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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Weather/Fog ~ Snow A Year Ago ~ Picture of the Day ~ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ~ Stroganoff Casserole ~ National Dress Up Your Pet Day


Good 41º SUPER foggy morning!
Yesterday "maybe" rain was predicted. We started off with some clouds and a little blue sky....

Then we got more sun....

And a couple of geese were sitting on the barn roof...

Later we topped at 69º.
A year ago today we had snow....and Jack Church put my picture on the news...

Picture of the Day .... wanna live there? 😛

Interesting about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.....

On January 7, 1950, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts. While Santa may have had eleven other reindeer guiding his sleigh, no other reindeer is as popular or well-loved as Rudolph. Here are 5 things you didn't know about this famous reindeer known for his bright red nose.
Rudolph Was Created For The Montgomery Ward Department StoreRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may be a classic Christmas tune and an annual TV special, but its roots didn't start on radio or television. The Montogomery Ward department store handed out free coloring books to children who visited Santa Claus, and in 1939, store executives decided to include a character in these freebies. Rudolph was created to be part of these coloring books and became an instant hit among the children. The story was written by Robert May, a copywriter in Montgomery Ward's catalog division. The store would end up handing out 2.4 million copies of the Rudolph coloring book in just the first year.
Rudolph Was Almost Rollo Or ReginaldWhile it may be hard to imagine the lovable red-nosed reindeer being named anything but Rudolph, there were other names on the table for consideration, including Rollo, Reginald, Romeo, and Rodney. Eventually, Rudolph was chosen.
Rudolph's Eyes Almost Led the Way for Santa's SleighEveryone knows that Rudolph's red, glowing nose lit the way to guide Santa's sleigh as he delivered presents to children all over the world on Christmas Eve. But at one point, Robert May considered giving Rudolph another way to light the way: with bright eyes that would shine through the night like headlights. However, May eventually settled on a red nose, as he felt that type of characteristic would be easier to make fun of among the mean kids, which is a key part of the story.
The Song Was Created A Decade After Rudolph Was CreatedRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer may have been an immediate hit among children who visited Montgomery Ward's Santa Claus, but they would have to wait another decade before the classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'' song would come out. Robert May's brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, wrote the lyrics for the song, and singer/songwriter Gene Autry recorded it. Autry nearly passed on the tune, but his wife urged him to give it a shot. Since then, the song has gone on to sell over 150 million copies. Johnny Marks Went On To Write Other Christmas ClassicsJohnny Marks's contribution to the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer song started him on the journey to create other classic Christmas songs. After Rudolph, Marks went on to write "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Silver and Gold," "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," and "A Holly Jolly Christmas." The fact that Marks was Jewish makes the story even more interesting.
From Mr. Food... Stroganoff Casserole 


We think of this casserole as comfort food at its best; it has hearty, hearty, hearty written all over it! Make it ahead for hectic weeknights. Then just toss a bag of salad greens with your favorite dressing, and supper's on the table!


  • 12 ounces wide egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 12 ounces container small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups (8-ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, cook ground chuck in a large skillet, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet. Stir in onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cover and cook over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in beef broth, tomato paste and oregano; set aside.
  4. Combine sour cream, cottage cheese, garlic and salt. Add noodles, tossing to coat. Spread half of noodle mixture in a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Top with half of meat mixture, half of mozzarella cheese, and half of Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers with remaining noodle and meat mixtures.
  5. Cover; bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses, and bake, uncovered, an additional 10 minutes.
Historically this date....
1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.

1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.


And births this date include...
1741 – Benedict Arnold, American/British general (d. 1801)

1906 – William Bendix, American actor (d. 1964)


1919 – Andy Rooney, American journalist (d. 2011)

1924 – Guy Williams, American actor (d. 1989)

1926 – Tom Tryon, American actor (d. 1991)

1938 – Jack Jones, American singer

Wow, 6 wives!!!!


1941 – Faye Dunaway, American actress

1944 – Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist
Delivered a package to him when I was working for UPS. OMGOSH, what a weirdo!!!! SOOOO in love with himself!

1968 – LL Cool J, American rapper and actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Dress Up Your Pet Day on January 14th provides a special day to celebrate with your pet and show of their fashion style. Pets do become part of one’s family. Whether you take a visit to the groomer or take it a step further and dress up in matching outfits, be sure your pet companion is safe and comfortable.
Please remember to keep your pets safe and comfortable in the pet clothing and costumes that you choose.
Tips for dressing up your pet:
  • If your pet just doesn’t like dressing up, let them sit this holiday out.
  • Be sure it fits. Restricting movement or ability to breathe can cause injury or illness.
  • Many pets like to chew. Avoid loose or dangling pieces which can cause choking hazards.


The name of the day tells you how to celebrate it; dress your pets up! Keep your pet’s comfort first and foremost. A visit to the groomer for a bit of polish and trim always improves our pet companion’s appearance. Get a snazzy bandana, bow, or collar to show off the fresh do. How about a sweater for chilly, long walks? If the tutu is too, too much, your pooch will let you know.


 National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige.
Here is Brian's dog Dash in his Hawaiian shirt..