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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rain/Snow ~ Chicken Surprise ~ Olive Tepenade ~ RIP Don Dunlop ~ Popcorn Day

Good 41ยบ raining pouring morning. So far since yesterday looks as if we got 1 3/4" rain. More on the coast and in some other areas, but that's a lot for us in a 24 hour period.

On my blog last January 18th I have pictures of our Rogue River over the banks. Lots and lots of rain. This year, hardly any so far! But we're workin' on it!

Yesterday our summit was socked in... no travel....

And today......................


This is funny..... my friend Dee Yellin sent this after I posted that yesterday was Peking Duck Day....


A couple goes for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and orders Chicken Surprise. The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot. Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down. "Good grief, did you see that?", she asks her husband. He hadn't , so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down. Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation. "Please sir", says the waiter, "What you order?". The husband replies, "Chicken Surprise".









"Ah! So sorry", says the waiter. "I bring
you Peeking Duck"!


So, you shop at Whole Foods for their "organic" products? Silly you................

Now here is a great little spread for crackers... So good! Superbowl coming up... plan ahead....

Olive Tepenade

1 cup Klamata olives, pitted
1/2 cup black olives
1/2 cup stuffed green olives
2 cloves garlic
2 T. (or more) olive oil
1 T. lemon juice
1 t. lemon zest
1/4 t. black pepper
dash hot pepper sauce or 1/8 t. red pepper flakes

"Chop" in food processor. Serve room temperature with crackers or toast.

My former mother-in-law (Kristen's and Brian's "Nana") Evelyn Pendleton died on this date in 1999. As it turns out it was her husband, ("Papa") George's birthday. Fortunately for Papa he had already blazed the trail to Heaven before Nana so he wasn't sad on his birthday!

The world lost another one of the good guys. Deputy Don Dunlop passed away early today. He was a friend, a fellow Deputy, a mentor to a lot, a super guy! RIP Don!!! I know Jerry and Captain Jack and Deputy Billy are there in Heaven to show you the ropes, share stories, and let you know how much you were cared about. Love and hugs to Bonnie. Donnie and Bonnie.. ♥ ♥.. shared a great love.

Today is also the wedding anniversary of Sandy's baby sister (lol) Babette and her husband Jim. Happy 26th Anniversary kids!

You can now click on the links from Wikipedia today. If there were links yesterday that you needed to view, you can go back... (BTW, I did my blogs and gathered Wiki info on Tuesday!)

Historically this date...
1935Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.

Prior to that men wore:

1953 – 68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.

1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen. It also fell in the Bahamas.

And births this date include....
1807Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (d. 1870)

1809Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)

1922Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)

1923Jean Stapleton, American actress

1930Tippi Hedren, American actress

1939Phil Everly, American musician

1944Shelley Fabares, American actress

1946 – Dolly Parton, American singer and actress


1947 – Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
Phoney Southern accent and a pig when it comes to eating on TV with such huge bites AND then talking with her big fat mouth full! .... what an oinker!

1953Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor

All I know. Pulmonary test for me today. Also Costco. I have 40 pairs of Levis (Jerry's) that I need to do something with. A pawn shop in Medford has a sign that they "Buy Levis" so stopping in there also today and inquire as to their "Levi criteria". Happy Thursday. Ciao.

xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
January 19th
(Be still my heart....)
National Popcorn Day

Top with melted butter or spray on I Can't Believe It's Not Butter ... then add 1. Grated yellow cheese and bacon bits or crumbled bacon 2. Grated Parmesan cheese 3. Taco Seasoning and grated cheese 4. Chopped jalapeno chilies (drained and dried with paper towels) and grated mozzarella cheese .... if you like Curry or Cyanne add that or sprinkle on Bob's Seasoning Salt or Lawry's Seasoned Salt. Mix some Frank's Hot Sauce with the butter....My friend Patty likes Brewer's Yeast on hers. Sprinkle on a bit of dry Ranch dressing mix. Mix soy sauce with your butter. Sprinkle on Old Bay (Garlic and Herb) or cinnamon or dill. Add mini chocolate chips and/or flaked coconut. Add peanuts and M&M's. Mix a little wasabe powder with the butter. EXPERIMENT~