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Monday, November 21, 2011

Mr. Buck ~ Leftover Soup ~ PB Fudge ~ Gingerbread Cake

Good 37ยบ morning. Rain on the radar.

Yesterday was one of those frustrating ones.... it put me in a bad mood, and whenever I am I think of the 1989 movie Steel Magnolias and how Shirley McLaine (Ouiser Boudreaux ... pronounced "Weezer) had been in a bad mood for a long time. Her exact words were, "I'm not crazy, M'lynn, I've just been in a very bad mood fer 40 years!"


Anyway, the charger on my golf cart wasn't working, I couldn't get my little laptop to log onto the wifi, and Harley was being a real pain in the whoo whoo! So, worked on the charger and got it to working. Yeah! Then I tackled the laptop. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............................still won't log on. Harley's mood improved. Then in the late afternoon I watched Toy Story 3. That was hilarious. Made me laugh. Bad mood left!


Ok, here is an amazing piece of work. This blew me away. It's a drawing of a women from the inside out.... Watch to the end, you will be saying "WOW" like I did!


You need to watch this cop hero help a momma duck and her babies cross the highway.... other good citizens helped too!


Historically this date....
1922Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator.
....she was a very odd duck. She was almost 88 when sworn in and only served 1 day. The only women to become a Senator from Georgia in that state's history! Interestingly enough, she was a Dem and was in favor of lynching. She was a white supremacist. Click on her name to read more...

1970 – Vietnam War: Operation Ivory Coast – A joint Air Force and Army team raids the Son Tay prison camp in an attempt to free American prisoners of war thought to be held there.

1979 – The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set on fire, killing four. (see: Foreign relations of Pakistan)

1980 – A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.

And births this date include.....
1694Voltaire, French philosopher (d. 1778)
Fascinating man. Ahead of his time!

1861Tom Horn, American lawman and convicted murderer (d. 1903) (He was wrongly convicted and executed. Steve McQueen played Tom Horn in a 1980 film. I have a hat McQueen wore, autographed!)


1927Joseph Campanella, American actor

1937 – Marlo Thomas, American actress

Check this site for many more plastic surgeries before and after....

1945Goldie Hawn, American actress
Don't go out in public, Goldie, without makeup!!!!!
1966Troy Aikman, American football player
Keep the hat on Troy, your head is pointed!

Ok, if you do nothing else, watch this clip titled "Bob":
Click here:

Watch it past the credits..... all the way past!
Thanks Erika!!! Toooo funny.

I made the peanut butter fudge yesterday...

The only things I did differently from the basic recipe was add a couple pats of butter and I used half milk/half cream. Addictive!
(If you missed it, the recipe is on yesterday's blog. Archives on left)

Had a few visitors yesterday out back...

Mr. Buck came back.....

He was chasing a doe away... why, I don't know!

And instead of reruns of the mac/cheese/beef/veggies I put a carton of chicken broth in a pot, added the leftovers, and made soup. It was HEAVEN!!! Really a great idea. Wonder why I never thought of that before!~

It was a pretty day with the sun playing hide and seek...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. ICK....trip to the Doc today. Too much falling apart on this old bod! LOL
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
November 21st
Gingerbread Day

Used to make gingerbread cake for my Dad because he LOVED it!
Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cake (so easy!)

1 package (14.5-ounce) gingerbread mix (Betty Crocker)
1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling
1/4 cup caramel-flavored ice cream topping
Sweetened Whipped Cream

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl prepare gingerbread mix according to package directions. Fold the apple pie filling into the batter.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Let cool about 30 minutes. Serve cake with caramel and whipped topping. Makes 9 servings