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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Weather/Bruiser ~ Picture of the Day ~ Pennsylvania ~ Tuna Melt Casserole ~ Mike Nelson ~ Carol Nasca ~ Brian and Jen Pendleton ~ National Bundt Day

Good 47º it rained all night and still pouring morning. 
Yesterday before the rain started.........

And Bruiser was out and about in the pasture.....

Picture of the day....... would you want to live here?? 


Founded in 1754, the town was originally named after an old tavern, the Cross Keys, and did not become known as Intercourse until 1814.

Much speculation went into the origin of the town's name, but none of the claims have been validated. It's possible the town was named after an old race track on Old Philadelphia Pike called Entercourse, which later evolved into Intercourse. Another theory pertains of the use of language in the early days of the village, in which the term "intercourse" was commonly used to describe fellowship, social interaction, and support - the same values the town still holds today.

Intercourse remains a place where locals, visitors, and Amish farmers meet and socialize. It offers a glimpse into the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch with its cultural experiences, shops, homemade goods, and family-friendly events.

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Interesting about Pennsylvania.....

Pennsylvania is the first state of the fifty United States to list their website URL on a license plate. 
In 1909 the first baseball stadium was built in Pennsylvania. 
Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the United States.

in 1913 the first automobile service stationed opened in Pittsburgh. 
In 1946 Philadelphia became home to the first computer. 
The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia on September 21, 1784.
Philadelphia is the site of the first presidential mansion.

Betsy Ross made the first American flag in Philadelphia. 
The Rockville Bridge in Harrisburg is the longest stone arch bridge in the world. 

KDKA radio in Pittsburgh produced the first commercial radio broadcast. 
Philadelphia is home to the Liberty Bell.

Benjamin Franklin founded the Philadelphia Zoo, the first public zoo in the United States.  
Indiana County is the Christmas Tree capital of the world. 
Actor Jimmy Stewart was born and raised in the town of Indiana. Each year at Christmas the downtown area is decorated in the theme of the film "It's a Wonderful Life". 
Punxsutawney citizens are proud to be overshadowed by their town's most famous resident, the world-renowned weather forcasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. Punxsutawney is billed as the weather capital of the world. 

From Mr. Food

Want to be top tomato with your gang? Bake up this homestyle Tuna Melt Casserole that's packed with comforting corkscrew macaroni bathed in melty swiss cheese and topped with fresh tomatoes and they'll love it and you!


  • 1 (16-ounce) package corkscrew macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 3 (6-ounce) cans tuna, drained, flaked
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta 7 minutes, or until al dente. Drain well and return to pot; set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in milk; increase heat to medium-high and cook until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat and add 1-1/2 cups cheese, stirring until melted.
  4. Add cheese sauce and tuna to pasta in pot; toss until evenly mixed. Transfer mixture to baking dish. Arrange tomato slices on top, overlapping if necessary. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Cover baking dish with foil and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.


***Elbow or shell macaroni will work just fine.

A couple special birthdays today...
Mike Nelson (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!
Mike worked at Temple with my Jerry.

^Mike and his sweet wife Wilma.

Carol Nasca (former Wilsonite) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!

And, today is also a special anniversary... my son Brian and his Jen are celebrating anniversary 17. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! ox

Historically this date....
1859 – The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.

Stadium was built in 566BC, renovated in 329BC, 1869, 1895, and 2000. I was there in 2009.
1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

1969 – In Columbus, OhioDave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant.

1979 – A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

2007 – Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.


And births this date include....
1905 – Mantovani, Italian-born composer (d. 1980)
Oh, the music he made!!!

1929 – Ed Asner, American actor

1932 – Petula Clark, English singer

1940 – Sam Waterston, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Bundt Day, also known as National Bundt Cake Day, is observed every year on November 15.   As people across the United States plan menus for the holidays, a bundt cake is sure to be on the list at least once.
A bundt cake can be any cake baked in a Bundt pan, forming it into a distinctive ring shape.  The mold of the Bundt pan was initially inspired by the traditional European fruit cake known as Gugelhupf. It was in the 1950s and 1960s that cookware Nordic Ware popularized the style for the mold design and trademarked the name Bundt. Nordic Ware started producing Bundt pans made from cast aluminum.  Similar pans are sold as “fluted tube pans” or other similar names.
Due to the difficulty of frosting a ring-shaped cake, bundt cakes are typically served undecorated, glazed or dusted with powdered sugar.
In the beginning, the Bundt pan did not sell well, and Nordic Ware considered discontinuing the product.  Then in the 1963 New Good Housekeeping Cookbook, the Bundt pan was mentioned, and sales increased.  In 1966, sales increased dramatically when a Bundt cake called the “Tunnel of Fudge,” baked by Ella Helfrich, took second place at the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off and winning a $5,000.00 prize.  The publicity from the Bake-Off resulted in more than 200,000 Bundt pan requests.
Nordic Ware has sold more than 60 million Bundt pans across North America.


Get out your Bundt Pan and make a cake.


To mark the 60th anniversary of the Bundt pan, Nordic Ware designated November 15 as National Bundt Day.