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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Freeze/Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Boston Red Sox ~ Orange Juice Cake ~ National Tortilla Chip Day

 




 
Good 25º everything is frozen white morning. Geese sitting atop the frozen barn roof.....

 
Yesterday started a little foggy, then the blue sky appeared.....

As the day progressed all the clouds disappeared and it was so clear and beautiful.

We topped at 61º. 


 
Picture of the Day ... San Francisco fog
 

 


 
Interesting how Boston Red Sox baseball team got their name...
 

The team that became known as the Red Sox began play "“ wearing dark blue socks, no less "“ as a charter member of the American League in 1901. With no official nickname, the team was referred to by a variety of monikers, including Bostons and Americans, as in American League. In 1907, Americans owner John Taylor announced that his team was adopting red as its new color after Boston's National League outfit switched to all-white uniforms. Taylor's team became known as the Red Sox, a name popularized by the Cincinnati Red Stockings from 1867-1870 and used by Boston's National League franchise from 1871-1876.
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

Put the squeeze on some refreshing orange juice and get ready to take it to a whole new level with our easy shortcut Orange Juice Cake. This sunny tasting cake starts with a mix and ends with lots of raves!

 

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (4-serving-size) package orange-flavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 eggs

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325º. Coat a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan with cooking spray; set aside.
     
  2. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat all  ingredients 2 minutes, or until well mixed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
     
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool slightly, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve, or cover until ready to serve.

 

***Want to fancy this up with even more sunny taste? Our Test Kitchen suggests topping it with a glaze made of 1 cup confectioners' sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons orange juice then top with the zest of 1 orange for a special touch.
 
 
 
Historically this date....
1863 – Arizona is organized as a United States territory.


My aunt was born in 1907 in Cananea Mexico when my grandfather was working down there as a mining engineer. Later she could have said she was born in Arizona, since it was a Territory and they didn't start keeping birth records until 1912. But, she was honest and became a 'naturalized citizen' in later years, but did grow up in Arizona in Bisbee. My grandparents were still Scottish citizens, not American. He was a mining engineer for the Lavender Pitt copper mine in Bisbee after Pancho Villa's men told them they had to leave Mexico since they weren't citizens of Mexico.


1942 – The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 26, 1942. Interesting.


1968 – Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.


1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.


1989 – United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.


 

And births this date include...
1921 – Abe Vigoda, American actor (d.2016)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P3bF3NENm6A/T0euoRDJljI/AAAAAAAAS4c/SJWQZvHBHCc/s1600/abeMA28949256-0009.jpg


 

1938 – James Farentino, American actor (d. 2012)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kFYwNrfy3iM/T0euuODcWzI/AAAAAAAAS4k/lcAE-NZfQ1g/s1600/jamesfMA28949256-0010.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2MTXtZBQ2HY/T0euvgmaWwI/AAAAAAAAS4s/PlwPCvJPN10/s1600/jamesf2MA28949256-0011.jpg


 


1940 – Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-78FEyuGL00s/T0eu0MHre-I/AAAAAAAAS40/eCNIxGjVeQE/s1600/duelMA28949256-0012.jpg
 


1941 – Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U5-pHkumP2g/T0eu3Q1dAKI/AAAAAAAAS48/9UFVQRZlkiE/s1600/Joanie-Sommers-Johnny-Get-Angry-459315MA28949256-0013.jpg
 


1955 – Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer (d. 2011)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lxgNQENcsVc/T0eu8sbsmcI/AAAAAAAAS5E/F4qZOwDGx1o/s1600/steve-jobs-holding-iphoneMA28949256-0014.jpg


1970 – Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7XQSVmR2yvs/T0evCTI0TuI/AAAAAAAAS5M/TEz4EtmLTmY/s1600/Kienast-QuintupletsMA28949256-0015.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C1jRwkXnUwo/T0evEB9xU3I/AAAAAAAAS5U/w_C8Sd9RtHQ/s1600/quintsMA28949256-0016.jpg


.......no public appearances in years, except for the following photo taken off the Oprah show ...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rTj9HIVTyn0/VOyfCZ8ndtI/AAAAAAAA8PY/TT_LNboi3r8/s1600/19960119-tows-kienast-quintupletstodayonOprahMA29568878-0006.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

National Tortilla Chip Day, a day set aside for the crunchy snack loved by millions across the nation, is observed annually on February 24th.
The tortilla chip is most commonly served with salsa, chile con queso, guacamole, cheese dips or other dips.  Tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas cut into wedges and then fried. The tortillas are made from corn, vegetable oil, salt, and water. Typically made with yellow corn, tortillas can also be made with white, blue or red corn.
Even though tortilla chips have always been considered to be a Mexican food, known as tostados, they were first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. It is said that the triangle-shaped tortilla chips were made popular by Rebecca Webb Carranza as a way to use the misshapen tortillas that were rejected from the automated tortilla manufacturing machine that she and her husband used at their Los Angeles deli and tortilla factory.
Carranza realized that once the discarded tortillas were cut into triangle shapes and fried, they became a popular snack.  She then sold them for a dime a bag at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory.  Carranza received the Golden Tortilla Award in 1994 for her contribution to the Mexican food industry.
The United States is one of the primary markets for tortilla chips.
Another favorite dish made with tortilla chips is nachos.  The dish was first created around 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya. Nachos are tortilla chips served with melted or shredded cheese, and often additional toppings are added, such as meat, salsa, refried beans, tomatoes, diced onion, lettuce, olives, jalapenos, guacamole and sour cream.