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Monday, April 5, 2021

Weather ~ Easter ~ Picture of the Day ~ Pony Express ~ Unforgettable Chicken Casserole ~ National Deep Dish Pizza Day


Good 31º clear sky morning.
We had light clouds yesterday and we topped at 74º.

Yesterday I had super wonderful brunch at Brian and Jen's. Jen is a great cook and we also had mimosas! Tucker and Sami... went out to find the "Easter eggs".... and even Dash was looking!

Here is Brian and Dash with his bow tie! 

Picture of the Day...Graumans Chinese Theater 1977..

Interesting about the Pony Express.....

On April 3, 1860, the Pony Express began on a 2,000-mile route to deliver mail using relay riders from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. The Trivia Today team pulled together these five riveting facts about The Pony Express...

Mail Was Delivered Really Fast for Those Days
Around the clock, riders raced their mounts around 10 mph over sections of routes covering almost 2,000 miles, passing through eight states in only 10 days. The route ran from Missouri through Kansas and Nebraska on to Wyoming, Utah, Nevada to Sacramento, California. By riding on horseback, the mail delivery was possible in seven days, instead of the 24 days it took for a stagecoach.
The Pony Express Used Around 400 HorsesRiders for the Pony Express usually rode 75-100 miles, which is a long time in the saddle. However, they changed horses frequently, with stations located about every 10 miles. Riders sometimes swapped their horses as many as 10 times, so there was a need for many horses along the routes.
The Pony Express Only Operated For About 19 MonthsAlthough the Pony Express is well-known, it operated for less than 19 months.. The Pony Express was forced to close after the opening of the transcontinental telegraph. Telegraphs could be sent much faster and with less expense. In the end, the business venture that was the Pony Express lost a lot of money and became outdated fairly quickly. Despite operating for only 19 months, its riders had successfully delivered some 35,000 pieces of mail and traveled more than half a million miles across the American frontier. 
Pony Express Riders Were Asked To Carry BiblesAlexander Majors, the co-founder of the Pony Express, made all the riders carry a Bible.  Riders were expected to be stand-up citizens and were required to sign an oath on the inside of the Bible promising they would not curse, drink, or fight. However, most riders ignored their orders and left their Bibles behind because they were heavy, as riders wanted to carry as little weight as possible to increase their speed.

You Can Still Use The Pony Express To Send A LetterThe National Pony Express Association conducts a commemorative ride for members every June along the same route the riders traveled. The route runs from St. Joseph, Missouri, as far as Sacramento, California, or in the other direction depending on the year.  Over 700 riders come together to travel the 1,966 mile Pony Express Trail in a meager ten days. For $10, you can send a personal letter to someone along the path anywhere in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, or California.
From Mr. Food


Simple and satisfying, our Unforgettable Chicken Casserole has that cozy-comfort taste and texture that will make for a memorable meal. Using readily available ingredients, in just 30 minutes oven time, you'll have a chicken casserole recipe that'll stick in everyone's mind!

This delicious creamy chicken casserole recipe is a favorite for several reasons. First of all, it tastes amazing! With plenty of cheese and rich ingredients like mayo and sour cream, this casserole recipe is indulgent in all the best ways. Second, it's a perfect recipe to feed a hungry family. It makes plenty of servings, and leftovers taste great (if there are any). This is one of those meals that will make leftover night something that everyone actually looks forward to!

Enjoy this cheesy chicken casserole with your family this week. You'll be happy you did!


  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (4-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup slivered almond
  • 1 (6-ounce) can French-fried onion rings


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together chicken, celery, cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, water chestnuts, soup, and almonds. Spoon into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Sprinkle onion rings evenly over top and bake 5 more minutes, or until bubbly around edges. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


Historically this date....
1944 – World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.

1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for performing espionage for the Soviet Union.

1955 – Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.

1956 – Fidel Castro declares himself at war with the President of Cuba.

1998 – In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshū and costing about $3.8 billion USD, opens to traffic, becoming the largest suspension bridge in the world.

2010 – Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.

And births this date include...
1900 – Spencer Tracy, American actor (d. 1967)

1901 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (d. 1981)
1908 – Bette Davis, American actress (d. 1989)

1916 – Gregory Peck, American actor (d. 2003) 


1922 – Gale Storm, American singer and actress (d. 2009)

1933 – Frank Gorshin, American actor (d. 2005)

1962 – Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)
..........killed by Phil Spector. He is just tooooo creepy for words!

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

On April 5th, National Deep Dish Pizza Day gives pizza lovers a day to celebrate one of America’s favorite varieties of pizza.
Whether it’s dine-in, delivered, take out or homemade, deep-dish pizza satisfies pizza lovers all across the country. Pick whatever toppings you like. This day focuses on the deep crust that holds an amazing amount of sauce and toppings. Like other styles of pizza, the deep-dish menu offers a variety of combinations to choose from. If you prefer an all meat pizza, the deep-dish makes it. Top it with vegetables galore. Or order extra mushrooms, the deep-dish can manage.
  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese which some people believe is the beginning of the pizza.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα,” pita, meaning pie. 
  • A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.
  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the area surrounding Naples.
  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 in New York’s Little Italy.
  • Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.


Order (or make) your pizza a deep dish one. Top it with any toppings you like, too!