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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Weather/Snow ~ Schwans ~ Picture of the Day ~ Frisbee ~ Crockpot Turkey Breast Recipe ~ Pam Clark ~ National Chocolate Cake Day


Good 32º frozen morning. 
Yesterday we started off frozen and foggy.....
During the day, about 1:30 it started snowing. Teeny tiny snowflakes and nothing was sticking. That lasted about 2-3 hours and it was 34º, then the snowflakes got the size of my hand and it started sticking..... I had to wipe the snow off my satellite dish to get my TV working! 

My Schwans order was delivered yesterday, early.. I got:
Cashew Chicken Skillet Meal, Cheesy Chicken Skillet Meal, Vegetable Alfredo, Orange Chicken Skillet Meal, and vegetables that you take from frozen and put in microwave to ready to eat. These are all really good!! Better than what I have ever found in the frozen food department of the grocery store. 


Picture of the Day ... 😁 Shared by Ann Ramirez (LASD ret)

Things you didn't know about The Frisbee 

On January 23, 1957, the Wham-O toy company produced their aerodynamic flying disks that would soon become known as the Frisbee. Here are five interesting things about the Frisbee that you probably didn't know.
The early origins of Frisbee tossing began in the 1920s when, for fun, students at Ivy League colleges began to toss around the empty tins of the pies and cookies that were delivered to their schools by the Frisbie Baking Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The college students who embarked in their new-found game would yell "Frisbie!", the name of the baking company, to alert the catcher of an incoming toss. The spelling of the name of the now-classic game has since been slightly modified to a double "e" at the end rather than the original "ie," as was the name of the Connecticut-based baking company.
The game with flying tins captured the attention of Walter Frederick Morrison, the son of the inventor of the sealed beam headlight for automobiles. In 1948, Morrison took his interest in the Frisbee and combined it with his interest in aviation and plastic to create what we now know as the modern plastic Frisbee. His plastic version of the disc was originally carved out of a block of "Tenite," a type of cellulosic thermoplastic material that he used to form his flying disc.
In 1955, nearly a decade after he came up with the plastic version of the Frisbee, Morrison sold the invention to Wham-O, an American toy company. Two years later, Wham-O introduced it to the public as the "Pluto Platter." The name was in reference to the dwarf planet Pluto—Americans were highly captivated with UFOs at the time, and the disc resembled images of flying saucers. A year later, Wham-O altered the toy and introduced it to the public as the "Frisbee." It was an instant hit and continues to be a popular game. And while several other toy manufacturers make plastic flying discs, only Wham-O makes the authentic "Frisbee."

In 1968, the US Navy spent approximately $400,000 to study the Frisbee's motion and ability to remain suspended in the air. They used wind tunnels to measure the Frisbee's lift. Both spinning and non-spinning tests in wind tunnels were conducted to quantify the impact of spin on aerodynamic forces. Since then, many other wind tunnel studies have been conducted using the Frisbee
Ok, here is a crockpot turkey recipe that was my sister Marion's. EASY. Great for any time of year...
3 pound boneless turkey breast
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
½ cup orange juice
Mix cranberries and onion soup mix. Pour the orange juice in the crockpot. Put turkey breast in crockpot. Slather on the cranberry onion soup mix. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. 

If turkey breast is frozen, cook on high for 2 hours and then on low for 4-5.
I have made this a number of times and it's really GOOD!!!!

Special birthday today...
celebrating is Pam Clark, wife of Dave Clark (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAM!
^2016 when Dave and Pam came to visit and we went to Taprock.
Historically this date.....
1967 – Astronauts Gus GrissomEdward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space CenterFlorida.
............such a HUGE tragedy. Such a sad sad day!

1984 – Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium

2006 – Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services. :o( 


And births this date include....
1918 – Skitch Henderson, American bandleader (d. 2005) He was great! Missed as much as Johnny Carson....

1921 – Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986) 

1936 – Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001) 

1948 –Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian ballet dancer
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Chocolate Cake Day celebrates the cake more people favor. And more often than not, we celebrate our special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays and weddings with cake. Why not enjoy chocolate cake on January 27th every year?
In America, chocolate was consumed primarily as a beverage until the 1830s or 40s. Chocolate cakes, as we think of them today, mostly did not exist then.  According to the Dover Post, the chocolate cake was born in 1765 when a doctor and a chocolate maker teamed up in an old mill.  They ground up cocoa beans between huge millstones to make a thick syrup. The liquid was poured into molds shaped like cakes, which were meant to be transformed into a beverage.
A popular Philadelphia cookbook author, Eliza Leslie, published the earliest chocolate cake recipe in 1847 in The Lady’s Receipt Book.  Unlike chocolate cakes we know today, this recipe used chopped chocolate.  Other cooks of the time such as Sarah Tyson Rorer and Maria Parloa all made contributions to the development of the chocolate cake and were prolific authors of cookbooks.
The first boxed cake mix was created by a company called O. Duff and Sons in the late 1920s.  Betty Crocker released their first dry cake mixes in 1947.