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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Weather/Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ Giraffes ~ Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie ~ Steve and Barbara Voors ~ National Cranberry Relish Day 


Good 31º foggy morning.
The fog yesterday.... my mountain still not visible....

And by afternoon the fog came in soooooo heavy...

Picture of the Day....😁

Interesting about giraffes.....

Giraffes have the highest known blood pressure of any creature on earth for a very good reason: their hearts are fighting gravity every step of the way. Just like we use pumps to transport water up to the top of lofty water towers, giraffes require a strong heart and high blood pressure to push blood all the way up the lengthy neck that is a significant part of their 14.1–18.7 feet high bodies.

How high is their blood pressure? While a human being in good health and with average blood pressure has a blood pressure of around 120/80 mm Hg, giraffes maintain blood pressures that are at least approximately twice that of humans and it can skyrocket much higher when the animal is running or otherwise exerting itself.

Don’t worry though, giraffes have evolved to sustain the significantly higher blood pressure. Not only are the walls of their hearts incredibly thick and muscular (much like we design the walls of a boiler to withstand higher pressure), but giraffes have a mechanism for selectively expanding and contracting blood vessels to control and route blood through their body to regulate local pressure.

If you'd like to read a lot more interesting information about giraffes, go here:



Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie

By Betty Crocker Kitchens 

2 cups chopped fresh broccoli or sliced fresh cauliflowerets
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 eggs
Heat oven to 400º. Grease 9" pie plate. Heat 1inch salted water to boiling in medium saucepan. Add broccoli, cover and heat to boiling. Cook about 5 minutes, or until almost tender. Drain thoroughly. Stir together cooked broccoli, onion, bell pepper, and cheese in pie plate.
Stir remaining ingredients until blended. Pour into pie plate.
Bake 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.Cool 5 minutes.


Special anniversary today, Steve (LASD ret) and Barbara Voors are celebrating. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! xo
Historically this date.....
1869 – In DumbartonScotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.

1935 – The China Clipper, the first transpacific mail and passenger service, takes off from Alameda, California for its first commercial flight. It reaches its destination, Manila, a week later.

1963 – In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.

1995 – Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

And births this date include....
1899 – Hoagy Carmichael, American composer (d. 1981)

1921 – Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (d. 2004)

1924 – Geraldine Page, American actress (d. 1987)

1932 – Robert Vaughn, American actor (d.2016)

1943 – Billie Jean King, American tennis player

1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress

1961 – Mariel Hemingway, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Another seasonal holiday staple graces the table each year and National Cranberry Relish Day makes sure you’re prepared. On November 22nd make sure you’re stocked and ready. Get tasting the many recipes out there and pick your favorite one!
Believed to have originated in the New England States during the early 1900s, cranberry relish is a traditional part of many families’ Thanksgiving dinner.
Each Thanksgiving, Susan Stamberg provides National Public Radio listeners with her mother-in-law’s recipe for cranberry relish sauce. The American radio journalist, an American radio journalist and Special Correspondent for NPR and guest host for Weekend Edition Saturday, has been doing this since 1971. What’s unusual about the special recipe, known as Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish, is that horseradish is one of its principal ingredients. Craig Claiborne originally published the recipe in his food column in 1959.
Numerous cranberry relish recipes grace cookbooks and blogs across the internet. The bright and sweet flavors are enhanced by ingredients like apples, oranges, and pineapple. Make them spicy or nutty, too. You can even offer more than one style and use the leftovers for great sandwiches. But there’s more than one way to slice this cranberry.
  • Use it as a marinade for pork, chicken or beef
  • Add it to barbecue sauce and pour it over meatballs
  • Mix it into a batch of muffins for breakfast
  • Stir it into cream cheese and add it to your morning bagel


Enjoy one of the following recipes: