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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Fog ~ Deer ~ Benefits of Yams ~ White House Theft ~ Harry & David Soup Mix ~ British Humor ~ Bruiser & iPad ~ "Amonds"

Good 47º super foggy 87% humid morning.

The sun actually came out yesterday about 2pm. Several fawns and a doe were out enjoying the grass. A couple were napping, snuggled together, but couldn't get their picture...

Breakfast ... simple. Plain Greek yogurt and yam.

Health benefits of yams

  • Yam is a good source of energy; 100 g provides 118 calories. Its crunchy edible tuber chiefly composed of complex carbohydrates and soluble dietary fiber.
  • Dietary fiber help reduce constipation, decrease bad (LDL) cholesterol levels by binding to it in the intestines and lower colon cancer risk by preventing toxic compounds in the food from adhering to the colon mucosa. Additionally, being a good source of complex carbohydrate, it regulates steady rise in blood sugar levels. For the same reason, yam recommended as low glycemic index healthy food.
  • The tuber is an excellent source of B-complex group of vitamins. It provides adequate daily requirements of pyridoxine (vitamin B6), thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin, folates, pantothenic acid and niacin. These vitamins mediate various metabolic functions in the body.
  • Fresh root also contains good amounts of anti-oxidant vitamin; vitamin-C. Provides about 29% of recommended levels per 100 g. Vitamin C play some important roles as anti-aging, immune function booster, wound healing, and bone growth.
  • Yam contains small amounts of vitamin-A, and beta-carotene levels. Carotenes convert into vitamin A inside the body. Both these compounds are strong antioxidants. Vitamin A has many functions like maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin, night vision, growth and protection from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Further, the tuber indeed is one of the good sources of minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. 100 g provides about 816 mg of Potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids which helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering hypertensive effects of sodium. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutaseIron is required for red blood cell formation.
Remember this...
A couple of thieves. A couple of liars. And people WANT her to be President? It is beyond my comprehension!!!!

Yesterday another exciting one... cleaning, vacuuming, etc. Whoop! But, then I decided to make some soup. Brian's Jen had given me several Harry & David soup mixes.

I also decided to add in more "stuff"! Part of the recipe is tomato sauce and I also added artichoke hearts, sliced olives, dehydrated peas and mushrooms. Only about 1/2 the can of artichoke hearts got in the soup, I ate the rest before adding them!!!  

Into the Crock*Pot casserole on high for 3 hours. Then in went the tortellini...
SUPER good!
Historically this date...

1959 – Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after dictator Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.

1960 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut, to begin the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.

2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.

2006 – The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.

And births this date include....
1909 – Hugh Beaumont, American actor (d. 1982)

1909 – Richard McDonald, American fast food entrepreneur (d. 1998)

1921 – Vera-Ellen, American actress (d. 1981)

1935 – Sonny Bono, American entertainer politician (d. 1998)

1954 – Margaux Hemingway, American actress and model (d. 1996)

1959 – John McEnroe, American tennis player
This is really funny... British humor... from email pal Mike Cipolla..

When I sit in my chair and play solitaire on my iPad the Bruiser likes to sit in front of the screen and watch the cards flip around!

So, it was chair, wine, and TV. No, I didn't watch the Grammys. Had a great phone conversation with Jennifer, one with Linda, one with my sister Betty, and with Trish. Thanks ladies!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 16th
National Almond Day

Friends live in Chico, Ca. They always called them "amonds"... no L. That is because they said, the almond tree is shaken and the almonds drop off. Once that happens they've had the "L" knocked out of them!
Which reminds me of a funny.... my mother-in-law, Winona, pronounced salmon with the L!  She called it "sal-mon" which cracked Jerry and I up.