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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hawaii Information ~ Honey Lemon Chicken ~ National Lasagna Day

 


Good 60º scattered clouds morning. 
 
Yesterday we topped at 103º.
 
 
Picture of the Day
 

 
Interesting about Hawaii....
 

Hawaii is a U.S. state and the only U.S. State that is in Oceania. It is the last state that joined the United States, becoming a state on August 21, 1959. It is the only state made only of islands. Hawaii is also the name of the largest island. The capital and largest city of Hawaii is Honolulu on the island named Oahu.

Waikiki Beach...


Hawaii is known as the "Aloha State". Aloha is a Hawaiian word that has many meanings like welcome, hello and goodbye. Aloha also means love and care. The different meanings are brought together in the term "Aloha Spirit" to describe the friendly people of Hawaii.
 
Hawaii is an archipelago, a long chain of islands. There are eight main islands and many small islands and atolls. They are the tops of underwater volcanos. The main islands are NiihauKauaiOahuMolokaiLanaiKahoolaweMaui and Hawaii.
 

The first people of Hawaii were Polynesians. They came to the islands sometime between 200 and 600 AD. Captain James Cook is given credit for discovering the islands for the Europeans in 1778. Others may have been there before him. Captain Cook named the islands the Sandwich Islands for the fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montague.

 

Kamehameha I was the first king of Hawaii.

 


He united the separate small Hawaiian kingdoms into one large kingdom in 1795. In 1893, American soldiers stopped Queen Liliuokalani from leading Hawaii when American business people took over the government and made their own laws. She was the last monarch of Hawaii. She also wrote the original words of the song called Aloha Oe.

 

The American business people made Hawaii into a republic for a short time. The new leader, Sanford Dole was called the President of Hawaii. 



In 1898, the United States of America took over the government and made Hawaii into a territory. In 1959, Hawaii became the fiftieth American state. Here is an interesting read about Sanford Dole: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanford_B._Dole

 


 

The biggest industry of Hawaii is tourism. Almost 7 million people visited in 2000. Important exports are sugarpineapplemacadamia nuts, and coffee.

Popular tourist sites include Waikiki BeachHawaii Volcanoes National ParkPolynesian Cultural Center, and the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor along with the USS Missouri...


The state flower is the yellow hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei or ma'o hau hele). The state bird is the Hawaiian goose (nene). The state fish is the reef triggerfish, also called the humu humu nuku nuku apua'a. The state tree is the candlenut, also called kukui. The state song is Hawaii Ponoi. The state motto is Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono. In English it says, The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

This is the flag of the State of Hawaii:



 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

Looking for a way to keep the kitchen clean while making a fantastic dinner? Our Honey Lemon Chicken is the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and mess free! Whip this recipe up anytime, and taste the southern hospitality as friends and family devour this delicious sticky chicken! It'll be come a fast fave you'll want to serve up at least once a week!

 

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. In a 9- x 13-inch baking dish, place 1 stick melted butter.
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the honey, and lemon juice; mix well and set aside.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, paprika, salt, and pepper; mix well. Dip chicken in flour mixture, coating completely. Place coated chicken into baking dish with butter, coating completely on both sides. Place skin side down in baking dish.
  4. Bake 35 minutes then remove from oven and turn chicken over. Spoon honey mixture over chicken, then bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Spoon pan drippings over the chicken and serve.

 

***Feel free to make this with all drumsticks, or wings or…you get the idea. And once you taste this, you’ll truly appreciate that this can be served for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or dress it up with some sliced lemons and it’s perfect for when you invite your extended family over. Everyone likes this; as for everyone liking your extended family, that is always iffy.
 
 
Historically this date
 
 
1948 – Olympic GamesThe Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, open in London, England, United Kingdom.
.... .and 64 years later they are back in London! (2012)

 
1957 – The Tonight Show - Tonight Starring Jack Paar premieres on NBC with Jack Paar beginning the modern day talk show
 
1958 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
 

1965 – Vietnam War: the first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.


1967 – Vietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
 
1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
 

And births this date include...
1892 – William Powell, American actor (d. 1984)


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1924 – Robert Horton, American actor (d.2016)


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1933 – Robert Fuller, American actor


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

 
The best way to join in National Lasagna Day on July 29th is to bake up a pan of the Italian pasta dish. Another way to celebrate is by getting a table at your favorite Italian restaurant.
Due to lasagna’s broad noodles, the pasta lends itself to layering. A variety of ingredients such as cheeses, meats, vegetables, and sauces create a delicious blend of savory baked layers. For individual servings, roll similar elements into the pasta noodles.
Since lasagna is one of the oldest kinds of pasta, cooks have developed quite a selection of recipes. From vegan to seafood and dessert, lasagna fills recipe books around the world. Even the sauces come in a wide variety.
Unsurprisingly, many families create unique recipes that are passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes the sauce makes the lasagna special, too. Other families make their sausage from scratch. Fresh-picked tomatoes, onions, and herbs are often a cook’s secret. Others will claim the best lasagna makers use a specific kind and number of cheeses.
Overall, most lasagna recipes call for mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta. However, lasagna is not limited to those three kinds of cheese. Italian seasonings such as garlic, basil, and oregano bring that delicious flavor, too.
  • The origin of lasagna is debated with varying theories. 
  • Initially, the word lasagna referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food. 
  • A 14th-century English cookbook featured a recipe for lasagna. 
  • Even cartoon characters enjoy the dish. Garfield, the cat, declares his love for lasagna in the cartoon strip with his name. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Try one of these recipes: