Recipe of the Week

Italian Style Mushrooms & Spinach

Sautéed spinach and mushrooms with onion, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and white wine. This tasty vegetable side dish is a typical recipe of Southern Italy, specifically Apulia.

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 10 min

Servings 4



▢ 4 tablespoons olive oil

▢ 1 small onion, chopped

▢ 2 cloves of garlic

▢ 14 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

▢ 10 ounces clean fresh spinach, roughly chopped

▢ 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

▢ ½ cup white wine

▢ salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

▢ chopped fresh parsley, for garnish




▢ Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add mushrooms and fry until they begin to shrink, about 3 to 4 minutes. Toss in spinach and sauté, stirring constantly for a few minutes, until spinach is wilted.


▢ Add vinegar, stirring constantly until it is absorbed, then stir in white wine. Reduce heat to low and simmer until wine is almost completely absorbed.


▢ Season with salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve hot.

July.5 – July.11

July 5 –  


Bikini Day



July 6 –National

Fried Chicken Day



July 7–National Peace and Love Day


July 8 –

National Blueberry Day


July 9 –

National Fashion Day


July 10 –

National  Pina Colada Day



July 11 –


Swimming Day

Weekly Gas Prices

Average gasoline prices in Montana have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.68/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 615 stations in Montana. Prices in Montana are 8.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 126.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 0.2 cents in the last week and stands at $3.84 per gallon.


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Movie of the Week
Millie Lies Low

Millie, an architecture student from Wellington, New Zealand, has landed a competitive internship with a prestigious firm in New York. Trapped in a spiral of hilariously uncomfortable self-inflected scenarios, Millie will have to dig deep to restore her mental health and her dignity. Praised for capturing “the chaotic self-destruction of Fleabag and the anxious missteps of Eighth Grade,” (FilmDaze), Millie Lies Low is a poignant cringe comedy for our time.

Word of the  Week



Part of Speech:

To consider, take into consideration, reflect on, change one’s mind. 2. To remind oneself, recall, recollect.

Book of the Week


Author – Roddy Doyle

One part family drama, one part action-adventure; this is the children’s novel. A novel of mothers lost and found. Grainne’s Mom disappeared years ago when her parents were divorced, and Mom moved to the U.S. Now, bafflingly, she’s reappeared and wants to meet. To get out of the way of this mysterious reunion. But before they’re more than a few days into the snowy north, the boys are separated from Sandra, taking impossible risks to save her life.

This Week In History – July.5–July.11

July 5

1937: Spam, the canned meat, was introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
1946: The bikini went on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show in Paris, France.

2009: The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, was found near the village of Hammerwich in Staffordshire, England.

July 6

1785: The dollar was unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States.

1933: The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played, in Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4-2.

July 7

1863: The first military draft in the United States began. Exemptions could be bought for $300.
1898. President William McKinley annexed Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
1928: Sliced bread was sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

July 8

1777: Vermont became the first state to abolish slavery.

1878: The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe.


July 9

1776: George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence to be read aloud for the first time, to members of the Continental Army in New York.

1811: Explorer David Thompson posted a sign at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake rivers, in now-Washington state, claiming the land for the United Kingdom.


July 10

1821: The United States took possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.

1938: Howard Hughes completed a 91-hour airplane flight around the world and set a new record.

July 11

1798: The U.S. Marine Corps was re-established. (It had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

1893: The first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto in Tokyo.

1914: Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball, with the Boston Red Sox.

Sunrise & Sunset Times

Date Sunrise Sunset
July 5 5:39 a.m. 9:39 p.m.
July 6 5:38 a.m. 9:39 p.m.
July 7 5:37 a.m. 9:40 p.m.
July 8 5:37 a.m. 9:41 p.m.
July 9 5:37 a.m. 9:42 p.m.
July 10 5:36 a.m. 9:42 p.m.
July 11 5:36 a.m. 9:43 p.m.