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Friday, April 16, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Arizona ~ Bacon-Tomato-Cheese Quiche ~ Jim & Dawn Forbus ~ National Eggs Benedict Day

 


Good 34º cloudless morning. 
 
Yesterday we topped at 78º.
 
 
Picture of the Day ... Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum under construction 1922....


 
 
Interesting about Arizona....
 

Arizona is a state in the United States of America. It is considered part of the Southwestern United States and is bordered by New Mexico to the eastUtah to the northNevada to the northwestCalifornia to the west, its northeast corner touches part of Colorado, this area is known as the Four Corners. To the south of Arizona is the country Mexico with which it shares a border of 389 miles. The state is called the "Grand Canyon State" and the "Copper State" as it is the home of the Grand Canyon and has produced large amounts of copper from its mineral deposits.

 

Arizona became a state on February 14th, 1912 and became the 48th state accepted into the United States. The state capital is Phoenix, which also is the largest city in the state. Phoenix is the largest capital city in the US.


Arizona's climate can be very hot. In Phoenix, the average temperature is about 107 degrees Fahrenheit in summer.


Arizona is the sixth largest state in area, after New Mexico and before Nevada. Of the state's 113,998 square miles, about 15% is privately owned. The remaining area is public forest and park land, state trust land and Native American reservations.

 

Arizona is best known for its desert landscape. It has plants such as the cactus. It is also known for its climate, which has very hot summers and mild winters. Less well known is the pine-covered high country of the Colorado Plateau in the north-central part of the state.



Mountains and plateaus are found in more than half of the state. 27% of Arizona is forest. The largest stand of Ponderosa pine trees in the world is in Arizona.

 

The Grand Canyon is a colorful, steep-sided gorge. It is made by the Colorado River in northern Arizona. The canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Most of the canyon is in the Grand Canyon National Park—one of the first national parks in the United States.


Arizona is one of two states that does not observe Daylight Saving Time, except in the Navajo Nation in the northeastern part of the state.

 
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


Whether you’re looking for something special to serve for brunch, a light lunch or a refreshing change-of-pace dinner, nothing fits the bill better than our bacon- and tomato-studded cheesy quiche. With its fresh-from-the-farm taste, this may become your new anytime favorite.

 

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup real bacon pieces, reserving 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced into wedges
 
  • Preheat oven to 350º. Place pie crust in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate and flute edges.
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  • In a medium bowl, combine cheeses; mix well. Place half the cheese mixture in the pie crust, then top it with bacon pieces, tomatoes, and remaining cheese.
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  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and half-and-half; slowly pour evenly over the top. Sprinkle with reserved bacon pieces.
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  • Bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until center is set. Let sit 10-15 minutes to firm up, then garnish with avocado wedges, cut into wedges and serve.
 

 
Special 38th anniversary today, Jim and Dawn Forbus (Jim retired from Washoe Co. Sheriff's Dept and one of our "kids" from the days back at Temple Station and aka 'The Busses'!). HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!
♥
 
 
 
Historically this date.....
1818 – The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.


1945 – More than 7,000 die when the German refugee ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine torpedo.
Good Lord! 7,000!!!!!


1962 – Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become "the most trusted man in America".


1990 – The "Doctor of Death", Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide.

 

And births this date include...
1889 – Charlie Chaplin, English actor and filmmaker (d. 1977)


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1924 – Henry Mancini, American composer (d. 1994)
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1927 – Edie Adams, American actress (d. 2008)
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1935 – Bobby Vinton, American singer
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1947 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On April 16th, National Eggs Benedict Day celebrates a long favored breakfast or brunch dish. Eggs Benedict consists of poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce and Canadian bacon or ham on English muffin halves.
There are two different stories as to how Eggs Benedict came to be.
  • In 1894 stockbroker Lemuel Benedict ordered “buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a side of Hollandaise”  at the Waldorf Hotel. They were so impressed with the dish that they put it on the menu substituting ham and English muffins in place of the bacon and toast.
  • In the early 18th century, Pope Benedict XIII liked an egg dish so much that he requested it time and time again. It is also believed that Pope Benedict XIII had an illness which added to his desire for this particular egg dish, hence the name Eggs Benedict.
Some restaurants serve their own versions of Eggs Benedict. Mix it up by substituting the ham for salmon or corned beef. Add sliced tomatoes or steamed asparagus. Replace the English muffin with thick, crusty toast or thin, crisp bagels. There are so many ways to be creative in the kitchen. The important elements with Eggs Benedict are properly poached eggs and a perfect hollandaise sauce. When the yolk and sauce blend with all the other ingredients, this meal is divine.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict at home. Learn how to poach the perfect egg. Then whip up a delicious hollandaise sauce, too. It’s one of The Seven Mother Sauces used in cooking. Find out more about the types of sauces used and how to make them. Try making the recipe below.