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Monday, August 30, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ Facts About Kentucky ~ Turkey Stuffed Peppers ~ National Beach Day

 


 

Good 51º cloudy morning. 
 
Yesterday we stayed smokey again. We topped at 101º.
 
 
Picture of the Day...timing
 

 
Interesting about Kentucky


 
The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.
 


The old official state tree was the Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus.) The tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is the current official state tree. The change was made in 1976.
 
Cheeseburgers were first served in 1934 at Kaolin’s restaurant in Louisville.
 
Chevrolet Corvettes are manufactured in Bowling Green.
 
Mammoth Cave is the world’s longest cave and was first promoted in 1816, making it the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States. Niagara Falls, New York is first.
 

The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin.
 


Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.
 
Thunder Over Louisville is the opening ceremony for the Kentucky Derby Festival and is the world’s largest fireworks display.
 
The song “Happy Birthday to You” was the creation of two Louisville sisters in 1893.
 
Bluegrass is not really blue–its green–but in the spring bluegrass produces bluish purple buds that when seen in large fields give a blue cast to the grass. Today Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State.
 
The public saw an electric light for the first time in Louisville. Thomas Edison introduced his incandescent light bulb to crowds at the Southern Exposition in 1883.
 

More than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of Fort Knox. This is the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world.
 

 

 

From Mr. Food


 

Our Turkey Stuffed Peppers are lower in fat, but with the same bold flavors of the original. Our baked stuffed peppers recipe adds some zesty salsa for a bit of zing! A perfect dinner to help maintain a healthier lifestyle, but don't worry--no one will be able to tell the difference!

 

  • 3/4 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 red or yellow bell peppers, halved, seeded
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in prepared skillet over medium heat, cook turkey until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in salsa, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
     
  3. Stuff turkey-salsa mixture into pepper halves. Arrange in a 9-inch-square baking dish and spoon 2 tablespoons tomato sauce over each. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Add 1/4 cup water to baking dish and cover.
     
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until heated through.

 


 
Historically this date.....
1963 – The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.

 
 
1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in MarunouchiTokyo,Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.


 
1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.

 
2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sinks, taking 9 of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.
 
 
Births this date include....
 
1896 – Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983)
 
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1898 – Shirley Booth, American actress (d. 1992)
 
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1906 – Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)
 
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1908 – Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)
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1939 – Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
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1972 – Cameron Diaz, American actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 
National Beach Day on August 30th celebrates all the sandy beaches across the nation. It also provides an opportunity to help keep those relaxing places clean, so we can continue to enjoy them long into the future.
Whether we spend time on beaches oceanside, at a lake or river, they provide recreation all summer long. Swimming, water sports, and sunbathing are just a few of the relaxing things that come to mind. We also enjoy playing Frisbee, volleyball and long walks. Floating along in the surf on a hot summer day with friends creates summer memories we remember for years to come.
Sometimes, just packing a few icy beverages and a good book is enough to make a beach day perfect. However, we are responsible for caring for the beach, too. Not only should we pack out what we pack in, but it’s necessary to follow the beach rules, also. Safety and fun go hand in hand.

HOW TO OBSERVE

When it comes to swimming at the beach, the American Red Cross provides excellent tips.
1. Swim with a lifeguard present and only in designated areas.
2. Go with a buddy. Never swim alone.
3. Watch for currents, moving water, and riptides. These occur in oceans, lakes, and rivers.
4. Swim within your depth. Don’t swim longer than you are physically capable of doing.
5. Take swimming lessons.
6. Learn CPR.
Organize a group to clean up your favorite beach. Since it’s near the end of the season, your beach will appreciate it. Find out what the facility needs. Take up donations for supplies to keep the beach even cleaner next year. Donate garbage and recycling cans for your beach. Attend a seminar on water pollution and how to prevent it.
Share pictures of your favorite beach while enjoying the last days of summer!
 

NATIONAL BEACH DAY HISTORY

In 1929, the Knights of Columbus out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin launched a National Beach Day as part of their convention plans. However, it never took root.
Then in 2014, Colleen Paige, pet and family lifestyle expert, created National Beach Day to celebrate beaches and the importance of keeping them clean.