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Friday, June 11, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Mason Canning Jars ~ Lemon-Capers Fish Fillets ~ National Corn on the Cob Day


Good 50º dark cloudy morning. 
Rain predicted for today and warming into the 60ºs.
Yesterday we started super gloomy with rain possible... then the pretty clouds came in.... We topped at 76º.

Picture of the Day 😁

Interesting about canning jars....

There are few everyday objects more iconic than the Mason jar. Today they are used for everything from home canning to home decor. They're also popular at weddings, where they serve as drinkware, 

vases, and lanterns. But - where did they come from, and why do we call them mason jars?

Here’s a pint-sized history, which answers both questions: John Landis Mason, a Philadelphia tinsmith created the seemingly simple glass jars in the mid-19th century, named the jars after himself, and patented the design in 1858. Sadly, despite the popularity of the jars today, Mr. Mason did not attain wealth with his invention, as he sold the patent before the design really took off.

There are two features of his jar which continue to make it popular. For one, it was the first time bleached glass was used, allowing canners to see what was inside. (At the time, this was thought to be important in determining if canned food was safe to eat.) The second feature was the way his jar sealed. It had a lid with a rubber ring on the underside, which created a vacuum seal (far more crucial than visibility for safe canning), and an outer, reusable band with screw threads. The lids could only be used to seal once, but the jars and bands could be reused many times. Prior to the Mason jar, people had to seal jars with wax in order to (hopefully) preserve the food inside.

They are also known as Ball, or Ball Mason jars; the Ball Corporation is a glass manufacturer whose name is often stamped on the jars.


In the United States, standard-size Mason jars are made of soda-lime glass and come in two shapes: regular mouth, 2+38 in (60 mm) inner and 2+34 inches outer diameter, and wide mouth, 3 incges inner and 3+38 inches outer diameter, versions. They are produced in a variety of volumes, including cup (half-pint), pintquart, and half-gallon.



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From Mr. Food

Did you know fish is the ultimate fast food? We're not talking about the stuff you get at a drive thru. These sunny-tasting fish fillets cooks up in just 8 minutes! You read that right. Our Lemon-Capers Fish Fillets combine lemon juice and the tangy flavor of capers to add just the right amount of "wow" to this easy dinner recipe!


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 4 (6-ounce) white-fleshed fish fillets (like cod or haddock)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, shallot, capers, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  2. Coat a grill pan or skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish with remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Place fish in pan and cook about 4 minutes per side or until it flakes easily with a fork. Spoon lemon juice mixture over fish, sprinkle with chives, and serve.


***For a change of pace, we used fresh shallots in the sauce. If you’re not familiar with them, think of shallots as a cross between garlic and onion. If you don’t have any, no problem; a chopped onion will do the trick. 


Historically this date......

1944 – USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
I was born the day the "surrender" with Japan was signed aboard. My Brian served as a Marine in the Gulf War aboard the Missouri!

1955 – Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.

1962 – Frank MorrisJohn Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

1970 – After being appointed on May 15Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.

And births this date include....
1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor (d. 2016)


1936 – Chad Everett, American actor (d.2012)

1945 – Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
.....I delivered a package to her back in the '70's, when I worked for UPS. She was a real beauty in person, even with no makeup!

1956 – Joe Montana. American football player

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

June 11 of each year is the day to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day.  Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat that people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season.
Corn on the cob is also known in different regions as pole corn, cornstick, sweet pole, butter-pop or long maize.   It is a sweet corn that is picked when the kernels are still tender when it’s in its milk stage.
Boiling, steaming, roasting or grilling are the most common ways of preparing corn on the cob.   If it is grilled or oven roasted, the corn is usually left in its husk during the cooking process.
Proper dinner etiquette for eating corn says it is appropriate to hold the cob at each end with your fingers.
** If you cook corn too long in boiling water it gets mushy, even if you cook it a short time! I always bring the water to a rolling boil, set the pot aside, add in some vinegar (about 1/4 cup) and add the corn and let it sit until hot and serve it. The vinegar doesn't add any taste but it keeps the corn crunchy.