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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Fog/Sun ~ Geese ~ Number of Veterans in USA ~ Picture of the Day ~ Honolulu Hawaii ~ Sensational Sausage Stuffing ~ National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day


Good foggy frozen 27º morning. 
Our weather yesterday started foggy and dark and covered my mountain....

 The fog left and we got pretty clouds and sun...

We ended up with quite a cloudy day and topped at 61º.
I heard a bunch of honking.... and look who showed up.... munching in the grass and sitting on the barn roof!!!

Yesterday was Veterans Day and I found this information:
There are 17.4 million veterans in the United States, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Half of those veterans were 65 or older, and the vast majority served during the Vietnam War. Veterans comprise approximately 6.9% of the nation’s adult population according to the Census Bureau. With the overall size of the military declining and older veterans passing away, the number of people identifying as veterans has steadily declined for the past two decades. Fewer than 500,000 World War II veterans were alive in 2018, down from 5.7 million in 2000. To all of those who have served, thank you for your service!
Picture of the Day .... OMGOSH! A tree, really???

Interesting about the capital of Hawaii....

Honolulu is the capital city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is also the largest city in Hawaii and it has the most important harbor. It is on the south-east shore of the island of Oahu.

Honolulu means "sheltered harbor" in the Hawaiian language. No one knows for sure when Honolulu was first settled or when the name was first used.

Honolulu harbor was called Kulolia before foreigners came. The first foreigner was Captain William Brown of the English ship Butterworth, in 1794. He named the harbor Fair Haven. Other foreign captains is started calling it Brown's Harbor. The name Honolulu was used some time after that.

Honolulu quickly became the most important harbor of Hawaii. At that time, sandalwood was a big export. Honolulu was also an important supply point for whalers.

Kamehameha III made Honolulu the capital city of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1850. It was also the capital of the Republic of Hawaii and the Territory of Hawaii. It stayed the capital when Hawaii became a state in 1959.


From Mr. Food


Crispy on the outside and super moist on the inside, this Sensational Sausage Stuffing is a Thanksgiving dinner must-have. Once your guests get a taste of this flavor-packed stuffing, they're definitely going to want a second spoonful!


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) package cubed herb-seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1 pound pork sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cups hot chicken or turkey broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion, celery, and carrot and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until tender.
  3. In a large bowl, combine stuffing cubes, sausage, sauteed vegetables, pepper, and broth; mix gently until thoroughly combined. Spoon stuffing into baking dish.
  4. Cover and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until heated through.


Historically this date...
1936 – In California, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

1970 – The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.
..... now you HAVE to watch this video. HILARIOUS!


1979 – Iran hostage crisis: in response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.

And births this date include....
1929 – Grace Kelly, American actress and Princely consort of Monaco (d. 1982)
1934 – Charles Manson, American cult leader and convicted murderer (d.2017)

1958 – Megan Mullally, American actress and singer
1961 – Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast

1970 – Tonya Harding, American figure skater

1982 – Anne Hathaway, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day says to hold the fishes! Anchovy lovers move over on November 12th. All the other pizza lovers get their due and pile on their toppings. This annual pizza holiday gets the spotlight with olives, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, and onions. How about mushrooms, bacon, or pineapple? Approved! Just no fishy business on this national day, or no pizza for you!
Classified as an oily fish, Anchovies are a family of small, common salt-water forage fish. There are 144 species found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.  Anchovies are small, green fish. They have blue reflections caused by the silver longitudinal stripe, which begins at the base of the caudal fin.
Traditionally, anchovies are processed in a salt brine and then packed in oil or salt, resulting in a strong, characteristic flavor.  Optionally they may be pickled in vinegar, giving the anchovies a milder taste.
  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese. Some believe this practice is the beginning of the pizza.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα,” pita, meaning pie. 
  • The Romans developed a sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey. They then flavored it with bay leaves. 
  • The modern pizza began in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese. The mozzarella was produce in Naples and usually the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant. 
  • In 1997, the United States produced an estimated 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese annually.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 was in New York’s Little Italy. 
  • Americans love pizza. So much so, it’s one of our favorite meals.