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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Wisconsin Information ~ Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole ~ National Pet Parents Day ~ National Hug A Plumber Day


Good 39º raining morning. 
Yesterday the rain started early in the night. We got maybe 12 drops during the day. It got really windy and we topped at 60º.
Picture of the Day 😀

Interesting about Wisconsin ...
  •  Madison
  •  5.8 million
  • 320 m

On April 20, 1836, the Territory of Wisconsin was established by Congress. Since its founding, Wisconsin has become known for its cheese, its frigid winter weather, and the Green Bay Packers. But there's more to America's DairyLand than that. Here are 5 interesting facts you probably didn't know about  Wisconsin...
Green Bay Is Known As The "Toilet Paper Capital of The World"Green Bay is known as the "Toilet Paper Capital of the World" because of the prevalence of the paper industry in the city. In 1901, Northern Paper Mills of Green Bay created the first ever “sanitary tissue” which they called Northern Tissue. By 1920, the company was producing toilet paper on a roll, and quickly became the world’s largest producer of bath tissue. The discovery that toilet paper could be made without shards of wood creeping through made “Splinter-Free“ Northern Tissue’s slogan. Wisconsin is the nation's No. 1 toilet paper manufacturer, cranking out $13.8 billion in products annually and employing over 30,000 people.
Margarine Was Once Illegal In WisconsinIn 1897, in order to protect that dairy industry, margarine colored yellow to look like butter was banned in the state. While the law was repealed in 1967, it remained illegal for public places such as restaurants and prisons to use the butter substitute—unless they also served butter. These restrictions were finally lifted in 2011.
Many Of The First Settlers Were Lead MinersYou might think that Wisconsin is the "Badger State" because these cute little guys are found in Wisconsin. Actually, the reference has to do with the rush of lead miners in the state during the early 19th century. At the time miners would come to Wisconsin but often did not have shelter.  When it grew colder, the workers would dig holes to sleep in, not unlike badgers. 
Monroe, Wisconsin Is The Swiss Cheese Capitol Of The WorldConsidering the name, you might assume that the Swiss Cheese Capital of the World is located in Switzerland. But you'd be wrong. Instead, this title is held by Monroe, Wisconsin. Cheese factories within a 40-mile radius surrounding Monroe produce 84% of Swiss cheese manufactured in the United States.

Wisconsin also leads the country in exports of other edible goods, including whey, cranberries, ginseng root, and sweet corn.

It Is Home To The First KindergartenThe first American kindergarten was actually started in Watertown, Wisconsin. It was opened in 1856 by Margarethe Schurz, who started a home kindergarten for her daughter and four of the cousins. She soon let other children in. You can even visit the actual house, which was been converted into a museum.

From Mr. Food

This chicken noodle casserole recipe isn't your average weeknight meal. It's even faster! Your gang's gonna love this slow-cooker Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole because it tastes so good. You'll love it because you don't have to precook the pasta. It's a win-win for everyone!

Obviously, when you combine cheese, chicken, and noodles, it's rare anyone will complain. Your family's favorite meal is only a few hours away. Plus, with the slow cooker, you can easily set it and forget it. Nothing could be easier than this easy chicken casserole recipe.


  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated cooked chicken chunks
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken and mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages shredded Italian three-cheese blend
  • 16 ounces rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped


  1. Drain spinach well, pressing between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Stir together spinach, chicken, and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in 1 package of cheese blend.
  2. Arrange 1/3 of the uncooked pasta in a lightly greased 5-quart slow cooker. Spoon 1/3 of the chicken mixture over pasta, and sprinkle with 1/3 remaining cheese blend. Repeat layers two more times. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese and walnuts.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW setting 3-1/2 to 4 hours, or until noodles are done. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Historically this date.....
1901 – New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.
1939 – DC Comics publishes its second major superhero in Detective Comics #27; he is Batman, one of the most popular comic book superheroes of all time.

1945 – The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime
dissolves and Benito Mussolini tries to escape. This day is taken as symbolic of the Liberation of Italy.

1965 – Teenage sniper Michael Andrew Clark kills three and wounds six others shooting from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Santa Maria, California.

2004 – The March for Women's Lives brings between 500,000 and 800,000 protesters, mostly pro-choice, to Washington D.C. to protest the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, and other restrictions on abortion.
2011 – At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.

2015 – Nearly 9,100 are killed after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal.
And births this date include....

 1940 - Al Pacino, American actor
     Rode hard? Put away wet? Ewwww......

1964 – Hank Azaria, American actor, director, comedian

1969 – Renée Zellweger, American actress
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On the last Sunday in April, National Pet Parents Day recognizes the pet parents who go the extra mile to care for their fur babies. 

There is a very special connection, a unique bond, between a pet and its owner. This unique relationship, which can often last for many years, is often a vital part of the ‘pet parents’ life. Their loved pets are considered to be a member of the family. 

Some pet parents are new to the experience. Others are repeat performers. No matter how many pets or how often they engage in the relationship, it’s a special one every time. 

The observance was created to honor all dedicated pet parents across the nation with a special day of their own. 


There are several ways to celebrate this day.

  • Give yourself some extra cuddle time with your pets
  • Take a photo with your pet.
And today is also.........

National Hug A Plumber Day on April 25th recognizes those who come to our rescue when pipes leak or drains are clogged.
Plumbers have kept the water flowing since ancient Rome. Whether it is a minor leak to a major clog, a plumber will have the right tool for the job. They also help us to install the right types of pipes and plumbing when building a house or new business. They’re the water specialists – designing plumbing systems that work when we need it. Thanks to plumbers, we have hot water on demand. Showers come with a variety of options and kitchens provide the ultimate in convenience.
Consider how plumbers improve our lives and health in the modern world. Their contributions could be inventions the human race would have a difficult time living without. Given a choice between using only a flush toilet or a smartphone for the rest of your life, which would you choose?