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Monday, July 19, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day-Nancy Sinatra ~ State of Idaho ~ Breakfast Monkey Bread ~ National Daiquiri Day

 


Good 57º clear sunny morning. 
 
Yesterday we topped at 103º. 
 
 
Picture of the Day ... then and now
 


Nancy Sinatra, daughter of legendary swooner Frank Sinatra, was famous in her own right for “These Boots Are Made For Walking,” which is undeniably an era-defining sound. Now, after an incredible career, the 81-year-old Sinatra has since taken to living a peaceful retired life.
 
 
 
Interesting about the state of Idaho....
 


Idaho is a state in the northwestern United States, and the 43rd admittance to the union.

 

Idaho became a state in 1890, and it is the 11th largest state in land area, and the 14th largest in total area (land and water). Despite this, the population of Idaho was estimated at only 1,787,065 by the United States Census Bureau in 2019, making it ranked the 39th largest state by population.

 

Idaho is bordered by Washington and Oregon on the west, Montana and Wyoming on the east, Utah and Nevada on the south and the country of Canada (British Columbia) on the north side. Idaho is known for its vast mountainous landscapes, and it is literally covered from north to south by the Rocky Mountains. Idaho is also home to the massive Snake River, which comes from the Grand Tetons in Wyoming and eventually flows to meld with the Columbia River in Washington state. This river dissects Hell's Canyon, the deepest gorge in America, which lies the state's Oregon border, and flows through south central Idaho. This river provides a fertile plain which is the base for most of the state's agricultural industries, and the production of the potatoes for which Idaho is known. Idaho's state nickname is the "Gem State", despite also being known as the "Spud State", because of a man named George M. Willing who claimed it was derived from a Shoshone term.



Idaho's most prominent universities are Boise State University in its capital, Idaho State University in Pocatello, and the University of Idaho in Moscow.

 

Idaho was formerly Idaho Territory, until July 27, 1890, when it became the 43rd state. In the 1930s, Idaho suffered a lot economically as as a result of the Great Depression. Prices plummeted for Idaho's major crops: in 1932, a bushel of potatoes was worth only ten cents compared to $1.51 in 1919, while Idaho farmers´ annual income of $686 in 1929 fell to just $250 by 1932.

 

Today, Idaho is a very conservative state. In the 2016 election, just two counties in Idaho supported Hillary Clinton. Idaho as a whole last voted Democratic in 1964, and that by a narrow margin of less than 2 percent. Both of Idaho´s senators (Jim Risch and Mike Crapo) are Republican.

 

State capital is Boise.



I have some retired LASD friends who live in Idaho...one family in Eagle Idaho and the other in Athol Idaho



 
 
From Mr. Food


 

Our Breakfast Monkey Bread is an easy breakfast bake the whole family will enjoy. Full of cheesy eggs, ham, and broccoli, this breakfast bake is sure to fill everyone's bellies.

 

  • 1 (16.3-ounce) package refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed, chopped
  • 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a 2-1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  2. Slice each biscuit into 6 pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until well mixed. Stir in ham, broccoli, and 1 cup cheese. Add biscuit pieces and toss to coat evenly. Pour mixture into casserole dish.
  4. Bake 45 minutes, or until center is set. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and return to oven just until cheese is melted.
 
 
 
Historically this date...
1963 – Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 meters (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.


1964 – Vietnam War: at a rally in SaigonSouth Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.


1979 – The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.


1981 – In a private meeting with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, French Prime Minister François Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing that the Soviets had been stealing American technological research and development.
 


And births this date include...
1814 – Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist, founded the Colt's Manufacturing Company (d. 1862)
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1860 – Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer (d. 1927)
 
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The poem, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41."
 
 


1941 – Vikki Carr, American singer and humanitarian
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1962 – Anthony Edwards, American actor
 
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All I know Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Each year on July 19th, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration!

Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime), and sugar.

Tasting of sunshine and beaches, it might be hard to believe how the Daiquiri came to be. Back in 1898, men blasted away in the mines of a small community off the coast of Cuba during the Spanish-American War. One American engineer, Jennings Cox, supervised a mining operation located in a village named Daiquiri. Every day after work, Cox and his employees would gather at the Venus bar. Then one day, Cox mixed up Bacardi, lime, and sugar in a tall glass of ice. He named the new beverage after the Daiquiri mines, and the drink soon became a staple in Havana. Eventually, someone added shaved ice, and sometimes lemons or both lemons and limes were used.

In 1909, Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a U.S. Navy medical officer, tried Cox’s drink and subsequently introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The popularity of the Daiquiri then increased over the next few decades.

The Daiquiri was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.

While the Daiquiri is sometimes served frozen, combining it in a blender eliminates the need for manual pulverization. Commercial machines produce a daiquiri with a texture similar to a smoothie, and they come in a variety of flavors, too. Using a frozen limeade to create a daiquiri will provide the required texture, sweetness, and sourness all at the same time. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Gather your friends and mix up a few daiquiris. Make them blended or on the rocks. Enjoy them as a cocktail or find a recipe for a daiquiri flavored dessert. (Remember always to drink responsibly and never to drink and drive). 

 

Here are a bunch of daiquiri recipes....

https://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/daiquiri