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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Snow ~ Geese/Bruiser/Birds/Turkeys ~ Andy & Linda Nantz ~ Lemon Drop Martini ~ Risotto/Bell Peppers/Steak ~ Cereal Day

Good 36º snow is mostly melted foggy raining morning.
Yesterday the snow kept coming down until about 11:00am. The geese were out and about, so was Bruiser, and the birds stayed close to the feeder, and the turkeys were "snow strutting" ....

Special Day today for my pals Linda and Andy Nantz. They are celebrating their 53rd Anniversary.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!!! oxoxxo
Andy being silly....
Andy Pandy Puddin' and Pie, kissed the girls and made them cry. Linda said they were going to Vacaville to Red Lobster for dinner.

Historically this date (got it right this time!)
1965 – Bloody Sunday: A group of 600 civil rights marchers are forcefully broken up inSelma, Alabama.

1968 – Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnamese military begin Operation Truong Cong Dinh to root out Viet Cong forces from the area surrounding Mỹ Tho.

1986 – Challenger Disaster: Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin ofChallenger on the ocean floor.

1989 – Iran and the United Kingdom break diplomatic relations after a row over Salman Rushdie and his controversial novel, The Satanic Verses.

And births this date include...
1934 – Willard Scott, American television broadcaster

1942 – Tammy Faye Bakker, American televangelist (d. 2007)
1952 – Lynn Swann, American football player and Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania.

1990 – Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins (AMAZING!)

Later, in honor of the snow (yeah, right) I had a Lemon Drop Martini with ice in my Maxwell glass!

Then dinner was some roasted bell peppers and an Omaha steak cooked (fried) in the Air Fryer... I put the peppers and the steak in bags and added in olive oil and Lawry's Garlic Salt and mixed them well....

12 minutes in the Air Fryer.... then into a oven on low to keep warm.... 

16 minutes in the Air Fryer......

I had made some Harry & David Risotto. I cooked that first....

You put butter in a pan to melt, heat the chicken stock and then dump the risotto mix on top of the butter, stir for a couple minutes, add 1/2 cup white wine to deglaze and then when evaporated, add in 1/2 cup of the hot stock one at a time, stirring until absorbed. Then I put it all in the rice cooker to finish and keep warm....


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 7th


Get your bowl and your spoon ready for March 7 is National Cereal Day. Since the end of the 19th century, cereal has become America’s most popular breakfast food

Now, not only is cereal eaten for breakfast, it has become a popular bedtime snack, and some people even have a bowl for an evening meal.  Cereal is also used in many cake, cookie and bar recipes. The most popular one is Rice Crispy Bar Treats.
A Little Cereal History:
**  Ferdinand Schumacher, a German immigrant, began the cereal revolution in 1854 with a hand oats grinder in the back room of a small store in Akron, Ohio. His German Mills American Oatmeal Company was the nation’s first commercial oatmeal manufacturer.  In 1877, Schumacher adopted the Quaker symbol, the first registered trademark for a breakfast cereal.
**  Granula, the first breakfast cereal, was invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, operator of Our Home on the Hillside, which was later replaced by the Jackson Sanatorium in Dansville, New York.  The cereal never became popular since it was inconvenient as the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat.
**  The cereal industry rose from a combination of sincere religious beliefs and commercial interest in health foods.  Dr. John Harvey Kellogg experimented with granola.  He boiled some wheat, rolled it into thin films, and baked the resulting flakes in the oven; he acquired a patent in 1891.  In 1895 he launched Cornflakes, which overnight captured a national market.
**  In 1906, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s  brother, William K. Kellogg, after working for John, broke away, bought the corn flakes rights from his brother and set up the Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Company.  His signature on every package became the company trademark and insurance of quality.
**  Charles W. Post introduced Grape-nuts in 1898 and soon followed with Post Toasties.
**  Because of Kellogg and Post, the city of Battle Creek, Michigan is nicknamed the “Cereal Capital of the World”.