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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Canning Green Tomatoes ~ Next Project ~ Kio ~ Jimmy & Melinda ~ Sunday Football ~ Snickers ~ SF & KC

Good 46º cooler morning. Still cloudy and drizzly. Since yesterday morning we've gotten another 1/2" of rain. Comes and goes. Has been very gloomy and very windy! Leaves EVERYWHERE!!!
Yesterday was canning day... Jeannie and Bill gave me a bunch of green and red tomatoes... I canned 15 pints and 1 quart of my specialty (Uncle Lloyd's recipe) of pickled green tomatoes with garlic and jalapeños. I didn't have enough jars so had to make a dash to town to get more and some garlic.
The recipe ... sterilize jars and lids. Cut and add tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeño to jars. For 5 minutes boil 2 quarts of water, 1 quart of white vinegar, and 1 cup of canning salt. Pour into jars, screw lids on, and the will seal as they cool. This way the tomatoes don't get mushy and stay crispy. Brian used to like just the garlic so I would can just garlic for him!
Next is green tomato soup with bacon. Hmmmm... another experiment! I have some ideas and will cook it in the crockpot.

Today is a friend's birthday... Mr. Kio Ebrahimzadeh! Happy 44th Birthday kiddo! (44 is a great caliber!) And I wish you many many more. You have gone through a lot with the brain cancer and are a miracle!! Amazing, you were born on the Shah's birthday! I'm sure that made your grandfather happy!!! Love to you! xo

And... today is also my nephew Jim and his beauteous wife, Melinda's 23rd Anniversary! Wow, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!!! From Mel's FB you have been in the SF Bay area and looks like enjoying it. Still vividly remember your wedding reception at Tahoe after your Hawaiian wedding. Such fun.  HUGS...  xo
Jimmy, Sloan, Ryan, and Melinda.......(opps, you almost got cut off Mel!!)

Historically this date....
1936 – The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.

1940 – The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.

1984 – "Baby Fae" receives a heart transplant from a baboon.

2003 – The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km2), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

And births this date include....
1914 – Jackie Coogan, American actor (d. 1984)

Married to Betty Grable at one time.

... I like saying his name!
1916 – Boyd Wagner, First USAAF fighter ace of World War II (d. 1942)
1942 – Bob Hoskins, British actor
... to quote a friend, I think I just threw up a little in my mouth! Such a phoney. So full of herself. Stayed with that cheating baboon of a husband, why? Ambition! Also a tempermental beeotch... a friend of Jerry's worked for the Secret Service and said when first in the White House she and Clintoon both acted like they were at Disneyland. When the SS guy told here something she wanted to do was not "protocol" she threw a heavy crystal ashtray at him. He subsequently told his boss that he would not lay down his life for her and to reassign him!

1947 – Jaclyn Smith, American actress

1961 – Dylan McDermott, American actor

1967 – Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
Today is Football Sunday. Here's the schedule...
Giants and 49ers have byes this week. I'm being kind... good luck Bears.

Good luck to all!!!
Watching a show last night called Unwrapped. It was all about how Mar's Candy in Waco Texas makes the Snickers Bar. There are 28 peanuts (give or take a couple) in each bar. I LOVE Snickers!!! Chocolate, caramel, nouget, and peanuts! YUMMMM

Also watched most of the SF Giants and KC Royals game last night. The outcome made SF fans happy... What a game! SF 11 - KC 4. Now all tied up after 4 games. Today is game 5 from AT&T Ballpark in SF. Then onto KC! Should be interesting.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 26th
Pretzel Day
                         Mmmmmm..... love love love those big soft ones!!!!

It is generally believed that the humble pretzel is the oldest of all snack foods, with documented consumption of pretzels dating back as far as the 7th century AD, where French monks baked salted dough strips shaped like the arms of children in prayer.

Whether you like yours sweet, salty, covered in chocolate, or flavored with herbs and spices, Pretzel Day is all about enjoying the humble pretzel in all of its shapes, sizes, flavors, and styles.