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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Heaviest Human ~ Frontier Chicken and Noodle Casserole ~ Alex Corsaro ~ National Tortellini Day


Good 39º it POURED rain last night morning.
Yesterday we topped at 48º.
Picture of the Day... a super skinny apartment building in Japan...YIKES!

Interesting about the heaviest human....

Jon Brower Minnoch (September 29, 1941 – September 10, 1983) was an American man who, at his peak weight, was the heaviest human being ever recorded, weighing 1,400 lbs.

At the age of 12, Minnoch weighed 294 lbs with an estimated height of 5 ft 7 inches and by age 22 he was 6 ft 1 inches in height and weighed 500 lbs.  At his heaviest, he was frequently referred to as 'the thickest man in the land.

Minnoch's weight continued to increase steadily until his hospitalization in March 1978 at age 36 due to cardiac and respiratory failure. That same year, he broke a record for the greatest difference in weight between a married couple when he married his 110-lb  wife Jeannette and later fathered two children. Minnoch was diagnosed with massive generalized edema, a condition in which the body accumulates excess extracellular fluid. Upon his hospital admission, it was estimated by endocrinologist Robert Schwartz that over 900 lbs of his overall body mass was retained fluid.

Jon was discharged from the hospital after 16 months on a strict diet of 1,200 cal per day. He weighed 476 lbs, having lost approximately 924 lbs, the second largest human weight loss ever documented. However, he was readmitted to the hospital just over a year later in October 1981, after his weight increased to 952 lbs. With his underlying condition of edema being incurable and difficult to treat, the decision was made to discontinue treatment, and he died 23 months later on September 10, 1983, aged 41. At the time of his death, he weighed 798 lbs with a Body Mass Index of 105.3.


From Mr. Food


We don't know if Davy Crockett had meals like this, but we're sure he'd have loved it, and your family will, too. Frontier Chicken & Noodle Casserole is robust and delicious, and the simplest dinner you could imagine

  • 1 pound cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked fine egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (10.25-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips



  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except potato chips; mix well. Spoon mixture into prepared casserole dish and top with crushed chips. 
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden and heated through.


Special birthday today.... my Italian son Alex Corsaro. Alex and Brian BFFs and he lived with us during high school years. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON! Love you!
                       ^Alex with his Thelma.
Alex and Brian are one day apart in birthdays.... here they are washing windows .....

And Alex was also a Marine..

Historically this date......
1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

1971 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamese troops invade Laos.
1991 – Gulf War: Two laser-guided "smart bombs" destroy the Amiriyah shelter in Baghdad. Allied forces said the bunker was being used as a military communications outpost, but over 400 Iraqi civilians inside were killed.

2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

2017 – Kim Jong-nam, brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, is assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

And births this date include....
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)

1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot (d.2020)

1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
She left Hollywood and wanted to continue with her artistic talent. She lives just northeast of here in Sams Valley.

1934 – George Segal, American actor

1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress (d.2019)

1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)

1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress

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

Pasta lovers will enjoy a traditional stuffed pasta during National Tortellini Day on February 13th!
Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to have created this stuffed pasta packed with flavor. Ravioli, tortellini, and tortellacci are all part of the same family of stuffed pasta. The most common fillings for tortellini are ham, white meat, and Parmesan cheese.
Members of an organization called The Learned Order of the Tortellini in the city of Bologna wear special hats to their meetings that are red and gold and shaped like tortellini. They also wear a ribbon, around their neck that has a gold tortellini hanging on it.  The Learned Order of the Tortellini has a large membership dedicated to the preservation of the traditional tortellini.
There are many ways to prepare a tortellini dish.  You may want to top it with a cheese sauce, cream sauce, pesto or tomato sauce, or follow one of the thousands of cooking blogs available for a great tortellini recipe.