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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Rain! ~ Jerry Maxwell aka Dew or Darling ~ EASY Pumpkin Cake ~ Georgia Sue ~ Vegetable/Ravioli Soup ~ Fritters

Good 42º raining morning.

Today would have been my Darling's birthday. Jerry Maxwell 1940 Dallas Texas. Happy Birthday Dew!
Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff... worked HOJJ, Avalon, Catalina Island (below), Temple Station, and the BC Range.

Moved to Oregon in 1998. He rescued these two pups when he was coming back home from a gunsmithing school in Susanville... Spanky and Buckwheat

JWM 12-2-40 ~ 2-12-07 (12-2 and 2-12 !!)
A 17 year old Marine... Brian,me,Kristen,Aaron,Jerry... Deputy Maxwell... carving with his Mom Winona 1986, and...

Gettin's some Jack  ... with his love Maggie ... Jerry Big Dave and Cliff.....
Happy Birthday Dew!
Yesterday I made a dash into town to mail a birthday card, put some checks in the bank, get some cracked corn and a deer block. Back home and worked on my Christmas calendars.
Here is an easy great holiday pumpkin recipe...
1 package spice cake mix
1 14oz can pumpkin
Mix ... loaf pan.... 350º 50-60 minutes

A cream cheese frosting is the BEST!
4oz cream cheese
5 T. butter softened
1/2 t. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
Whip all ingredients together until smooth & creamy.
Today is also friend, Georgia Sue's birthday. Another dog lover!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GS!!!

Historically this date
1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in ParisNapoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years. "crowns himself" !!!! Sort of like what happened in the White House recently.

1845 – Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that theUnited States should aggressively expand into the West.
... Good thing, because there is not enough room on the East coast for all of us!

1927 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

And births this date include....
1863 – Charles Ringling, American circus owner (d. 1926)

1914 – Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)
My Favorite Martian~

1924 – Alexander Haig, American Soldier & Civil servant, 7th Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 5th White House Chief of Staff and 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)
1925 – Julie Harris, American actress (d.2013)

1954 – Stone Phillips, American television journalist
He was good and good to look at. I miss him on the TV!

1968 – Lucy Liu, American actress

1981 – Britney Spears, American singer, dancer and entertainer

1983 – Aaron Rodgers, American football player
A California boy, born in Chico.
Later I decided to clean out the fridge. Had a bunch of veggies so made vegetable/ravioli soup!

All the vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, green beans, carrots, dehydrated mushrooms and bell peppers, and celery) went into the Crock Pot and the chicken stock and seasonings. 3 hours on high.

Then I added in a can of cheese sauce and a can of cream of potato soup... stirred will and added in the ravioli... cooked on high for an additional hour.

SUPER SOUP! Loved it!!!

Got leftovers. Yeah!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 2nd
National Fritters Day
Before you can begin to celebrate this very important day, you need to know what a "fritter" is. Many people do not know, making it all the more fun to eat your first fritter today. A fritter is a fried cake or dough with fruit or meats inside. 
Whatever you do, do not fritter this day away without eating at least one fritter.
Happy National Fritters Day!


Anonymous said...

Two things: 1) Ray Walston died from lupus at 86. I didn't know men got lupus. And 2) Your Jerry sure was a stone fox! I'm so sorry he is gone kiddo. And the irony of 12-2 to 2-12 is something! V

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks re my Darling!! I thought so too!! xo

Lydia said...

Good morning. What a nice tribute to your husband. And Georgia Sue. Her name fits her.

Haven't made fritters in a very long time. Breakfast for dinner? Sounds nice.

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks L. My Darling was awesome and taught me so many things. Fritters? Yummmmm.... Yes, breakfast for dinner. Also you can put tater tots in the waffle iron to make crunchy little things to eat with any meal. xo

Anonymous said...

It makes me sad that I only got to meet Jerry once briefly. Remember? It was at Rick Buhman's surprise birthday party here at the "night club" in Diamond Bar. I met you both that night. Yes that was such a sweet tribute to your darling.

That soup looks amazing! I kept thinking you were finished then you kept adding more stuff. OMG it looks so delicious and especially awesome on such cold weather days you are having. It's back in the 70's here today and for most of the week.

Hugs and again a very happy happy birthday to our Georgia Sue!

XOXO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, I am sorry "our guys" didn't get to hang out more! Yes, I remember that party. Fun. I love soup. So easy, chicken or beef stock and everything in the fridge! Also something to make it creamy. Gnocchi is good in it too! Yes, our very best to GS !!! xo

Anonymous said...

Thank you, my Oregon friend. Happy BD for Jerry from another Sagg! Hugs & Love!

Oregon Sue said...

Thinking of you GS and praying for the best. ((((((((HUGS))))))) ox