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Sunday, October 23, 2011

~ Halloween Chex Mix ~ Tucker & Sami ~

Good 41ยบ foggy (again) morning. My mountain is not visible!
Got this from my friend Terri Prim (former Avalon Station secretary now retired in Florida) ... If you garden or just love flowers this will amaze you. God's work... such beauty.

Ok, how about making some Halloween Chex Mix... This is good, easy, fun, and everyone will like it...
8 oz white chocolate baking bars, coarsely chopped
4 cups Corn Chex® or Rice Chex® cereal
2 cups bite-size pretzel twists
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup candy corn
1/4 cup Betty Crocker® orange and black candy decors
In large microwavable bowl, microwave chopped baking bars uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
Gently stir in cereal, pretzels and raisins until evenly coated. Stir in candy corn and decors.
Spread on waxed paper or foil until cool and chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. Break into chunks. Store loosely covered

I'll be taking some with me on Halloween!

Yesterday after basic chores I headed to town. Got cracked corn and some fire logs at Ace. Then to the market.... Grrrrr, forgot green tea. Darn! Anyway, got marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers. Then to Brian and Jen's. Tucker got this wazoo remote flying helicopter from Bill and Jeannie and he was in the front yard flying it.
Didn't get a picture before the batteries took a dive! Next time.
Sami ran out and gave me hugs and helped carry stuff into the house. I got them a fire pit for the backyard. Now Tucker can roast marshmallows and have S'mores to his heart's content.

Here is Tucker helping Brian put the pit together....
and then we simulated the marshmallow roasting..
Yes, that's my granddog, Atlas, drinking from the koi pond!
Sami dressed up in her "Tangle" outfit. The movie "Tangled" was apparently about Rapunzel. Sami has the doll and matching outfits..... she calls her doll "Tangle".
For Tucker's birthday I gave him a Lego set and he has it all put together....
I had a nice visit with my family. Jean was also there, putting up wallpaper in one of the bathrooms. She bees the wallpaper mama! Lots of work. Been there... done that! Good job Jean! Jen is getting it all together in their new house. Some beautiful new furniture and she's removed wallpaper and painted and just tons of work, both she and Brian have done.

So............ then I stopped at Bill and Jeannie's for a wine. Jeannie and I sat out on their deck and it was heavenly. Perfect afternoon. She made some green tomato bars with rolled oats that were GOOD! I need the recipe missy! Had a fun chat with my friends ... and Chaka! What a funny dog, she is. A love. Ok, so came home and wasn't in the mood to cook, had reruns ... an artichoke will boil and the lobster tail will meet it's doom with clarified butter in the oven tonight!

Historically this date ....
42 BCRoman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of PhilippiMark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus's army. Brutus commits suicide.

1915Woman's suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.

... Unimaginable the thumb that men put women under and forbade their input in elections! ... As well as many many jobs!! Grrrrr.... don't get me started!

1929 – The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.

1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom", "Blue Hawaii").

2001 – Apple announces the iPod.
And births this date include...
1766Emmanuel, Marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847) funny is that!!!!! A new name for my friend Bob H.... Marquis de Grouchy! LOL. Hi Bobby!

1925Johnny Carson, American television host (d. 2005)
Boy, he was a favorite! Funny man.

1956Dwight Yoakam, American singer

Keep the hat on, boy!

1959Nancy Grace, American former prosecutor
 .... she's a little "out there"....weird. Read about her! Isn't she on Dancing With The Stars? What a big mouth! "Grace" is not her tude!

1962Doug Flutie, American football player
..played for a lot of different NFL teams and is now a drummer in the "Flutie Bros Band". !!!

1976 – Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor

Ok, all I know. Need to clean out some rain gutters today and screw down a corner of the metal roof on one of the carports. Then, maybe, I'll get to the new smoker and get it up and running. I am anxious to smoke a chicken. Bill and Jeannie smoked some and shared. They are SO GOOD! Also, my smoked peanut supply is dwindling and need more...

Happy Sunday everyone. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
October 23rd
National Canning Day

I already did that ... last month!

Ok, so it's also National Boston Cream Pie Day
At what age am I old enough to know better?