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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Florida Facts ~ Cheese Steak Casserole ~ Your Birth Year ~ National Parent's Day

 


Good 57º cloudy morning. 
 
Yesterday we topped at 102º.
 
 
Picture of the Day ... street sign in the right place?
 

 
Interesting about Florida
 


Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park.



 
Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.
 
Orlando attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the United States.
 
Cape Canaveral is America’s launch pad for space flights.
 


Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south.
 
The United States city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater.
 


Key West has the highest average temperature in the United States.
 
In 1987 the Florida legislature designated the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) the official state reptile. Long an unofficial symbol of the state, the alligator originally symbolized Florida’s extensive untamed wilderness and swamps.

 
Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America because the city has 185 miles of local waterways.


 
During the 1991 Gulf War the busiest military port in the country was Jacksonville. From this location the military moved more supplies and people than any other port in the country.
 
When first completed in 1989 the Dame Point Bridge became the longest cable-stayed span in the United States, the longest concrete span of its type in the Western Hemisphere, and the third longest cable-stayed bridge in the world.
 

Florida is the only state that has 2 rivers both with the same name. There is a Withlacoochee in north central Florida (Madison County) and a Withlacoochee in central Florida. They have nothing in common except the name.

 
 
From Mr. Food


 

Looking to add some excitement to ho-hum dinnertime? Well, bake up a batch of our Cheese Steak Casserole, and you'll have everyone racing to the table! This twist on a traditional Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich tastes plain old delicious!

 
  • 1 (8-ounce) package wide egg noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 onion, cut in half and sliced thin
  • 1 pound thin boneless beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) jar cheese sauce
 
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place cooked noodles in baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook red peppers and onion 4 to 5 minutes, or until fork-tender. Add beef, salt, and pepper to skillet and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until beef is brown, stirring occasionally. Drain liquid.
  3. In a microwaveable bowl, melt cheese sauce in microwave 1 minute.
  4. Spoon half of cheese sauce over noodles. Top with beef mixture, then pour remaining cheese sauce over top; cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until heated through.
 
 
 
Historically this date......
1866 – The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the ArmyLieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.


 
1946 – At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New JerseyDean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.


1956 – Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51.

 
1978 – Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" is born.


 
2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.



And births this date include.....
1894 – Walter Brennan, American actor and singer (d. 1974)
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1915 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
 
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1923 – Estelle Getty, American actress (d. 2008)
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1967 – Matt LeBlanc, American actor and producer
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 Saw this on Facebook. It worked for me!!!
 
80 beers
Minus your age
Plus 40
Will give you the year you were born. 
 
Did it work?? 


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

National Parents’ Day honors all parents on the fourth Sunday in July. No matter where our parents may be, this day serves to celebrate their important role in our lives. 

In May we celebrated mothers, and in June we celebrated fathers.  It follows that in July we can bring all our parents together and show them some appreciation all at once.  

Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. From our birth, parents protect, teach, provide, and serve as role models. As part of a family, we look to them for guidance. We mirror their behavior and learn to be a core part of our communities. 

Throughout our lives, our parents lead us to be independent thinking individuals. As many of us know, those efforts can be challenging. The world is changing as quickly as they grow. Often the sleepless nights and worry seem endless. On this particular Sunday, we honor all parents who do everything to raise and protect their children. 

HOW TO OBSERVE 

Spend some time with your parents or visit someone who was like a parent to you. For those with small children, give yourself a pat on the back. Set the laundry aside and go to the park. Find a moment alone with each of your children and show them how glad you are to be their parent. 

 

NATIONAL PARENT’S DAY HISTORY

President Bill Clinton established National Parents’ Day in 1994 when he signed Congressional Resolution (36 U.S.C. § 135) into law. The  resolution recognized the “…uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” Republican Senator Trent Lott introduced the bill.