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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ About "Fruits" ~ Fiesta Rice Skillet ~ National Joe Day


Good 31º clear morning. 
Yesterday, again, predictions were for a "sunny" day. We certainly didn't start out that way. Then by 11am the dark clouds left and the sun was out! We topped at 70º.

Picture of the Day  😁

Interesting about "fruits".....

Oddballs of the produce stand, tomatoes and avocados are fruits, as most people know. Yet more often than not they're found alongside vegetables in savory culinary preparations.

Botanists define a fruit as the portion of a flowering plant that develops from the ovary. It contains the seeds, protecting them and facilitating dispersal. The definition of a vegetable is a little fuzzier: any edible part of a plant that isn't a fruit. Subcategories within the fruit family—citrus, berry, stonefruit or drupe (peaches, apricots), and pome (apples, pears)—are determined by which parts of the flower/ovary give rise to the skin, flesh and seeds.

Strawberries and raspberries aren't really berries in the botanical sense. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds. Tomatoes fall into this group, as do pomegranates, kiwis and—believe it or not—bananas. (Their seeds are so tiny it's easy to forget they're there.)

So, bananas are berries and raspberries aren't.


From Mr. Food

There are so many similar side dish recipes out there, it can be hard to find one that stands apart. Don't worry, we've got you covered with this 20-minute easy Fiesta Rice Skillet! The black beans and fresh salsa give it a bold flavor that'll get the fiesta started in your mouth. The great thing about this side dish is that you can serve it up with a roasted chicken or for taco Tuesday. No matter how you eat it, you just can't go wrong.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Stir in onion and cook 3 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add rice and continue to cook until rice begins to brown. Add chicken broth; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. Stir in black beans, corn, salsa, and cumin; cook another 5 minutes or until heated through. Stir in cilantro and serve.
**and as my pal Sugar Bear would do, add bacon bits!
Historically this date......
1886 – Famous Apache warriorGeronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.

1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life. (Interesting read)

1964 – The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage.


And births this date include....
1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)


1931 – David Janssen, American actor (d. 1980)


1940 – Austin Pendleton, American actor


1942 – Michael York, English actor



1969 – Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer  ..NCIS......... (Interesting read)


1975 – Fergie, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Joe Day on March 27th encourages everyone to enjoy a cup of joe with all your friends named Joe, Jo, Joey, Joseph, and Josephine. While you’re at it, don’t forget Joette, Jody, Johanna, Jodie or any other variant of the name Joe. If you didn’t know it, quite a few nicknames can be created from this one name.
According to the Social Security Administration, the name Joseph was ranked No. 6 from 1893 to 1899 behind John, William, James, George, and Charles.  In 1910, it moved to No. 5.  From 1911 to 2005 it was ranked No. 12 or lower. Famous Joes, Jos and Jo Anns populate the world. They fill many roles, too. So their name does not define them. Just check out the variety of hats they wear!
Famous Joes:
  • American football player and coach – Joe Montana 
  • Politician – Jo Ann Emerson
  • Comedian, musician, and actor – Joe Pesci  
  • Musician, singer, dancer -Josephine Baker
  • Theatrical producer, entrepreneur, film producer – Joseph Gordon
  • American football player – Joe Namath 
  • Opera singer – Dame Josephine Barstow
  • Formula one endurance driver – Jo Gartner
  • Politician, soldier – Joseph Stalin 
  • Songwriter, musician, singer – Joey Ramone 
  • Journalist – Jo Coburn
  • Baseball player – Shoeless Joe Jackson
  • Olympic medalist, swimmer – Josephine McKim
  • American football player – Joe Green
  • Actress – Jodie Foster
  • Musician – Joe Jonas
  • Businesswoman, politician – Jo Ann Davis
  • Baseball player, actor – Joe DiMaggio
  • Author – Josephine Cox
  • Musician – Joe Cocker
  • Boxer – Joe Frazier
  • Athlete, sprinter – Joanne Cuddihy
  • Baseball player – Joe Mauer
  • Journalist, author – Josephine Lawrence
  • Press Secretary – Jody Powell
  • Musician – Joe Walsh


During our research, we found this day has a few different versions as to how it is celebrated.
1.  Honor all people with the name “Joe.”
2.  For the day, change your name to a name of your choice.
3.  Everyone changes their name to a version of “Joe” or “Jo” of your choice.
Another way to celebrate the day is by telling familiar stories about friends and family named Joe. We all know someone from our past or present who have made our lives just a little bit better just by being the Joe or Jo that they are.