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Thursday, February 17, 2011

~ SNOW Again .. LOTS! ~ Hummingbird ~ Latte Day ~

Good 31º snowing morning. Yep, more snow, but on the ground here. Started last night. Pretty. Peaceful. Quiet.

Yesterday the gauge showed 3" of rain.
And the clouds were clinging to the mountain ...

This morning....

And this little baby hummingbird was sitting on the
feeder... he was shaking! He didn't seem to mind
Maggie and I were on the porch either.....

Yesterday PatT went with me and we put mailing labels on flyers at the Republican HQ. 500 in an hour. Then to the post office to mail them. Our group has a permit so we take them to the 'bulk mailing' desk. What a cluster going on there! The lady helping us was nice but the guy helping the others sounded like he didn't have a clue what he was talking about. Confused the heqq out of the folks talking in circles. A gal with a clipboard was standing in the corner observing all this. Hmmmmm....

Historically this date...
1621Myles Standish is appointed as first commander of Plymouth colony.
1801 – An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
1965Project Ranger: The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
1974Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.
2006 – A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

And births this date include....
1844Aaron Montgomery Ward, American department store founder (d. 1913)

1925 – Hal Holbrook, American actor

1939 – Mary Ann Mobley, American actress and beauty queen

1954Rene Russo, American actress

1956Richard Karn, American actor

1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor

1971 – Denise Richards, American actress

 Being married to Charlie Sheen had to take
a big toll on this poor gal. Doesn't look like Sheen's TV show
is going to make it. He commented that he'd rather be
high than go to rehab. Loser.

1974 – Jerry O'Connell, American actor

Ok, here's my foodie contribution for today...
Gravy Pork Chops with Stuffing Biscuits
tablespoon butter or margarine
bone-in pork loin chops, about 1/2 inch thick (about 1 3/4 lb)
jar (12 oz) home-style pork gravy
medium stalk celery, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
cup chopped onion (1 small)
cup Original Bisquick® mix
teaspoon dried sage leaves
cup milk
Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add pork chops; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until browned. Place pork chops in baking dish. Pour gravy over top.
In same skillet, cook celery and onion over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender; remove from heat.
In small bowl, stir Bisquick mix, sage and milk until blended. Stir in celery and onion mixture. Drop large spoonful of dough onto each pork chop.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and pork chops are no longer pink in center.

Not much else going on. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
February 17th
National Café Latté Day

To the French café au lait, the Spanish café con leche and the Portuguese café com leite. Or as us "uncultured" non Starbucks drinkin' slobs would say... 'coffee with milk'.  Taaa daaaa......   :o)