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Friday, November 3, 2017

Rain ~ Eye Test ~ Ann Gabe Ramirez ~ Mike Cippola ~ Creamy Chicken Mushroom Soup ~ Maddie ~ Fav TV Shows ~ National Sandwich Day

Good 45º raining morning. Not enough yet to measure, but we'll see.... Friend Pat and Alice Reardon called and told me about the bunch of snow they got yesterday in Idaho. Snow predicted for here too, but I'm at 1200 feet and it won't come lower that 3000' or so.

Yesterday morning this is what it looked like...

Then the wind started blowing and it was raining leaves! Temp 54º. Burrrrr...... Temps stayed in the 50ºs all day.

Pal, Sugar Bear, shared this on her Facebook page. It is AMAZING. Read the instructions and follow... I was so blown away. WOW!

Special Anniversary today... Ann and Gabe Ramirez (LASD both ret.) HAPPY 27th ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!!

And a birthday of email pal, Mike Cippola (with his bride Nan) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!!

What could be better.............. Creamy Chicken Mushroom Soup..........

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup wild rice blend
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken, cooked and diced or shredded
  • (get a rotisserie cooked one from the market) 
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 1 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat, add the mushrooms and onion and cook until the mushrooms have released their liquids and the liquid has evaporated, about 10-15 minutes, before setting aside.
  2. Melt the butter in the pan, add the onions, carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Mix in the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the broth, rice, chicken and mushrooms, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Mix in the milk and cheese and cook until the cheese has melted, before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

Historically this date
1883 – American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his laststagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1913 – The United States introduces an income tax.

And births this date include...
1921 – Charles Bronson, American actor (d. 2003)

1933 – Ken Berry, American actor

1952 – Roseanne Barr, American actress and comedian
..wonder why "comedians" named Roseanne or Rosie are such vulgar pieces of work?
She is now an "organic macadamia nut farmer" in Hawaii. More like an "organic nut" herself!

1953 – Kate Capshaw, American actress

1957 – Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor

Aaron wrote me that Maddie had fallen off the couch and broke her collar bone. Poor baby girl! Nothing as for surgery or stabilization yet. Here is her x-ray...

She was smiling for her trick or treating 
and Aaron said the Tylenol must have kicked in!

Later it was a no baseball calm evening. Watched some favorites..... NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods, and My Favorite Thing To Eat ... where was found the "best" cranberry sauce ever in Portland Oregon. I will look into it and it can be ordered. Sounds perfect for an after Thanksgiving turkey sandwich! 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 3rd
National Sandwich Day
What's your favorite?

We invite you to bite into your favorite sandwich, for today is Sandwich Day. The sandwich is truly a great creation. Sandwiches are a daily luncheon staple for millions of Americans.

The annals of English history report that John Montagu was the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Among other things, the 4th Earl of Sandwich was a heavy gambler. Montagu often spent many long hours in London's gambling parlors. In 1762, he created the sandwich, by putting meat between two pieces of bread. This allowed him to remain at the gambling table for long periods of time. Obviously, the sandwich was named after him  

Celebrate this special day by eating sandwiches at every meal! Consume your favorite sandwich. Better yet, be bold and daring..... try a new sandwich!