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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Left-handed People ~ Amish Chicken Casserole ~ National Chocolate Souffle Day

 




Good 26º everything is frozen morning. 
 
 
Yesterday the sun came and  went... and we topped at 52º.



 
 
 
Picture of the Day 😁
 

 
 
Interesting about left-handed people....
 

About 10-15% of the population is left-handed. Why is this so? Genetically, it's likely due to a gene called NRH (“non-right-handed”) which has a 50% chance of making people left-handed (and also has a 50% chance of making your hair spiral counterclockwise!).

There has been a lot of interesting research on handedness in the last decade.



Left-handers' brains are structured differently from right-handers' in ways that can allow them to process language, spatial relations and emotions in more diverse and potentially creative ways. Also, a slightly larger number of left-handers than right-handers are especially gifted in music and math. It is believed that these abilities are due to increased communication between the brain hemispheres, and the ability to use both sides of the brain at once when processing stimuli.

People throughout history have incorrectly thought that left-handedness was a demonic curse or learning disability that must be corrected.

Some famous left-handed people; 

Leonardo da Vinci, Drew Barrymore, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Keanu Reeves, Chewbacca the Wookie, Harpo Marx, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Winston Churchill, Babe Ruth, Martina Navratilova, James Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. 


 
From Mr. Food


This Amish Country recipe is sure to be a popular one at your house. We take the shortcut liberty of using cooked rotisserie chicken to get our Amish Chicken Casserole from the oven to the table quickly. You won't find another Amish casserole recipe like this one! Pair it with a side of veggies, and you're sure to have a fantastic dinner on the table.

 

  • 8 ounces medium egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsle

 

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
     
  2. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
     
  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter; gradually add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add chicken broth and milk; increase heat to medium and cook until mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Stir in salt and pepper; set aside.
     
  4. In a large bowl, combine noodles, chicken, mushrooms, onion, and parsley; stir in sauce.  Spoon mixture into baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. 
     
  5. Bake uncovered 25 minutes, or until heated through.
     
 
 

 
Historically this date.....
 
1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon


1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.


1991 – The first Gulf War ends.


1993 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.


1997 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people


1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.


1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.


2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the SeattleTacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.





And births this date include....
1906 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
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1931 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor
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1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
His winery in Napa makes awesome wine!!!


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

 

National Chocolate Souffle Day celebrates a delightfully delicious dessert on February 28th each year. 

The word souffle is the past participle of the French verb souffler, which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up” which describes a souffle perfectly.  A souffle is a lightly baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites that are combined with other ingredients to make the dish either a savory main dish or a sweet dessert.

Two essential components make up every souffle.

1.  a French creme patisserie base/flavored cream sauce or puree

2.  egg whites beaten to a  soft peak meringue

A souffle gets its flavor from the base, and the egg whites provide the lift to puff it up. A variety of cheeses, jams, fruits, or chocolates can be baked into the base of the souffle. Many souffle bakers like to puncture the top of the souffle after removing it from the oven. Then they pour mouth-watering sauces onto it, such as chocolate, vanilla, or for a savory flavor cheese and herbs.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Souffles offer an opportunity to show off and invite friends to share in the celebration. If you need a recipe, we’ve found several for you to try. 

Easy Chocolate Souffle
Mexican Chocolate Souffle Cake
Flourless Chocolate Souffle with Raspberry Cream