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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dogs vs Cats ~ Bruiser ~ Tucker Snowman Sami ~ Onion Soup

Good 13 freekin' degrees morning. Still no water. Still frozen pipes. Soooooo tired of this. Cranky. Very cranky!  I'm not going to be able to go to the Law Enforcement/Fire Christmas dinner tomorrow... with these freezing temps, driving at night, in the dark, with icy roads is not a choice. Sigh.....

Honda has Michael Bolton singing in all their ads right now. I can't stand his voice... sounds like someone just kicked him in the butt! High pitched and like scratchin' on a blackboard! UGH!!!! Thank goodness for the MUTE button!

This is sooooooooo what happens here between Bruiser and Dude... sent by Ike Saben. Thanks for the smiles and laughs Ike!

Speaking of cats... here's Bruiser cruising the top of the fence and near the bird feeder in hopes of prey....

Icicles on the finch feeder...
.... and the Dude laying in the sun... 20º out there.

Historically this date....

1817Mississippi becomes the 20th U.S. state.

1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.

And births this date include...
1914Dorothy Lamour, American actress (d. 1996)

1928Dan Blocker, American actor (d. 1972)
....drafted into the Army during Korea but was fanatical against the Viet Nam war to the point of leaving the country! A Texan, a Methodist, and a Democrat. Odd.

1941 – Tommy Kirk, American actor


1941 – Tommy Rettig, American actor (d. 1996)


1952 – Susan Dey, American actress


1964 – Bobby Flay, American chef and restaurateur


What a waste yesterday was, and probably today as well. No water so had to go to neighbors to fill up containers. Thank you Frank and Cindy... also, thanks for the shooter of 'Apple Pie' liquor!( )

So tired of this. If I wanted this type of weather I'd have moved to Alaska, N. Dakota, Montana, or somewhere icky like that. Wine wine wine.... THAT's RIGHT! To heck with the wine with the 'h' in it!!!
Bears fans were happy with last night's game...
Check this adorable photo my daughter-in-law, Jennifer, took of Tucker, The State Farm Snowman, and Sami..
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 10th
National Lager Day

National Lager Day




Most of what we regard as American beer is what is known as lager, a cold brewed and stored beer that is light in flavor as well as color.

So.... how about Onion Soup made with lager!

1/3 cup butter
10 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
12 ounces lager (can or bottle)
1 quart beef broth
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
6 slices French bread, toasted
3 cups shredded gruyere cheese

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir and cook onions in butter until golden brown, 15 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute. Pour in the beer and beef broth and season with mustard, thyme, black pepper and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425º

Remove bay leaf from soup and ladle soup into a large casserole or individual ovenproof bowls, leaving about 1 inch of room at the top of the dish or dishes. Float slices of toasted bread on the soup and pile generously with Gruyere.

Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.