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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Football ~ Dishwasher ~ Halloween Store ~ Kio ~ Run Fred Run!

Good 35ยบ burrrrrr morning. Low fog. Ice on the barn roof. What else is new?

Football for tomorrow...

Yesterday was errand day. I wore my new flying witch shirt (If the broom flies .... Fly it!)
I also wore my orange black cat socks!

First stop was Ace and I ordered lumber for the raised bed garden that Martin is going to fix. Dave is going to drop it off for me today.(Thanks Dave!!!) Got a new handle to fix my toilet (it broke)... then to the cleaners to pick up my comforter, stop at Brian's office (next door) for a short visit, then to Sears where I actually bought a new dishwasher!
It will be delivered on the 6th. Then to the Halloween Store.

What a fun place! I got some spider web decals to put on the glass in the front door and some spiders. Saw Sami, Tucker, Jen, and Jean there. The best part was hugs from Sami and Tucker!

Leftovers can be good for any meal... yesterday breakfast was a rerun of the Taboli/rice mixture with eggs...


I so wish this were true....


Today is a special birthday..... Kio (Same day as the Shah!)

Historically this date...
1936 – The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.

1940 – The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.

2003 – The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres, and  destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

And births this date include...
1797Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (d. 1865)
............Dang! She should have been born on yesterday's date... World Pasta Day!!!

1916 – Boyd Wagner, First USAAF fighter ace of World War II (d. 1942)

..... the Shah of Persia... as it was known then, and that is where Kio's family comes from. Kio's grandfather was the head of Police for the Shah, before the Shah was exiled. I was privileged to meet Kio's family and chat with his grandfather!

1947 – Bullshillary Rodham Clinton, American politician, United States Senator from New York (2001–2009), 67th United States Secretary of State
1956 – Rita Wilson, American actress
... and she's married to a great actor but he's a loud-mouth lefty and BTW Hanks, NOBODY cares what actors think!

1961Dylan McDermott, American actor

1967Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
This made me laugh...
All I know. Happy Saturday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 26th
(Click on the underlined for more 411)
Pumpkin Day October 26
Pretzel Day October 26
Mince Meat Pie Day October 26

I like to make a pie with mincemeat on the bottom and pumpkin on the top. When we'd have family gatherings at Christmas everyone wanted a piece of both pumpkin and mincemeat pie. I just shortened the theme by baking them both together. Good!!!

English recipes from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries describe a mixture of meat and fruit used as a pie filling. These early recipes included vinegars and wines, but by the 18th century, distilled spirits, frequently brandy, were being used instead. The use of spices like clove, nutmeg, mace and cinnamon was common in late medieval and renaissance meat dishes. The increase of sweetness from added sugars, and those produced from fermentation, made mincemeat less a savoury dinner course and helped to direct its use toward desserts.

By the mid-twentieth century the term was also used to describe a similar mixture that does not include meat, but that might include animal fat in the form of suet or butter, but could also substitute solid vegetable fats, making it vegetarian. Many recipes continue to include suet, venison, minced beef sirloin or minced heart, along with dried fruit, spices, chopped apple, and fresh citrus peel. Zante currants, candied fruits, citron, and brandy, rum, or other liquor. Mincemeat is aged to deepen flavours, activate the preserving effect of alcohol, which over time changes the overall texture of the mixture by breaking down the meat proteins. Preserved mincemeat may be stored for up to ten years.

Mincemeat can be produced at home, often using a family recipe that varies by region or ancestry. Commercial preparations, primarily without meat, packaged in jars, foil lined boxes, or tins are commonly available.