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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Boise Idaho ~ Fantasy Chicken ~ Conrad and Laura Virant ~ National Limerick Day

 

Good 40º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 88º.


Picture of the Day ... Superdog! 




Interesting about Boise Idaho.....

Boise (/ˈbɔɪsi/) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho and is the county seat of Ada County. On the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, it is 41 miles east of the Oregon border and 110 miles north of the Nevada border. The downtown area's elevation is 2,704 feet above sea level. Its estimated population in 2020 was 240,380.
Boise skyline in winter 2021
The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area, also known as the Treasure Valley, includes five counties with a combined population of 749,202, the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho. It contains the state's three largest cities: Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. Boise is the 80th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States.



Downtown Boise is the cultural center and home to many small businesses and a few mid-rises. The area has a variety of shops and dining choices Centrally, 8th Street contains a pedestrian zone with sidewalk cafes and restaurants. The neighborhood has many local restaurants, bars and boutiques and supports a vibrant nightlife. The area contains the Basque Block, which showcases Boise's Basque heritage. Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Main Street, the Boise Art Museum on Capitol in front of Julia Davis Park, and Zoo Boise on the grounds of Julia Davis Park.

Accounts differ regarding the name's origin. One account credits Capt. B. L. E. Bonneville of the U.S. Army as its source. After trekking for weeks through dry and rough terrain, his exploration party reached an overlook with a view of the Boise River Valley. The place where they stood is called Bonneville Point, located on the Oregon Trail east of the city. According to the story, a French-speaking guide, overwhelmed by the sight of the verdant river, yelled "Les bois! Les bois!" ("The woods! The woods!")—and the name stuck.

If you want to read a lot more about Boise, go here:



From Mr. Food


 
Our behind the scenes look at Disney World's Fantasyland inspired our Test Kitchen to create the ultimate "bacon fantasy" recipe. As part of our week-long "Taste of Disney" series, our Fantasy Chicken will have your gang going hog wild!


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup refrigerated garlic and herb spreadable cheese, divided
  • 8 slices crisp cooked bacon, divided
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
 
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
     
  2. On a flat surface, open chicken breasts like a book. Lightly sprinkle each chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides. Evenly spread 1 tablespoon of garlic and herb cheese on one side of each chicken breast, then place 2 bacon slices over cheese. Fold chicken breasts over and place on prepared baking sheet.
     
  3. Bake 15 minutes; remove from oven, top each with Cheddar cheese, and bake 5 additional minutes, or until no pink remains in chicken.
 
 

 


Special anniversary today... former Temple City neighbor Laura (Vincent) and her hubby Conrad Virant are celebrating 31 years of married bliss. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! xo



Historically this date.....
1932 – Ten weeks after his abduction Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.


1935 – Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.


1942 – Holocaust: 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.


2002 – Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.


2003 – Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a standstill by going into hiding in a dispute over a Republican congressional redistricting plan.


2008 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of workplace and arrests nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.





And births this date include.....
1820 – Florence Nightingale, British nurse (d. 1910)
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1907 – Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
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1925 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player (d.2015)
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1928 – Burt Bacharach, American composer
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1936 – Tom Snyder, American television personality (d. 2007)
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1937 – George Carlin, American comedian (d. 2008)
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1950 – Bruce Boxleitner, American actor
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 



Observed annually on May 12, National Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of English artist, illustrator, author and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888).  Lear is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose and limericks.
National Limerick Day also celebrates the limerick poem.  Limerick poems were popularized by Edward Lear’s book “Book of Nonsense” in 1846.
A limerick is a very short, humorous, nonsense poem. Within a limerick, there are five lines.  The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line and the third and fourth line rhyme together.
The Limerick also has a particular rhythm which is officially described as anapestic trimeter.
THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY
By Edward Lear
There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp, and purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Sit down and write a few limericks of your own. Here's mine...

My children have a mother named Sue.
As a mom, I knew exactly what to do.
On the best food they dined, and I made them mind.
They grew up the perfect two!  ♥ ♥