evidence uncovered by researchers in Mexico’s Central Balsas River Valley. This is the earliest dated evidence — by 1,200 years — for the presence and use of domesticated maize. the studies confirmed that maize derived from teosinte, a large wild grass that has five species growing in Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Native Americans taught European colonists to grow the indigenous grains, and, since its introduction into Europe by explorers, corn has spread to all areas of the world suitable to its cultivation.


The domesticated crop is one of the most widely distributed of the world’s food crops.

Although it is a major food in many parts of the world, corn is inferior to other cereals in nutritional value. Centuries of cross breeding have produced larger plants, and specialized varieties.

Corn is used as livestock feed, as human food, as biofuel, and as raw material in industry. A greater weight of maize is produced each year than any other grain. In 2014, total world production was 1.04 billion tonnes. Maize is the most widely grown grain crop throughout the Americas, with 361 million metric tons grown in the United States in 2014.



A store-bought cake mix baked in a Bundt pan is the trick to a spooky Ghoulish Halloween Cake. Get your creative juices flowing by decorating your very own edible pumpkin that'll be the hit of your monster bash.


  • 1 (18-1/4-ounce) package devil's food or any flavor cake mix, prepared according to package directions
  • 2 (16-ounce) containers white frosting
  • Red, yellow, and green food colors
  • 1 flat-bottom ice cream cone
  • Candy corn for garnish
  • Decorating gel for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray; pour in prepared batter.
  2. Bake 30 to 35 minutes; let cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan and invert onto platter; let cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir white frosting with a few drops of red and yellow food colors, until frosting reaches desired orange color. Set aside 1/4 cup orange frosting in a small bowl and add a drop of green food color to make desired brown color. Place ice cream cone upside down on waxed paper and frost with brown frosting then cover and refrigerate.
  4. Frost cooled cake with orange frosting. Create eyes, mouth, and nose with Halloween candy or decorating gel. Place frosted ice cream cone in center hole of cake at an angle for stem.
Use your favorite Halloween candy, licorice, or decorating gel to decorate.


Historically this date.....
1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

1965 – Vietnam War: Just miles from Da NangUnited States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas. Among the dead, a sketch of Marine positions is found on the body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who sold drinks to the Marines the day before.

1985 – Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.


And births this date include...

1893 – Charles Atlas, Italian-born bodybuilder (d. 1972)
Charles in his youth and at 79 years old.

1945 – Henry Winkler, American actor

1946 – Robert L. Gibson, American astronaut

1951 – Harry Hamlin, American actor
I'm ready for tomorrow.... my coffee/tea mug!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On October 30th, the country celebrates its favorite vegetable with National Candy Corn Day.
In the late 1800s, George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company created candy corn. His sweet treat represented the bright colors of corn kernels. Originally, candy corn was yellow, orange and white. However, it wasn’t until 1889 that the Goelitz Candy Company made the candy popular. Later, other candy makers developed a variety of popular colors and flavors as well.
The original confection was made by hand using corn syrup, sugar, water, marshmallows, fondant and carnauba wax (a wax made from the leaves of a palm tree). However, modern candy makers produce the treat using machines while using the original ingredients.
These days, numerous recipes create the candy corn flavors in cakes, cookies, beverages, and more.


Candy corn inspires desserts, too. Add the candy to popcorn for a spooktacular treat. Another delicious way to celebrate the day would be to layer gelatin, pudding or cakes with white, yellow and orange colors and flavors. Salty and sweet always pair well together, too. Add pretzels, candy corn, and nuts to a snack mix.
Try this terrific candy corn cookie recipe.