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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sun ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Mike ~ Loaded Jalapeño Poppers ~ Anne & Led Fortini ~ Man With No Enemies ~ Bouillabaisse Day

Good 30º foggy morning. Yesterday the sun finally came out about 11:30 and it warmed to  53º.
I love seeing the contrails!

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
Tucker with Atlas....

.... and now with the new pup, Dash....

Yesterday Mike came over and did some grapevine and bush trimming (with Dude keeping an eye on him!)

and fixed the front porch light. He also blew leaves....

Here is an GREAT and easy appetizer or snack!
Loaded Jalapeño Poppers:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 12 fresh jalapeno peppers, split in half lengthwise, cutting through stems, seeds removed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and bacon bits. Firmly press a heaping teaspoonful of cheese mixture into each pepper half. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. Place flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow dishes. Dip stuffed pepper halves into flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs, coating thoroughly with each.
  3. Fill a large saucepan or soup pot with 2 inches of oil and heat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Carefully fry a few peppers at a time, 1 to 3 minutes, or until golden. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Dip them in ranch dressing or mix some salsa with sour cream for a dip.

Special Anniversary today. My high school pal Annalee (Carlin) and Led Fortini are celebrating 49 years of married bliss! CONGRATULATIONS KIDS!!! xooxxo

Historically this date......

1819 – Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.

1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

1963 – Baldwin Hills Reservoir wall bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles.

1972 – Apollo programEugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of theApollo 17 mission. This is the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th century.

And births this date include....
1503 – Nostradamus, French astrologer (d. 1566)

1935 – Lee Remick, American actress (d. 1991)

1946 – Patty Duke, American actress (d.2016)
Four husbands under her belt!

A man with no enemies....
this was shared with me by several people. Thought it was good!

On Sunday during the service the minister asked "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?"

80% of the congregation raised their hands. The minister repeated the question and all but one man raised their hands.

"Mr. Barnes, are not willing to forgive your enemies?"
"I don't have any", he replied gruffly.
"Mr. Barnes, that is very unusual. How old are you?"
"Ninety eight", he replied. The congregation stood up and clapped their hands.
"Mr. Barnes, how can you live to be ninety eight and not have any enemies?"
Mr. Barnes said, "I outlived all them assholes."

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

December 14, 2017 is

National Bouillabaisse Day

Today is National Bouillabaisse Day! Bouillabaisse is a tasty fish stew that originated in Marseilles, France around 600 B.C. At that time, Marseilles was a Greek colony so the stew was originally called "kakavia." Bouillabaisse also appears in Roman mythology as a soup that Venus feeds to Vulcan. Today, bouillabaisse is an extremely popular dish in the Mediterranean region.
Marseille fishermen typically make the dish when they return to port. Rather than using the more expensive fish that they catch, they use common fish like rockfish and shellfish. Different herbs and spices such as garlic, orange peel, basil, saffron, and bay leaf are added to the soup for flavor. Vegetables like tomatoes, onions, celery, and potatoes were added to the recipe during the 17th century.
To celebrate today, try your hand at making your own bouillabaisse stew for your family to enjoy!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Frozen ~ WinCo ~ Torani ~ Cheddar Bacon Puffs ~ Better Late Than Never ~ Cocoa Day

Good  29º foggy morning.

Man, the temperatures stayed COLD and frozen yesterday. This was 10:30 in the morning... 30º and that frozen fog....
By the end of the day we had topped at 47º.

I went into Grants Pass to run some errands and OMGOSH it was gloomy there. Our fog lifted here and we got sun but no sun in GP!!!

I went to WinCo for the first time.

What a big and busy store!! I did save money. I got canned dog food (that Dude gets in the evening) and on 10 cans of food I saved $8.00 over Safeway! YES!!! Super nice employees there and a fun and friendly lady in line in front of me. We chatted.

I placed and order with Torani for some of my favorite syrups. I know a lot of you like your coffee plain, but I like mine sweet and sometimes with creamer. I like the Torani Sugar Free syrups...

They can be ordered at
Many flavors.... Irish Cream is good too! And they have many fruit flavors, great for smoothies!

Here's an easy good side to go with your scrambled eggs in the morning.....
Cheddar Bacon Puffs

1 7.5 oz pkg refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits)
2 T bacon bits
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 T. sliced green onions
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375º. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
Separate biscuits and make an indention in the center of each with your thumb. Sprinkle even amount of bacon bits in each, cheddar cheese, and green onions.

Pull dough over filling and pinch together firmly so filling is completely enclosed. Place seam side down on baking sheet. Lightly spray tops with cooking spray.

Bake 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.

Historically this date....
1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

2000 – The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.

2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit(see Operation Red Dawn).

