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Friday, December 1, 2017

Dude ~ Slow Cooker Tamale Pie ~ Our House 1997 ~ NFL Protest Song ~ Fried Pie Day

Good 37º foggy morning. We topped at 43º yesterday. Stayed dark and gloomy all day.

I had to take Dude in for his, hopefully last, 8 week post-op checkup. Dr. Russ Fugazzi
He said he took x-rays and everything looks great. He's recovering fine. Yeah!

Then since the new Costco is around the corner from the vet's office I drove over there to take a look. Big! A gal in the vet's office said it's so much bigger than the original one and nicer to shop in. Hobby Lobby will go into the old Costco building.

Do you like Tamale Pie? I LOVE it. Here is a Mr. Food slow cooker version. Easy! Good!

2 pounds ground beef, cooked and drained
2 28oz cans diced tomatoes, drained
2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
1 2¼ oz can sliced black olives, drained
1 med onion, diced
1 1.25 oz taco seasoning package mix
1 16oz package cornbread mix
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1. In a large bowl combine the cooked beef, tomatoes, corn, olives, onion, and taco seasoning. Mix well and pour into 6 qt slow cooker.
2. Prepare cornbread mix according to package directions and spoon it over the beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
3. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.

One this date in 1997 Jerry and I bought this house. We moved from Temple City in 1998... Jerry almost immediately bought this 1940 John Deere tractor...

He was a happy camper having all this property and being able to be a 'farmer'!!

This funny little house was built in 1935. A shack!
 The foundation is so odd, big rocks with trees sitting atop the rocks and the house on top of the trees. Sort of like this:

No building codes back then. At least it's still standing and a lot of improvements have been made.

The people we bought it from (after a number of modifications) said when they first came to see the house the owners walked out the front door followed by a bunch of chickens!

Historically this date.....
1824 – United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with theTwelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

1885 – First serving of the soft drink Dr Pepper at a drug store in Waco, Texas (United States).

1952 – The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgenson, the first notable case of sexual reassignment surgery.

1969 – Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.

2001 – Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.

And births this date include....
1913 – Mary Martin, American actor and singer (d. 1990)

1933 – Lou Rawls, American singer (d. 2006)

1935 – Woody Allen, American film director, actor, and comedian

1939 – Lee Trevino, American golfer

1940 – Richard Pryor, American comic and actor (d. 2005)

Raised in a brothel run by his grandmother where his mother was a prostitute beaten by his ne'er-do-well father; a victim of sexual molestation at age six; abandoned by his mother at age ten; a high school drop-out by 14; a father himself by 17... 6 wives, 7 children. Pryor set himself on fire after freebasing cocaine while drinking 151-proof rum. The man was a mess! Heart attack and multiple sclerosis.

1945 – Bette Midler, American actress and singer
Married to Martin Von Haselberg since 1984! Daughter Sophie.

1951 – Treat Williams, American actor

Here's a song, shared by former Wilsonite and LASD ret Carlos Bowers, by Neal McCoy as a protest to the NFL idiots who take a knee..... (keep the Kleenex close!)
Later for dinner I had some leftover fried rice (Schwans)

 and I cut up some of the leftover turkey breast and heated it. Then a piece of cheesecake (Schwans also!) for dessert. YUMMMMMM!

Chair, wine, TV....... News, NYPD Blue, Chicago PD, NCIS LA, NCIS Miami

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Fried Pie Day