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Friday, November 17, 2017

Rain ~ In-N-Out Secret Menu ~ NYC Window Washers ~ Steve Geon ~ Cake ~ Baklava

Good 39º happy TGIF cloudy morning. 

The sun came and went yesterday. Drizzled more. We got another 1/2". 

Yesterday my pal in NY was asking me about In-N-Out and I sent her this link "their secret menu"... so many good things here:

When I was back in NYC in 2008 and touring with my pal Joan, I took this photo of a window cleaning crew on the skyscraper. YIKES! That has to be scary!!!!

No thanks!

Special birthday today... former Wilsonite and LAPD ret, Steve Geon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!

This is when Steve was in Estonia ^

Historically this date.....

1947 – The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

1970 – Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.2004 – Kmart Corp. announces that it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.

And births this date include...
1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)
1942 – Martin Scorsese, American film director
1943 – Lauren Hutton, American actress

I just never did get the 'tooth gap' with her. Soooo unattractive! Could have been fixed! She has the $$ ! BTW, these pictures in order of her age.

Later I decided to see if something could be done about all that cake mix (strawberry and angel food)... so I added in 4 beaten eggs, more water, and oil. Baked in 350º in copper pan for 55 minutes.

I was surprised, it came out good. A nice crunch on the bottom and better tasting. Ah well, didn't want to waste all of the mixture and $. 

Dinner was reruns... then chair, wine, and TV....several episodes of Hawaii 5-0, NYPD Blue, and NCIS New Orleans.  

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 17th
National Baklava Day

History of baklava....

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Rain ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ 1 2 3 Cake ~ Wayne & Shirley Low ~ Ellen (Naugle) Pantalone ~ Fast Food Day

Good 42º dark cloudy raining morning. So far since yesterday another 3/4" of rain.
Yesterday it stayed cold and gloomy...

And these two guys were watching me take pictures!

I posted the above photo of my mountain on KOBI TV 5 FB page and they put it on the news last night!

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
1979 my graduation from the SR LASD Academy...
Assistant Sheriff Theodore von Minden, who presented my diploma:

Temple Captain John Butler:

My DI, Jerry (yes, another one!):

.... and my Darling:

I posted a recipe for 1 2 3 Cake on my blog on October 25th. You mix and angel food cake mix with a regular cake mix, using only water. Then you keep it in the fridge until you want cake, put a couple tablespoons of it in an microwave safe coffee mug and add 3 T of the cake mix and 2 T of water, microwave 1 minute.

It came out crappy! So............ yesterday I took 1 cup of the cake mixture, added an egg, 1T oil, mixed well and cooked in a larger dish for 1 min 20 seconds.

It was sort of tasty, but a waste of time and money. Sorry.

A special Anniversary today, Wayne (LASD Motors Ret) and Shirley Low. HAPPY 49th ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!

Special birthday, Ellen (Naugle) Pantalone, Wilsonite and former El Sereno, Stockbridge Avenue neighbor. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLEN!!!

Historically this date...

1914 – The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States officially opens.

1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.

And births this date include....

1907 – Burgess Meredith, American actor (d. 1997)

1928 – Clu Gulager, American actor

1950 – David Leisure, American actor

1958 – Marg Helgenberger, American actress

Dinner was an Omaha Steaks breaded veal patty cooked in the Air Fryer. I had cooked a yam and cut it up and added to the peas...


Then chair, wine, and TV..... NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods, Family Feud, and NCIS LA. 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 16th


National Fast Food Day is observed annually on November 16.  On this day each year, people all across the country celebrate by going through the drive-thru, dining inside or ordering their fast food to go.
First popularized in the United States in the 1950s, fast food is considered any meal with low preparation time and served to a customer in a packaged form for quick dine-in, take-out or take-away and typically with a drive-thru.
Merriam-Webster dictionary first recognized the term “fast food” in 1951.
Following World War I, automobiles became popular and more affordable.  At that time drive-in restaurants were introduced.  In 1921, White Castle, an American company founded by Billy Ingram and Walter Anderson in Wichita, Kansas, opened, selling hamburgers for five cents each.  Anderson had opened the first White Castle in 1916 as a limited menu, high-volume, low-cost, high-speed hamburger restaurant.
The United States has the largest fast food industry in the world.  American fast food restaurants are located in over 100 countries.
Standard fast food menu items include hamburgers and other sandwiches, fish, fried chicken, chicken nuggets, tacos, pizza, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, breakfast biscuits, coffee and ice cream. 
Fun fact: The first Happy Meal was served in June of 1979.
New In-N-Out in Grants Pass..... here I come!!! 

OMGOSH, animal burger and fries! OINK OINK

Brian told me that on their "hidden menu" you can get animal fries with pickles! Gotta try that!!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hump Day ~ Brian & Jen ~ Mike Nelson ~ Pete Moreno ~ No-Bake Cranberry Pie ~ New Wifi ~ Shrimp & Peas

Good 37º super foggy morning.

Happy Hump Day

Yesterday it stayed cloudy til about 1pm....

Then the sun came out and Dude was a happy camper, laying in the sun on the porch!

Special day today... my Brian and Jen are celebrating their 14th Wedding Anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

Birthdays today Mike Nelson (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!!

                                       ^on a cruise with them in 2008.

Historically this date...

1859 – The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.

Stadium was built in 566BC, renovated in 329BC, 1869, 1895, and 2000. I was there in 2009.
1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

1969 – In Columbus, OhioDave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant.

1979 – A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

2007 – Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

And births this date include....
1905 – Mantovani, Italian-born composer (d. 1980)
Oh, the music he made!!!

1929 – Ed Asner, American actor
1932 – Petula Clark, English singer

1940 – Sam Waterston, American actor

Any more, the easier a recipe is the better! This is No-Bake Cranberry Pie. A great addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.....

  • 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce ** 
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
In a medium-sized bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and butter. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, forming a crust.
In a medium-sized bowl, with an electric beater on low speed, beat cream cheese, cranberry sauce, pineapple, and walnuts until well combined; spoon into pie crust.
In a small bowl, combine sour cream and brown sugar. Spoon over cranberry mixture, cover, and freeze at least 4 hours, or overnight. Thaw 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
**Whole berry cranberry sauce adds nice chunks of cranberries, but traditional cranberry sauce can also be used.

My new wifi with Hughes Net was installed yesterday. Dean and Lee came out..... Super nice and loved Dude!

So, now I have two satellite dishes, one for my TV and one for wifi. I like them on the ground, so when it snows and covers the dish, I can easily wipe it off.
Tested the wifi and works great. Even my phone is amazingly fast now. Brian sent me a photo in a message and it instantaneously downloaded instead of taking FOREVER!

Dinner last night was Omaha Steaks breaded shrimp.... from frozen to cooked perfect in the Air Fryer... 370º for 12 minutes drizzled with olive oil. Also some of Schwans peas, from frozen to ready after 8 minutes in the microwave. HOW EASY was that!!! I made a dipping sauce for the shrimp with mayonnaise and sweet hot chili sauce.

My pals Pat and Alice up in Idaho said they got the Air Fryer too and used it last night to cook a game hen and they texted me they were thrilled with how it came out!

Then it was chair, wine, TV.... Blue Bloods, NYPD Blue, and NCIS Los Angeles.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 15th