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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunrise ~ Geese ~ Jalapeño Cornbread ~ Bloody Mary ~ Chinese New Year

Good 26º it's all frozen again morning!

Yesterday the geese came back and noisy as ever. The matriarch and patriarch (the two original geese that showed up a few years ago) sit atop the barn roof and honk until I come out and give them some cracked corn.

They show up here every year at this time, prior to mating and nesting. They build their nests up on the neighbor's property in his trees. Now they have some of their "children" with them... there were 7 of them total yesterday morning.

I always say, "good morning goosie goose" and they respond by waddling down to the fence to meet me!

Yesterday was haircut day and then to Safeway for groceries. My pal Karen "Sugar Bear" (Baertschiger) had her hair appointment right after mine so we had a chance to visit a bit.

Historically this date...
1887 – In a snowstorm at Fort KeoghMontana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.

1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first US television appearance

1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.

1980 – USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crew members.

And births this date include....
1936 – Alan Alda, American actor, screenwriter, and director

1980 – Jesse James Hollywood, American drug dealer and fugitive

1981 – Elijah Wood, American actor
Here is a simple easy great Jalapeño Cornbread recipe:

1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
2 T. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced
Or.... use a can of diced jalapeños, well drained....

1. Mix buttermilk, eggs, and oil.
2. Mix in cornmeal, flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in large bowl.
3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet and then mix in the jalapeño peppers.
4. Pour the mix into a greased loaf pan and bake in preheated oven, 375º, for 30-40 minutes until toothpick or sharp thin knife inserted in center comes out clean.
If you make chili beans... this is an AWESOME go with!!!

Got home and unloaded the groceries. A happy dog and cat greeted me. Then it was "Bloody Mary time"... ahhhh.... I like making them with Mr. & Mrs. T bloody mix and Green Apple Twist vodka. Makes it soooooo tasty!!!! 2-1.... 2 bloody mix to 1 vodka.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 28th
Chinese New Year