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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fog Turkeys Deer ~ Photo Safari ~ Scottish Eggs

Good 29º somewhat foggy morning. Warmed to a frigid 34º yesterday and the fog never lifted. Gloomy all day. Not a drop of sunlight. ICK!

I saw the turkeys out in the pasture, keeping close together... about 50 of them...
and in the upper pasture were the deer....

Well, first thing this morning I have donated $100.... $50 to the USO and $50 to DAV via email. I like donating to those groups. I also donate to the UCLA brain cancer research because of Brian's friend Kio. He is in remission and doing great! I donate $ and take dog/cat food and treats to the local Rogue Valley Humane Society. I also play "free kibble" .... go to and scroll to the bottom of the page. Sign up for daily reminders. Play the game and they will donate kibble to shelter animals. Also, check out the photos folks have sent in of their dogs and cats...  The Bruise will be on there soon...


Debbie put this on her FB page. I agree, but it did say "My President"... I did a change, since he's not "MY" President!
And BTW.....
"ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Wade Phillips would like to put an asterisk on Peyton Manning's touchdown record.
The Houston Texans' interim coach said Friday the league agreed with him that Manning's record-tying 50th TD toss Sunday shouldn't have counted because Eric Decker bobbled the ball."
So.... see, he's hasn't passed up Tom Brady! LOL.

I was reading in our local paper about a couple who live in Rogue River and recently traveled to Uganda and So. Africa. She has a blog with amazing photos...
Here's a couple of my favorits from her blog...

I saw a recipe the other day called "Donna's Nest Eggs"... well, it was for Scotch Eggs. These are a treat, usually deep-fried and served in Scottish & British Pubs..... With Scottish blood in my veins (maternal grandparents both born in Scotland) and Jerry's grandmother Scottish, we loved them. We used to get them at the Loch Ness Monster Pub in Pasadena, just off Fair Oaks and Colorado. The Wikipedia says: " Scotch eggs are usually a picnic food and home-made. In the UK, packaged, plastic-wrapped Scotch eggs are commonly available in supermarkets, corner shops and motorway service stations.
Miniature versions of Scotch eggs are also widely available in British supermarkets, and are sold under the name "savoury eggs", "picnic eggs", "party eggs", "snack eggs", "egg bites" or similar. These contain chopped egg or a quail's egg, rather than a whole chicken egg, and sometimes contain mayonnaise or chopped bacon.
In the United States, many "British-style" pubs and eateries serve fresh-made Scotch eggs. These are usually served hot, with dipping sauces such as ranch dressing, hot sauce, or hot mustard sauce. At the Minnesota State Fair, true to fair tradition, Scotch eggs are served on a stick. Scotch eggs are available at most Renaissance Festivals from Maryland to Texas.


I decided to make some...
First... hard boil or bake half a dozen eggs. Cool. Mix 1 pound ground beef, turkey, chicken, or sausage (whichever you prefer) with spices. I used garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, and cloves. Divide evenly, flatten, and roll the peeled egg in the meat. You can dip these into beaten egg and bread crumbs, but I put mayonnaise on each and rolled in Panko. Bake at 400º for 30 minutes.

Baking them like this is less fat and more healthy. Really good. Use any type of sauce for dipping.... siracha and mayo, hot/sweet chili, soy sauce, Worcestershire, etc.... 
Yesterday I snacked too much and didn't want much for dinner... so had popcorn with butter and cheese. Tonight I will fix the Scotch eggs with something good for me!

It’s almost time to ring in the New Year! Make 2014 a little quieter and rust free with the help of WD-40® Multi-Use Product. Use it to:
  • Quiet squeaks on strollers and office chairs 
  • Lubricate wheels on vacuums
  • Remove rust from curtain rods

Historically this date....
1778American Revolutionary War: 3,000 British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell capture Savannah, Georgia.

1813 – British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.

1845 – In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, United States annexes the Mexican state of Texas, following the Manifest Destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.

1940World War II: In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.

2003 – The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.

And births this date include.... (if you want to see photos of these people, click on their name)
1800Charles Goodyear, American inventor (d. 1860)
1808Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875) ... Mr. Happy Pants!
1917Tom Bradley, American politician (d. 1998)
... 20 years as Mayor of Los Angeles
1921Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
1932Inga Swenson, American actress
1936Mary Tyler Moore, American actress
.....Whaaa? Can't understand why some people ruin a good thing!
1938 – Jon Voight, American actor
1947 – Ted Danson, American actor
1953 – Stanley Tookie Williams, American murderer (d. 2005)
.... leader of the Crips gang in So. Central LA. EXECUTED!
1959 – Paula Poundstone, American comedian
1972 – Jude Law, British actor
All I know. Two more days after today left of 2013... which in some cases has been a lousy year. Come on 2014! Make it a better year for everyone! Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 29th
Pepper Pot Day
Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.  Pepper Pot soup was first made on December 29, 1777. According to the legend........... During the Revolutionary war, the Continental army was camped at Valley Forge.  The winter was cold and harsh. Conditions were deplorable. Food was often scarce. George Washington asked his army's chef to prepare a meal for the army, that would both warm them, and boost their moral. The chef found scraps of tripe, small bits of meat and some peppercorn. He mixed this in with some other ingredients, and created Pepper Pot soup, also known as "Philadelphia Pepper Pot soup”. The hot, and somewhat spicy soup, was well received by the troops. It was  called "the soup that won the war”. Celebrate Pepper Pot Day by making some Pepper Pot soup for the family. Note: while tripe was a main ingredient of this soup, you can substitute with chicken or beef.