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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Indianapolis Colts ~ Pepperoni Garlic Bread ~ National Cappuccino Day


Good 32º dark cloudy morning. There was some rain in the night and a little snow on my mountain....

Yesterday we started off dark and cloudy and stayed that way all day. We topped at 50º.

Picture of the Day .... oh my!

Interesting about Indianapolis Colts...

This storied franchise first began in South Florida. In 1946, the AAFC placed a team in Miami called the Seahawks. The team accrued over $300,000 in debt and was eventually taken over by the league. The following season, the club was purchased by a group led by Robert Rodenburg and the team was relocated to Baltimore.

In 1950, Baltimore was one of three AAFC teams which merged into the NFL. After going 1-11-0 with horrid crowds the first NFL season, then-Colts owner Abraham Watner sold the club to the NFL for $50,000. The team was moved to Dallas and renamed the Texans for the 1952 season. During the year, the team was taken over by the NFL for financial reasons. The next year, the team was back in Baltimore.

In 1983, the Colts began talking with prospective cities for a possible relocation, such as Phoenix, Jacksonville, Birmingham, Indianapolis, Memphis and New York. The team moved to Indianapolis in 1984.

Some of the NFL’s most eminent players have found a horseshoe on their helmet including Johnny Unitas, Bubba Smith, Peyton Manning and Raymond Berry, to name a few.

This franchise has won five NFL titles, including two Super Bowls.

The team got its nickname from a “name-the-team” contest won by Charles Evans of Maryland. The nickname "Colts" was chosen because of the tradition and history of horse racing and breeding in the area.

Origin Facts:

Established: 1946

Original Owner: Harvey Hester

Original Colors: Orange, green, silver & white

First Stadium: Burdine Stadium, seating 74,476

Retired Jerseys: No. 89 Gino Marchetti, No. 22 Buddy Young, No. 70 Art Donovan, No. 82 Raymond Berry, No. 19 Johnny Unitas, No. 24 Lenny Moore, No. 77 Jim Parker

From Mr. Food


Our freshly made, hot-out-of-the-oven Pepperoni Garlic Bread is the perfect homemade garlic bread to serve with any of your Italian favorites.


  • 1 (1-pound) loaf Italian bread, cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni slices, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese



  1. Preheat oven to 450 º. Place bread, cut-side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Brush mixture over cut sides of bread, sprinkle with tomatoes, pepperoni, and scallions, then top with cheese. 
  3. Bake in upper half of oven 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and edges of bread are browned. Cut into 1-inch pieces and serve.

** Instead of a loaf of Italian bread, you can try this with a couple of submarine rolls if that's what you've got on hand. And you can garnish this with chopped sweet pepper or fresh herbs, if you like.

Historically this date....
1889 – Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.

1895 – While experimenting with electricityWilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

1960 – John F. Kennedy defeats Richard Nixon in one of the closest presidential elections of the twentieth century to become the 35th president of the United States.

1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

1973 – The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper together with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay 2.9 million USD.

And births this date include....
1927 – Patti Page, American singer (d.2013)

1931 – Morley Safer, American journalist (d.2016)

1950 – Mary Hart, American television personality
 Yesterday there were a bunch of wild turkeys out here...

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

National Cappuccino Day on November 8th whips up a frothy, hot cup of cappuccino. It’s a perfect drink on a frosty morning, meeting with friends or just to enjoy a creamy cuppa.
Traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam, a cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink.
The word cappuccino comes from the Capuchin friars and is the diminutive form of cappuccio in Italian, meaning hood or something that covers the head. This popular coffee beverage got its name not from the hood on their habits but from the color of the hooded robes that the friars wore.  (The Capuchin friars is an Order of friars in the Catholic Church, among the chief offshoots of the Franciscans.)
  • In 1945 Achille Gaggia invented the modern espresso machine which further popularized the cappuccino.
  • The Mid 1990s – Cappuccino was made more widely available to North Americans as upscale coffee houses sprang up.
  • Late 1990′s to Early 2000′s – Cappuccinos became popular in the United States concurrent with the boom in the American coffee industry.
  • The start of the 21st Century – A modified short-cut version of the cappuccino started being served at fast-food chains.
  • While steaming the milk you must pay close attention to attain the correct ratio of foam, thus making the cappuccino one of the most difficult espresso-based beverages to make properly.
  • A skilled barista may create artistic shapes while he/she is pouring milk on top of the espresso coffee.