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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Radar ~ Home Invasion Oregon ~ Mashed Potato Casserole ~ Chocolate Cupcake Day

Good 36º clear morning.

Rain is predicted for tomorrow here, but for now it's all in the far northwest, northeast, and Florida:

The State of Oregon abides by the so-called “Castle Doctrine.” Oregon law states a person is justified in using “deadly physical force upon another person” if the person is “committing or attempting to commit a burglary in a dwelling,” regardless of threat of harm.

In June 2016, an Oregon woman shot and killed a stranger found in her daughter’s bedroom. Four days before that shooting, a Portland homeowner shot and wounded ex-NFL player Stanley Wilson II after he was found naked trying to break into his home. Grand juries cleared both of those shooters of any wrongdoing.
In non-Castle Doctrine states, homeowners aren’t as protected. According to Jack Levin, a criminology professor emeritus at Northeastern University, you would have to wait until your life is threatened or property is taken before you can open fire.
But in Oregon, the only justification needed is to prove a home invasion occurred, and the person shot was the suspected perpetrator.

Historically this date
1867 – United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day

1954 – Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
... this was my Zenith transistor radio. I'd put it on the porch and listen to music while I mowed the lawn (no power mower...push!)

1968 – The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

And births this date include....
1918 – Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (d. 1999)
...married to Julie London over 40 years. She died one year after Bobby.

1927 – George C. Scott, American actor (d. 1999)

1934 – Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (d. 1970)
....only 35 when she died.

1939 – Mike Ditka, American football player, coach, and commentator

1945 – Huell Howser, American television personality (d.2013)

1951 – Pam Dawber, American actress

1960 – Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor

1960 – Erin Moran, American actress (d.2017)

A tad different take on Mashed Potatoes..... a Mashed Potato Casserole. This will go great with that Thanksgiving turkey!

5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
2 T. minced onion
2 eggs
2 T. all purpose flour
2 T. chopped fresh parsley
1¼ t. salt
1 t. black pepper
1 2.8oz can French-fried onions, coarsely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 325º
2. Coat a 2qt casserole dish with cooking spray
3. Place potatoes in soup pot and add enough water to cover and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to med and cook 12-15 minutes, until fork tender. Drain.
4. In with electric mixer, beat potatoes and cream cheese until smooth. Add onion, eggs, flour, parsley, salt and pepper and beat until well blended.
5. Spoon potato mixture into casserole dish. Sprinkle with French-fried onions and bake 35-40 minutes, until edges are golden and heated through.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 18th


October 18, 2017 is

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

It’s National Chocolate Cupcake Day! Chocolate cupcakes are a delightful treat served at gourmet bakeries and kitchen tables across the country.
Cupcakes first emerged during the 19th century in the United States. There are two theories about how they got their name. One claims that the miniature cakes were originally baked in cups. The other suggests that the name comes from the recipe, which was measured out by the cup—one cup butter, two cups sugar, three cups flour, four eggs, one cup milk, one spoonful baking soda.
Cupcakes are now made with a variety of flavors, ingredients, and decorations, but simple chocolate cupcakes remain a perennial favorite. Bake, frost, and decorate a batch today to celebrate National Chocolate Cupcake Day!
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  • This week is National Baking Week