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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Weather/Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ Redheads ~ "Mom's" Chicken Soup ~ National Lager Day


Good 38º foggy morning. 
Yesterday we started off like this.....

And that was nicer than the day went from there....

We topped at 48º.

Picture of the Day

Interesting about redheads....

It is estimated that approximately 2% of the world’s population has naturally red hair. The majority of red haired individuals are of northern and western European ancestry. Western Europe has more red haired people than any other part of the world. Approximately 6% of the Scottish population has red hair while about 10% of the Irish population has red hair, making it the most red-haired country in the world. Red hair prevalence in England is about 4%.

In Africa, red hair has been noticed on the Berber of Algeria and Morocco. Also, Riffians and Kabyles in Morocco and Algeria respectively have red hair among them. Interestingly, Lalla Salma, the Queen of Morocco, is also a redhead. Some Ashkenazi Jews also have red hair. According to some studies, about 3.6% of the Jewish women have red hair while 10% of the Jewish men have red beards.

In Asia, natural red hair is very rare and was historically found mainly among the Tocharians. However, reddish-brown hair is common among Syrians, Lebanese, Jordan, and Palestinians. In the Americas, the emigration of Europeans has influenced the red haired population. Approximately 2-6% of the US population is redheaded, giving the US the largest redhead population in the world at 6-18 million people.


From Mr. Food


Need a little comfort that only "Mom" can provide? Well, you're sure to feel and taste lots of TLC in each spoonful of our Test Kitchen's classic soothing Mom's Chicken Soup.


  • 1 (3- to 4-pound) chicken, cut into quarters
  • 4 quarts water
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into chunks
  • 2 onions, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Chicken base or bouillon cubes to taste, optional (see Notes)



  1. Rinse chicken under cold running water. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients except chicken base; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 1-1/2 hours, or until chicken falls off bones. Cool slightly, then separate chicken from bones, discarding bones. Return chicken pieces to soup. Add chicken base, if desired, and stir until completely dissolved.


**If you decide to intensify the flavor of your soup with chicken base, begin with 1 or 2 tablespoons. If you are using chicken bouillon cubes, you can use 2 to 3. 
Historically this date.......
1817 – Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.

1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.

And births this date include...
1914 – Dorothy Lamour, American actress (d. 1996)
1928 – Dan Blocker, American actor (d. 1972)
....drafted into the Army during Korea but was fanatical against the Viet Nam war to the point of leaving the country!
1941 – Tommy Kirk, American actor
Strange life!
1941 – Tommy Rettig, American actor (d. 1996)
1952 – Susan Dey, American actress

1964 – Bobby Flay, American chef and restaurateur
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Lager Day on December 10th raises a glass to the third most popular beverage after water and tea. While lager is typically characterized as a light, summer beer we believe that every season deserves to be celebrated with a few of your favorite things.
Lagers are distinguished from other beers by using a cold-conditioning process. The types of yeast used are referred to as “bottom-fermenting” yeast or yeast that can develop at colder temperatures. Before the advent of refrigeration, brewers perfected this process in cellars dug into the ground and filled with ice. Those who taste the delicious results described the lager as “crisp” and “refreshing.” It is no wonder that this method caught on and produced a wide variety of brews synonymous with regional and national brands.
With so many choices from pale, amber or dark, not to mention the many craft varieties there is are endless possibilities for your enjoyment. So, grab some friends and celebrate this midwinter season with the taste of Summer.


Order a flight and discover a variety of delicious lagers. Invite friends to join you. Learn about the brewing process, too. Tour a brewery or find out more from a brewmaster.