June 18th Show
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June Cleaning Tip #3
Special Guest, Walter O'Brien, founder and CEO of both Scorpion Computer Services and Concierge Up and who's life story is the premise for the CBS hit TV series Scorpion.
National Days of...
June 18th National Splurge Day, conveniently the day before
June 19th Father’s Day
A bit of history about Father's Day... It was December 1907, 361 men left over 1,000 children fatherless after a tragic mining accident in West Virginia. It was a local mother that suggested to her pastor that these men be remembered and celebrated as fathers. Woodrow Wilson considered making it an official holiday 1916 but declined noting that it would just be commercialized. It wasn’t until 1972 that Richard Nixon signed in to being Father’s Day as a permanent national holiday, 50 years after Mother’s Day was established.
Weekly Cleaning Tip!
Last week we did special planting areas so hopefully you are enjoing the fruits of your labors with those.
Today we are going to do your outdoor seating/eating area. Large or small, already existing or not, lets create one to help us get outside more. Clean all the cushions if that is all that’s due or get new ones if they are shot and it you aren’t sure if they are, they probably are. Clean the bbq, replace the grate insert with new not rusted edition, etc.
What does that mean here in the U.S.?
It means all the summer favorites are coming out:
Like the grill… 75% of Americans own a grill. I’m guessing more would if there weren’t so many apartment dwellers.
4th of July is THE most popular day to grill, followed by labor day, memorial day and Father’s Day.
Baked beans, 236 million pounds are purchased each summer and is a top 3 side when grilling out.
Hotdogs.. 7 billion will be eaten over summer, with 150 million of them on the 4th of July. That’s an average of 60 hot dogs per person.
Root beer, debuted in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. In 1919 Roy Allen sells it for 5 cents in a mug in California, he takes on Frank Wright as a partner and it’s named A&W, the world’s #1 selling root beer.
The ice cream cone made it’s debut in 1896 and was made popular at the St. Louis World fair
Ice Tea, 3.6 billion gallons were consumed last year with 85% of tea consumed in America being iced.
S’mores: The first known s'mores recipe was published in the Girl Scout
handbook Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts in 1927. During the summer, it is estimated that approximately 50 percent of marshmallows sold are roasted for s’mores.
Scorpion Computer Services
Walter O’Brien is an Irish businessman, information technologist, artificial intelligence expert, executive producer, and media personality, has degrees in computer technology and artificial intelligence. He is the founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, Inc a 25 year old highly organized think tank of geniuses and high-end professionals. He is also the inspiration for and executive producer of the hit CBS television series, Scorpion and most recently, CEO of Concierge Up a company you can outsource to for the purpose of thinking through, organizing and executing nearly any “funded wish” you can imagine.
Old School Baked Beans
2 c dry navy beans (or 2- 15oz cans and skip the first paragraph of directions)
½ lb (roughly) vegan bacon
1 onion, finely diced
2 T molasses
1 T maple syrup
1 t salt
¼ t ground black pepper
¼ t dry mustard
½ c organic catsup
1 T vegan Worcestershire sauce
1/8 c brown sugar
2 t liquid smoke
Soak beans overnight in cold water. Simmer the beans in the same water until tender, approximately 1 to 2 hours. Drain.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Arrange the beans in a 2 quart bean pot or casserole dish by placing a portion of the beans in the bottom of dish, and layering them with bacon and onion.
In a saucepan, combine molasses, maple syrup, salt, pepper, dry mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and liquid smoke. Bring the mixture to a boil and pour over beans. Pour in just enough water to cover the beans. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
Bake for 3 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until beans are tender. Remove the lid about halfway through cooking, and add more liquid if necessary to prevent the beans from getting too dry, replace lid and continue cooking until done.