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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Temps/Contrails/Clouds ~ Picture of the Day ~ A Laugh on Old Age ~ Cheesy Chicken Bundles ~ Annalee (Carlin) Fortini ~ Dr. Brian Morrison ~ Bruiser ~ National Pickle Day


Good 25º slightly hazy morning. The haze is probably from the Paradise fire, according to the weather person on TV.

Well, we just had a power outage. It only lasted about 10 minutes and by the time I got the power company's number and got on line with my landline phone to talk to someone there was a 30 minute wait to talk to anyone! OMG. So, hung up and then the power came back on. Then it went off again for about 45 minutes. Took and hour and a half to get the internet working! Jeannie said their power was out in Grants Pass and in Pickett Creek. Brian also said power was out around Grants Pass (his office) but not at his house. This will be interesting to find out what caused all this!! 


Yesterday we had contrails passing over.....

I posted this picture on the Rogue River FB page and it generated about 40 comments, mostly negative about "chem trails". Some heated discussion on there! 


And by 9:10 am the sun still hadn't come over the mountain yet!
By early afternoon there was some blue sky and sunshine!



Picture of the Day......

Mammatus clouds over Wrigley Field in 2015 when the Cubs played the Dodgers....
A laugh shared by Deeewayne Honnee Primsberger.....



Cheesy Chicken Bundles....

Make way for these golden flaky pockets oozing with hot bubbly filling! They go great with a garden-fresh salad on the side.

 

  • 2 (5-ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained and flaked
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. In a medium-sized bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese, scallions, and pepper; mix well. 
     
  2. Separate crescent roll dough into 4 rectangles, pressing together two triangles for each rectangle. Place a quarter of chicken mixture onto each rectangle. Pull 4 corners of each together, forming bundles, and seal all edges. 
     
  3. Place on a baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

These are a great simple way to make what flips your skirt. You could add flavors that you like... taco seasoning, Italian seasoning, shallots instead of green onions, a few pieces of cooked vegetables, or bacon bits. You could also make them with canned salmon and add in some lemon zest.



Special birthday today, my high school pal Annalee (Carlin) Fortini is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNE!! xoxo
She and her hubby Led own a winery and Anne does home decorating.... Here's their website:
Historically this date...........
 

1889 – The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd State of the United States.




1926 – The United States Numbered Highway System, including U.S. Route 66, is established.


1967 – Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom PenhCambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
....what an Adam Henry Hayden is... and of course the ex spouse of Jane Traitor Fonda!




And births this date include...
1885 – George S. Patton, American general (d. 1945)https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-j5dChk00QnE/UoD1arD6xTI/AAAAAAAAwQU/QwiQ7m3wxXE/s1600/georgeMA29307170-0033.jpg



1960 – Stanley Tucci, American actor and director

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1964 – Calista Flockhart, American actress

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1974 – Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor and producer
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Later in the afternoon a run into Medford to see Dr. Brian Morrison, my cardiologist (http://www.socardiology.com/)
for my yearly check up.

We had a great visit and he said everything with me is looking and sounding great! Thanks doc! He's a super cardiologist! 


Home and dinner was reruns, chair, wine,   

       









 ,and TV.





All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo



National Pickle Day is observed annually on November 14. It may be a Dill, Gherkin, Cornichon, Brined, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread and Butter, Swedish and Danish, or Kool-Aid Pickle. Whichever is your choice, eat them all day long.
The term pickle comes from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine.  In the United States, the word pickle typically refers to a pickled cucumber.
– Each year in the United States, 5,200,000 pounds of pickles are consumed.
– Pickles are a great snack, low in calories and a good source of vitamin K, though they can be high in sodium. 
– When served on a stick at festivals, fairs or carnivals, pickles are sometimes known as “stick pickles”.
– A rising trend in the United States is deep-fried pickles which have a breading or batter surrounding the pickle spear or slice.
– For thousands of years, pickles have been a popular food dating back to 2030 B.C.  At that time, cucumbers were imported from India to the Tigris Valley where they were first preserved and eaten as pickles.
– Cleopatra attributed her good looks to her diet of pickles.
– Julius Caesar fed pickles to his troops believing that they lent physical and spiritual strength.

I remember way back when, there used to be pickle barrels in the store and you could pick out a big fat dill pickle! Oh yummmmmm! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Temps/Clouds ~ Picture of the Day ~ Rin Tin Tin ~ Country Bacon Cheddar Puffs ~ Bruiser ~ Orange Chicken ~ National Indian Pudding Day


 
Good 30º cloudy morning. 
 
Yesterday by early afternoon the temp said 74º. The sky was clear and the sun was bright, but with a slight breeze it still felt pretty cool to me! Here is 4:30pm.... 
 
 
 
Picture of the Day.....
Elephant Rock in Iceland...
 
 
Interesting about Rin Tin Tin .....
 
 
Rin Tin Tin (often hyphenated as Rin-Tin-Tin; September 1918 – August 10, 1932) was a male German Shepherd that was an international star in motion pictures. He was rescued from a World War I battlefield by an American soldier, Lee Duncan, who nicknamed him "Rinty". Duncan was a member of the 135th Aero Squadron.... see him there with Duncan in the front row....


