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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas


To all of you who are loyal readers of my blog, I wish you a Merry Christmas! 

This is a special day that we celebrate the birth of Jesus and rejoice in all the Blessings he and his Father have bestowed upon us. 

May you all have a wonderful day.

Today is the birthday of two special friend's..
A former high school Wilsonite, Arlon Webb,  Class of '59, is celebrating his birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARLON!
Married to JoAnne

And today is Dave Russell's birthday (Dude's dad). HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!

Historically this date....
1066 – William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey,London.

1776 – George Washington and his army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain's Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.

1868 – U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil WarConfederate soldiers.

1974 – Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.

2007 – A tiger at the San Francisco Zoo escapes from its enclosure and attacks three people, killing one.

And births this date include....
1642 – Isaac Newton, English scientist (d. 1727)

1821 – Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross (d. 1912)

1870 – Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)

1890 – Robert Ripley, collector of odd facts (d. 1949)

1899 – Humphrey Bogart, American actor (d. 1957)

1948 – Barbara Mandrell, American singer and actress

1949 – Sissy Spacek, American actress

Yesterday I roasted a turkey and finished wrapping presents and made some deviled eggs for Brian.....

The turkey was washed and dried. Then I cut a red onion and put it inside the turkey with some crushed garlic and pats of butter. Pats of butter went under the skin and the top was drizzled with my infused olive oil and Weber Garlic seasoning sprinkled on top...

The bird went into a 350 oven for 4 hours.

Bruiser couldn't keep his eyes off the bird while I prepped it!

The snow all disappeared by 2pm, as it had been warming up and raining..

Later it was some turkey for dinner (OMGOOD and Dude shared some and LOVED it!) with Erika's Blautkraut. Then chair, wine, and a Christmas Hallmark movie. 

All I know. Nuff said. Merry Christmas! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 25th 

Snow! ~ Peak Size Full Moon ~ TBT w/ Buckwheat ~ Santa Commercial ~ Blautkraut ~ Chicken Thighs ~ Cookies ~ Wandering Bruiser ~ Thursday Football ~ Crab Cakes & Risotto ~ Egg Nog

Good 33ยบ dark and snowing morning! Happy Christmas Eve! The weather man said snow possible after midnight. It was so quiet last night I knew it had to be snowing. Sure enough!
A little snow on my mountain yesterday...

But, this morning...

Tomorrow on Christmas morning, a rare astronomical event will occur: a full moon will reach its peak size, according to Fred Espenak, an eclipse and moon expert with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
It's a special treat: The last time a full moon shone on Christmas Day, 1977, the world's first personal computers were just hitting the market and the most popular baby names were Jennifer and Michael. In science, Enterprise, the first space shuttle developed by NASA, made its first glide tests from the back of a Boeing 747. Though Enterprise never made it to space, it made major contributions to the space shuttle program as a test vehicle. In entertainment, "Star Wars" hit theaters for the first time and went on to have a major impact on modern American popular culture. The next Christmas full moon will be in 2034.
Every year, December’s full moon, which is the last of the year, is called the Cold Moon. According to some Native American cultures call the event the Long Nights Moon, as the winter solstice kicks off around the same time, bringing with it the longest night of the year.
If you are a sky gazer, circle December 25 on your calendar now and if you want to see the full moon at its biggest size, head outside at 6:11 am Eastern time on Christmas morning.
Throw Back Thursday ... Our Buckwheat helping me with clean up... 2006:

This is perfect for today... this is one of the BEST commercials. I needed a Kleenex! Thanks John Anderson (LASD ret) for sharing this!

Yesterday I made Erika's Blautkraut.
I cooked boneless skinless chicken thighs for Dude.

I hard boiled eggs for deviled eggs (Brian's request) and
I tried to wrap some gifts... But as you can see, Bruiser was right in the middle of my business!

I baked cookies..

 Today I'm roasting a turkey!
The rain had stopped for a bit and Bruiser went on one of his "hunting escapades". Here he comes back up the road...

Historically this date....
1826 – The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning.

1851 – Library of Congress burns.

1865 – The Ku Klux Klan is formed.

1943 – World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander.

1955 – NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition.

1964 – Vietnam WarViet Cong operatives bomb the Brinks Hotel in Saigon to demonstrate they can strike an American installation in the heavily guarded capital.

1968 – The crew of the USS Pueblo is released by North Korea after being held for 11 months on suspicion of spying.

1968 – Apollo Program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.

And births this date include...
1809 – Kit Carson, American frontiersman (d. 1868)

A grumpy looking old guy! I liked Bill Williams best, playing Kit Carson!

1905 – Howard Hughes, American film producer and inventor (d. 1976)

1922 – Ava Gardner, American actress (d. 1990)

1923 – George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
This is a picture of George Patton IV. The first one I posted was of GSPatton Jr. This is his son. They look alike! And if you'd read the story (click on his name in blue) you would see this is GS IV. Thanks for all the critics out there! 

1971 – Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer

1974 – Ryan Seacrest, American television host
LOL, his high school picture and now....
A big improvement since his youth!
Football tonight:

Last night dinner was easy! Crab cakes and parmesan risotto...

Heat and eat! Along with some of Erica's awesome Blautkraut! OMGOOOOOOD.
When I was shopping the other day Safeway didn't have Hellman's Tartar sauce, so I got the Kraft. It's good too!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Throw Back Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 24th
National Egg Nog Day

National Egg Nog Day comes but once a year.  It celebrates a special, traditional holiday drink. It is consumed with or without Rum. The timing couldn't be any better-- the day before Christmas--- Christmas Eve!
Egg Nog is a seasonal holiday drink. It appears just before Thanksgiving, and is enjoyed by many at the Thanksgiving meal. Consumption then takes a break until the December holidays are in full swing.  Consumption of egg nog peaks on Christmas Eve. By the New Year, it is no longer available in stores. If you want eggnog after New Year's you will likely have to make it yourself.
No one seems to know who created National Egg Nog Day. But, egg nog lovers are ecstatic that this day exists. It's loaded with stuff that tastes really good. It's loaded with stuff that's not good for you. Egg Nog afficienados will tell you that its mmmmm delicious!
The Correct Spelling: This holiday drink is spelled "Egg Nog" and "Eggnog", about equally. The carton in the store spells it "Egg Nog". Which is correct? It depends upon how much rum is in your Egg Nog! ... bottoms up!

My high school pal Sandy (Todoran) always made the BEST egg nog ever! Sure miss it Sandy!!