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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reindeer Jingle Dance ~ John & Tanya ~ Alyssa ~ Streuseled Sweet Potato (Yam) Casserole ~ Errands

Good 41º somewhat cloudy morning. The radar shows a chance of rain..

It also shows some in the San Diego area and the Las Vegas area too...
This is cool...  good for smiles!

Today is the 47th Anniversary of my high school friend, John Berokoff and his bride Tanya. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! Here's John in the 3rd grade...Sierra Park, El Sereno.

And as a senior in high school...
Ok, John, a picture please of you and Tanya!!!!
Yesterday was the 16th birthday of Phil Santisteven (LASD ret) and Suzanne's beautiful daughter Alyssa. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYSSA!!! Sorry I'm a day late! Alyssa is quite the accomplished swim team member! Go girl!!!

Historically this date...
1957 – The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape CanaveralFlorida.

1969 – Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings are generated as a result of "A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects."

And births this date include....
1894 – Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (d. 1979)

LOVED loved loved watching him conduct the Boston Pops! When Brian was a little guy, 2 or so, he'd sit on my lap and conduct with Mr. Fiedler! Cute!

1927 – Richard Long, American actor (d. 1974)
Big Valley... big fav!


1947 – Wes Studi, American actor


1953 – Barry Livingston, American actor


1962 – Richard Jewell, American security guard and accused bomber (d. 2007)

Just because I am not cooking at the moment doesn't mean I can't share a favorite recipe with you. Try this for Christmas...
Streuseled Sweet Potato (Yam) Casserole ( I use yams!)

Click here for the description of Sweet Potato vs Yam:
5 pounds yams - peeled and cubed
½ cup half-n-half (fat free)
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup (I like Mrs. Butterworths)
¾ t. salt
1 large egg slightly beaten
cooking spray
½ cup flour
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 cube chilled butter - cut into small pieces
4 oz pkg pecan bits (I chop up pecans and add about a cup!)
Preheat oven to 375º
Cook potato in heavy bottomed pot covered in water. Bring to boil and simmer about 12 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
Combine the half-n-half, syrup, vanilla, salt, and egg in large bowl. Whisk until mixed. Add potato and beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth.
Spoon mixture into 13x9 pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Combine flour and sugar in food processor, pulse to combine. Add chilled butter and pulse mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Stir in pecan pieces and sprinkle over potato mixture.
Bake covered for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 25 minutes or until topping is browned and potatoes thoroughly heated.

Yesterday I went into Rogue River to pick up some packages at the post office and get some flat rate boxes, put some checks in the bank, and stop at the market for a bell pepper, onion, and some pork to make the sweet and sour pork slow cooker recipe today. I couldn't stop drooling reading the recipe and HAVE to make it! I showed it to our butcher, Ryan, and he said it sounded good too. I gave him the recipe. He picked out the best value  for the boneless pork for me. After that I came home, got two packages ready to mail, then back to the post office to get that done!

Had a talk with the Christmas Chicken so I FINALLY know what Tucker wants. Got that taken care of. Did Face Time on the iPad with Sami last night and she filled me in on what she wanted. Christmas Cards today and then a shopping trip probably tomorrow.

Last night was soup, a glass of wine, and a Hallmark Christmas movie. Sounds like the day before, eh?
I hope you all have a great day! 
All I know. Happy HUMP Day. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 17th

National Maple Syrup Day


Lydia said...

That casserole sounds yummy. Maybe for dinner.

Anonymous said...

Sue, I'm gunna make the yams for after Christmas party...........
Goin' to Santa Fe tomorrow....................Thanks, Steve