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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hump Day ~ Brian & Jen ~ Mike Nelson ~ Pete Moreno ~ No-Bake Cranberry Pie ~ New Wifi ~ Shrimp & Peas


Good 37º super foggy morning.

Happy Hump Day

Yesterday it stayed cloudy til about 1pm....

Then the sun came out and Dude was a happy camper, laying in the sun on the porch!

Special day today... my Brian and Jen are celebrating their 14th Wedding Anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! ♥♥♥♥♥


Birthdays today Mike Nelson (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!!


Pete Moreno (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE!
                                       ^on a cruise with them in 2008.


Historically this date...

1859 – The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.


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Stadium was built in 566BC, renovated in 329BC, 1869, 1895, and 2000. I was there in 2009.


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1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.


1969 – In Columbus, OhioDave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant.


1979 – A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.


1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.


2007 – Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.


And births this date include....
1905 – Mantovani, Italian-born composer (d. 1980)
Oh, the music he made!!!
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1929 – Ed Asner, American actor
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1932 – Petula Clark, English singer
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1940 – Sam Waterston, American actor
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Any more, the easier a recipe is the better! This is No-Bake Cranberry Pie. A great addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.....

 
  • 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce ** 
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
In a medium-sized bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and butter. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, forming a crust.
 
In a medium-sized bowl, with an electric beater on low speed, beat cream cheese, cranberry sauce, pineapple, and walnuts until well combined; spoon into pie crust.
 
In a small bowl, combine sour cream and brown sugar. Spoon over cranberry mixture, cover, and freeze at least 4 hours, or overnight. Thaw 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
**Whole berry cranberry sauce adds nice chunks of cranberries, but traditional cranberry sauce can also be used.


My new wifi with Hughes Net was installed yesterday. Dean and Lee came out..... Super nice and loved Dude!



So, now I have two satellite dishes, one for my TV and one for wifi. I like them on the ground, so when it snows and covers the dish, I can easily wipe it off.
Tested the wifi and works great. Even my phone is amazingly fast now. Brian sent me a photo in a message and it instantaneously downloaded instead of taking FOREVER!


Dinner last night was Omaha Steaks breaded shrimp.... from frozen to cooked perfect in the Air Fryer... 370º for 12 minutes drizzled with olive oil. Also some of Schwans peas, from frozen to ready after 8 minutes in the microwave. HOW EASY was that!!! I made a dipping sauce for the shrimp with mayonnaise and sweet hot chili sauce.

My pals Pat and Alice up in Idaho said they got the Air Fryer too and used it last night to cook a game hen and they texted me they were thrilled with how it came out! http://powerairfryer.com/


Then it was chair, wine, TV.... Blue Bloods, NYPD Blue, and NCIS Los Angeles.


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 15th