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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Football ~ Mini Pumpkins ~ Hello Christmas


Good 45º too dark to see if it's cloudy yet morning. (Probably is!)
 
 
Last night's football...

 
So............... time to take down the Fall decorations and put up some Christmas ones. My Fall decorations consisted of a wreath on the door and mini pumpkins around in several places. First, deal with the mini pumpkins... Let's roast them.. for mini treats.  

Cutting the top off the first one didn't go so well. Not a big enough cut...  The next one was deeper. I scraped out the seeds with a melon-baller. Worked great.


Only three ingredients go into each pumpkin... 1 t. brown sugar, 1/2 t. butter, and a pinch of ground cinnamon.

Put the sugar/butter/cinnamon in each and put top on. Then put water in the pan, about 1/2 way up the pumpkins.

350º for 1 hour.

REALLY tasty~!!!!!!

 
I washed the little seeds really well and dried with a towel, pulling off the remains of the scrapings. Then I tossed them in a bowl with olive oil and sea salt. Baked at 300º on a cookie sheet for 40 minutes, shaking and scraping the pan at the end of 20 minutes. YUMMY!!!! They didn't last long.. what with football and wine...

 My Christmas decorations are minimal. No tree... a wreath on the front door, a snow sign on a birdhouse, a wreath with lights in the house, and a Teddy Bear in a Christmas cup that looks exactly like the one my Aunt Agnes gave me when I was born!





 
Historically this date.............
1793 – New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established byNoah Webster.

1875 – The Massachusetts Rifle Association, "America's Oldest Active Gun Club", is founded.

1962 – The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.

2008 – The Governor of IllinoisRod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency.
..............and day before yesterday he was sentenced to 14 years in prison!

 
And births this date include..... (Holy cow...bunch of actors!)
1886 – Clarence Birdseye, American frozen food manufacturer (d. 1956)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-04ke46vNvoo/TuIunIR5ScI/AAAAAAAAPDM/IlC3b2erjaQ/s1600/clarenceMA28903682-0030.jpg

1897 – Hermione Gingold, English actress (d. 1987)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NBHdb0jisRs/TuIuvhhe24I/AAAAAAAAPDU/cE6jneDLD1w/s1600/hermioneMA28903682-0031.jpg
 
1898 – Emmett Kelly, American circus clown (d. 1979)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J3EoHuDCwXM/TuIvOZrselI/AAAAAAAAPDc/8CHv97gx3h4/s1600/emmettMA28903682-0032.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xwzSBLOuOME/TuIvQ78dyrI/AAAAAAAAPDk/QMAIZVIVhFQ/s1600/emmett1MA28903682-0033.jpg

 This photo without his makeup is supposedly a rare shot of him.

1902 – Margaret Hamilton, American actress (d. 1985)

1909 – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (d. 2000)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ws77KOoOqBc/TuIvjX0nQDI/AAAAAAAAPD0/1wZyFb3AgFU/s1600/douglasMA28903682-0035.jpg


1911 – Broderick Crawford, American actor (d. 1986)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ClqapDrXYMU/TuIvofJ8wiI/AAAAAAAAPD8/qkBwiAAvn6Q/s1600/broderick-crawfordMA28903682-0036.jpg


1911 – Lee J. Cobb, American actor (d. 1976)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NlJH74_8pOQ/TuIvuO9jN6I/AAAAAAAAPEE/8F2ANMcXwUU/s1600/cobbMA28903682-0037.jpg


1916 – Kirk Douglas, American actor
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BWaZWU_WFKk/TuIv4WtexhI/AAAAAAAAPEM/BE5TK1YfWfM/s1600/kirk_douglasMA28903682-0038.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jBlz9_bB3Tk/TuIv6KWZlAI/AAAAAAAAPEU/WvBsxCUqVBQ/s1600/kirk_douglas_T6iWtMA28903682-0039.jpg
Lordy Swan... this man is 98 years old!!!!

 

1922 – Redd Foxx, American comedian (d. 1991)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-p_LL7dWqPCw/TuIwBNDiBMI/AAAAAAAAPEc/naU6SF_eKu4/s1600/reddMA28903682-0040.jpg

1925 – Dina Merrill, American actress
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ggPhgA3xuRE/TuIwFM1Cn8I/AAAAAAAAPEk/-WXTqtto5PM/s1600/dina_merrillMA28903682-0041.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DZjsykKuQ94/TuIwGHd9bUI/AAAAAAAAPEs/j-PyRaFonSQ/s1600/dinaMA28903682-0042.jpg

1928 – Dick Van Patten, American actor
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wRM3annebd8/TuIwLRA9AqI/AAAAAAAAPE0/khFaBhtKW7I/s1600/dickMA28903682-0043.jpg
1929 – John Cassavetes, American actor and director (d. 1989)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RgB0uaXnl_c/TuIwQneF0YI/AAAAAAAAPE8/gPuRqTiYg4Y/s1600/600full-john-cassavetesMA28903682-0044.jpg
1934 – Dame Judi Dench, English actress
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1EGaCR7aepw/TuIwWMqQIpI/AAAAAAAAPFE/54ijN6APwd0/s1600/judiMA28903682-0045.jpg

1941 – Beau Bridges, American actor
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h7SzNtOuaOQ/TuIwZ7Uq5PI/AAAAAAAAPFM/BSJPanz2LYo/s1600/beau_bridgesMA28903682-0046.jpg

Another one of those odd-ball Bridges!

1942 – Dick Butkus, American football player
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QsTAHYZh1UA/TuIxWVSDd6I/AAAAAAAAPFc/rVM2et2Y5JU/s1600/50_Dick-ButkusMA28903682-0047.jpg
1945 – Michael Nouri, American actor
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VpNl7Ty54o0/TuIxdVEVdbI/AAAAAAAAPFk/8RYPvEQnZ3M/s1600/michaelMA28903682-0048.jpg
1957 – Donny Osmond, American singer and actor
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rf9LShCdKNo/TuIxjNsE2OI/AAAAAAAAPFs/K-pp5OdeZf0/s1600/donny_osmond_young-723867MA28903682-0049.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5-y0ljuATpU/TuIxkR-XQRI/AAAAAAAAPF0/s9rBma2bBuE/s1600/donny-osmond-pictureMA28903682-0050.jpg
1962 – Felicity Huffman, American actress
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kprKxoDPT7M/TuIxqGKKdFI/AAAAAAAAPF8/r6sOSWcqxE8/s1600/felicity-huffman-300x400MA28903682-0051.jpg
There were a few more birthdays but I got tired loading their pictures!
 
All I know. Happy Tuesday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 9th.
Christmas Card Day
(last years.....)

I did get my first Christmas Card already!! (Thanks Mo!)


Christmas Card Day, honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 - 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843.
Just a few decades ago, sending Christmas cards through the mail was a holiday "must". Sending cards through the mail continues to be very popular. The cost and time for writing and sending cards has caused many people to stop sending them. Free Ecards have surged in popularity. Animated Christmas and seasonal Ecards have made sending and receiving them a lot of fun. 
Today is  a good day to send out your Christmas cards and holiday greetings.  If you have yet to do so, use today to get a start.