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Friday, January 18, 2013

Cold (weather) ~ Cold (me) ~ Poem (cold) ~ (Hot) Chicken Soup ~ Peking Duck

Good 26º VERY foggy (again!) and everything frozen morning. UGH. The sun did eventually come out yesterday...about 2pm. Warmed to a tropical 38º. Warm enough for me to bundle up and take my trash out to the can by the road.

Today is day 3 of this coughing/sneezing/runny nose mess I have. Took a "cold-allergy" pill last night and slept all night without waking up once to cough!

This weather is so reminding me of the poem that Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre wrote... I love to read this.....

It's cold.
The End.

(Thanks Deeewayne P-Berger for that!)


Here is the soup I made day before yesterday...

2 cartons of chicken stock
1 lg can of Kirkland chicken
1/2 cup Farro (or couscous, or Quinoa, or any pasta)
1/2 cup Mexican flavored rice (Uncle Bens)
1 can, drained, garbanzo beans
6-8 Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
handful of broccoli slaw (with shredded carrots)
6-8 broccoli pieces
4 Roma tomatoes, cut up
zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon
Put everything except tomatoes into crockpot. Turn on high for 1 hour, then low for 3-4 hours. Add tomatoes the last hour.

It was awesome!

BTW, I was experimenting again with Photoshop and figured out how to put together all the ingredients of the soup onto one picture. Yea!

Historically this date....
1778James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".

1911Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.

1969United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.

1990Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.

And births this date include...
1892Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)

1904 – Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
... when working for Fabergé Mr. Grant was on our board of directors. Such a super charming man!!!! YUMMMMMM even at his age! A privilege to meet him.

1913Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)

1955Kevin Costner, American actor


1980 – Jason Segel, American actor

All I know. TGIF for you workin' stiffs! Going to keep on fighting this cold. Maybe later some hot buttered rum from yesterday's blog. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 18th
Peking Duck Day