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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Clouds ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Peanut Butter Cup Cake ~ Seafood Bisque Day

Good 42º cloudy morning. Rain predicted for later today or tonight.

Clouds came in along with super gusty wind yesterday late afternoon...

Happy Throw Back Thursday.......
Kristen and Brian celebrating Kristen's Halloween birthday in 1973, she was 6 years old!

Everyone, well a lot of you, likes Peanut Butter Cups... so here's an easy Peanut Butter Cup Cake:

1 15.25oz pkg devils food cake mix
1 pkg instant chocolate pudding and pie filling
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
½ cup water
30 miniature chocolate peanut butter cups, crushed

1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. Grease or cooking spray a 10" bundt pan.
3. In bowl, with electric mixer, combine all the ingredients except the crushed candies.
4. Mix well and then stir in the crushed candies.
5. Pour mixture into bundt pan and bake 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
6. Cool slightly, 15 minutes. Remove to plate.
Peanut Butter Drizzle:
What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup package peanut butter chips
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk (1/2 of a 5-ounce can)
What To Do:
  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine ingredients; stir until sauce is melted and smooth. Use immediately

Historically this date...
1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

1944 – United States forces land in the Philippines.

2004 – Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.

2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.

And births this date include....
1932 – Robert Reed, American actor (d. 1992)

1936 – Tony Lo Bianco, American actor

1945 – John Lithgow, American actor

1965 – Ty Pennington, American television personality

1967 – Amy Carter, daughter of US President Jimmy Carter

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 19th


National Seafood Bisque Day is observed annually on October 19. Seafood lovers celebrate by enjoying a bowl of tasty soup made from the catch of the day! 

Seafood bisque is a smooth, creamy and highly-seasoned soup of French origin.   Based on a strained broth of crustaceans, it is made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish.
The name “Bisque” is likely derived from Biscay, as in the Bay of Biscay. However, the crustaceans are certainly bis cuites, meaning “twice cooked”, as they are first sauteed lightly in their shells, then simmered in wine or cognac and aromatic herbs before being strained.
To celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day, try one of the following Seafood Bisque recipes and use #SeafoodBisqueDay to post on social media.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Radar ~ Home Invasion Oregon ~ Mashed Potato Casserole ~ Chocolate Cupcake Day

Good 36º clear morning.

Rain is predicted for tomorrow here, but for now it's all in the far northwest, northeast, and Florida:

The State of Oregon abides by the so-called “Castle Doctrine.” Oregon law states a person is justified in using “deadly physical force upon another person” if the person is “committing or attempting to commit a burglary in a dwelling,” regardless of threat of harm.

In June 2016, an Oregon woman shot and killed a stranger found in her daughter’s bedroom. Four days before that shooting, a Portland homeowner shot and wounded ex-NFL player Stanley Wilson II after he was found naked trying to break into his home. Grand juries cleared both of those shooters of any wrongdoing.
In non-Castle Doctrine states, homeowners aren’t as protected. According to Jack Levin, a criminology professor emeritus at Northeastern University, you would have to wait until your life is threatened or property is taken before you can open fire.
But in Oregon, the only justification needed is to prove a home invasion occurred, and the person shot was the suspected perpetrator.

Historically this date
1867 – United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day

1954 – Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
... this was my Zenith transistor radio. I'd put it on the porch and listen to music while I mowed the lawn (no power mower...push!)

1968 – The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

And births this date include....
1918 – Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (d. 1999)
...married to Julie London over 40 years. She died one year after Bobby.

1927 – George C. Scott, American actor (d. 1999)

1934 – Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (d. 1970)
....only 35 when she died.

1939 – Mike Ditka, American football player, coach, and commentator

1945 – Huell Howser, American television personality (d.2013)

1951 – Pam Dawber, American actress

1960 – Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor

1960 – Erin Moran, American actress (d.2017)

A tad different take on Mashed Potatoes..... a Mashed Potato Casserole. This will go great with that Thanksgiving turkey!

5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
2 T. minced onion
2 eggs
2 T. all purpose flour
2 T. chopped fresh parsley
1¼ t. salt
1 t. black pepper
1 2.8oz can French-fried onions, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 325º
2. Coat a 2qt casserole dish with cooking spray
3. Place potatoes in soup pot and add enough water to cover and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to med and cook 12-15 minutes, until fork tender. Drain.
4. In with electric mixer, beat potatoes and cream cheese until smooth. Add onion, eggs, flour, parsley, salt and pepper and beat until well blended.
5. Spoon potato mixture into casserole dish. Sprinkle with French-fried onions and bake 35-40 minutes, until edges are golden and heated through.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 18th


October 18, 2017 is

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

It’s National Chocolate Cupcake Day! Chocolate cupcakes are a delightful treat served at gourmet bakeries and kitchen tables across the country.
Cupcakes first emerged during the 19th century in the United States. There are two theories about how they got their name. One claims that the miniature cakes were originally baked in cups. The other suggests that the name comes from the recipe, which was measured out by the cup—one cup butter, two cups sugar, three cups flour, four eggs, one cup milk, one spoonful baking soda.
Cupcakes are now made with a variety of flavors, ingredients, and decorations, but simple chocolate cupcakes remain a perennial favorite. Bake, frost, and decorate a batch today to celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day!
  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month | National Chili Month | National Dessert Month | National Pasta Month | National Roller Skating Month | Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month
  • This week is National Baking Week