If it's your birthday today congratulations!  You share the same date as Ray Charles.  Ray was most famous for his work in jazz and rhythm & blues, but he brought a lot of attention to country music in the early 1960s when he recorded his classic album "Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music" and in the 1980s when he recorded his iconic hit, "Seven Spanish Angels", with Willie Nelson.   It's National Great American Pot Pie Day!

This "unofficial" national holiday, was the inspiration of the pot pie and frozen food company, Marie Callender's, and was created in 2002.  Don't you love her for that?

When it comes to the filling of a pot pie, the ingredients can vary from beef, chicken or turkey, gravy and of course, potatoes, carrots, green beans or peas.  To my way of thinking, the best part of a pot pie is that flaky bottom and top crust.  Bake it up savory and delicious and you've got one great meal.

Why not enjoy one or two today and celebrate.

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Concho Valley birthdays include:

Janelle Shockley, old enough.  From all her clogging buddies.

Kendra Whitley, 24.  From Mom and Dad.

Eugene Wendland, 69.  From his wife, Doris.  Eugene wins today's birthday cake from Halfmann's Cake Cottage. 

Happy Wedding Anniversary to:

Steven & Daisy Andrade, 8 years.  They will be in our drawing Friday morning for a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.