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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jeannie ~ Reduce the Wine ~ TV Dinners

Good 53ยบ too warm morning. Gonna be killer hot again today. I know.... whine whine...oh wait, wine wine wine!! Yeah, that's it!

Today is a special day.... my BFF Jeannie Patterson is celebrating her birthday. 39 again, eh girlfriend? HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANNIE!! SOW Sista! Sisterfriend!
Your pup Chaka wishes you a Happy Birthday too!!
"Hi Mom. Hi Mom. Happy Birthday." Lick lick lick......

Here we go.... Breakfast of ...... ummm, no, not champions... um..... Breakfast of someone who didn't want to mess with much! Yeah, that's it. Mashed up hard-boiled egg with mayo and parmesan cheese on rice cakes... with some of Jeannie's heriloom cherry tomatoes and coffee.
Did get a new coffee creamer, Coffeemate Spiced Latte. Mmmmmmmmmm

Historically this date...

1846Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
1946 – While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters' Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, directing her "to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them". She would become known as Mother Teresa.
1972 – The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at Munich, Germany.

And births this date include...
1918Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
   .... What a legacy he left. Long line of beautiful smart dogs! Loved the Rin Tin Tin show back in the '50's. "Lt. Rip Masters", James Brown, sent me an autographed photo of he an 'Rinty'! (It's somewhere......)
1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer
LOL, Brian's favorite drink is an "Arnold Palmer".... ice tea and lemonade!
1949 – Bill O'Reilly, American television host, author, and political commentator
1953 – Amy Irving, American actress
..... stick with the brown hair, Amy!
Yesterday was so fascinating... went to  the post office and picked up a photo that was taken at the 50th class reunion I didn't attend.... market for chicken for the Dude (cook it in the crockpot..he loves it...boneless skinless thighs) ... back home to make birthday cards and thank you cards.. made a cake for the birthday girl Jeannie, attempted to clean out fridge (no luck), and made the bed! YEOWSA!
My 17 year old granddaughter Alex is getting a car this weekend. She has saved her money and has enough in the bank to buy a 1998 silver Honda. Can't wait to see it! How fun Alex! So excited for you! ♥
PICTURE of the day..

Today will be more exciting. Shopping in GP and then take the birthday cake to Jeannie and have wine with her and Donna while we watch Rogue River Roofing put a new roof on her house! All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

September 10th
National TV Dinner Day
Gerald Thomas, a C.A. Swanson & Sons executive, had a big problem. What to do with about 270 tons of left over Thanksgiving turkey.

"After Thanksgiving, Swanson had ten refrigerated railroad cars -- each containing 520,000 pounds of unsold turkeys -- going back and forth across the country in refrigerated railroad box cars, because there was not enough storage in warehouses. We were challenged to come up with a way to get rid of the turkeys," said Thomas.

He got the breakthrough idea from the trays used for airline food service. And the TV dinner was born.

The first production order was for 5,000 dinners, thought to be a big gamble at the time. They had about two dozen women armed with ice cream scoops filling the new trays at night.

The first TV dinner featured turkey, corn bread dressing and gravy, buttered peas and sweet potatoes. It cost 98 cents and came in a box resembling a TV.

The 5,000 dinners proved to be a gross underestimation. Swanson sold 10,000,000 of them that year.

Of note, most folks didn't own freezers back then, so the dinners were bought and prepared the very same day.

A frozen fried chicken dinner was introduced in 1955. Turkey is still the most popular Swanson TV dinner, except in Fort Worth-Dallas, where fried chicken is the favorite. (Don't ask)

In 1962 they stopped calling them TV Dinners.