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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Snow ~ Rose Parade ~ Tortellini/Cheese/Broccoli/Mushrooms/Spinach ~ Rose Bowl

Good 32º snowing morning. EVERYTHING is covered!!!

Boy, the snow kept on coming down yesterday. Then it warmed, 38º, so some was melting and some was not sticking.

Then the temps dropped again and more snow....

I wanted to go into town today, but from the looks of things, I think I'll pass. It's not a worry with my vehicle, as it has all wheel drive, but it's the idiots out there on the road going too fast and slipping and sliding everywhere!! The weather guy said, "if you don't have to go out, don't!" I agree. Most all of the schools up here are closed today.

I watched the Rose Parade and one thing I thought was STUPID.... former Ram's player Jackie Slater was being honored on the Wells Fargo entry along with Vince Ferragamo and Slater was sitting there texting!! Even his wife looked irritated with him, as she was waving and looking at the crowd and he was not....

Some of the floats were amazing and the bands were awesome!!
Here is the Goodyear Blimp that has covered the aerial views of the parade for the last 47 years. It's last year, and will be retired...

And one of my favorite floats... the Lucy Pet one where the dogs were surfing...

I did have a Bailey's Coffee yesterday morning. Good! Haven't had one of those in ages!!

Historically this date....

1959 – Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. State.

1961 – The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.

1962 – Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.

1988 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th Century.

And births this date include.... (certainly a date for a lot of actor's births!)
1892 – J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (d. 1973)

1894 – ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)

1897 – Marion Davies, American actress (d. 1961)

1905 – Ray Milland, British actor (d. 1986)

1909 – Victor Borge, Danish entertainer (d. 2000)

 (Loved him. So talented and funny!)

1916 – Maxene Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 1995)

 (Maxene on the bottom)

1916 – Betty Furness, American actress (d. 1994)

 (MM look-alike?)

1921 – John Russell, American actor (d. 1991)

1929 – Sergio Leone, Italian director (d. 1989)

    all those "spaghetti westerns" !

1930 – Robert Loggia, American actor (d.2015)

1932 – Dabney Coleman, American actor

1950 – Victoria Principal, American actress

 (Victoria a la plastik?)

1956 – Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor and director

1981 – Eli Manning, American football player


For dinner I decided to use that cheesy/chickeny/broccoli soup as a sauce, that I put on yesterday's blog,  for tortellini .... 

Cooked the tortellini, drained, added in some butter sauteéd mushrooms, and a quart of the broccoli cheese soup..... mixed well and added spinach on top to steam....


The Rose Bowl Game was out of sight!!! USC at the last play beat Pen State 52-49!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


January 3, 2017 is

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

It's National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day! This sweet holiday celebrates the well-known confectionary classic, chocolate covered cherries. Chocolate covered cherries are a delicious candy that are enjoyed year-round, but are especially popular during the Holiday months. 
Chocolate covered cherries can be made in a variety of ways. A popular variety is a cherry cordial, which is often filled with a cherry liqueur filling. Other varieties include the simple and traditional cherry dipped in chocolate. Whatever variety you fancy, be sure to pick up some chocolate covered cherries from your local grocery store!