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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sunset ~ 10-22 ~ Sunday/Monday Football ~ New Shirt ~ Duct Tape Use ~ Stroopwafels ~ Revived Corn on the Cob

Good 39º ice on the barn roof morning!
The sunset last night was beautiful... 

"10-22" = cancel  (or... 'forgetaboutit!)

NFL schedule for tomorrow and Monday:

I just ordered this shirt...
Colin Kaperass and the rest of the ungrateful Adam Henrys can just stuff it!!!!!

Oh, and I just found a GREAT use for duct tape!!!

Historically this date......
1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
.... I so wanted to have a son with Jerry (a Texan) and name him Sam Houston Maxwell! I know. I'm weird.  But, as it turns out I have a granddaughter named Samantha....  Sami! So, got my Sam finally!

1879 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
.... what a brilliant (smile) man. Thank you Mr. Edison!

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel fromDwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary inMarion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
... And births this date include....
1734 – Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter (d. 1820)

1903 – Curly Howard, American actor and comedian, member of the Three Stooges (d. 1952), he died in San Gabriel and is buried in a cemetery in ELA.

1917 – Joan Fontaine, American actress (d. 2013)
Sad, a life long feud with her sister, Olivia de Havilland. 

1938 – Christopher Lloyd, American actor

1942 – Annette Funicello, American actress (d. 2013)

1943 – Catherine Deneuve, French actress
I always thought she was one of the world's MOST beautiful women!

1948 – Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford 
Smilebox #2 will be on Sunday's blog....
On the plane we were given a "Sroopwafel" to go with our coffee.
OMGOOOOOD!!! I just ordered some from Amazon. They are made in the Netherlands. "Soft toasted waffle filled with caramel (or some have honey), cinnamon, and real bourbon vanilla." Pour your coffee and set one on top of the cup and it will warm. 

Dinner last night was an Omaha Steaks Sole Almondine and a stuffed baked potato both cooked in the Air Fryer.

I had found an ear of corn in the fridge that had been there since before I had left for Hawaii. It was wrinkled and looking not so good. So, I put about 1/4 cup vinegar in a pot of water and brought it to a boil. Dropped in the corn and let it boil about 2 minutes, turned off the heat and set it aside until my dinner was ready. Miracle.... the corn puffed out and tasted perfect!!

I have said this before, I always put vinegar in the water to cook the corn, as it never has a vinegar taste, but it keeps the corn crispy and never mushy.  

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 22nd
National Nut Day


National Nut Day is today. It's a little kooky and crazy if you ask me.
One can go a little bit batty contemplating the meaning of this day. Research came up empty on information about this day. So, we can't be certain as to the meaning of this very nutty day. There are two very obvious possibilities:
1. This day honors (???) all of the nutty people in the world. It gives recognition to all the kooks, loony birds and daffy people in your life. Show them you care today.
2. This day celebrates nutritious and healthy nuts (food) of all kinds. Celebrate today by eating lots of nuts, either as a snack, or in baked goods. 
Of course it is always possible that this day celebrates the "Nut" that screws onto a bolt for fastening things.
A couple of nutty facts:
Peanuts are not really nuts. They are Legumes, a member of the "Pea" family.

The center of seeds, like pumpkins and squash, is called a "nut".


Lydia said...

Good beautiful sunrise morning. The sky is heavy with smoke here- hoping it is leftover from an industrial fire last afternoon. In Ontario, it was an inferno, but thought it was brought under control,as the airport was open.

LOVE Stoopwaffles.

Thank you for the tip on corn. I've not used vinegar in cooking water, but will try. What I have done is wait until the water is boiling to throw them in water with a tsp of salt and sugar.

Happy nut day.

Oregon Sue said...

I saw that fire on the news, L. Wow, it was something! Never had a Stroopwafel before the plane ride home from SF. So yummmmmy!!! Yes, vinegar is better than salt and sugar. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Great tip for corn. I am sure there are many things in our frig that need reviving. With this kitchen remodel we don't use much from the frig. In fact I just had to pour out nearly a whole gallon of milk! :(

I told John yesterday that after flying to Cleveland and back on first class I am now spoiled and will never again go coach. He said no problem because after this remodel you won't be going anywhere ever again! LOL

Oh yes, great idea for duct tape! While in Cleveland on the buses going from Sandusky into Cleveland we passed by the home and manufacturer of Duct Tape! :)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Wow, a kitchen remodel is expen$ive!!! Yes, I traveled first class a couple of times, and it was awesome! Now they don't have it as blocked off as they used to, T. As far as duct tape if that won't fix it then WD-40 will! xoox