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Monday, November 23, 2020

Weather/Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ Forks of Salmon, California ~ Quick Lasagna Toss ~ Grace (Lesser) Elliott ~ National Espresso Day

 




 
Good foggy 38º morning. 
 
 
Yesterday the fog hung around and then it got dark and cloudy. We topped at 39º. 
 
 
Picture of the Day .... ya think?
 

 
 
Interesting odd town name in California...
 

Forks of Salmon is an unincorporated community of Siskiyou County in northern California, USA. The town is situated at the confluence of the north and south forks of the Salmon River, hence its name. The ZIP Code is 96031. The community is inside area code 530.


Forks of Salmon was originally a California Gold Rush settlement in the now defunct Klamath County, California. It has had its own post office from September 30, 1858 until today, with a short break from October 16, 1871 to August 28, 1872.
 
 
 

 
From Mr. Food
 

Classic lasagna is great, but sometimes it's too much work. Our Quick Lasagna Toss is perfect when you've got a craving but don't want all the fuss.

 

  • 12 lasagna noodles, broken into large pieces
  • 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium-high heat, cook sausage 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains, stirring to crumble sausage; drain. Add noodles and remaining ingredients; mix well.
     
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until heated through and the cheese has melted. Serve immediately.

 

***Add a sprinkle of chopped parsley before serving and this will look extra-fancy and fresh-looking.

 
 
 
Special Birthday today, Grace (Lesser) Elliott (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACIE!!

 

Historically this date.........
1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
 
 
 
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1980 – A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 3,000 people.



1981 – Iran-Contra AffairRonald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.



2007 – MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland IslandsThere are no fatalities.




And births this date include....
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1859 – Billy the Kid, American outlaw (d. 1881)
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1887 – Boris Karloff, British actor (d. 1969)
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1888 – Harpo Marx, American comedian (d. 1964)
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1992 – Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer

 

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

Get the pure coffee essence on National Espresso Day! Whether you sip one cup or keep buzzing all day long, November 23rd is the day.
The word espresso (/ɛˈsprɛsoʊ/; Italian pronunciation: [eˈsprɛsso]) in Italian means ‘quick in time.’ Before the advent of the espresso machine, espresso was simply a coffee expressly made for the person ordering it. It was also made with recently roasted and freshly ground beans. The cup was brewed shortly before serving. In the late 1800s, this practice was commonplace in cafés and restaurants.
While today’s espresso maintains the freshness quality, it has undergone a transition in meaning. We’ve come to know espresso as a highly concentrated brew served in smaller quantities. We may also use espresso as a base for other delicious coffee creations.
We can thank the espresso machine for this modern view of espresso. In 1901, Italian Luigi Bezzera invented the first successful espresso machine. The newer technologies produced a smaller, more concentrated cup more quickly than traditional coffee brewing methods. Additionally, this thicker, more intense brew created a creamy foam on top called the crema. The richer flavors and aromas of an espresso create delicious lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, macchiato, and many cafe’ creations.
Beyond the range of beverages, the intense flavor of espresso lends itself to baking. Where coffee may become lost when blended with other flavors, espresso remains vibrant. Blend it with cream cheese, sugar and flour for a cheesecake. Add it to ladyfingers and make tiramisu. Many desserts call for espressos such as ice cream and creme brulee.