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Friday, November 14, 2014

Annalee ~ Goodies I Bought ~ Barn Door

If you were looking for Thursday's blog... just scroll down... now I am all caught up!

Good 60º cloudy and windy with some sun breaking through almost afternoon!
Ahhhhhh..... so good to have Hal back up and running and even better than before. Turk "fixed" what I did wrong (downloaded a program I shouldn't have, but he said it really wasn't that bad and not malicious) and "cleaned it out" so now I don't need that PC Boost program!!! Yeah!
Today is a special birthday. My friend, from high school, Annalee (Carlin) Fortini is celebrating today.

She was in my wedding (1965) and I in hers (1968). She and her hubby, Led, run a winery

and with son Ryan run a "landscape, construction, and home decorating" business....
Historically this date....
1770 – James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile

2007 – The last direct-current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison.

And births this date include...
1840 – Claude Monet, French painter (d. 1926)
My sister Marion's favorite painter and one of mine too!

1904 – Dick Powell, American actor (d. 1963)
1912 – Barbara Hutton, American socialite (d. 1979)
Inherited Woolworth millions.
7 husbands! And one was Cary Grant! Lots of money and not a happy person.
1919 – Veronica Lake, American actress (d. 1973)
1921 – Brian Keith, American actor (d. 1997)

1927 – McLean Stevenson, American actor (d. 1996)
1933 – Fred Haise, American astronaut
1962 – Laura San Giacomo, American actress

1972 – Josh Duhamel, American actor
So.... errands yesterday... first to the lab for a blood test (Dracula!), then to Cash and Carry for DaVinci sugar free syrup for my coffee. Got a new kind... Hawaiian Salted Caramel. OMGOOOD! And my old stand by, Peanut Butter.

I also got some artichoke hearts and sliced olives (sooooo cheap there!) and some oatmeal to try.... Had some for breakfast. Just add hot water, let stand 2 min, stir in fruit and nuts and topping... AWESOME~!

I was looking for shrimp. Last time they had "from Texas" shrimp, now they have a variety.. and one that said "packaged in WA state" but where did it come from??? So I bought some frozen calamari. Never cooked it before, but will give it a try. Then to Costco where everything I bought weighed a ton! Getting it all into the house was a chore! Picked up packages at the Post Office.. the Laney Honey I ordered.... OMG... honey with pecans!!! I tasted them all and LOVE LOVE them!

Also there was a package from Amazon.. I am addicted to Macadamia Nuts and they have this 6 pack variety I love getting..

Coffee Glazed, Onion Garlic, Dry Roasted, Honey Roasted, and Chocolate Covered! OMG. Also got a movie.
Here come the barn door guys on Wednesday.. John and Rusty...

.... and there goes the trailer with the cut up old barn door....

And.... taaaa daaaaaa:

Now for pressure wash and paint... in the Spring!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 14th

National Guacamole Day
This site has 99 guacamole recipes:

.........AND it's National Pickle Day
(some of these are wayyyyyy too funny)

TBT ~ Thursday Football ~ Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread ~ Errands

Ok, here's Thursday's blog... a day late... Working on Friday's as we speak!

Good 45º rainy we got 1/2" overnight morning.
This is 3 year old me and my brother-in-law Joe Mueller. He was a Lt. in the Army Air Corps in WWII. Only 6'6" !!! Such a super nice and gentle man. Betty lost him in 2002. He is listed on the WWII memorial:
Football teams with byes this week are Ravens, Cowboys, Jaguars, and Jets. Thursday Night Football:

Historically this date...
1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnellinking New Jersey to New York City.

1942 – World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal – U.S. and Japanese ships engage in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

1947 – The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first properassault rifles.

1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

And births this date include....
1917Robert Sterling, American actor (d. 2006)

1932 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (d. 2000)

1941 – Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)

1947 – Joe Mantegna, American actor

1954 – Chris Noth, American actor

1969 – Gerard Butler, Scottish actor

This was posted on my blog in 2011.... thought it deserved another view: CINNAMON PULL APART BREAD
I sent out this recipe I received from Mr. Food yesterday morning to a few friends and decided I NEEDED to make it...
1 (16.3-ounce) package refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits)
1 (10.2-ounce) package refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (5 biscuits)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
4 teaspoons milk

So, naturally I modified the recipe... and used 2 packages of 8 biscuits. I also used about 3 T of melted butter and 1 cup of chopped pecans...... Also, I had dried blueberries instead of raisins.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 10-inch Bundt pan with cooking spray.

    Separate the large package of biscuit dough into 8 biscuits and the small package into 5 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces and place pieces in a large bowl. Pour melted butter over biscuit pieces.
    In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar, raisins, nuts, and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over biscuit pieces and toss until evenly coated. Place dough into prepared Bundt pan. (You will have to do this with your hands and pull the stuck pieces apart in the process)
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until center is firm. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes, then invert Bundt pan over a plate to release cinnamon ring.
    In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and milk to make a glaze; drizzle over the ring and serve immediately.

    I didn't do the frosting.... it really didn't need it!
    This is where I pulled off a piece. OH MY GOSH. SOOOOOO GOOD~!!!!!!

    Yesterday the old door came off the barn and the new door is now visible. A lot of filling in had to be done. Next is paint... Joy. Will have pictures tomorrow....
    After the carpenters, John and Rusty left (did a great job by the way!) I picked up a big dog cage from PJ and Dave. Went to Abby's and ordered a pizza. Then a quick run to see Turk (runs parts department at Mock's Ford) to drop off my computer for him to take a look at. Some problems, my fault for downloading something I shouldn't have! Then back to get the pizza.
    Jennifer's pup jumped off her deck yesterday morning, which is a story up from the ground. Fenced, but large openings in the fence. She is ok, but that is why I went and got the dog cage from PJ and Dave so she can put the wild child in that if need be. Since Jennifer was still feeling bad and not in the mood to cook was the reason I took the pizza. Got the Greek Vegetarian from Abby's. 
    Ingredients: artichoke hearts, tomatoes, spinach, red onion, feta cheese, red bell pepper, and 3 cheese blend. I had them cook it "crispy". 

    OH SO GOOD!!!! We chatted. I didn't get home until after dark and I HATE driving in the dark!!! 
    All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
    xo Sue Mom Bobo
    November 13th
    Sadi Hawkins Day

    Here is a holiday that originated from a cartoon. It all began in Al Capp's "Lil Abner Cartoon in the 1930's. In the cartoon series, the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his ugly daughter. So he created Sadie Hawkin's Day. On this day, a race is held and all the single men were given a short head start. Then, all the single women, including the mayor's daughter, chased the boys. If a girl catches her man, he had to marry her.
    Sadie Hawkins Day races and events grew in popularity during the course of All Capp's long running cartoon. This cartoon made holiday largely died out after 40 years when the cartoon was discontinued. It can occasionally be seen celebrated on college campuses.
    When I was in high school we had Sadi Hawkin's Dances.. the girls would ask the boys to dance. Quite a turnaround!