Duncan trained Rin Tin Tin and obtained silent film work for the dog. Rin Tin Tin was an immediate box-office success and went on to appear in 27 Hollywood films, gaining worldwide fame. Along with the earlier canine film star Strongheart, Rin Tin Tin was responsible for greatly increasing the popularity of German Shepherd dogs as family pets. The immense profitability of his films contributed to the success of Warner Bros. studios and helped advance the career of Darryl F. Zanuck.

After Rin Tin Tin died in 1932, the name was given to several related German Shepherd dogs featured in fictional stories on film, radio, and television. Rin Tin Tin Jr. appeared in some serialized films, but was not as talented as his father. Rin Tin Tin III, said to be Rin Tin Tin's grandson, but probably only distantly related, helped promote the military use of dogs during World War II. Rin Tin Tin III also appeared in a film with child actor Robert Blake in 1947.

Duncan groomed Rin Tin Tin IV for the 1950s television series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, but the dog performed poorly in a screen test and was replaced in the TV show by trainer Frank Barnes's dogs, primarily one named Flame Jr., called JR, with the public led to believe otherwise. Instead of shooting episodes, Rin Tin Tin IV stayed at home in Riverside, California. The TV show Rin Tin Tin was nominated for a PATSY Award in 1958 and in 1959, but did not win.
 
***One of my most favorite shows!!!!! James Brown who played Lt. Masters on The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin sent me an autographed picture of him and the dog!
 
 

These easy-to-throw-together Country Bacon Cheddar Puffs make a tasty snack for after school, but they're also great to serve as a dinner appetizer or party hors d'oeuvre, or with a bowl of soup! 

  • 1 (7.5-ounce) package refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits)
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions or chives or shallots
  • Cooking spray
 
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
     
  2. Separate biscuit dough into 10 pieces. Make an indentation in the center of each with your thumb. Evenly sprinkle with bacon bits, Cheddar cheese, and scallions. Pull dough over filling and pinch together firmly so filling is completely enclosed. Place seam-side down on prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray tops with cooking spray.
     
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.

 
 
 
Historically this date.....
1956 – The United States Supreme Court declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

1985 – The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts and melts a glacier, causing a lahar (volcanic mudslide) that buries Armero, Colombia, killing approximately 23,000 people.
 Holy cow!!!!
 
 
And births this date include....
1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer (d. 1894)
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1917 – Robert Sterling, American actor (d. 2006)
(Played on Topper with his wife Ann Jefferies)
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1924 – Linda Christian, Mexican-born actress (d.2011)
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1932 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (d. 2000)
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1941 – Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)
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1941- Dirk Rambo, American actor (d. 1967)
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Dirk died from burns in an automobile accident and Dack died from AIDS.

1947 – Joe Mantegna, American actor
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1954 – Chris Noth, American actor
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1955 – Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedienne, and singer
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..... Beeotch! Gag Gag Gag.... Ugleeeeeeee. Rude. And DISGUSTING!

1967 – Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian and talk-show host
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While sitting at my desk, Bruiser often wants to lay on my folded arm. So, he did yesterday and I got YouTube on with a video for cats, of birds and mice eating treats left by a camera. Bruiser is just hypnotized by these videos!
 

 
 
 
Later dinner was one of Schwans Orange Chicken meals...
 
It is sooooooooooooooo good, I could eat it every day!
"Our orange chicken skillet meal features tempura-breaded white-meat chicken with carrots, water chestnuts, edamame and onions in a zesty orange sauce over long-grain white rice. No artificial flavors. No preservatives. No MSG added."
 
 
 
Then chair, wine, 
     









, and TV.... watched a good Hallmark movie "Christmas Getaway", Blue Bloods, NCIS Los Angeles, and local news.
 

 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 
National Indian Pudding Day is observed each year on November 13. This day honors a cold-weather classic, which is a traditional New England dessert, Indian pudding.
It was in the seventeenth century that English colonists brought hasty pudding to North America and completely transformed it.  Although it was initially made with wheat, they substituted cornmeal due to a shortage of the grain at the time. The colonists had learned how to cultivate maize (corn) from the indigenous peoples. Indian pudding was derived from their name for cornmeal, Indian meal.  Milk was substituted for water, and they added either molasses or maple syrup along with cinnamon, ground ginger, butter, eggs, raisins, and nuts. Indian pudding is then slowly baked for several hours, transforming its texture from the original porridge-like quality of hasty pudding to a much smoother texture which is more typical of custard.
  • Indian pudding was found in most American cookbooks before 1900.
  • 20th-century commercial puddings with industrially perfect creamy consistency replaced the popularity of  Indian pudding.
  • The long cooking time required for Indian pudding did not appeal to 20th century home cooks.
  • Indian pudding is still associated with autumn holidays and is occasionally served by some restaurants.
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream are usually served with Indian pudding.
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