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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Throw Back Thursday ~ Sami ~ Presidential Election ~ Chicken Taco Soup ~ Banana Cream Pie

Good 30º foggy frozen again morning. Amazing yesterday we warmed all the way up to 60º!!

Happy Throw Back Thursday....
Bruce Baumgardner and I, Senior Prom 1963:

Today is very special in our family, it's Samantha, aka Sami's, birthday. She is 9 years old!
1 year old Sami... saying "sushi" !

2 years old:

4 years old:

5 years old:

8 years old:
                                 Happy Birthday Sami Shazami !!! xoxoxo

Yesterday was just a day to catch up, bills, paperwork ready to mail for taxes, clean out a cupboard! That means, toss "stuff" out! Always a good thing to do. Got too much "stuff" !!! 

The following shared by my friend and LASD ret, George Bachmeier:
The president-elect won the election with less than 40% of the 
 popular vote but had the majority of electoral votes. The Republican 
Party had put forth a candidate to win several crucial states that 
could swing the Electoral College.  The election was a bitter one 
with the Democrat Party fractured between two candidates.
The incoming president received so many death threats that he 
chose to arrive in Washington in secrecy.  The security for the 
inauguration was the tightest ever with troops stationed on 
buildings throughout the day.  This was an unprecedented 
amount of protection for any president-elect.  Many 
members of Congress chose not to attend the ceremony.
Despite all this ....... Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as our 
16th president on March 4, 1861.


Historically this date.............

1877 – U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.

1953 – The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.

2002 – U.S. invasion of AfghanistanOperation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).

And births this date include....
1793 – Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863)
.... it didn't work out, but I wanted another boy and to name him Sam after Sam Houston because Jerry was born in Texas. As it is, we got our 'Sami'! Ironic on Sam H's birthday!

1904 – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)

1917 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)

1919 – Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)

1950 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)

1962 – Jon Bon Jovi, American musician (Bon Jovi)

1968 – Daniel Craig, English actor

1982 – Ben Roethlisberger, American football player

Later my dinner was reruns from McGrath's awesome scallops. Then I watched the Chicago "trilogy"... Chicago Fire-Chicago Med-Chicago Justice. All related about a fire in an "empty" building inhabited by young the one in Oakland.

Here is a quick and easy Crock Pot meal..
Chicken Taco Soup:

1 onion chopped
16 oz can chili beans, undrained
15 oz can black beans, undrained
15 oz can corn, undrained
2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes w/ green chiles, undrained
8 oz can tomato sauce
12 oz can beer, or non-alcoholic beer
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
5 boneless skinless chicken thighs (or if you prefer, use boneless skinless chicken breasts. Personally, I like the thighs better.)
shredded Cheddar cheese for garnnish
crushed tortilla chips for garnish
sour cream for garnish
1. Put onions, beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beer in CrockPot and mix well.
2. Add taco seasoning and mix well.
3. Place chicken thighs on top and push then gently into the soup mixture so they are partially covered.
4. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours
5. Take chicken thighs out of pot and shred and put back in pot.
6. Cover and cook on low for another 2 hours.
7. Serve topped with the shredded chees, chips, and sour cream (if desired)

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 2nd
Banana Cream Pie Day


Lydia said...

Good morning. My sister wore a similar dress to the prom, about the same year. It was dark blue. The reason I remember it above all her other formals is my epileptic parakeet got out of the cage- and pooped on in as she was getting ready.

I wasn't certain at first, but banana cream pie does sound like a good follow on to banana cream pie. i

Anonymous said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMI! She is such an adorable and accomplished little girl.

Today was my dad's birthday too.

Tom Arnold and Meathead! What a couple of lib jerks.

I just got rid of my prom dress a couple of years ago. Now I'm sorry because it would be great for some of the fancy events I attend now. (Might have to have the waist let out. :( )

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Wow, well T, Happy Birthday to your dad! I hope he's celebrating. My dad's birthday is coming up in a few days too. And my Maggie's! Lots of March babies! xo

Olga Duran said...

Happy birthday Sami! Cutie
That election thing was cool!
What did you think of the speech to congress?


Oregon Sue said...

Thanks O. Yes, that "election" thing was funny! As for the Presidents speech, I recorded it and watched some of it. Liked what I heard, but I so HATE politics and all that crap I can only be interested for so long. We lucked out getting him in that office, now we pray it all works out. xo