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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tax Day ~ Jackson ~ Aaron ~ Jimmy ~ Baby Ian ~ Bruiser ~ Pecan Pie ~ Rice Cooker Couscous

Good 33º very foggy morning.             

Today is TAX DAY! Yeah. Excitement runs rampant this day. 

Today is 4-15. 415 in our radio codes means "Disturbance" ... so, look who was born today!!! LOL   
415B Disturbance Business, 415D Drunk, 415E Music or Party, 415F Family, 415G Gang, 415J Juveniles, 415 LT Landlord/Tenant, 415N Neighbors.
VERY special day today. My grandson Jackson, aka Jack, is 16!!! I love you, Doodle Bug!!!! ♥♥♥

Jerry's son Aaron is 46! Aaronoski, I love you too! ♥♥♥.. soon to be a new Daddy!

And also celebrating is my daughter-in-law's brother, Jimmy Schumacher. Jimmy, you are a GREAT guy! Miss seeing you. Get up here for a visit!!! ♥

                                   HAPPY BIRTHDAYS ALL AROUND!
To find out how many days, weeks, months old you are, click here:
On the 12th my friends Trish & John Bowler became grandparents for the 4th time. Kevin and Debbie had Ian, a brother for Isabella and a cousin for Daryl & Becky's Christian and for John Jr's Matthew!

                              Big sister Isabella...

Raspberries, blueberries, banana, on plain yogurt with a drizzle of Laney honey over the top. YUMMMMMMM!!

Bruiser climbs a tree...

The snow was pretty much gone by 11:30am. Then about 12:30 it started POURING rain!!! That took care of me doing any yardwork!
I was asked for a pecan pie recipe after posting yesterday was National Pecan Day. Here is one I made many times. Jerry's favorite!
Sour Cream Pecan Pie

3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 t. vanilla
1 cup sugar
1/8 t. salt
2 T. butter, melted
1½ cups pecan halves
1 unbaked pie shell
In medium mixing bowl,  beat eggs well. Stir in sour cream. Add corn syrup, vanilla, sugar, salt, and butter, mixing well. Stir in pecans. Pour into pie shell.
Bake in pre-heated 400º oven until crust is brown and filling is slightly puffy - about 30-35 minutes. Place on wire cake rack and cool before cutting.
You can also make this a Black Jack Pecan Pie but stirring in 1oz of Jack Daniels Whiskey!
Historically this date...
1865 – Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth.

1892 – The General Electric Company is formed.

1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survived.

1923 – Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.

1955 – McDonald's restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois

1969 – The EC-121 shootdown incidentNorth Korea shoots down a United States Navyaircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board. this what those assholes are gearing up for again??

And births this date include....
1452 – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (d. 1519)

1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (d. 1995)

1938 – Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born Italian actress

1951 – Heloise, American columnist
Dinner was a concoction...
Into the mini rice cooker went couscous, leftover veggies from the soup I made, fresh mushrooms, chicken stock, lime juice, and egg whites.

Came out GREAT. Very tasty!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump/Tax Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Glazed Spiral Cut Ham Day

Rubber Eraser Day

Make no mistake... Rubber Eraser Day celebrates the invention of erasers. We all make mistakes. This day is designated to recognize and appreciate the value of that little plug (as manufacturers call them) ,that sits atop our pencils. When we make a mistake, they are the big "cover-up", make that eraser, of our booboo or faux pax. Just imagine how messy our documents would be without it!
Why not just call it "Eraser Day"? There's two reasons. The first erasers were made of rubber. Today, they are made of rubber, or vinyl.  Secondly, in Great Brittain, they are formally called "rubbers".
In the world of erasers, there are two men are prominent. Joseph Priestley discovered the eraser in 1770, using pieces of rubber imported from Brazil. Then in 1858, Hyman Lipman of Philadelphia, Pa., patented the pencil with an eraser at the end.  
Today's Quote: To err is human, an eraser is divine!