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Friday, November 28, 2014

RAIN! ~ Thanksgiving Dinner ~ Jean Jen Brian Tucker Sami Shad Lam Winnie Samantha ~ Football ~ Nut Bruiser

Good 47º raining like mad morning. As usual the predictions have changed again. No rain here yesterday but drizzles in Grants Pass.

Looks like we're in for it...

Wow, the sun came out here and it was a beautiful day. I tried watching the Macy's Day Parade (emphasis on PARADE) and all they showed was Broadway Show stuff! I wanted to see the parade! Turned it off.  

Yesterday I left here early and went to Jean's to help with dinner... When I got there she had everything already done. So we chatted.
I made a pumpkin cheesecake, deviled eggs, and some Tzatziki Dip (Greek cucumber), and took Mom's Killer Rolls and baked them there. Jean made the turkey, stuffing, gravy, the relish trays, and pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream. Jen brought a crockpot filled with mashed potatoes and some whipped sweet potatoes. Jen carved the turkey....

Jean making the gravy....

Joining us was Shad, investment counselor for Edward Jones. His office right by Brian's. I asked Shad where his name came from. He said from the biblical Shadrach.  (ShadrachMeshach, and Abednego are biblical characters recorded in the book of Daniel Chapters 1–3, known for their exclusive devotion to God. In particular, they are known for being saved by divine intervention from the Babylonian execution of being burned alive in a fiery furnace. They were three young Jews, of royal or noble birth from the Kingdom of Judah, who, along with Daniel, were inducted into Babylonafter Jerusalem was besieged by Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar in 605 BC)
I remember the song Meshach Shadrach Abednego. Watch here on youtube:
Also joining us were Brain and Jen's new neighbors, Lam and his beautiful wife Winnie and their tiny baby Samantha. Lam is interesting. He's a dentist and has lived all over. He lived in Basque Country of France, New England (Yeah... he's a Patriots fan!), Arcadia, San Francisco..... and even worked in East LA!  

And of course Sami kept busy....

Tucker played the pinball machine and watched football..

It was a nice evening with family and friends. (Missed you Uncle Jimmy!)
Football yesterday... some surprises!

Night before I was watching TV when The Bruise decides to climb Everest! Nut!
Not the best picture quality, taken with my iPad.

1520 – After navigating through the South American strait, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.

1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

And births this date include...
1933 – Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)

1936 – Gary Hart, American politician
Involved in one of the top 10 political sex scandals of all time.

1949 – Paul Shaffer, Canadian orchestra leader
...he's a weirdo just like that adam henry he works for, Letterman!

1950 – Ed Harris, American actor
1967 – Anna Nicole Smith, American television personality (d. 2007)
.... sorry, she was weird too!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

November 28th
National French Toast Day
Another way to make your french toast breakfast is to dip the bread in the egg, etc, and then put it in the waffle iron!
2 Eggs
Dash cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
¼ t. Vanilla
¼ cup Milk
2 T Melted butter
4-6 Thick sliced bread

Preheat waffle iron and spray with non stick cooking spray.
Mix the eggs until frothy, add the rest of ingredients. Mix well. Dip bread into mixture and put in waffle iron until well browned.

I love them this way~


Anonymous said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and loved ones. Dinner looked yummy! I missed seeing YOU in the photos!

The Bruiser is so funny!

Hope the weather was good there for the day. It was an all time record hot day here for Thanksgiving. Sorry we didn't have the pool heated a bit.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

I look forward to hearing about your Turkey Day. Yes, ours was fun. I take pictures so don't get in them! Sigh...Heard about your heat down there. Too bad. That would have been great, swimming on Thanksgiving! xo

Lydia said...

What a lovely gathering.

The story of Shadrach- up there with Paul of Tarsus in importance. Perfect for Thanksgiving.