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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Frozen ~ WinCo ~ Torani ~ Cheddar Bacon Puffs ~ Better Late Than Never ~ Cocoa Day


Good  29º foggy morning.

Man, the temperatures stayed COLD and frozen yesterday. This was 10:30 in the morning... 30º and that frozen fog....
By the end of the day we had topped at 47º.


I went into Grants Pass to run some errands and OMGOSH it was gloomy there. Our fog lifted here and we got sun but no sun in GP!!!

I went to WinCo for the first time.

What a big and busy store!! I did save money. I got canned dog food (that Dude gets in the evening) and on 10 cans of food I saved $8.00 over Safeway! YES!!! Super nice employees there and a fun and friendly lady in line in front of me. We chatted.


I placed and order with Torani for some of my favorite syrups. I know a lot of you like your coffee plain, but I like mine sweet and sometimes with creamer. I like the Torani Sugar Free syrups...
 

They can be ordered at www.Torani.com
Many flavors.... Irish Cream is good too! And they have many fruit flavors, great for smoothies!


Here's an easy good side to go with your scrambled eggs in the morning.....
Cheddar Bacon Puffs


1 7.5 oz pkg refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits)
2 T bacon bits
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 T. sliced green onions
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375º. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
Separate biscuits and make an indention in the center of each with your thumb. Sprinkle even amount of bacon bits in each, cheddar cheese, and green onions.

Pull dough over filling and pinch together firmly so filling is completely enclosed. Place seam side down on baking sheet. Lightly spray tops with cooking spray.

Bake 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.


Historically this date....
1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.



2000 – The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.



2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit(see Operation Red Dawn).



And births this date include....
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1910 – Van Heflin, American actor (d. 1971)
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1925 – Dick Van Dyke, American actor and comedian
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1929 – Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor
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1945 – Herman Cain, American businessman, radio host, and politician
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Later dinner was reruns.


Chair, wine, TV..... I watched a new show, apparently this was season 2, of :

starring Terry Bradshaw, William Shatner, Henry Winkler, and George Foreman. What a piece of JUNK! I was never so board in my life!! Well, the news does that to me too, but this certainly is not a show I enjoy. Watched about 15 minutes of it and that was all I could stand. 


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

December 13, 2017 is

National Cocoa Day

It’s National Cocoa Day! Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a delicious cup of hot cocoa! Cocoa is made from the dried, fully fermented seeds of the cacao tree. It’s used to make cocoa powder, which a main ingredient in the hot cocoa we all know and love. Fun fact: Monkeys were actually the first creatures to discover that the cacao plant was edible – and tasty! Over 1500 years ago, monkeys began to eat the pulp of the plant and spit out the beans. Humans soon caught on, and the rest is history.
Cacao trees are grown worldwide, but it is thought that the first ones grew in South America. Cocoa is similar to wine, in that its flavor profile differs based on where it’s grown. Lucky for us, cacao trees are very plentiful – it takes 300-600 cocoa beans to make two pounds of chocolate!
To celebrate National Cocoa Day, make your favorite type of cocoa to enjoy. For a holiday twist on a traditional cup of cocoa, try adding a candy cane!