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Monday, January 19, 2015

Scrambled Eggs w/ Sausage/Bacon Crumbles ~ Fabian/Avalon/Rydell ~ XO's ~ Loyalty Test ~ Patriots Game & Corned Beef ~ Scores

Good 32ยบ barn roof frozen foggy morning.
Breakfast yesterday was something newish... Jimmy Dean now has cooked sausage and bacon crumbles...

For scrambled eggs I like the egg beaters. So, first I drained the mushrooms, cooked them in some of the clarified butter and  a touch of my infused olive oil.
... then added in some of the sausage/bacon crumbles.. heated well..
Then in went the egg and after stirring added in some grated cheese blend...

Last was the chopped celery. I like to keep it crunchy.

I dished up the egg mixture and topped it with low sodium peppered bacon salt ( ) and a drizzle of Vivia's daughter Julie's 
( ) mushroom infused olive oil... that and a rice cake!

High school friend Linda (Kretzinger) Price and her hubby Nelson just got back from a few days in Laughlin where they saw Fabian, Frankie Avalon, and Bobby Rydell! OMG.  She said the show was fabulous! I bet it was! 

This is interesting. Did you know this?
Why do X's at the end of a letter signify kisses?
BECAUSE:In the Middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfill obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous.

This from Vivia.... Who Loves You More... This really works...if you don't believe it, just try this experiment.
Put your dog and your wife in the trunk of your car for an hour. When you open the trunk, which one is really happy to see you?

Yesterday afternoon I had an invitation to go to Jennifer's to watch football with her and Mike and she said she was cooking corned beef and cabbage. (One of my favs!) Bruiser doesn't like staying inside with Dude when I go somewhere so he jumped up on the fence to say goodbye to me... 

Jennifer's Heaven and Keeper...

... and Sugar Fox she got from Song Dog Kennels...

... and Bridey who was laying on a heated pad...

I was ready for the Patriots game!

Jennifer made delish corned beef...

We drank wine and had a great time...

LOL... and Mike got snuggy with Heaven!

The games:
I was soooooooo disappointed the Packers and Aaron Rodgers lost to the SeaChickens!

Happy for my Patriots, but sad Brian's Colts had to lose.
Onto Super Bowl!
Interesting that Pete Carroll, Seachickens head coach, was head coach for NY Jets AND the NE Patriots AND the USC Trojans! He was also a defensive back for the Bills, the Vikings, and the SF 49ers! The boy has moved around!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 19th

National Popcorn Day
Oh yes!!! WITH cheese on it!!!!
Americans consume approximately 17.3 billion quarts of popcorn each year (sweet-and salty kettle corn is the category’s fastest-growing flavor). Popcorn is now a popular snack food all over the world. As one of America’s indigenous snack foods—corn is native to Mesoamerica—popcorn has always been a part of our lives. It’s not only a household snack but it is ubiquitous in recreation—at amusement parks, circuses, fairs, sporting events, and at every movie theatre. It’s hard to imagine a time and occasion when we don’t have the crunchy popped kernels to munch on.

Origin Of Our Favorite Popped Snack

The oldest popcorn known to date was discovered in 1948 by anthropologist Herbert Dick and botanist Earle Smith in the “Bat Cave” in west central New Mexico. The popcorn ears, which ranged from 1/2 inch to 2 inches long, are carbon-dated to be more than 5,600 years old. Archaeologists deduce that popcorn was first made by throwing corn kernels on sizzling hot stones tended over a campfire, or onto heated sand, causing the kernels to pop. It was not eaten as a snack food: the corn was sifted and then pounded into a fine, powdery meal and mixed with water. This same cooking technique was used by the early Colonists, who mixed ground popcorn with milk and ate it for breakfast as a kind of cereal.
A fourth century C.E. Zapotec funeral urn found in Mexico depicts a maize god with symbols representing primitive popcorn in his headdress. Ancient popcorn poppers, shallow vessels with a hole on the top and a single handle, have been found on the northern coast of Peru and date back to about 300 C.E. Peruvian Indians called the popcorn pisancalla. A 1,000 year old popped kernel of popcorn was found in a dry cave inhabited by predecessors of the Pueblo Indian in southwest Utah. Native Americans flavored popcorn with herbs and spices. 
Popcorn was introduced to Europeans via exploration of the New World. Spanish explorer Hernando Cortes first learned of it during his 1519 of what is now Mexico. He cataloged in his travel journals that the Aztecs used the popped corn, or momochitl, as decoration for ceremonial wreaths, necklaces and ornaments on the statues of their gods. A few decades earlier, in the late 15th century, Christopher Columbus also noted that the Native Americans made popcorn corsages and headdresses for dance rituals, which were also sold to his sailors.
An ear of maize. Photo by Jonathan Ruchti | SXC.
Around 1612, French explorers in the Great Lakes region documented use of popcorn by the Iroquois Indians who popped corn in pottery using hot sand (pottery filled with sand was placed over a campfire and the kernels were mixed in to pop). The explorers also reported that during an Iroquois dinner, popcorn soup and popcorn beer were consumed.