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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Bruise & Dude ~ Crazy Cats ~ Crockpot Mashed P's ~ Cinnamon Whiskey Cranberry Sauce

Good 37º, omg, not frozen morning!

Pretty day when the sun finally came out yesterday....
.... and the woodpeckers were out enjoying it too...

My Dude in his favorite spot and the Bruise in his....

.... and Mr. Nosey looking into my fish eye lens...

This from my email pal Mike Cipolla... These funny cats think they are people! HILARIOUS!!!


I found this recipe and emailed it to my pal Nancy. She made this "crockpot potatoes" for Thanksgiving and loved it. Said she's going to make the mashies this way every time!
5 pounds red potatoes cut into chunks
1 T minced garlic
3 cubes chicken bullion
1 8oz container sour cream
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook the potatoes, garlic, and bouillon until potatoes are tender but firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving water. In a bowl, mash potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, adding reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.
  2. Transfer the potato mixture to a slow cooker, cover, and cook on Low for 2 to 3 hours. Just before serving, stir in butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.


Don't forget the Toys For Tots....
As I said, I can pick them up and deposit them for you...
or you can do that ...Brian's State Farm office in the shopping center by Albertson's, The Vine, Tacos Locos, McDonalds .... Redwood Hwy and Allen Creek Rd. Just one toy! It will go a long way to making a child happy. Don't wait til the last minute!


Today I cook a turkey. It's out of the fridge coming to room temp as we speak. Yesterday I cleaned. Whoopee. Made and ordered my Christmas cards from Shutterfly. And then I made some cranberry sauce. You know, the bake in the oven way and add bourbon... (recipe on blog November 26th)... I used 4 cups cranberries, 2 cups sugar, 1 orange zested, juice from orange, and cinnamon. Bake at 350º in foil covered 9x13 pan for 1 hour. Stir once at 30 minutes. Take from oven, add 1/4 cup ... bourbon, Cointreau, brandy, etc.... I used Cinnamon Whiskey. OMGOOOOOOOD stuff~!


Historically this date...
1941Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.
1952 – The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.
1960Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
1969 – Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.

2001 – Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.

And births this date include...
1913Mary Martin, American actor and singer (d. 1990)
Mother of Larry Hagman. She died on Nov 3rd and he died on Nov 23rd. (2012)

1935Woody Allen, American film director, actor, and comedian

1945Bette Midler, American actress and singer

1951 – Treat Williams, American actor
    .... a Hollywood miracle..married to one woman, and for 25 years!
On this date in 1997 we bought this house.  Been quite a ride from being city folk to country folk. Sure like the country better than the city... except when some dumb a** neighbor starts capping rounds and fires upwards in the right after the other.  This happened the other day and I talked to PJ's Dave. He was going to put up Christmas lights but, he as I, don't know where the dumb a**'s bullets are going and he didn't want to be on the roof! The guy must be a millionaire to fire off that many... ammo is $$!
All I know. Happy Football Sunday (schedule on yesterday's blog). Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December oneth
National Pie Day

Hmmm.... bought a sweet potato pie, so will celebrate with that!
(topped with whiskey cranberry sauce and Cool Whip!!!)