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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Immutable Laws ~ Pesto Pork Medallions ~ Dude ~ National Johnny Appleseed Day

  

Good 44º clear morning.     
 
Yesterday we stayed clear and sunny and topped at 92º. Rain predicted for tomorrow.
 
 
Picture of the Day 😲
 

 
 
Interesting about Immutable Laws....
😁
 
1. Law of Mechanical Repair
After your hand become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.


 
2. Law of Gravity
Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.
 
3. Law of Probability
The probability of being watched directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
 
4. Law of Random Numbers
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers.


 
5. Variation Law
If you change lanes (traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.


 
6. Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.


 
7. Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know INCREASES dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
 
8. Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, IT WILL!!!
 
9. Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
 
10. Law of the Theaters & Sports Arenas - At any event, the people whose seats are the furthest from the aisle, always arrive lase. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people are very surly folk.
 
11. The Coffee Law
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.


 
12. Murphy's Law of Lockers
If there are only 2 people in the locker room, the will have adjacent lockers.
 
13. Law of Physical Surfaces
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.


 
14. Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.
 
15. Law of Physical Appearance
If the clothes fit, they're ugly.
 
16. Law of Public Speaking
-- A CLOSED MOUTH GATHERS NO FEET!
 
17. Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it OR the store will stop selling it.
 
18. Doctors' Law
If you don't feel will, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.
 
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

This savory, creamy, all-together tasty dish is an easy one pan skillet dish that proves pesto's not just for pasta! Our Pesto Pork Medallions are an elegant, company-ready main course that is sure to impress again and again. But, just between us, it only takes ten minutes to whip up! That's a ton of gourmet flavor in absolutely no time at all.

 

  • 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • 3 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
 
  1. Place pork loin on a cutting board and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. One at a time, lay each slice between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a kitchen mallet or rolling pin until it’s about 1/4-inch thick. Repeat until all the pork is flattened. 
  2. Place flour in a shallow dish. Season pork medallions with salt and pepper, then place in flour and coat evenly on both sides.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add pork and cook in batches 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden, adding more butter as needed. Remove pork to a covered platter to keep warm.
  4. Add cream and pesto to skillet; mix well. Add tomatoes and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until thoroughly heated. Spoon tomatoes and sauce over pork medallions and enjoy.
 
 
Historically this date....
1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.


1687 – The Parthenon in Athens is partially destroyed by an explosion caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini who are besieging the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.

When I was there in 2008...
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1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) is established in New York City.
I have my Daddy's Al Malaikah fez..... (yes, that is my Daddy in the picture on the right and Mom in the other one!)
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1933 – As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don’t shoot,G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.


1960 – In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.


1970 – The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego CountyCalifornia, burning 175,425 acres


1981 – BaseballNolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.


1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.


2009 – Typhoon Ketsana hit the PhilippinesChinaVietnamCambodiaLaos andThailand, causing 700 fatalities.


 



And births this date include...
1895 –George Raft, American actor (d. 1980)
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1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert (d. 2011)
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1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)
...sexy lady. sexy name.... born 'Gayle Peck'!
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1933 – Donna Douglas, American actress (d.2015)
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1942 – Kent McCord, American actor
......McCord, Oct 2010, retired as a Reserve Police Officer from the Los Angeles School Police Department.
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1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress
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My Dude loves going for a ride .... we do this once a day, just to get out and about.
 

