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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day (Brian) ~ Alabama Facts ~ Beef 'n Broccoli Noodle Toss ~ National Do A Grouch A Favor Day

 




Good 38º cloudy/foggy morning. 
 
Yesterday we stayed dark cloudy and windy and topped at 53º.
 
 
 
Picture of the Day ... on his birthday, Brian was at Wildlife Safari .. feeding a giraffe....
 

 
 
 
Interesting about Alabama...
 

The Monarch butterfly (Danaus pleipuss) is the state’s official insect.


Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
 
The world’s first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.
 
Alabama is the only state with all major natural resources needed to make iron and steel. It is also the largest supplier of cast-iron and steel pipe products.
 
Montgomery is the capital and the birthplace of the Confederate States of America.
 
The word Alabama means tribal town in the Creek Indian language.
 
 
The Confederate flag was designed and first flown in Alabama in 1861.
 

My Dad, Leslie Laney, was born on 3-16-1901 in Auburn Alabama.
 

^ Mom and Dad on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1976.
 

From Mr. Food


 

This easy recipe is sure to become a family-favorite! Our Beef 'n' Broccoli Noodle Toss is an Asian-inspired dish that starts with budget-friendly ramen noodles. Whip it up for a quick weeknight dinner that's sure to please everyone.

  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 head fresh broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/2 onion, slivered
  • 1 pound top round steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages ramen noodles (reserve seasoning packets for another use)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

 

  1. In a medium bowl, combine broth, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic, and cornstarch; mix well, set aside. 
    1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining oil until hot. Add broccoli and onion, and saute 5 minutes. Add steak and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Meanwhile, in a small pot of boiling water, add noodles and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until just tender; drain well. 
    2. Add soy mixture to beef mixture and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in noodles and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
 
 
 
Historically this date.....


1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.


1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.


2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.


2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.


 


And births this date include....
1909 – Hugh Beaumont, American actor (d. 1982)


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1909 – Richard McDonald, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 1998)
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1921 – Vera-Ellen, American actress (d. 1981)
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1935 – Sonny Bono, American entertainer politician (d. 1998)
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1954 – Margaux Hemingway, American actress and model (d. 1996)
 
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1959 – John McEnroe, American tennis player
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Do A Grouch A Favor Day is a call to kindness on February 16th. Everyone knows a grouch, and some of us may even be guilty of being one. On February 16th, maybe you can be the one to find the sweeter side of a grouch.
For some, it’s in their nature to be grouches all of the time; while others may just be having a rough day or two.  On National Do a Grouch a Favor Day, we have an opportunity to turn the grouches frown upside down!
A grouch can be called by a number of names, some of which won’t be described here. However, a few that might come in handy are curmudgeon, crank, grump, sourpuss, bellyacher, grouse, crosspatch, malcontent, crab, and grumbler. If you manage to turn their mood around they might become known as the neighborhood idealist.
The grouch that you know might be a friend, relative, co-worker, boss, neighbor or that someone who lives in your house.  The favor you do on National Do a Grouch a Favor Day can be simple or elaborate.  Either way, doing them a favor is going to feel right for you!!
A grouch is a habitually irritable or complaining person, a grumbler. ~ Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Maybe February 16th would be a fun day to watch the movies Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.
Let’s make it a better day for your favorite grouch!

HOW TO OBSERVE

There may be ways to a grouches heart. We have a few ideas about that and so we’ve shared them.
  • Find out their favorite baked good and surprise them with it.
  • Listen to their grumblings and grumble along with them, just for the day. You might find out some of the reasons why they’re such a grump.
  • Just visit with them.
  • Offer to help with a difficult project. 
Do something to make a grouch’s day better.