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Monday, January 27, 2014

Mini Chicken Pot Pies ~ Couch Potato Dude ~ Chocolate Cake

Good 31º morning. Everything frozen again. Oh... the geese just showed up... best go feed them...

Ok, now the geese are happy campers!

What a chore with this computer. After Brian fixed the modem and I got the blog going, I forgot to tell you I struggled for a couple hours trying to get AOL and Google Chrome hooked into the modem. I kept getting error messages. Well, dummy me uninstalled something on the computer yesterday that I didn't know what it was and shouldn't have deleted it. So, what I finally did was go back to the control panel and 'restore' the computer to before I deleted the program. TAAA DAAAA it worked! (Sorry Turk, I didn't know what the "Broadcom" program was. Never heard of it!) Now all is running ok. Sigh.................... This morning I also had to reinstall the Photoshop and a couple other programs the "restore" got rid of!

Dinner last night was a chicken pot pie experiment...
Ingredients: cooked chopped chicken (1½ cups), veggies (1½ cups), can of cream of chicken soup, 10 refrigerator biscuits, precooked bacon, grated cheese...
I only had a roll of 8 biscuits, not 10. Didn't have any grated cheddar cheese, so used Parmesan and some cheese slices. Also added in some chopped bacon. Mix the soup, chicken, veggies (They use frozen mixed veggies .. I used fresh cut green beans, mini squash, mushrooms, and celery) and bacon. 
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Turn oven on to 350º. Sprinkle flour on cutting board and separate biscuits and pat them in the flour to spread them out.... Then press them into the bottom and up sides of muffin cups...
Add the chicken mixture, pressing it down into the cups... and top with cheese...
Since I only had 8 muffins I cooked the rest of the veggie/chicken mixture in a dish and will mix it with some cooked red rice or quinoa later..
Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden.

These are good and easy, but next time I will add more bacon, grated cheddar, and probably use cream of mushroom instead of the cream of chicken.................

Historically this date..
1951 – Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.

1967 – Astronauts Gus GrissomEdward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida
..... such a very very sad day for all of us!

1967 – The United StatesUnited Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.

1973 – The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Noldeis killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.

1984 – Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.

2006 – Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
..........the only telegram I ever sent was to Kristen's dad at Edwards AFB in 1967, to let him know we were "pregnant"!

And births this date include....
1921 – Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)
1936 – Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001)

1948 – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian ballet dancer

1955 – John G. Roberts, American jurist and the 17th Chief Justice of the United States

1956 – Mimi Rogers, American actress

1964 – Bridget Fonda, American actress
At the crab feed Dee gave me a present.... a pillow for my couch....
LOL. Dude has got his head on the pig he loves (a gift from Nancy), when he puts his head on the pillow I'll get a picture !!! Thanks Dee!!!! Dude does not comply!!! Ha ha ha... it's all his Dad Dave's fault!!! Or maybe, it's President Bush's!!!

Watched some of the Pro-Bowl yesterday. Boring. Watched some of the Grammy's. Boring.
All I know. Happy Monday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 27th

Chocolate Cake Day

One of my favorites...

German Chocolate Cake mix & coconut/pecan frosting....
.. your choice of brand...
Make cake per instructions on box for a bundt cake. Stir the frosting into the mix along with the eggs etc... Bake per instructions. Sprinkle powdered sugar over top. OMGOOD!!!