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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Interesting About Kansas ~ Super Easy Lemon Sheet Cake ~ National Waffle Day

 

Good 43º cloudy morning. 
 
Yesterday we topped at 89º.
 
 
Picture of the Day... oops!
 

 

 
Interesting about Kansas....
 

 
South of Ashland the Rock Island Bridge is the longest railroad bridge of its kind. It measures 1,200 feet long and is 100 feet above the Cimarron River.

 
At Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine waterbeds for horses are used in surgery.

Kansas won the award for most beautiful license plate for the wheat plate design issued in 1981.
 

Dodge City is the windiest city in the United States.
 
The first woman mayor in the United States was Susan Madora Salter. She was elected to office in Argonia in 1887.
 
Kansas inventors include Almon Stowger of El Dorado who invented the dial telephone in 1889; William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland who invented the helicopter in 1909; and Omar Knedlik of Coffeyville who invented the first frozen carbonated drink machine in 1961.
 
Amelia Earhart, first woman granted a pilot’s license by the National Aeronautics Associate and first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean was from Atchison.
 

Dwight D. Eisenhower from Abilene was the 34th President of the United States.


 
Fort Riley, between Junction City and Manhattan, was the cradle of the United States Cavalry for 83 years. George Custer formed the famed 7th Cavalry there in 1866. Ten years later, at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the 7th was virtually wiped out. The only Cavalry survivor was a horse named Comanche.
 
Wyatt Earp, James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok and William B. “Bat” Masterson were three of the legendary lawmen who kept the peace in rowdy frontier towns like Abilene, Dodge City, Ellsworth, Hays, and Wichita.
 
Kansas has the largest population of wild grouse in North America. The grouse is commonly called the prairie chicken.
 

The world famous fast-food chain of Pizza Hut restaurants opened its first store in Wichita.
 



 
From Mr. Food


 

When you've got a lot of mouths craving dessert, then you need a dessert that makes enough to feed 'em all, like a sheet cake! Our Lemon Sheet Cake is 3-ingredient easy and full of tart, sweet, and sensational lemon flavors.
 

 

 

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (2.4-ounce) package lemon cook & serve pudding & pie filling, prepared according to package directions and cooled
  •  
  • FROSTING
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a rimmed 10- x 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix and eggs until mixed. Fold in lemon pudding until well combined. Pour into prepared baking sheet. Bake 20-24 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients until smooth. Spread frosting over cake. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

 
Historically this date....
1814 – British troops invade Washington, D.C. and during the Burning of Washington the White House is set ablaze, though not burned to the ground; as well as several other buildings.


1932 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to NewarkNew Jersey).


1981 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon.


1989 – Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.



And births this date include....
1955 – Mike Huckabee, American politician, Governor/Presidential candidate
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1958 – Steve Guttenberg, American actor
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1960 – Cal Ripken, Jr., American baseball player
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1976 – Alex O'Loughlin, Australian actor
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Waffle Day on August 24th commemorates the anniversary of the first waffle iron patent issued. Celebrate by savoring your favorite kind of waffle!
On August 24, 1869, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for the waffle iron. While waffles existed long before then, the invention made waffles more readily available.
Eaten throughout the world, a waffle is a leavened batter or dough. When cooked between two patterned plates, the dough bakes in the waffle’s characteristic uniform impressed surface. Waffles also come in many forms. Depending on the type of batter or iron used, the resulting waffle varies by consistency, size, shape, and flavor.
Waffle irons and waffles originated around the 14th century.  An anonymous husband penned the first known waffle recipe as a set of instructions for his wife.  According to the manuscript, Le Ménagier de Paris, each of the four recipes began:
Beat some eggs in a bowl, season with salt and add wine. Toss in some flour, and mix. Then fill, little by little, two irons at a time with as much of the paste as a slice of cheese is large. Then close the iron and cook both sides. If the dough does not detach easily from the iron, coat it first with a piece of cloth that has been soaked in oil or grease.
  •  1911 – First electric waffle iron introduced by General Electric.
  • 1953 – Frank Dorsa’s Eggo Frozen Waffles are sold in Supermarkets for the first time.
  • 1964 – Belgian Waffles debut at New York’s World’s Fair.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy your favorite waffle recipes. Or visit a local restaurant for some fresh served waffles. Restaurants across the country specialize in waffles, crafting delicious combinations for every meal of the day. No matter your preference, there’s a waffle for you!
Invite friends over for a waffle making party. Set up a buffet with fresh fruit, syrups, and nuts. Ask them to bring their best ingredients and get tasting! You never know what you’ll discover.