 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

 
On National Johnny Appleseed Day, we honor the man who made apple (and pear) trees grow heavy with the bounty of their fruit across most of this country.  On September 26, we commemorate the day of his birth and celebrate his legendary wit, wisdom, and enduring story.
Early Life
In Fort Wayne, Indiana in Johnny Appleseed Park a grave marks the spot where the legendary sower of apple seeds rests. He was born John Chapman on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Simons Chapman. Nobody knows much about his early life other than his mother died when he was two. His father packed up Johnny and his sister (an infant brother had died the previous year) and moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. His father served as a Minuteman and fought at Bunker Hill.
From Chapman to Appleseed
Then in 1797, Chapman shows up in northwestern Pennsylvania propagating his apple seeds and working his way steadily into the frontier of West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana. Eventually, he travels as far west as Illinois and Iowa and as far north as Michigan and Wisconsin.
In his wake, Appleseed left orchards and the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg was a Swedish spiritual leader whose books Appleseed would buy with whatever payment he might receive for his endeavors. In turn, the traveling nurseryman would give the books away as he traveled and planted.
Mostly, though, he planted his seeds and seedlings for free along with his wisdom. His broad-brimmed pasteboard hat kept the sun from his eyes wherever he went. Often shoeless, he traveled mostly by foot and sometimes by horseback or canoe. His appearance was nearly as noteworthy as his accomplishments, but so was his kindness. If Johnny Appleseed came calling, people made a place at the table.
Many stories tell how the man would travel many miles to nurse an ailing orchard when word would reach him of its poor condition. While bringing the trees back to health (his chief endeavor) the orchard man dispersed his wisdom, care, and kindness.
Landmarks
Across the Midwest, landmarks pepper the countryside honoring the man who brought fruit to the frontier. Warren County, Pennsylvania lays claim to Johnny Appleseed’s first tree nursery. Mansfield, Ohio honors the man with a monument in South Park.
In his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts there is an entire park named after the man who nurtured the land and made apple trees bloom across a young nation.
Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on either March 11th or September 26th. While the September date is Appleseed’s acknowledged birth date, the March observance is sometimes preferred due to the planting season. Even though there is some vagueness concerning Appleseed’s death and burial, it is known he became ill in early March and passed soon after.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Interesting About The State Bird of Arkansas ~ Cowboy Dip ~ National Lobster Day

  

Good 48º clear morning. 
 
It's Fall? Yesterday we topped at 100º! 
The moon was out....
 



 
Picture of the Day😁
 

 
 
Interesting about the Mocking Bird....
 

 

The mockingbird is known for its ability to mimic other sounds, from nature and from urban and suburban environments. It's also been known to repeat the songs of other birds, bugs, frogs and even car alarms. In fact, a single mockingbird can sing up to 200 different songs.

It became the state bird of Arkansas in 1929.

 


Mockingbirds are a group of New World passerine birds from the family Mimidae. They are best known for the habit of some species mimicking the songs of other birds and the sounds of insects and amphibians, often loudly and in rapid succession. There are about 17 species in two genera, although three species of mockingbird from the Galapagos Islands were formerly separated into a third genus, Nesomimus. The mockingbirds do not appear to form a monophyletic lineage, as Mimus and Melanotis are not each other's closest relatives; instead, Melanotis appears to be more closely related to the catbirds, while the closest living relatives of Mimus appear to be thrashers, such as the sage thrasher.

The only mockingbird commonly found in North America is the northern mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos). The Greek word polyglottos means 'multiple languages'. Mockingbirds are known for singing late at night, even past midnight.

When the survey voyage of HMS Beagle visited the Galápagos Islands in September to October 1835, the naturalist Charles Darwin noticed that the mockingbirds Mimus thenca differed from island to island, and were closely allied in appearance to mockingbirds on the South American mainland. Nearly a year later when writing up his notes on the return voyage he speculated that this, together with what he had been told about Galápagos tortoises, could undermine the doctrine of stability of species. This was his first recorded expression of his doubts about species being immutable, which led to his being convinced about the transmutation of species and hence evolution.

 

If you want to hear a mocking bird singing, go here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o56qIAu5utc


 

 

 
From Mr. Food
 


Ok, you don’t have to be a cowboy (or cowgirl) to enjoy this flavor-packed dip that’s studded with all sorts of good stuff like bacon, corn, and lots of cheddar cheese. This is ideal for an after school treat, to put out on game night or really any night. 

 

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (1-ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimiento, drained well
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon real bacon pieces
  • 2 teaspoons chopped chives
 
 
  • In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, and ranch dressing mix; mix until smooth.
  • Stir in corn, pimiento, cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives; mix well. Serve or refrigerated until ready to serve.

 

Test Kitchen Tip: Serve dip with pretzels, chips, or your favorite fresh veggies.

