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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sun ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Mike ~ Loaded Jalapeño Poppers ~ Anne & Led Fortini ~ Man With No Enemies ~ Bouillabaisse Day

Good 30º foggy morning. Yesterday the sun finally came out about 11:30 and it warmed to  53º.
I love seeing the contrails!

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
Tucker with Atlas....

.... and now with the new pup, Dash....

Yesterday Mike came over and did some grapevine and bush trimming (with Dude keeping an eye on him!)

and fixed the front porch light. He also blew leaves....

Here is an GREAT and easy appetizer or snack!
Loaded Jalapeño Poppers:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 12 fresh jalapeno peppers, split in half lengthwise, cutting through stems, seeds removed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and bacon bits. Firmly press a heaping teaspoonful of cheese mixture into each pepper half. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. Place flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate shallow dishes. Dip stuffed pepper halves into flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs, coating thoroughly with each.
  3. Fill a large saucepan or soup pot with 2 inches of oil and heat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Carefully fry a few peppers at a time, 1 to 3 minutes, or until golden. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Dip them in ranch dressing or mix some salsa with sour cream for a dip.

Special Anniversary today. My high school pal Annalee (Carlin) and Led Fortini are celebrating 49 years of married bliss! CONGRATULATIONS KIDS!!! xooxxo

Historically this date......

1819 – Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state.

1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

1963 – Baldwin Hills Reservoir wall bursts, killing five people and damaging hundreds of homes in Los Angeles.

1972 – Apollo programEugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of theApollo 17 mission. This is the last manned mission to the moon of the 20th century.

And births this date include....
1503 – Nostradamus, French astrologer (d. 1566)

1935 – Lee Remick, American actress (d. 1991)

1946 – Patty Duke, American actress (d.2016)
Four husbands under her belt!

A man with no enemies....
this was shared with me by several people. Thought it was good!

On Sunday during the service the minister asked "How many of you have forgiven your enemies?"

80% of the congregation raised their hands. The minister repeated the question and all but one man raised their hands.

"Mr. Barnes, are not willing to forgive your enemies?"
"I don't have any", he replied gruffly.
"Mr. Barnes, that is very unusual. How old are you?"
"Ninety eight", he replied. The congregation stood up and clapped their hands.
"Mr. Barnes, how can you live to be ninety eight and not have any enemies?"
Mr. Barnes said, "I outlived all them assholes."

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

December 14, 2017 is

National Bouillabaisse Day

Today is National Bouillabaisse Day! Bouillabaisse is a tasty fish stew that originated in Marseilles, France around 600 B.C. At that time, Marseilles was a Greek colony so the stew was originally called "kakavia." Bouillabaisse also appears in Roman mythology as a soup that Venus feeds to Vulcan. Today, bouillabaisse is an extremely popular dish in the Mediterranean region.
Marseille fishermen typically make the dish when they return to port. Rather than using the more expensive fish that they catch, they use common fish like rockfish and shellfish. Different herbs and spices such as garlic, orange peel, basil, saffron, and bay leaf are added to the soup for flavor. Vegetables like tomatoes, onions, celery, and potatoes were added to the recipe during the 17th century.
To celebrate today, try your hand at making your own bouillabaisse stew for your family to enjoy!