Good 36º foggy morning.
Snow on the Siskiyou Summit this morning....
And in Hawaii... there are snow capped mountain tops! Whodda thunk!
Yesterday I was up early (ugh), fed Dude and the Bruise, took them out for their "duty", made a Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole, packed the car, showered, dressed, and out the door on the way to Brian and Jen's by 8am!
The casserole was GOOD! Here's the recipe...
Pam Cooking Spray
12 slices cinnamon raisin bread (I used Franz Cinnamon Swirl)
1 package Jimmy Dean Maple Sausage
2½ cups Egg Beaters
2 cups low fat or fat free milk
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 t. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350º, spray 9x13 pan with Pam. Slice thin and fry sausage. Overlap bread in dish. Top with sausage pieces and put in between slices also. Whisk together egg, milk, sugar, and vanilla. Pour mixture over bread and let stand 10 minutes. Bake 45 minutes, or until set and golden. Serve with syrup if desired.
This was the original recipe, doubled! You can cut it in half and use a 9x9 pan. I got a new Crockpot Casserole
so I took the casserole dish out of the crockpot and baked the recipe in the oven, then put it back in the Crockpot and put on "warm". Will definitely make this again! OMGOOOD!
More pictures from Christmas later. Had a good time with Brian, Jen, Sami, Tucker, Marie (Jen's cousin) and Jimmy (Jen's brother) ... Sami enjoyed the art supplies I got her
and Tucker loved the Peyton Manning Broncos jersey I got him..
Soooooooooooooo............ if the Broncos play my Patriots in the Super Bowl... we will be wearing our jerseys!!!
And today is a very special birthday, my daughter-in-law Marie Cris' birthday!
Historically this date....
1799 – Four thousand people attend George Washington's funeral where Henry Leedeclares him as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
1846 – Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism.
1941 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
1996 – Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado.
2004 – A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka,India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000 people including over 1700 on a moving train.
And births this date include..
1914 – Richard Widmark, American actor (d. 2008)
Came home yesterday and crashed in my chair! Kristen, Alex, and Jack and I had "facetime" on our iPads.
Always soooooo good to see my babies and chat. Had a great call from Aaron
and Marie too.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Candy Cane Day
Candy Cane History
Candy canes were created in 1670 in Germany, by the choirmaster of the Cologne Cathedral. He created sugar sticks for the young singers in the choir, to keep them quiet during the long Living Crèche ceremony. He bent the sugar-sticks to represent a shepherd’s staff.
At this point, candy canes were all-white and had no flavoring. They remained this way for more than 330 years. White candy canes can still be seen on Christmas cards dating to 1900.
Shortly after then, the first red-and-white striped candy canes appeared. The name of the innovator is lost to history. At about the same time, confectioners added peppermint and wintergreen flavors to create the “modern” candy cane.