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Friday, November 25, 2016

Macadamia Nuts ~ Thanksgiving at The Vine ~ Mom's Biscuits (again) ~ Strutting Turkeys ~ T Day Leftovers ~ National Dog Show ~ NFL

Good 45º raining morning.

OMGOSH, one month til Christmas!!! Best hop to it.

Wednesday my car was ready for pick up. YEAH! That little compact was just too small. I am a happy camper to have the big guy back! They had to replace seals, bearings, drive belt, and gaskets. All under warranty. Good thing!
Then I went to the post office to pick up a package. In it were the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts I ordered from Amazon...

OMGOSH I love these!!!! OINK. I ordered them from Amazon but they were shipped directly from Hawaii. And when "nuts" are mentioned, Brian always says, "Awwwwww nuts!"  :o)

Thanksgiving dinner yesterday was at The Vine. Dustin and his wife Ashley put on quite the spread!
^Ashley on the far left in the doorway
^Chef Dustin
^Tucker in the buffet line
^Family and friends
^Sami the "olive connoisseur"
^Awesomely good food: turkey, ham, red potatoes, yam casserole, stuffing, and mashed potatoes with gravy. YUMMMM!

I made some of Mom's Biscuits and took them to dinner... just fyi:

Baked them at 350º 35 minutes. With my altitude here it takes a bit longer. I'm at 1200' and it does affect cooking times. I am going to experiment with these by slitting open each roll and adding some Parmesan cheese and maybe something else... we'll see. I have done that before and cooked the biscuits in the waffle iron. They come out crispy on the outside and soft cheesy on the inside.

Earlier in the day these guys were prancing around my yard, feeling good I imagine, none of them were being roasted and served!

Historically this date..
1759 – An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.
.............Good Lord!

1783 – American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

1926 – The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history strikes on Thanksgiving day. 27 twisters of great strength are reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. There are 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all.

1963 – President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

1996 – An ice storm strikes the central U.S. killing 26 people. A powerful windstorm affects Florida and winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.

2000 – The 2000 Baku Earthquake takes place, Richter magnitude of 7.0, leaving 26 people dead in BakuAzerbaijan and becoming the strongest earthquake in the region in 158 years.

2008 – Cyclone Nisha strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in 9 decades.

2009 – Devastating floods, known as the 2009 Saudi Arabian Floods, following freak rains swamp the city of JeddahSaudi Arabia during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. 3,000 cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing.

And births this date include...
1846 – Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)
.... cranky old broad! Glad she didn't succeed in her mission..... interesting read, click on her name for the link.

1914 – Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 1999)

1920 – Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (d. 2009)
He was a nice man! Met him at the filming of Fantasy Island at the Arboretum in Arcadia.

1926 – Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (d. 1969)
sad death. handsome man. local California boy.

1947 – John Larroquette, American actor

1960 – John F. Kennedy, Jr., American publisher; son of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy (d. 1999)
.... sad his daddy was buried on his birthday.

1981 – Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush and Laura Bush
1981 – Jenna Bush, daughter of George W. Bush and Laura Bush

Here are some good sounding interesting ideas for turkey leftovers...
^Nacho Turkey Casserole. Looks yummm.. My signature after Thanksgiving dish was turkey soup. Everyone loved it! Boiled the bones to make the  stock, added in lots of turkey and everything else I could find!

Watched the National Dog Show when I came home. The Greyhound, Gia, won. I was cheering for her. What a dog!!

And here are the scores from the NFL games played yesterday:

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 25h

Today is National Parfait Day.
A parfait consists of  layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits.  Yes, it's basically a fancy word for a sundae. And, it's usually served in a fancy glass.
Celebrate this day by eating Parfaits. While chocolate is by far the favorite, use your imagination to create a wide range of single and mixed flavors.
Savor your favorite flavor of parfait, as you enjoy National Parfait Day.