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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Weather ~ Deer ~ Wild Turkey ~ Picture of the Day ~ Denver Colorado ~ Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast ~ Geese ~  National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day

 

Good 40º dark cloudy morning. 
 
Yesterday we started off with scattered clouds.....
We heated up to 83º and then more clouds moved.....

The deer were back...

.... and Mr. Wild Turkey....


 
 
Picture of the Day... OMGOSH! 
 

 
 
Interesting about Denver....
 

Denver is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Colorado and a county named Denver County. For this reason, Denver is the county seat of Denver County. It is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains on the South Platte River, and was founded in 1858. A nickname for Denver is The Mile High City, because Denver is very high above sea level. It is at least 5,280 feet above sea level at a point in the city's state capitol building. The dome at the top of the capitol building is covered in gold.

Denver City was founded in November 1858 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush as a mining town in western Kansas Territory. That summer, a group of gold prospectors from LawrenceKansas, started a settlement on the banks of the South Platte River. They called it Montana City. This was the first settlement in what was later to become the city of Denver. The settlement faded quickly. By the summer of 1859 it was abandoned in favor of Auraria (named after the gold mining town of AurariaGeorgia), and St. Charles City.
 
Former Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver visited his namesake city in 1875 and in 1882.
 
The Colorado Territory was created on February 28, 1861, Arapahoe County was formed on November 1, 1861, and Denver City was incorporated on November 7, 1861. Denver City served as the Arapahoe County Seat from 1861 until consolidation in 1902. In 1867, Denver City became the Territorial Capital. With its new-found importance, Denver City shortened its name to just Denver. On August 1, 1876, Colorado was admitted to the Union.
 
Denver is the home of the Denver Broncos football team, the Denver Nuggets basketball team, the Colorado Rockies baseball team, the Colorado Avalanche hockey team, and the Colorado Rapids soccer team.
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

Don't be surprised if your next-door neighbors come knocking on the door after getting a whiff of your Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast. The smell of this tender beef roast cooking up in your slow cooker all day is enough to get everyone rushing to your dinner table!

 

  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chuck roast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

 

  1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper on all sides. In a large skillet over high heat, heat oil; brown roast on all sides.
  2. Place onions in a slow cooker; place roast over onions.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix tomato paste, 1/4 cup water, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, and garlic; pour over roast. 
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH 6 to 7 hours or on LOW 8 to 10 hours or until meat is very tender. Remove meat to a platter; cover and keep warm.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk remaining water into flour until smooth. Whisk flour mixture into onions and sauce in slow cooker until thickened. Serve onion gravy over roast.

 

 
Historically this date.....
1918 – Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.


1972 – Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon.


1999 – Columbine High School massacreEric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.


2007 – Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in HoustonTexas before killing a male hostage and himself.


2008 – Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.


2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.


 


And births this date include....
1941 – Ryan O'Neal, American actor
(first hand knowledge of him being an adam henry! When I worked for Fabergé, we had Farrah Fawcett's products. She came to our yearly sales meetings we had and Ryan came with her. UGH! He was so rude and snotty.)
       Went from good to ewwwwwww..................


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1949 – Jessica Lange, American actress
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1955 – Don Pettit, American astronaut and engineer
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1961 – Don Mattingly, American baseball player
   
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gW9RFm0O4GI/UXKolTxlbtI/AAAAAAAAo2M/Ov9lxvlYTNM/s1600/donMA29188910-0015.jpg
 
1970 – Shemar Moore, American actor
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Out back I have some water tubs for the critters since my creek is now dry. The turkeys like drinking out of them as well as the geese. Two of the geese normally sit by the tubs most of the day and sometimes the male just stands in the water. Female is probably on her nest at the moment....this is the male....

.... and then they both showed up....



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

 
National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is observed annually on April 20th. Americans have been enjoying this springtime cake since the early 1900s when many cakes were made in cast iron skillets.
To make a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, line the bottom of a cake pan with pineapple rings. A cherry is then placed in the center of each ring followed by a butter and sugar mixture.  Cake batter is then poured over the pineapples and baked.  When the cake is done, it is turned upside down onto a platter before serving, revealing a delightful and delicious masterpiece.
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