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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Jerry ~ Cioppino ~ Georgia Sue ~ Stacy Tethford ~ Fritters Day

Good 37 ยบ dark foggy morning. 

Today is a day that I wish I could celebrate on a bigger scale, as it is Jerry's birthday. We had some things in common.... both of us having birthdays on the second of the month, 3 months apart. My daughter born on Halloween and my son born on Valentine's Day. Jerry's  dad born on Halloween and his mom on Valentine's Day!

I met him at Temple Sheriff's Station
when I went in to apply for the test for deputy. He was working the desk, dispatcher at the time, and came out to ask if he could help me. He said he was smitten from that moment. I was too. We went out on our first date a couple weeks later and never were apart from that day on!

Jerry Wayne Maxwell 12-2-40  -  2-12-07    (odd, right? born on 12-2 and died on 2-12)


Ok, here is one of Jerry's favorite recipes...

The best cioppino ever was from Scoma's at Fisherman's Wharf in SF. Jerry loved it as much as I did!

This is my sister Marion's version....

1/4 cup olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1 15oz can tomato sauce
1 1#12oz can diced Italian tomatoes
1 cup red wine
1 bay leaf
1 t. dried basil
1/2 t. oregano leaves
1 big chunk halibut fish, boneless and fresh
1 dozen fresh clams in the shell
1 pound med sized raw shrimp, about 30
2 large Dungeness crabs, about 2# each, cleaned and cracked

In large skillet, heat oil over med heat. Add onions, garlic, green pepper, and parsley. Cook stirring until onion is soft. Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes and their liquid, wine, bay leaf, basil, and oregano. Add in the halibut in a big chunk. Cover and simmer for an hour. Then add in the clams, shrimp, and crab. Cook about 20 minutes until clams open and shrimp is pink.

Other special birthdays today ... my friend Georgia Sue Mattern is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GS!! xo

And my massage therapist, Stacy Tethford, is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY STACY!

Historically this date....

 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile

1980 – Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita FordMaura ClarkeJean Donovan, andDorothy Kazel, are murdered by a death squad in El Salvador.

And births this date include..

1914 – Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)
1924 – Alexander Haig, American Soldier & Civil servant, 7th Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 5th White House Chief of Staff and 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)

1981 – Britney Spears, American singer, dancer and entertainer

1983 – Aaron Rodgers, American football player
.... does good for Green Bay, made a funny State Farm commercial....and born in Chico Ca!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

December 02, 2017 is

National Fritters Day

Corn Fritters are a traditional Southern sweet and savory snack. They originated with Native American cuisine.