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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Weather ~ Geese ~ Picture of the Day ~ $10,000 Bill ~ Pineapple BBQ Sauce ~ Vanette (Ford) Christensen ~ Daylight Savings Time ~ National Potato Chip Day

 




Good 35º cloudy morning. 

Yesterday stayed clear and sunny most of the day and we topped at 73º. Then the clouds moved in.
 
Yesterday, as usual, geese were on the icy barn roof....

And, here's one flying over....

 

 
Picture of the Day ... cherry blossom street in Germany
 

 
Interesting...
 

Your local convenience store may not accept bills larger than $20, but once upon a time you could have paid for your gum with a nice fresh $10,000 bill. In 1928, the federal government overhauled its system of printing banknotes. It shaved about an inch of length and just under a half of an inch in width off of the bills and issued the new smaller bills in the $1 to $100 denominations with which we're familiar. However, the Treasury also issued larger denominations. They featured William McKinley ($500), Grover Cleveland ($1,000), James Madison ($5,000), and Salmon P. Chase ($10,000). His name might not be as familiar as those of the Presidents featured on the other big bills, but once upon a time Chase was a big wheel in American politics. Chase, a mid-19th century politician, served as Chief Justice of the United States, spent stints as Ohio's governor and senator, and was Lincoln's first Secretary of the Treasury.

 



 
 
From the Slow Roasted Italian

 

PINEAPPLE BBQ SAUCE

Looking for a pineapple barbecue sauce recipe? Learn how easy it is to make your own condiments with this barbecue sauce recipe.

1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup crushed pineapple
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons hot water
  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add cornstarch and water.
  3. Cook until desired thickness is reached.
 
 
Special birthday today.... Vanette (Ford) Christensen (LASD ret. Temple Station and ELA Sgt.) ..HAPPY BIRTHDAY VAN!

 
Historically this date......
1910 – Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.

 
1951 – Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

 
1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.

 
 
1995 – Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle.


 
 
And births this date include....
1863 – Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)
 
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1879 – Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
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1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
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Lee Petty is shown here with son, Richard, grandson, Kyle and great-grandson, Adam in a 1999 photo.
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Sadly, Lee Petty passed away on April 5, 2000 and Adam died tragically about a month later in a racing incident when he was practicing with a Busch series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
 
Racing was in their blood right on down the line from Lee.
 
 
 
1920 – Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
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1928 – Frank Borman, American astronaut and CEO
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1933 – Sir Michael Caine, British actor
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1946 – Steve Kanaly, American actor
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1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
 
 
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Daylight Saving Time is currently put to use on the second Sunday in March in the USA.  The practice is designed to give people an extra hour of sunlight in the evening hours.  This is done by setting the clock ahead one hour at a predetermined date each year.

The practice of Daylight Saving Time (DST) advances clocks during the summer months. It causes us to lose an hour for one day. However, the practice allows people to get up earlier in the morning and experience more daylight in the evening. Typically, users of DST adjust clocks forward one hour near the start of spring. Then, they change them back again in the autumn.

And today is also.....

National Potato Chip Day on March 14th celebrates America’s #1 snack food. Millions will enjoy their favorite chip this holiday. It’s a good thing there are so many to choose from, too!
 
Saratoga Chips
On August 24, 1853, an unhappy restaurant customer kept sending his potatoes back to the kitchen, complaining they were thick and soggy. Chef George Crum decided to slice the potatoes as thin as possible, frying them until crisp and added extra salt. To the chef’s surprise, the customer loved them. The crispy potatoes soon became a regular item on the restaurant’s menu under the name of “Saratoga Chips.”
Other explanations point for the existence of the potato chip point to recipes in Shilling Cookery for the People by Alexis Soyer (1845) or Mary Randolph’s The Virginia House-Wife (1824). While many references between these dates sliced potatoes and fried them in grease, uncertainty remains whether the potatoes were fried to a crisp.
However, by the late 1870s, menus across the country used the term “Saratoga Chips” on train cars, hotel restaurants, and street carts. The name carried into grocers when bakeries made the chips in larger batches. They shipped them by wagon to the restaurants and grocers by the barrel. The grocers sold them to private families by the pound. Folks were instructed to bake the chips in a hot oven for a few minutes, and the chips would be as crisp as if fried that same day.
 
Classic Potato Chips
The Dayton, Ohio-based Mike-sell’s Potato Chip Company, founded in 1910, calls itself the “oldest potato chip company in the United States.”  New England-based Tri-Sum Potato Chips, originally established in 1908 as the Leominster Potato Chip Company, in Leominster, Massachusetts, claims to be America’s first potato chip manufacturer.
In the 20th century, potato chips spread beyond chef-cooked restaurant fare and began to be mass-produced for home consumption. Flavored chips were introduced in the 1950s. Potato Chip revenues are over $15 billion a year worldwide!

HOW TO OBSERVE

While we enjoy potato chips as a simple snack, they also provide a great ingredient in recipes, too. Favorite recipes include chocolate-dipped chips and crushed chips dusted over fish.