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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Blue Hens ~ Pepperoni Pizza Chicken ~ Lynda Castro ~ National Senior Citizens Day

 

Good cloudy 51º morning....


 
Yesterday we started with some light clouds...

Later the wind blew and we had clear skies and topped at 90º.

 
 
Picture of the Day 😁
 

 

Interesting about Blue Hens....
 

The Delaware Blue Hen, is a land race of chickens that were developed during the American Revolutionary War. The birds originated from a strain of gamecocks owned primarily by Capt. John Caldwell, from Kent County, Delaware that were recognizable by their blue plumage and renowned for their pugnacity to the extent that Colonel John Haslet's 1st Delaware Regiment were nicknamed "the Blue Hen's Chickens." The Delaware Blue Hen is a typical “blue” colored chicken, found in Blue, Black and Splash. They are single combed. The hens are Fair layers of tinted/white eggs, and occasionally go broody. The males generally need to be separated from each other once they reach maturity.

The University of Delaware mascot, known as YoUDee, is also modeled after the Delaware Blue Hen and the college teams are nicknamed "Fightin' Blue Hens".



Today, the University of Delaware's College of Agriculture & Natural Resources maintains the largest known breeding flock of the Blue Hen Chicken. Their flock originated when they received six pairs from Hallock DuPont, in the 1960's because the bird was their mascot. The University also added other game breeds and Blue Andalusian blood to the flock to recreate the original birds as closely as possible. There are still some traditional bloodlines of the Blue Hen owned by Delaware natives.

The Delaware Blue Hen was named the state bird of Delaware in 1939.

Genetically, two Blue Hens will produce 50% blue, 25% white, and 25% black offspring, like other blue breeds. Breeding a splash and a black will result in 100% blue offspring.
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

When it comes to pizza, we all want that yummy pepperoni and cheesy taste, without all the extra carbs that comes from the crust. So, we decided to take that classic pepperoni pizza taste, and team it up with chicken breast! It's an ooey-gooey, cheesy, pepperoni-perfect recipe that we know you're gonna love.

 

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lightly pounded
  • Salt for sprinkling
  • Black pepper for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 16 slices pepperoni
  • Dried oregano for sprinkling

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.  
  2. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and garlic powder; mix well. Dip chicken into bread crumb mixture, coating evenly on both sides. Place on baking sheet.
  3.  Bake 15 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, top evenly with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. Sprinkle lightly with oregano. Place back in oven and bake 8 to 10 minutes more or until no longer pink in center.  Serve immediately.

 

**If you want, serve this up with a green salad and some garlic rolls, for a fully authentic Italian dinner treat! 

 
 
Special birthday today, great friend... Lynda Castro (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYNDA!!

 xo
  ^Lynda with hubby Rick (LASD ret)

 
Historically this date....
1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee
 

1959 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day
 

1979 – Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
 


 

 

And births this date include....

1936 – Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (d. 1999)

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                       Ali with Wilt
 

1938 – Kenny Rogers, American singer and actor. (d.2020) ..
5 wives!

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

 
On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives.
According to the 2017 census, 47 million seniors live in the United States. By 2060, that number will nearly double. Their wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience offer so much to the next generation. As technologies advance, these are the people who’ve experienced each step of change. Not only have they contributed to it, but they understand first hand the benefits and the drawbacks. They know life without the advancements that exist today.
Our senior citizens are pioneers of science, medicine, psychology, civil rights and so much more. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live. They deserve the respect and dignity their achievements earn them. The day encourages supporting senior citizens to live their lives to the fullest and as independently as possible.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Spend time with the senior citizens you know. Let them know they are appreciated and loved. It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home. Share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today.
If you are a senior citizen, check for special discounts and promotions that may be offered at stores and restaurants in your area.
 

NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY HISTORY

On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day.