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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Homemade Soup ~ 'Goovment' Salaries ~ Huell ~ English Toffee

Good 41º drizzly cloudy morning.

I was asked about the homemade soup from yesterday... Crockpot, large carton chicken stock, dried mushrooms (or use fresh sliced), golden mushroom soup, sliced garlic (I use dried from Costco), Tabouli (or use orzo, rice, couscous, quinoa), whole wheat rigatoni (I only like the whole wheat pasta in soup, not with sauce!), diced sweet potato, and at the end I added half a package of frozen peas. (I know, BFF you hate peas! Use green beans or okra or broccoli or.....? whatever you have/like.) All cooked in crockpot on low for 5 hours. Really good! But, like most things I cook, it's a little of this and that I have on hand.

Here you go....

Salaries of the President, Vice President, and Other U.S. Officials

The salaries listed below are annual as of 2011. The president most recently received a raise in 2001.

Vice President$230,7002
Majority and Minority Leaders$193,400
Speaker of the House$223,500
Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court$223,500
Assoc. Justice, U.S. Supreme Court$213,900

Position Salary President
1789 $25,000
1873 $50,000
1909 $75,000
1949 $100,0001
1969 $200,0001
2001 $400,0001
Vice President $230,7002
Senator $174,000
Representative $174,000
Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400
Speaker of the House $223,500
Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court $223,500

 The President also gets...
1. Plus $50,000 non-taxable expense allowance to assist in defraying expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his official duties.

2. Plus $10,000 taxable expense allowance. ..... and then:


Historically this date...
1780 – An earthquake of estimated magnitude 7.7 hits the city of Tabriz, Iran, killing about 80,000 people and causing major damage., 80,000!!!

1835 – The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.

1877Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.

2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills six people and wounds 13, including Giffords.

And births this date include....
1912José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)

1923Larry Storch, American actor
... a Hollywood phenom... married to same woman 43 years (til her death)

1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer (d. 1977)
... here in a picture with my friend Seal Beach Judy in 1971, and Judy's baby girl Kim......

1942 – Yvette Mimieux, American actress

1947 – David Bowie, English musician

And lastly RIP Huell Howser. LOVED California's Gold!
A favorite show all about California on PBS for many years. Still being showed and I still record the episodes. Met him in person once, funny story.


All I know. Nuff said. ENT appointment today and Costco! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bob
January 8th
English Toffee Day

I suggest you go to this site and order some. It's the BEST! Or if you are close to Grants Pass, stop in the store oat 413 Union (near the Three Rivers Hosp), say hi to Dee and buy some toffee! They have free samples. Once you try it, you are hooked!
One of my favorites is their Trail Toffee (a finalist in the NY Fancy Food Show for Outstanding Snack Food Category) ... I like to make oatmeal cookies and instead of just putting raisins in the cookie dough, I put this in. It is a mixture of English Toffee with toasted almonds, dried cranberries and raisins. OMGOOOD!!!!!