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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Orange Barred Tiger Butterfly ~ Errands in Grants Pass ~ Amazing Sunset ~ Cheesy Bacon & Potato Rounds ~ Pro Bowl ~ Sag Awards

Good 40º VERY foggy morning.

Orange Barred Tiger Butterfly:
Yesterday I went to Grants Pass... stopped at the carwash. OMG it was so gloomy in GP...

Then headed to Staples to pick up the case of copy paper they had on sale for $26.00. Back to RR where the sun was shining...

... to the UPS store to mail off a package to Kristen, post office to mail letter, pharmacy to get RX, Ace to get fire starter and cracked corn for the birds. Home! Here at home it was sunny and 69º!

Unloading that case of paper was a chore. Put it on a hand truck and took it to the back patio where I carried in 3 reams of paper at a time. I think I now have enough copy paper to last the rest of my life!!!!
While I was at the pharmacy I bought these:
Since my hands hurt from arthritis all the time this sounded like a good idea. Got home, opened them, put them on and the ends of the fingers were all unraveled. Taking them back! Dang.
Since it was so nice out, I drove the golf cart and Dude had a good run to the road and back. He LOVES running.

Then at 5:30 we had this fantastic sunset:

Cheesy Bacon and Potato Rounds
Use as a side dish, appetizer, or a breakfast treat served with scrambled eggs. If you like, top with sour cream and chives.
4 baking potatoes, cut into 1/2" slices
1/4 cup melted butter
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (or use pre-cooked crumbled bacon! Costco! Jimmy Dean also has cooked bacon and sausage crumbles)
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onion
Preheat oven to 400º.
Brush both sides of potato slices with butter, put them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until lightly browned on both sides, turning once.
When potatoes are ready, top with bacon, cheese, and green onions. Continue baking until cheese melts.
This is synonymous with dying. During WW1 soldiers were given life
insurance policies worth $5,000. This was about the price of an average
farm so if you died you "bought the farm" for your survivors.
Historically this date...
1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1971 – Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.

1996 – Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.

2011 – Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in CairoAlexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

And births this date include....
1931 – Dean Jones, American actor

1936 – Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)

1945 – Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress

1951 – Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)
Tonight at 8pm Eastern the Pro Bowl will be broadcast from Phoenix Arizona...

Tonight is also the SAG Awards on TBS & TNT. Just another one of California's 4 Seasons.. "Pat me on the back, I'm famous night."
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 25th
National Irish Coffee Day

The History Of Irish Coffee

You might think that Irish Coffee is a centuries-old drink, enjoyed by many generations of Irish folk around a hot fire at home or at the pub. But truth be told, it originated in the era around World War II during the dawn of transatlantic plane travel, from 1939 to 1945, when air travelers from America took an 18-hour seaplane (known as a “flying boat”) to Port of Foynes in County Limerick, Ireland. Passengers took a boat from the seaplane to the terminal—the seaplane base preceded the construction of Shannon Airport. By 1942, a restaurant had been established to welcome the travelers, which by then included such luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, Douglas Fairbanks, Edward G. Robinson, Ernest Hemingway and Eleanor Roosevelt.
In cold, damp weather, a hot cup of coffee or tea was appreciated upon arrival. One story has Brendan O’Regan, then the manager of catering, asking Joseph Sheridan, the head chef at Foynes, to develop something “stronger.” Another story is that on a cold night in 1942, a plane bound for the U.S. was turned back to Foynes due to bad weather—not an unusual occurrence—and Chef Joe Sheridan, who was serving coffee, came up with the idea. Whatever the story, the result is what is now known as Irish Coffee—purportedly because an American asked if the beverage was Brazilian coffee and was told in return, “This is Irish coffee.”

The Original Irish Coffee Recipe

By the time the Shannon Airport opened in 1945, Sheridan had perfected his recipe, and at the airport restaurant there, more and more travelers would enjoy it. One was the owner of the Buena Vista Café  in San Francisco, who brought the recipe home, and, in 1952, began serving the first Irish Coffees in the U.S. There is a commemorative plaque at Shannon Airport, and here is the original recipe:
  • Jameson Irish WhiskeyHeat a stemmed whiskey goblet.
  • Pour in one shot of Irish whiskey.
  • Add three sugar cubes.
  • Fill with strong black coffee to within one inch of top. Stir gently.
  • Top off to the brim with heavy cream*, slightly aerated by pouring it over the back of a spoon.
  • Important: Do not stir after adding cream, as the true flavor is obtained by drinking the coffee and whiskey through the cream. Pouring the cream over a spoon to make it float takes a bit of practice.
Photo: For your Irish Coffee, try some Jameson Irish Whiskey or some Tullamore Dew, both favorites at THE NIBBLE.
*Note: American supermarket whipping cream is ultrapasteurized to increase shelf life. This detracts from its ability to float on top of the mixture. If you can obtain untreated cream from a farmer’s market, it will produce a better Irish Coffee.
Slainte!  (That’s “cheers” in Gaelic.)