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Friday, July 16, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Mississippi Town of Money ~ Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna ~ National Corn Fritters Day

 

Good 52º clear sunny morning. 
 
Yesterday we topped at 97º. 
 
 
Picture of the Day

Jerry Lee Lewis, also known as “The Killer,” is known as one of the most influential pianists of the 21st century and a wild man. Unfortunately he was involved in some scandals when he was younger, which likely hindered his career as a musician, but he eventually bounced back as a successful country artist. He still performs regularly today and is recording a new album. Fun fact: Lewis has been married seven times. If you want to read more about him, go here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lee_Lewis
 
 
 
 
Interesting about the town of Money Mississippi...
 


Money is an unincorporated Mississippi Delta community near Greenwood in Leflore CountyMississippi, United States. It has fewer than 100 residents, down from 400 in the early 1950s when a cotton mill operated there. Money is located on a railroad line along the Tallahatchie River, a tributary of the Yazoo River in the eastern part of the Mississippi Delta. The community has ZIP code 38945 in the Greenwood, Mississippi micropolitan area.

 

Money is the site of events leading to the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till by white men, an event that gained nationwide attention. The suspects were acquitted by an all-white jury in 1955. They sold their story to Look magazine the next year and admitted their crime in the 1956 interview.

 

This rural area was developed for cotton cultivation. The Money post office was established in 1901. The community was named for Hernando Money, a United States Senator from Mississippi.

 

A wooden bridge across the Tallahatchie River at Money was the focus of Bobbie Gentry's 1967 hit song "Ode to Billie Joe." The November 10, 1967 issue of Life magazine featured a photo of Gentry crossing the bridge. The bridge collapsed in June 1972 after being burned by vandals. It has since been replaced.





 
 
From Mr. Food


 
What's not to love about this easy, no-bake dessert recipe? Our Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna is a dream come true, and you only need 4 ingredients to make it. If you're a fan of everything peanut butter, then you're going to be all over this dessert!

 

  • 1 (3.4-ounce) package instant banana pudding mix
  • 1 (16-ounce) package peanut butter sandwich cookies, plus extra cookies crushed for garnish (We used Nutter Butter)
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped peanut butter cups

 

  1. In a medium bowl, prepare pudding according to package directions; refrigerate 5 minutes, or until thickened.
  2. Line the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish with peanut butter cookies. Spread half the pudding evenly over the cookies, then layer with half the whipped topping and sprinkle with half the candy. Repeat layers. Garnish with crushed cookies.
  3. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight.

 

**To make this Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna even more amazing, drizzle it with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter that you've warmed in the microwave for 10 seconds.
 
 
 
Historically this date....
1769 – Father Junipero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego



1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.


 
1941 – Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.


 
1969 – Apollo programApollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape CanaveralFlorida.
........oh how I remember that day. I looked out at the moon and was overcome with the enormity of this task.


1999 – John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies when his plane crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. His wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are also killed.

 
And births this date include...
1888 – Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1951)
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1907 – Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman (d. 1995)
 
 
  


1907 – Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)
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1911 – Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)
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1958 – Michael Flatley, American dancer
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1967 – Will Ferrell, American comedian
 

 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Friday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
 
National Corn Fritters Day on July 16th encourages us to fry up a batch of these crispy, flavorful bites of corn and batter! Make them with fresh corn and the celebration will be even better!
These bright crispy morsels make great additions to summer barbecues and backyard gatherings. The main ingredients include corn, meal, egg, milk, and butter. While they may have originated in the south, corn fritters can easily be changed up with peppers, onions, or herbs to give them regional and seasonal flair.
When paired with other vegetables and a pan-fried fish filet, corn fritters added to a lightly toasted bun create a unique fish sandwich. Don’t look at corn fritters as just a side dish, but a functional part of a complete meal.
Make your fritters small, and they become appetizers. When there’s a bumper crop of sweet corn, be sure to freeze some for a taste of summer during the winter. These corn fritters will brighten up a gloomy, cold day.

 

If you are interested in making some, here's a recipe: