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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ World's Tallest Building ~ Sheet Pan Toad-in-the-Hole ~ Alexandria Follen ~ Trish Bowler Cooked Posted Meal ~ National Bean Day 

     



Good 36º cloudy foggy morning. 
 
Yesterday the fog just hung around until afternoon and then it lifted. We topped at 50º.
 
 
 
Picture of the Day
 

 
 
Interesting about the world's tallest building...
 

On January 4, 2010,  Dubai opened the world's tallest skyscraper, the 2,717 foot tall Burj Khalifa. This sparkling glass-and-metal building is home to a hotel, residences, and many other amenities. Here are five things you didn't know about Burj Khalifa...

It Is Twice As Tall As The Empire State BuildingAt a height of 2,716.5 feet, the Dubai skyscraper is the world’s tallest building, surpassing Taipei’s Taipei 101, which held the record from 2004 to 2010 with a height of 1,667 feet.  The Burj Khalifa is almostthree times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice as tall as the Empire State Building. Laid end to end, its pieces stretch over a quarter of the way around the world.
 

It Took 5 Years To Build The Burj KhalifaIt was reported that 12,000 workers were needed each day to construct the Burj Khalifa. The high number of workers explains why it was able to be built in only five years. Excavation for the job site began in January 2004, and the project was completed in October 2009. It officially opened to the public on January 4, 2010. Adrian Smith, the architect behind the Burj Khalifa, designed the building to resemble the Spider Lily, a regional desert flower.
 
It Has Really Fast ElevatorsAn incredibly tall building requires really fast elevators. The building has the longest single running elevator, which is 140 floors. The elevators at the Burj Khalifa move at 22 mph, making the elevators among the fastest in the world.  In the Burj Khalifa, the ride from the ground floor to 124th-floor observation deck is only one minute.
 
The Building Holds Some World RecordsAside from holding the world record for being the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa holds six other world records. The Burj Khalifa is also the tallest freestanding structure in the world, has the highest number of stories in the world, has the highest occupied floor in the world, has the highest outdoor observation deck in the world, has the elevator with longest travel distance in the world, and has the tallest service elevator in the world.
 
It Takes 3 Months To Clean All The WindowsThere are 26,000 glass panels glass covering the exterior of the skyscraper, and because of its great height, cleaning the windows of Burj Khalifa is definitely not a job for those who have a fear of heights. It takes an average of three months to clean all those windows, and then the workers need to start over again from scratch.
 
 
From Mr. Food


If you've never heard of toad-in-the-hole, well, let us enlighten you! It's a recipe that is perfect for breakfast, dinner, or even brinner -- that's breakfast for dinner! Our Sheet Pan Toad-in-the-Hole comes together with all the flavors you love, without any of the mess of a traditional big breakfast. Once you try it, you're gonna wonder how you lived without it!

 

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 (1/2-inch-thick) slices country-style bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt for sprinkling
  • Black pepper for sprinkling
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced (optional)

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Place bacon in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate, let cool slightly, then coarsely crumble.
  2. Meanwhile, coat another baking sheet with cooking spray. 
  3. Using a 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter or the rim of a drinking glass, make a hole in the center of each bread slice. Butter one side of each slice and place on baking sheet, buttered side down. Lightly butter top side.
  4. Gently crack an egg into each bread hole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  5. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your desired doneness. Sprinkle with bacon and scallion, if desired, and serve immediately.

 

 

 
Special birthday today.... my granddaughter Alex is 25 years old. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JELLY BEAN!!! Love you!!! xoxoxo I know this will be a hard birthday without your mom. 😘
 

 
Me and Alex just under a year old....
 

 She is the one who nicknamed me Bobo. She couldn't say "grandma", it came out Bobo! I nicknamed her Jelly Bean because I always kept a jar of Jelly Bellies and she loved them!
 
 
Historically this date....
1912 – New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.


1994 – Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.


 
 
And births this date include....
1912 – Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)
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1913 – Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
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1926 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
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1931 – Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)
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On 17 March 1990, Capucine jumped from her eighth-floor apartment in Lausanne Switzerland, where she had lived for 28 years, having reportedly suffered from illness and depression for some time. Sad.... she was such a beauty and a good actress!



 
1960 – Howie Long, American football player and analyst
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My friend Trisha Bowler made the One Pot Taco Spaghetti that I posted on 1-4. She said it was super good. Here's a picture of her meal...
 

 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a happy Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 

Green, red, kidney, lima, or soy are just a few of the different kinds of beans recognized on National Bean Day on January 6th.

This day celebrates the bean in all sizes, shapes, and colors. We’ve been cultivating beans (legumes) since the early seventh millennium BC. And today, just as throughout the Old and New World history, beans provide a significant source of protein.  Not only are beans an exceptionally healthy meal and snack choice, but they supply an excellent source of fiber. They are low in fat and are high in complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron, too.

In one cup of cooked beans, supplies between 9 and 13 grams of fiber.  Soluble fiber can help in lowering blood cholesterol.

  • There are approximately 40,000 bean varieties in the world.
  • Only a fraction of these varieties is mass-produced for regular consumption.

HOW TO OBSERVE 

This holiday offers so many recipes to try thanks to all the varieties of beans available. Try beans you’ve never tasted before. Introduce a new variety of bean to your cooking regimen. When you do, be sure to share the recipe. Since beans are so beneficial, you’ll want to keep friends and family informed of your bean discoveries. We even provide a few recipes for you to try. 

Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)
Bean Cabbage Soup
Hearty Bean Stew