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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Ice ~ Heat Wave ~ Betty White ~ In-N-Out Secret Menu ~ Bruiser ~ Shirley Low ~ Dude ~ Pasta Fix ~ Sunset

Good (burrrrr) 31º everything frozen out there morning.
OMG, the sun came out yesterday!! By noon it was a whopping 64º ! And by 1:30 it was 72º!!!

We're having a heat wave!

Actually that was a funny movie, but I like this version of heat wave better, by Ella!

UPS Dave was here and I got my book by Betty White. Started on that last evening. Easy and good read.

Here is a short, less than 3 minutes, video of In-N-Out's ultimate menu (secret menu) hacks ...

Yesterday was another putz around day. Vacuuming, cleaning the front porch, filling water tubs for the deer, figuring out what to do with the pumpkin pasta, and making cards for birthdays and anniversaries.
The Bruise still loves that piece of packing material my sister Betty put in a box she sent me...

Today is the birthday of the Shirley Low, wife of Wayne Low (SEB Motors .. now called Transit Policing Division) HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHIRLEY!

Historically this date...
1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
1980 – A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.
And births this date include....
1861 – Tom Horn, American lawman and convicted murderer (d. 1903)
..... here is the hat Steve McQueen wore in the movie Tom Horn... with his signature inside.... Jerry added the band and I added the feather! The 'sweat' is painted on.
1934 – Laurence Luckinbill, American actor
.....omg, he's been married to Luci Arnaz since 1980!
1937 – Marlo Thomas, American actress
1945 – Goldie Hawn, American actress
1966 – Troy Aikman, American football player

Dude loves "his couch"... from his vantage point he can see out the front door and keep an eye on things!

I decided to "up" the pumpkin pasta.

I put the pasta in the casserole crock pot and topped it with two cans of quartered artichoke hearts.


Then on wen the pasta sauce. This Cucina & Amore is soooooo good. Several flavors..

Then a bunch of shredded mozzarella cheese... Turned on low for a couple hours. Didn't have to cook, just heat well...


Sunset at 5pm last night...

Later chair, Betty White's book, wine... and some good chats with pals. Of course, a Blue Bloods episode after that.

Sorry, forgot to post Thursday night's football scores.....

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 21st
Gingerbread Day

Gingerbread cookies are examples of rolled cookies. Prior to the 15th century, “gingerbread” referred to preserved ginger. Then ginger was found to have preservative qualities* and it began to be used in cakes and cookies. Crusaders returning from the Middle East brought ginger and other spices; monks made the first gingerbread for holidays and festivals. The spice ginger, zingebar in Latin, becamegingerbras in Old French, gingerbread in Medieval English and Ingwer in German. What we call gingerbread cookies are the German spice cookies known asLebkuchen. Gingerbread cookies are traditionally made in shapes—flowers, hearts, trees and so forth. They vary by size and can be iced and decorated. The Medieval German Lebkuchen Guild transformed gingerbread into a highly-decorated art, crafting fancy shapes, decorated with sugar and gold. 
But they weren’t making gingerbread men! The honor for that invention probably goes to Queen Elizabeth I—or more precisely, an unnamed palace baker who toiled during her reign (1558 to 1603). Her Majesty bestowed “portrait” gingerbread cookies upon important court visitors, decorated in their likenesses. The tale of Hansel and Gretel, published in 1812 (as part ofGrimm’s Fairy Tales), vastly increased the popularity of gingerbread cookies and other treats, such as gingerbread Christmas cards. Gingerbread men and animals became popular Christmas tree ornaments. Today, you can make  everything fromgingerbread bar cookies to gingerbread whoopie pies to cookies that look like tiny gingerbread houses