And births this date include....

1910 – Van Heflin, American actor (d. 1971)

1925 – Dick Van Dyke, American actor and comedian

1929 – Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor

1945 – Herman Cain, American businessman, radio host, and politician

Later dinner was reruns.

Chair, wine, TV..... I watched a new show, apparently this was season 2, of :

starring Terry Bradshaw, William Shatner, Henry Winkler, and George Foreman. What a piece of JUNK! I was never so board in my life!! Well, the news does that to me too, but this certainly is not a show I enjoy. Watched about 15 minutes of it and that was all I could stand. 

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

December 13, 2017 is

National Cocoa Day

It’s National Cocoa Day! Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a delicious cup of hot cocoa! Cocoa is made from the dried, fully fermented seeds of the cacao tree. It’s used to make cocoa powder, which a main ingredient in the hot cocoa we all know and love. Fun fact: Monkeys were actually the first creatures to discover that the cacao plant was edible – and tasty! Over 1500 years ago, monkeys began to eat the pulp of the plant and spit out the beans. Humans soon caught on, and the rest is history.
Cacao trees are grown worldwide, but it is thought that the first ones grew in South America. Cocoa is similar to wine, in that its flavor profile differs based on where it’s grown. Lucky for us, cacao trees are very plentiful – it takes 300-600 cocoa beans to make two pounds of chocolate!
To celebrate National Cocoa Day, make your favorite type of cocoa to enjoy. For a holiday twist on a traditional cup of cocoa, try adding a candy cane!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sun ~ Signs ~ Jack ~ PCC Lancer Marching Band ~ Dash ~ Shelly Broadman ~ Hash Brown Breakfast Pie ~ Sunset ~ Hanukkah

Good 27º super foggy morning.

Sun again yesterday.... 

And Dude was lovin' it!

On FB the signs from yesterday's blog were being discussed and my pal Sugar Bear said she had this one and I do too, at my front door!

I also have this one....

and this is my doormat...

Here is a 20 second video of my grandson Jack (black shirt, yellow hat, back to camera) with the other drummers with the Pasadena City College Lancer Marching Band practicing Sunday ...
Here is a picture of the whole band on the field later...

So, Sunday Brian and family went and picked up their new 8 week old puppy, Dash...

He is the cutest guy! I can't wait to meet him! He is an English Jack Russell. Interesting about this kind of dog:
Special birthday today... Shelly Broadman, husband of the infamous JCRW past President Ruth. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHELLY! 

Historically this date.....
...... Ok, let me explain.... yesterday's blog contained things that happened today in history, not yesterday. Also the births listed were for 12-12. So, to make up for that faux pas today I will list historical happenings for yesterday 12-11 and births for yesterday 12-11. Groan....

1941 – World War IIGermany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on Germany and Italy.

1972 – Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon.

2008 – Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

And births this date include............. (remember it's for 12-11)
1889 – Walter Knott, American farmer (d. 1981)

1912 – Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (d. 2007)

1931 – Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican actress

1939 – Tom Hayden, American politician and activist (d.2016)

1942 – Donna Mills, American actress

1943 – John Kerry, American politician

1944 – Teri Garr, American film actress

1944 – Lynda Day George, American actress

Gawd, she was a beauty! Whoppen??

1944 – Brenda Lee, American singer

1950 – Christina Onassis, American heiress (d. 1988)

1953 – Bess Armstrong, American actress

How about a quick easy breakfast to serve to the gang.....
Hash Brown Breakfast Pie

  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red or green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
Squeeze potatoes with paper towels to remove any water. Place in a large bowl with butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; mix well. Spoon mixture into pie plate and press on bottom and up sides to form a crust.
In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, remaining salt, and remaining pepper. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into pie crust.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until eggs are set in center.

Last night dinner was a boneless skinless chicken thigh, Omaha Steaks potatoes au gratin, and green beans. OMGOOOD!

Then chair, wine, and TV.... NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods, Hawaii 5-0, Rookie Blue ....

And, last night's sunset....

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

December 12, 2017 is


Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of the eight-day Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights!
Hanukkah starts on a different day each year according to the Western calendar, but it always begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. The word “Hanukkah” means dedication or induction, and the holiday signifies the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees revolted against Alexander, Antiochus IV and his persecution of the Jews. 
According to the Talmud, at the time of the rededication there was only enough oil left to burn the eternal flame in the temple for one day. It lasted for eight days—just the amount of time needed to make a fresh supply of oil. Hence, it is tradition at Hanukkah to light a candle on the menorah for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.
Celebrate Hanukkah by lighting candles at nightfall, playing dreidel, sending a free Hanukkah eCard, or eating some delicious potato latkes! Happy Hanukkah!