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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Rain ~ Deer ~ Football ~ Dog and Squirrel ~ Joe & JoAnn Kirk ~ Hot Buttered Rum

Good 41ยบ super poring rainy morning. Rained yesterday morning, stopped in the afternoon and we actually had sun! Then it started again and rained all night. Another 1" of rain in the rain gauge.
And strange... momma deer and a couple of her babies were out there just laying in the rain!
Yesterday's football scores:

Yes, my Patriots did it!!! The Cardinals/Packers game was wild. I am sad the Packers lost.
Today's football:

Here are a few very short and funny videos of a squirrel (has to be a family pet) hiding a nut in the dog's fur... also in one video it's a Cheeto. First video shared by Ike Saben (LASD ret) Thanks Ike!! Will put a smile on your face!


Today is a stupendous noteworthy special monumental 8th anniversary of pals Joe (LASD ret) and JoAnn Kirk. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!!!
Historically this date...
1917 – The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.

....... Hell's bells, you can hardly buy a house in Hollyweird for much less than that these days!

1982 – "Cold Sunday" - in the United States temperatures fell to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.

... Ah ha! the beginning of global warming, eh Al Bore?

1989 – Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.1994 – 1994 Northridge earthquake: A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.

1998 – Lewinsky scandalMatt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report.

And births this date include....
1899 – Al Capone, American gangster (d. 1947)

1922 – Robert De Niro, Sr., American painter (d. 1993)

............ Abstract expressionist .. father of Robert Jr.

1922 – Betty White, American actress
....She is amazing!


1931 – James Earl Jones, American actor

1933 – Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist (d. 1998)

1942 – Muhammad Ali, American boxer
"Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee......"

1962 – Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian
Dinner was going to be something creative, but instead I made a couple salmon/provolone wraps. Tonight I will cook something. Breakfast yesterday was Greek yogurt, honey, banana, and peanut butter. YUMMMM!!!

I know what you are thinking.... honey on tomato? Yes, and it was great!  And of course my Daddy loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches! Me too.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 17th
Hot Buttered Rum Day

Hot Buttered Rum History

A cocktail made with boiling water, sugar and spices is traditionally referred to as a "toddy," and made with whiskey or sherry. Warm alcoholic beverages such as glogg, mulled wine and toddies originated in Northern Europe, where beer, cider, wine and spirits were mulled with sugar and spices to add some cheer to cold winter days.
Hot buttered rum is a toddy (specifically, a rum toddy). Toddies can be made of any spirit—bourbon, brandy, tequila, Scotch and other whiskeys are popular.
Hot buttered rum was a favorite in Colonial America.  Rum is a New World spirit, made of molasses, a by-product of sugar refining. Distilleries in the Colonies were making rum from the molasses by the 1650s, and “hot buttered rum” joined the toddies and nogs of English tradition (a nog is a beverage made of beaten eggs).
Hot buttered rum is traditionally made with dark rum, which has been aged in oak barrels to develop a deeper, molasses flavor. You can use light rum or spiced rum for a milder or spicier flavor, respectively. Dark rums can also be drunk straight.
You may see photos of, or recipes for, creamy toddies, which add cream or ice cream to the basic recipe. These are new interpretations, not traditional toddies, which were not cream beverages.

Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Ingredients Per Serving
  • 1 small slice unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1 pinch each allspice, ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, as desired
  • 2-3 ounces dark rum
  • Boiling water
  • Optional garnish: cinnamon stick, lemon wheel, star anise
  1. Place the butter, sugar and spices in an Irish coffee glass, glass mug
    or other mug. Cream together (muddle).
  2. Add rum (three ounces for a stronger drink).
  3. Add an equal amount of boiling water. Stir well.
  4. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.
If the drink is too strong for your liking, add more boiling water.