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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ 4 Things About John Wayne ~ Stuffed Chicken Muffins ~ Rob & Laura Wilkinson ~ National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day


Good 59º cloudy/sunny morning. 
Yesterday we started dark cloudy and gloomy....afternoon we were still cloudy but 82º...

Picture of the Day ... Los Angeles freeway 1954

4 Things You Probably Didn't Know About John Wayne....

On June 11, 1979, John Wayne, the iconic film actor famous for starring in countless westerns, died at age 72 after battling cancer for more than a decade. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about John “The Duke” Wayne.
He Lost His Middle Name To His Brother
John Wayne “lost” his own middle name to his little brother. The actor was born “Marion Robert Morrison,” but after the birth of his little brother in 1911, his parents named the baby Robert Emmett Morison and changed the man who would be John Wayne’s name to “Marion Michael Morrison.” He had his first starring role as the cowboy Breck Coleman in the 1930 film, “The Big Trail.” It was during this production that studio executives gave Morrison a new name in the hopes of making him an easier sell to film audiences, and he happily accepted the moniker “John Wayne”
Stalin Ordered John Wayne KilledJoseph Stalin loved movies but became furious over Wayne’s anti-communist statements, so he ordered two KBG agents to assassinate him in 1951. Though the FBI intercepted the two hitmen before they could reach Wayne, it would not be his last assassination attempt. Another plot was foiled when a sniper tried to take out Wayne while he was visiting Vietnam in 1966. The assassination order was eventually rescinded by Stalin's successor, Nikita Khrushchev, who apologized for the event when he met Wayne in 1958. 
He Had A Beef With Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood once sent Wayne a letter that suggested they star in a western together. Unfortunately, Wayne was not an Eastwood fan and especially hated the revisionist style and violence of Eastwood’s latest western, High Plains Drifter (1973). Wayne made his feelings known in a carefully worded letter he sent Eastwood.  Eastwood said he never responded to Wayne’s letter, refusing to comment on the criticism.

His Film The Conquerors May Have Killed Him

In 1956, Wayne starred in The Conqueror, a movie about Genghis Khan that co-starred Agnes Moorhead, Dick Powell, Susan Hayward, and Pedro Armendáriz. The movie was shot in southeast Utah, just downwind from where the U.S. government was conducting nuclear weapon tests at the height of the Cold War.  91 out of 220 members of the cast and crew members came down with cancer, including Wayne himself, who lost a lung and ribs to pulmonary cancer. Though the radioactivity certainly may have played a part, Wayne's six-pack-a-day smoking habit certainly didn't help anything either.
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From Mr. Food
Stuffed Chicken Muffins
What happens when you take a stuffed chicken recipe and combine it with a muffin tin recipe? You get our irresistible Stuffed Chicken Muffins! This dish is filled with a delicious cheesy Italian-style filling that everyone will love. This whole recipe is sure to leave you stuffed and satisfied!

For a change of pace from your average dinner, this muffin tin chicken fits the bill! Unusual as it may be, once you take a bit, you will be reminded of some of your favorite chicken recipes. This is cheesy, flavorful, and will be loved by the whole family. Try making it tonight!


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness, (1-1/2 pounds total)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Italian-flavored panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 6-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Season chicken breasts with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper; set aside. 
  3. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses, the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and remaining ½ teaspoon pepper; mix well.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly onto center of each chicken breast.
Wrap chicken breast around filling, making sure filling is tucked inside the chicken. Place each stuffed breast seam-side down in a cup of the muffin tin. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and oil; sprinkle over chicken then sprinkle with paprika. Place muffin tin on a baking sheet.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until no pink remains and juices run clear. Run a knife around the edges and remove to a platter.
Special Anniversary today, our former Temple City neighbor Rob and his bride Laura Wilkinson are celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary. Happy Day kids!
Rob used to babysit my children. He is retired from LA.Co. Fire.
Historically this date......
1893 – Grover Cleveland undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; operation not revealed to US public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.

1934 – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in VeniceItaly; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as "a silly little monkey".

1966 – The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.

2005 – A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

And births this date include...
1918 – Ben Johnson, American actor (d. 1996)

1926 – Paul Lynde, American actor (d. 1982)

1953 – Tim Allen, American comedian and actor
1986 – Ashley Olsen, American actress, fashion designer, producer, and author

1986 – Mary-Kate Olsen, American actress, fashion designer, producer, and author
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

June 13th honors those who would like to cook and be in the kitchen, but it just doesn’t seem to work well for them. After all, it is National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day.
Klutz:  most commonly referred to as a clumsy person.
Kitchen Klutzes are the people who set out with the intentions of being like Gordon Ramsey or Julia Child as they open up the cookbook. As they place the mixing bowl and ingredients on the counter, they imagine knife cuts as swift as Wolfgang Puck or Bobby Flay. However, reality quickly dissolves all those dreams as smoke billows from the oven, and they mistake salt for sugar. Those knife cuts turn bloody, and cookies and fingers are burnt. The Kitchen Klutz has struck, and visions of spilled milk are pitifully cried over.
It may be necessary to keep a first aid kit and fire extinguisher handy when Kitchen Klutzes are around. Be ready to call 911 and have your favorite take out ready as backup if you’re still hungry.


There several ways to celebrate this humorous holiday.
  • Laugh at yourself. Share your mortifying stories of kitchen failure over take out Thai or pizza. 
  • Give your favorite Kitchen Klutz the gift of cooking classes. 
  • Watch your favorite cooking flops show.