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Monday, April 19, 2021

Weather ~ Deer ~ Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ Q-Tips ~ Macaroni and Cheese Pie ~ National Garlic Day


Good 39º scattered clouds morning. Topped at 93º yesterday.
Yesterday there were this fawn, doe, and young buck enjoying the shade here. 

And, Dude was enjoying the sun!

Picture of the Day

Interesting about Q-Tips....
Q-tips or cotton swabs, are commonly used as a quick way to remove wax, water, or dirt from the ear.

Upon observing his wife applying wads of cotton to toothpicks to clean their infant's ears, Leo Gerstenzang (1892-1973), conceived the idea of manufacturing a ready-to-use cotton swab. 

Gerstenzang was born into a Jewish family in Warsaw, then part of the Congress Kingdom of Poland. He immigrated to Chicago, Illinois, in 1912. From 1918 to 1919, he returned to Europe as a representative of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. In 1919, he was still living in Chicago, and became a naturalized US citizen there on September 29, 1919. By 1921, he had moved to New York City. He founded the Leo Gerstenzang Infant Novelty Co., a firm which marketed baby care accessories.

The product was originally called "Baby Gays" and in 1926, the labels were changed to read "Q-tips Baby Gays". Later, the name Baby Gays was discarded and Q-tips became the identifying mark for cotton swabs. The “Q” in Q-tips stands for quality and the word “tips” describes the cotton swab at the end of the stick.

The product went on to become the most widely sold brand name of cotton swabs in North America. The term "Q-tip" is often used as a genericized trademark for a cotton swab in the United States and Canada.

 The Q-tips brand is owned by Unilever and had over $200 million in US sales in 2014.

From Mr. Food


If your family loves baked macaroni and cheese, then they're going to be so excited when you serve 'em a slice of this Macaroni and Cheese Pie. And, since you don't have to pre-cook the macaroni, you better believe this baked mac n cheese recipe is extra easy!


  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup biscuit baking mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Grease a 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups cheese and macaroni; sprinkle into pie plate.
  3. Place remaining ingredients, except remaining 1/4 cup cheese, in a blender jar and blend until smooth about 15 seconds on high speed (or 1 minute in a large bowl with a hand mixer). Pour into pie plate.
  4. Bake about 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
      Cool 10 minutes then cut into wedges.
Historically this date.....
1927 – Mae West is sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.
Cary Grant told me once that she was a real piece of work and he couldn't stand her! (That is when I worked for Fabergé and he was on the board of directors)

1955 – The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood CliffsNew Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.

1956 – Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.

1971 – Charles Manson is sentenced to death for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders.

1989 – A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.

1993 – The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, TexasUSA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.


And births this date include....
1903 – Eliot Ness, American lawman (d. 1957)

1925 – Hugh O'Brian, American actor (d.2016)

1930 – Dick Sargent, American actor (d. 1994)

1933 – Jayne Mansfield, American actress (d. 1967)

1935 – Dudley Moore, English actor, comedian and composer (d. 2002)

1937 – Elinor Donahue, American actress

1979 – Kate Hudson, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year on April 19th, National Garlic Day celebrates a vegetable also known as the stinking rose. The fragrant and potent root has been seasoning dishes for thousands of years.
This stinking rose is a member of the lily family. This family also includes onions, leeks, and shallots. While garlic originated in Asia over 7,000 years ago, it is used in a variety of cuisines.
Garlic is quite versatile, too. It is also used for medicinal purposes. The mighty bulb is considered an herbal remedy for colds and may reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Modern science has also proven garlic’s antibiotic properties.
Myth and superstition reek of garlic. The most familiar one suggests that garlic wards off vampires. This same theory seemed to work on witches, werewolves, demons and other such evils one could come across. Folklore also tells us garlic grew from satan’s left footprint when he left the Garden of Eden; Greek midwives kept evils spirits away with it, and courage filled Roman soldiers who consumed the bulb.
Consider our dreams and garlic, too. Our dreams often have meaning. Dreaming of garlic is no different. To dream about garlic in the house suggests good luck and if the dream includes eating garlic (perhaps in a pesto sauce), there might be hidden secrets. Over 300 varieties of garlic grow around the world to dream about as well!
Gilroy, California claims to be the Garlic Capital of the World. Will Rogers was once quoted as saying it is “…the only place in America where you can marinate a steak just by hanging it out on a clothesline.”