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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Connecticut ~ Country Club Stuffed Mushrooms ~ National Olive Day


Good 52º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 99.7º! Today is predicted for three digits. 
Picture of the Day ... a public bench made from suitcases!

Interesting about Connecticut ....

Connecticut is a state in the United States. Its capital is Hartford, and its largest city is Bridgeport.

The name "Connecticut" comes from the Mohegan Indian word "Quinnehtukqut". It means "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River." The first explorer from Europe to come to Connecticut was Adriaen Block, from the Netherlands. After he explored this region in 1614, Dutch fur traders sailed up the Connecticut River (Named Versche Rivier by the Dutch) and built a fort near present-day Hartford, which they called "House of Hope" (Dutch: Huys de Hoop).


The first English settlers came in 1633. They were Puritans from Massachusetts, who were led by the Reverend Thomas Hooker. They founded the Connecticut Colony. Colonies were also established at Old Saybrook and New Haven, which later became part of Connecticut. Historically important colonial settlements included: Windsor (1633), Wethersfield (1634), Saybrook (1635), Hartford (1636), New Haven (1638), and New London (1646).


Because the Dutch were outnumbered by the English settlers, they left their fort in 1654. Connecticut's first constitution, the "Fundamental Orders," was adopted on January 14, 1639, while its current constitution, the third for Connecticut, was adopted in 1965. Connecticut is the fifth of the original thirteen states.


If you want to read more, go here:,_Connecticut


From Mr. Food


Want to add a touch of fancy-schmancy to your appetizer menu? Make these Country Club Stuffed Mushrooms. This finger food favorite will take your party up a notch without having to do much work, thanks to a few convenient shortcuts.


  • 1 pound baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen creamed spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup frozen precooked sausage crumbles
  • 3 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Gently clean mushrooms by wiping them with damp paper towels.
  2. Remove stems from mushrooms; place mushroom caps on baking sheet. Finely chop the stems.
  3. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chopped mushrooms, onion, and garlic, and saute 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Add spinach and sausage; mix until well combined. Remove from heat and add bread crumbs; mix well.
  4. Evenly divide spinach mixture on top of each mushroom cap and mound with a spoon.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through. Serve immediately.
** I would use bacon crumbles instead of the sausage crumbles!
Historically this date.....
1812 – War of 1812: The U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.

1813 – James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: "Don't give up the ship!"
1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.

2009 – General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

And births this date include...
1926 – Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, director, producer, and writer (d. 2012)

1926 – Marilyn Monroe, American model, actress, singer, and producer (d. 1962)

1934 – Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor

1937 – Morgan Freeman, American actor and director

1953 – Ronnie Dunn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brooks & Dunn)

1973 – Heidi Klum, German model, actress, fashion designer, and producer
All I know Nuff said. Happy First Day of June. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Olive Day is observed annually on June 1.  The olive, one of the world’s oldest fruits, is part of a traditional meze/tapas culinary experience that brings families and friends around the table to share time together rather than in a kitchen. The olive branch is a symbol of peace, hope, love and friendship and celebrating National Olive Day is a fun way to acknowledge the joy this little fruit provides.
Olives are used in many ways. We find them in cocktails and loaves of bread. We eat them whole as snacks, use them as toppings, include them on relish trays and even use them as a garnish for many foods. They are one of the most versatile foods we eat.
**Where I grew up in El Sereno we had olive trees... a couple on the parkway that I used to climb and one on the side of the house and one in the backyard. They were green olives.
Daddy would pick the olives when ripe and then, because they are extremely bitter and non palatable at that stage, he'd soak them in a stoneware crock with a water/lye bath. Then he'd rinse them well and soak them in a brine for a couple of weeks and then can them. They still had the pit in them. Gosh they were GOOD!!!