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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Weather ~ Sami Pendleton ~ Picture of the Day ~ Tabasco Sauce Information ~ Tabasco Mexico Information ~ Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad ~ National Old Stuff Day


Good 30º morning.

Yesterday by 3pm we topped at 74º and then it started cooling off.
Special birthday today, my granddaughter Sami is now a teenager... 13 years old....

Here is Sami and Brian 10 years ago...

And... 5 years ago with brother Tucker and dad Brian....

Picture of the Day ... possum mommy

Interesting about Tabasco ....

Tabasco is a brand of hot sauce made from tabasco peppers, vinegar, and salt. It is produced by McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, southern Louisiana. Although tabasco peppers were initially grown only on Avery Island, they are now primarily cultivated in South America. The Tabasco sauce brand also incorporates multiple varieties including: original red sauce, habanero, sriracha, and others. Currently, the brand sells the product in more than 195 countries and is packaged in 25 languages.

According to company legend, Tabasco was first produced in 1868 by Edmund McIlhenny, a Maryland-born former banker who moved to Louisiana around 1840.

Originally all peppers used in Tabasco were grown on Avery Island. Today peppers grown on the Island are used to produce seed stock, which is then shipped to foreign growers primarily in Central and South America. More predictable weather and readily available farmland in these locales allow a constant year-round supply. This ensures the availability of peppers should severe weather or other problems occur at a particular growing location.

Several sauces are produced under the Tabasco brand name. A few of the varieties include:

  • Original Red sauce
  • Jalapeño-based green
  • Chipotle-based smoked
  • Habanero
  • Cayenne garlic
  • Sweet & Spicy
  • Buffalo Style Hot Sauce
  • Rocoto pepper sauce
  • Family Reserve
  • Raspberry Chipotle
  • Sriracha
  • Roasted Pepper sauce

The habanero, chipotle, and garlic sauces include the tabasco peppers blended with other peppers, whereas the jalapeño variety does not include tabasco peppers. None of these sauces, however, has the three-year aging process the flagship product uses. The brand also produces a selection of Tabasco Chocolate.


There is also Tabasco Mexico. If you want to read about it, go here:
From Mr. Food


It's a picnic any time you serve our Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad! Chock full of so many flavors, textures, and colors, it's a chilled pasta salad that does double duty as a side dish or a main dish.


  • 1 (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions, rinsed, and cooled
  • 1 cup diced salami
  • 1 cup diced Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 (6-ounce) can pitted black olives
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced dill pickles
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine pasta, salami, cheese, peas, olives, celery, onion, and pickles.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, dry mustard, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir into pasta mixture; cover.
  3. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until ready to serve.
Historically this date...
1877 – U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.

1953 – The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.

2002 – U.S. invasion of AfghanistanOperation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).


And births this date include....
1793 – Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863)
.... it didn't work out, but I wanted another boy and to name him Sam after Sam Houston because Jerry was born in Texas. As it is, we got our 'Sami'! Ironic on Sam H's birthday!

1904 – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)

1917 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)

1919 – Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)

1950 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)

1962 – Jon Bon Jovi, American musician (Bon Jovi)

1968 – Daniel Craig, English actor
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Always observed on March 2nd, National Old Stuff Day gives notice to all that old stuff and encourages you to try something new. Well, maybe not ALL the old stuff, but some of it. It’s a day to break out of the old routines and experience new ones.

We have all heard the saying, “same old, same old.” Well, this is the day to do things differently. There is no limit to how you can change up your day. Take a moment to recognize the things that you do each day. Is there a better, more efficient way? Examine the route you take to work. Evaluate how you fold laundry. Perhaps there’s an improved way of cleaning windows. 

Maybe it’s just a way to brighten your day or someone else’s day. Whatever it is, strive to make the day new, not the same old day it was yesterday.


Approach the day with a new attitude. Consider alternatives to each of the choices you make each day. Is there a better or equal alternative? Try making a new choice when available.  

Some other suggestions for ridding yourself of some old stuff and ways include:

  • use an old item for a new use
  • look at things from a new perspective
  • throw out all you know about something and relearn it all anew
  • take something old and freshen it up – clean it, paint it, fix it, give it a hair cut
  • order a small instead of a large