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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Proposing ~ Family-Pleasing Casserole ~ Gabe & Ann Ramirez ~ National Housewife's Day ~ National Sandwich Day


Good 33º scattered clouds morning. 
Yesterday stayed clear and sunny and we topped at 82º.
Picture of the Day .... why do they stand next to each other?? 😝


Interesting about proposing....


A marriage proposal is an event where one person in a relationship asks for the other's hand in marriage. If accepted, it marks the initiation of engagement, a mutual promise of later marriage. It often has a ritual quality.

In some Western cultures, it is traditional for the man to make a proposal to the woman directly while genuflecting in front of her. The ritual often involves the formal asking of the question "Will you marry me, ...?" and the presentation of an engagement ring. It may include him putting the ring on her finger.

The average duration of preceding courtship varies considerably throughout the world.

In Scotland, Ireland and England, 29 February in a leap year is said to be the one day when a woman can propose to her partner. Finland has the same custom, with the addition that a man rejecting such a proposal was expected to buy his suitor enough cloth for a skirt as compensation.

As a monarch, Queen Victoria had to propose to Prince Albert. Proposals by women have become more common in the English-speaking world in recent years, so jewelry companies have manufactured engagement rings for men. In the United States, about 5% of proposals are made by women. Younger people are less likely to approve of women proposing.


From Mr. Food

Some casseroles are just meant to bring the whole family together, and this creamy, low-carb, chicken casserole is one of 'em! Our Family-Pleasing Casserole recipe is full of everything they love, including some of their favorite healthy veggies.


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat with 1-inch of boiling water, place cauliflower. Cover and steam 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain well.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil; saute bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook just until wilted.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cauliflower, chicken, cheese, onion powder, black pepper and sauteed vegetables. Pour in eggs and mix well. Pour into baking dish.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until set. Serve immediately.
Special anniversary today, Gabe & Ann Ramirez (both LASD ret.), are celebrating. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! xo

Historically this date......
1883 – American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1913 – The United States introduces an income tax.

And births this date include...
1921 – Charles Bronson, American actor (d. 2003)

1933 – Ken Berry, American actor (d.2018)

1952 – Roseanne Barr, American actress and comedian
She is now an "organic macadamia nut farmer" in Hawaii. More like an "organic nut" herself!

1953 – Kate Capshaw, American actress

1957 – Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor

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

National Housewife’s Day sets aside November 3rd to recognize the millions of hardworking housewives. The day honors the stay-at-home moms who take care of the children and the home. It’s a 24/7 job that sometimes does not get the thank you that is much deserved.


The term housewife is an old term stemming from the days when most families were supported by one income.  The father worked, and the mother stayed home to take care of the house and the children. These days, usually both parents work outside the home. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 61 % of households with children, both parents work outside the home.   

Of course, the age of the children impacts how much a parent stays home, too. And it isn’t always the mother who stays home. Sometimes it’s a dad. So, househusbands are on the rise. However, current statistics are difficult to find.


Today is also............


Whether you stack it high or thin, National Sandwich Day on November 3rd recognizes one of America’s favorite lunch items.

The sandwich is believed to be the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, following the claim that he was the inventor of the sandwich. No matter who invented it, we celebrate every kind of sandwich. 

While the modern sandwich is believed to be named after John Montagu, the exact circumstances of its invention and original use are the subject of debate.  There is a rumor in a contemporary travel book titled Tour to London, by Pierre Jean Grosley, that formed the popular myth that bread and meat sustained Lord Sandwich at the gambling table.  It is said that Lord Sandwich was a very conversant gambler and did not take the time to have a meal during his long hours playing at the card table.  When hungry, he would ask his servants to bring him slices of meat between two slices of bread.  This practice was a habit that was well known to his gambling friends who soon began to order “the same as Sandwich,” and from this, the sandwich was born.

N.A.M. Rodger, who wrote Sandwich’s biography, suggests that because of Sandwich’s commitment to the navy, politics, and the arts, the first sandwich was more likely to have been consumed at his work desk.

Before being known as sandwiches, the food seems just to have been called bread and meat or bread and cheese.


Types of Sandwiches

In the United States alone, we have some pretty delicious sandwich inventions. The cheesesteak and sloppy joe are American classics. Don’t forget the muffuletta or the Monte Cristo. We love our Po boys and grilled cheese, pork tenderloins, and po’boys, too. However, we can’t forget some of these other absolutely delicious options:

  • BLT
  • Club
  • Dagwood
  • French Dip
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Pilgrim


Go out for a sandwich with a friend. 




National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this tasty food holiday. However, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, was born on November 3, 1718.