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Saturday, December 29, 2012

New Assistant Sheriff ~ Crockpot Soup Version 1 & 2 ~ Pepper Pot Soup

Good 33º Burrrrrr morning. Supposed to get 'sun' for a couple days and then snow predicted for Monday.

Crazy weather. Started snowing yesterday morning at 9am. It was 33º. "Sticking" wasn't happening. Warmed to 35º. Snowed all day, but nothing on the ground. All up the mountain several hundred feet above. As of right now the summit doesn't look inviting ... nobody going either direction except for a Trooper!

.... and we do have a little snow 'stuck' on the ground and the barn roof:


Such good news arrived yesterday... my friend James (Jimmy) Hellmold is being promoted to Assistant Sheriff (LASD) on December 30th and will command Field Ops Regions I, II, III, Detective Div, and Homeland Security Div. Wow! Congratulations Jimmy!!!!! So deserved. HUGS to you! Know your family is so proud of you. Me too!

This "suggestion" from my friend Cyndi Moreno (wife of ret Pete LASD) .... :o)

I made soup in the crockpot and had it for dinner on Wednesday and Thursday. Ingredients:

chicken stock (+ some left from cooking chicken thighs for Maggie), a can artichoke hearts + liquid, mushrooms, cabbage, mini raviolis, fettuccini, broccoli slaw, radishes, zucchini, leek, and green bell pepper. Cooked on low 2 hours.

Then.............. yesterday I added to the leftover soup a package of frozen baby peas, a can of Kirkland Roast Beef in beef broth (this is really good and makes great quick tacos or taquitos~!), and a carton of beef broth! OMGOOD!!!!

So, last night was a fire, soup, and more Hallmark movies!

In two days you are going to have to learn how to write "2013" ... (lol, I just wrote 2012.... !) I still write checks for stuff so this won't be easy for a while!

Today is the birthday of my nephew Andrew Plumbridge. He is 58 years old. Haven't seen him in probably 15 years. Sad, he is estranged from the family. He was always sweet and cute. Drugs ruin lives!
Here he is with  my bro-in-law Bill and sister Marion...

Historically this date....
1778American Revolutionary War: 3,000 British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell capture Savannah, Georgia.

1813 – British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.

1845 – In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, United States annexes the Mexican state of Texas, following the Manifest Destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.

1940World War II: In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.

2003 – The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.

And births this date include....
1800Charles Goodyear, American inventor (d. 1860)

1808Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875) ... Mr. Happy Pants!

1917Tom Bradley, American politician (d. 1998)
... 20 years as Mayor of Los Angeles

1921Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
... whoa! YUMMMMM.

1932Inga Swenson, American actress
(no current photos)

1936Mary Tyler Moore, American actress
.....Whaaa? Can't understand why some people ruin a good thing!

1938 – Jon Voight, American actor

1947 – Ted Danson, American actor

1953 – Stanley Tookie Williams, American murderer (d. 2005)
.... leader of the Crips gang in So. Central LA. EXECUTED!

1959 – Paula Poundstone, American comedian

1972 – Jude Law, British actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 29th
Pepper Pot Day

Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778. Pepper Pot soup was first made on December 29, 1777.