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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Weather/Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ Casanova Background ~ Peaches & Cream Dump Cake ~ Pete Loomis ~  National Prime Rib Day


Good 30º frozen morning. Be safe out there.... full moon!!!! 
Yesterday we started cloudy and with a couple sprinkles....

Then the dark clouds moved and in came the fluffy white ones...

Dude, as usual, was happy laying in the grass with his eye on the gate....

This is when I tell him I love him.....

We stayed int he 50ºs most of the day and by late afternoon we topped at 67º.

Picture of the Day ... Mamma chicken has adopted kittens!

Interesting about Casanova.....

From Webster Dictionary ...
Ca·​sa·​no·​va | \ ˌka-zə-ˈnō-və  ˌka-sə- \
plural Casanovas
Definition of Casanova
a man known for seducing women and having many loversWomen were terribly charmed by him; a veritable Casanova, he had five wives and literally dozens of mistresses …


Birthday: April 21725

Nationality: Italian

Died At Age: 73

Sun Sign: Aries

Born In: Venice, Italy

Famous As: Womanizer

Died On: June 41798

Place Of Death: Dux, Czech Republic


Giacomo Casanova was an adventurer, writer and a spy, born in eighteenth century Venice. He is probably one of the most misunderstood men in history. Thanks to his amorous escapades his name has long being associated with womanizers and libertines. Indeed, he had his first taste of sexual pleasure when he was just a kid and from then on it had become a passion for him. Over the time, he also became an ardent gambler. Later, he travelled all over Europe and at each place managed to get entry into the highest social circle. Although he himself did not have any social standing at each place he managed to associate with monarchs, aristocrats and cardinals. He also had close connection with people like Voltaire, Goethe, and Mozart. Besides, he was a successful spy and later introduced the lottery system in France.  He would also have been a good physician if he were allowed to pursue medicine. His memoire ‘Histoire de ma vie’, written at the end of his life, provides one of the most authentic documentation of European society of that era.

Casanova was an Italian adventurer, Scottish Rite Master Mason and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century.

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was born to actress Zanetta Farussi, wife of actor and dancer Gaetano Casanova. Giacomo was the first of six children.

As was not uncommon at the time, Casanova, depending on circumstances, used more or less fictitious names, such as baron or count of Farussi (the name of his mother) or Chevalier de Seingalt. He often signed his works Jacques Casanova de Seingalt after he began writing in French following his second exile from Venice.

He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes, and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe, and Mozart. He spent his last years in Bohemia as a librarian in Count Waldstein's household, where he also wrote the story of his life. 

From Mr. Food


Spoon up some sweet Southern goodness with our recipe for Peaches & Cream Dump Cake. This is the easiest way to enjoy the classic combination of peaches and cream without having to spend hours prepping and baking in the kitchen. We just can't get enough of this dump cake!


  • 1 (21-ounce) can peach pie filling
  • 1 (15-ounce) can sliced peaches in light syrup, undrained
  • 1 (15-1/4-ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter, cut in pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread pie filling in baking dish. Evenly spoon peaches with syrup over filling.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Evenly sprinkle mixture over peaches and top with butter.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream and granulated sugar until soft peaks form. Spoon over warm cake and serve.

Special birthday today, Pete Loomis (aka Loom Loom and LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE!!!

Historically this date.......
1296 – Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.
Dunbar is a family name, my Mom's mother's maiden name , and King Edward invaded Scotland because he was pissed that King John Balliol refused to support the English military action in France. He was a dork anyway, but caused battlefield losses. The Dunbar Castle is the remnants of one of the most mighty fortresses in Scotland. What it did look like and today the ruins...

1805 – First Barbary WarUnited States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' hymn).

1993 – All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off LibrevilleGabon in route to DakarSenegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.

2005 – The super jumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse,France. on the Airbus A380 link for photos and more info.

And births this date include...
1822 – Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War general and 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)

1899 – Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (d. 1994)

1922 – Jack Klugman, American actor (d.2012)


1937 – Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)

1939 – Judy Carne, British actress and comedian
... once married to Burt Reynolds ... addicted to drugs... (d.2015)
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Prime Rib Day annually recognizes this special meal favorite on April 27th each year. Sometimes known as the “King of Meats,” Prime Rib is a choice cut from one of the eight prime cuts of beef.

A rubbed-on seasoned and then slow-roasted prime rib will give you a deliciously tender, tasty main course. Find many recipes and helpful “how to cook prime rib” guides on the internet for all to use. Some of the most common seasons used include garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary, onion, oregano, and thyme.

Depending on your preference, you might choose to serve your prime rib with fresh vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussel sprouts. A variety of potatoes complement prime rib, too. Whether you like mashed, baked, or roasted potatoes, they will pair well with this hearty meal. Add a light salad or pasta dish, too. Don’t forget to serve your favorite wine or beer. Your guests will appreciate it. 

Finish off the meal with a fruit-topped dessert. It’s definitely a meal worthy of a celebration!

Here is my foolproof way to cook prime rib, perfect every time:

Make a rub of salt and pepper and garlic and/or onion powder and or any other type of herb you like and you can even mix it with butter or olive oil .... rub onto roast. Put in roasting pan, turn oven to 550º. When oven is ready put in the roast and cook it 5 minutes for every pound for rare, 6 minutes per pound for medium. Then turn off the oven and DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR FOR 2 HOURS! Done to perfection.