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Friday, January 6, 2017

Chicken Casserole ~ Rose Queen ~ Lydia Plunk ~ Phil Santisteven ~ Spaghetti Day

Here is the blog I wrote on the 3rd and was going to publish it on the 5th... no power so computer useless......

Good morning. 

Ok, a great Chicken Casserole...

3 cups chopped cooked chicken (use a rotisserie chicken from the market!)
2 cups chopped celery
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 10¾ oz can cream of chicken soup
1 6oz can French Fried Onion Rings
1 4oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped and..
½ cup slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Coat 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
In large bowl mix together chicken, celery, cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, chestnuts, almonds, and soup. Spoon into baking dish.
Bake uncovered 30 minutes, sprinkle onion rings evenly over top and bake 5 more minutes, or until bubbly around edges. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.

Didn't find this out until after the Rose Parade, but the Rose Queen is Victoria Castellanos, a senior at Temple City High.
Cool, a local from our town!

Yesterday the snow just kept on coming down.... sounds like it will continue.
Special birthday today... daily drivel pal, Lydia Plunk... Here is the whole unruly group a few years ago..
    L-R me, Trish, Edda, Judy, and Lydia.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYDIA!!!! Hope you do something fun!!

And another special one.... Phil Santisteven (LASD ret) and husband of the fabulous Suzanne...
                                         HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL!!!

Historically this date...

1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.

....Oh man, shootin' a Colt .45 is awesome!

1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.

1896 – Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.

1999 – Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.

And births this date include....
1905 – Sterling Holloway, American Character Actor (d. 1992)
1927 – Barbara Rush, American actress
1937 – Dyan Cannon, American actress
Boy, with Grant she looks 12.

1941 – Maureen Reagan, American political activist (d. 2001)
1965 – Julia Ormond, English actress

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 4th
National Spaghetti Day (be still my heart!)

Today is National Spaghetti Day. Grab a big bowl, fill it with spaghetti, top it with a generous helping of your favorite sauce, and dig in. And, don't forget the meatballs and parmesan cheese ... or the shrimp ... or a bunch of stir-fried vegetables!
Spaghetti is one of over 600 shapes of pasta. It is by far, the most popular shape. Many people think of Italy and Italian cuisine, as the birthplace of spaghetti. In reality pasta, or macaroni, dates back to ancient times. Ancient cultures were cooking pasta noodles well before they were introduced to Italy and other parts of Europe. Marco Polo has been erroneously credited with bringing spaghetti and pastas to Europe. But, records show Europeans cooking pasta well before Marco Polo began his travels. Peering even farther back in time, Arab cultures were selling dried spaghetti-like noodles in open markets in the early 1200's. The Chinese were cooking pasta noodles as far back as 5,000 B.C.
While ancient cultures were making and eating spaghetti and other pastas well before it came to Europe, it's the Italians who popularized it in cuisines. It was introduced into the United States through the travels of Thomas Jefferson, who brought it back from Naples, Italy in 1789. Italian immigrants also brought it over with them to the U.S., where its popularity quickly spread. 
Spaghetti in Italian means thin string or twine.

Did you Know? Americans consume about 20 pounds of pasta per person per year.