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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ The Beach Boys ~ Peanut Butter Muffins ~ Ash Wednesday

 




Good 30º everything is frozen white morning. 
 
Yesterday started off super gloomy cloudy/foggy and then after a bit we got a tad of sunshine....
 

 
Later we topped at 58º.
 

 
 
Picture of the Day
 
Turns out Nameless does indeed have a name. In 1869, residents of the community couldn't get the post office department to accept the names they suggested. After six attempts, one resident said "Let the post office be nameless and be damned!" They took that very literally, and Nameless was born. 
 
 
 
Interesting about the Beach Boys....
 

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era. The band drew on the music of jazz-based vocal groups, black rhythm and blues, and 1950s rock and roll, to create their unique sound. With Brian as composer, arranger, producer, and "de facto" leader, they often incorporated classical or jazz elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

One of the first self-contained rock groups, the Beach Boys began as a garage band led by Brian and managed by the Wilsons' father Murry. In 1963, the group gained national prominence with a string of top-ten singles reflecting a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance, dubbed the "California sound".

Carl took over as the band's musical leader until the late 1970s. Personal struggles, creative disagreements, and the overshadowing success of the band's greatest hits albums precipitated their transition into an oldies act. Dennis drowned in 1983 and Brian soon became estranged from the group. Between the 1990s and 2000s, the members filed numerous lawsuits against each other. Following Carl's death from lung cancer in 1998, the group granted Love legal rights to tour as "the Beach Boys".




I was a huge Beach Boy fan and even named my son Brian, after Brian Wilson!
 
If you want to read more about them, go here:
 
 
 
 
From Mr. Food
 

These peanut butter muffins are worth a presidential seal of approval--they're that good! Our Peanut Muffins are crazy-moist and are topped with a nutty streusel mixture that makes them addictively-good. You won't want to pass up on these!

 

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  
  • STREUSEL TOPPING
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 stick butter, cut into pieces

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat with an electric mixer, 1 stick butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup brown sugar, until creamy. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla, and beat until fluffy. Add 1-3/4 cups flour, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine Streusel Topping ingredients with a fork until crumbly. Evenly spoon streusel mixture on top of batter. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.
 
 
 
Historically this date.....
1924 – In Miami, FloridaJohnny Weissmuller sets a new world record in the 100 meters freestyle swimming competition with a time of 57.4 seconds.


1974 – Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.


2006 – A massive mudslide occurs in Southern LeytePhilippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.


2008 – Kosovo declares independence.


2011 – Libyan protests begin. In Bahrainsecurity forces launched a deadly Pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama, the day is locally known as Bloody Thursday.


 


And births this date include....
1925 – Hal Holbrook, American actor (d.2021)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6uSpvOpSA6w/Tz5swDmggQI/AAAAAAAASi4/3Vhp1rS5Yw0/s1600/hal1MA28945103-0013.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IlT13K3Fd2I/Tz5sxuQLBQI/AAAAAAAASjA/l4I0tp2kxYs/s1600/hal2MA28945103-0014.jpg


 


1939 – Mary Ann Mobley, American actress and beauty queen (d.2014)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2ogoeg90oNY/Tz5s38vFajI/AAAAAAAASjI/ISm1UlCRVp4/s1600/maryann1MA28945103-0015.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Md-hdPJaJwo/Tz5s5-IKiYI/AAAAAAAASjQ/c3xLHLIMpiI/s1600/maryann2MA28945103-0016.jpg
.... can you say "plas-teak"??


1945 – Zina Bethune, American actress (d. 2012)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nix5dQP8FfE/Tz5tBY9lKMI/AAAAAAAASjY/pL0pK4DbYrM/s1600/zina1MA28945103-0017.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-v4M4TqbtaNI/Tz5tCjuzTzI/AAAAAAAASjg/bZtaBuj7kP4/s1600/zina2MA28945103-0018.jpg
... strange thing that happened ... where/how she died.


1954 – Rene Russo, American actress
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BtCLxHltP2A/Tz5tK16gIgI/AAAAAAAASjo/GCv4FejQCgM/s1600/reneMA28945103-0019.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vYSa3q6Zl3Q/Tz5tMdQGw_I/AAAAAAAASjw/e2ZC-GJ1zZM/s1600/rene2MA28945103-0020.jpg


 


1956 – Richard Karn, American actor
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LfZn8s1xwUs/Tz5tRrKR-JI/AAAAAAAASj4/Ax41-Mep1_w/s1600/richardMA28945103-0021.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-purnGTCnkGM/Tz5tTQC3xQI/AAAAAAAASkA/iRQGZtDSuQs/s1600/richard2MA28945103-0022.jpg


 


1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cutNFEs3VpM/Tz5tZDXYLRI/AAAAAAAASkI/oqladmiqdFM/s1600/louMA28945103-0023.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B9ceXbNmJbc/Tz5tbTeSp3I/AAAAAAAASkQ/XW3sXtS59Ow/s1600/lou2MA28945103-0024.jpg


 


1963 – Larry the Cable Guy, American comedian and actor
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aNDQncbwLes/Tz5thBFGf4I/AAAAAAAASkY/jDaIekifCXM/s1600/larryMA28945103-0025.jpg


 


1971 – Denise Richards, American actress
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C230rrRfXQE/Tz5tlHabSqI/AAAAAAAASkg/ZYUfgpRb0Uw/s1600/deniseMA28945103-0026.jpg


 


1981 – Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-E3icfKY7fyk/Tz5tqCafIeI/AAAAAAAASko/5nmudJGoSdg/s1600/parisMA28945103-0027.jpg

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

Ash Wednesday signals the beginning of Lenten season for Christians. It takes place 46 days before Easter and the day after Shrove Tuesday.

Ash Wednesday services focus on the death and repentance the ashes represent. In many churches, the ashes are made from the palm branches that are burned from the previous Palm Sunday service.

Following a service or mass, the pastor or priest will invite their congregation to receive the ashes on their forehead. A cross pattern or other similar mark is made.

This solemn day begins a time of meditation, reflection, self-examination, study, and contemplation when Christians consider their own mortality and sinfulness in preparation for Easter.

HOW TO OBSERVE ASH WEDNESDAY

Attend an Ash Wednesday service. Learn more about the history of Ash Wednesday. Share your Ash Wednesday events and services.

ASH WEDNESDAY HISTORY

The use of ashes during spiritual occasions has ancient non-Christian roots. However, Ash Wednesday and the beliefs that accompany it, date back to the 6th century.