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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Emperor Hirohito ~ Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie ~ Mike Hannan ~ National Banana Bread Day


Good 31º foggy morning. 
Yesterday we started off super foggy, then the predictions were for mostly sunny. Close to noon the clouds left and we did get sunshine! We topped at 60º.

Picture of the Day .... 😁

Interesting about Japan's emperor Hirohito.....


Hirohito (29 April 1901 – 7 January 1989) was the 124th emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, ruling over the Empire of Japan from 25 December 1926 until 2 May 1947, after which he was Emperor of the state of Japan until his death. He was succeeded by his fifth child and eldest son, Akihito. Hirohito and his wife, Empress Kojun, had seven children, two sons and five daughters.

In Japan, reigning emperors are known only as "the Emperor." He is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name, Shōwa, which is the name of the era coinciding with his reign; for this reason, he is also known as the Shōwa Emperor or Emperor Shōwa. By 1979, Hirohito was the only monarch in the world with the monarchical title "emperor." Hirohito was the longest-lived and longest-reigning historical Japanese emperor and one of the longest-reigning monarchs in the world.

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. In a state of total war, directly involving more than 100 million personnel from more than 30 countries. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, resulting in 70 to 85 million fatalities, with more civilians than military personnel killed.


From Mr. Food


Save time and work by serving up all the tastes of a family favorite rolled into one easy pie. Our Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie tastes yummy as can be, and bakes up all at once. How fun is that?!!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup biscuit baking mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat a (9-inch) glass pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in ketchup, relish, and salt. Spread evenly into prepared pie plate, then sprinkle with cheese.
  3. In a small bowl, stir remaining ingredients with wire whisk until blended. Pour over top.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Historically this date....
1861 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.

1896 – The Tootsie Roll is invented.

1903 – Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".

1942 – World War IIJapanese submarines fire artillery shells at the California coastline near Santa Barbara.

1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.

1991 – Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.


And births this date include...
1940 – Peter Fonda, American actor (d.2019)
1951 – Patricia Richardson, American actress


1965 – Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer


1994 – Dakota Fanning, American actress
Two years ago today was when friend Mike Hannan, former Rogue River Fire Chief and paramedic, was shot 5 times by a suspect the highway patrol was chasing and when he tried to carjack Mike and Jennifer in front of her house. He also hit Jennifer in the head with his gun and maced her. He shot a window out of Jennifer's car. Mike has done amazing! Back to normal. Hugs, Mike!

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

February 23rd annually recognizes a well-known food holiday, National Banana Bread Day.
A moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread, banana bread is made with fully ripe, mashed bananas.  Some recipes call for yeast, and then the finished banana bread is sliced, toasted and spread with butter.
With the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks. It appeared in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook, too. Banana bread later gained further acceptance with the release of the original Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950.
Despite the banana’s arrival in the United States in the 1870s, it took a while before they appeared as an ingredient in desserts.
Early Banana Bread
One early recipe came from The Vienna Model Bakery. It advertised banana bread as something new in the April 21, 1893, edition of St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  A new restaurant/bakery chain owned by Gaff, Fleischmann & Company, The Viena Model Bakery was known for its baked goods and was likely one of the first to produce banana bread in the United States. The recipe was made with banana flour, which is made by drying strips of the fruit, then grinding it to a powder. This process had long been used in the West Indies.
In Hawaii during World War I, a surplus of bananas resulted from very few ships available to export the fruit.  To prevent waste, alternative uses for bananas were developed. For example, bakeries started incorporating the fruit into their bread.