 
 
 
Historically this date....
1890 – The U.S. Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.

 
2003 – A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore HokkaidōJapan.

 
2008 – China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.

2018 – Bill Cosby is sentenced to three to ten years in prison for aggravated sexual assault

 
 
And births this date include...
1936 – Juliet Prowse, South African actress and dancer (d. 1996)
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1944 – Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
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1947 – Cheryl Tiegs, American model
.... a graduate of Alhambra High in 1965. Known by everyone in town! Went to Cal State LA. (me too!)
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1951 – Mark Hamill, American actor
.... boy, you tend to remember him in Star Wars ..so young!
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1952 – Christopher Reeve, American actor (d. 2004)
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1961 – Heather Locklear, American actress and model
... graduated from Newberry Park High in Thousand Oaks and went to UCLA
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1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
.....she shares the same birthday as her husband, Michael Douglas!
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1973 – Bridgette Wilson, American actress
....wow, born in Gold Beach Or!
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Lobster Day on September 25th takes a taste of a seafood favorite. 

The simplest way to enjoy Lobster is boiled then dipped in melted butter.  A couple of favorite lobster recipes include Lobster Newberg and Lobster Thermidor.  It is also the main ingredient in soup, bisque, lobster rolls and salads.

Large lobsters are estimated to be 50 years old.

These marine crustaceans live at the bottom of the ocean. If they avoid the lobster pot, some can live up to 100 years old. Even though we consider them a delicacy today, that wasn’t always the case. In colonial times, the lobster received very little culinary credit. In fact, the pigs and goats ate more lobster than the well-to-do.

While lobsters arrive at our tables bright red, they don’t start out that way. In the ocean, they come in many colors. Some are yellow, green or even blue.

Now that lobsters rank higher on the menu, consider these nutrition facts.

  • Lobsters contain no carbohydrates and 27.55 grams of protein per 1 cup serving.
  • In that same 1 cup serving, there’s 129 calories and 1.25 grams of fat.
  • Eating lobster offers an excellent source of selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and calcium.

We’ve found several delicious recipes to try. Let us know which one you like best!

Lobster Thermidor

Lobster Salad

Did you know there’s even a Lobster Newburg Day? Check out this recipe for Lobster Newburg.

Lobster Bisque

According to the Guinness World Records, the largest lobster ever caught was in Nova Scotia, Canada, weighing 44.4 lbs

NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY HISTORY

In 2014, Senators Angus King and Susan Collins of Maine drafted a joint resolution designating September 25th as National Lobster Day. The proclamation recognizes the men and women in an industry as well as the long and rich heritage, from sea to table.


National Lobster Day on September 25th takes a taste of a seafood favorite. 

The simplest way to enjoy Lobster is boiled then dipped in melted butter.  A couple of favorite lobster recipes include Lobster Newberg and Lobster Thermidor.  It is also the main ingredient in soup, bisque, lobster rolls and salads.

Large lobsters are estimated to be 50 years old.

These marine crustaceans live at the bottom of the ocean. If they avoid the lobster pot, some can live up to 100 years old. Even though we consider them a delicacy today, that wasn’t always the case. In colonial times, the lobster received very little culinary credit. In fact, the pigs and goats ate more lobster than the well-to-do.

While lobsters arrive at our tables bright red, they don’t start out that way. In the ocean, they come in many colors. Some are yellow, green or even blue.

Now that lobsters rank higher on the menu, consider these nutrition facts.

  • Lobsters contain no carbohydrates and 27.55 grams of protein per 1 cup serving.
  • In that same 1 cup serving, there’s 129 calories and 1.25 grams of fat.
  • Eating lobster offers an excellent source of selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and calcium.
The easiest way to cook lobster was taught to me by my nephew Jimmy who had been a cook at a restaurant for a time in Tahoe..... pull the meat out of the shell by making a cut down the entire length of the shell on top.
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Put the meat on top of the shell, brush with clarified butter and sprinkle with paprika.
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Bake at 400º for 15-18 minutes. PERFECT!!!