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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Frozen ~ Clouds/Sun ~ Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken ~ John & Tanya ~ Maple Syrup

Good 26º  everything frozen morning.

Yesterday the clouds moved in then periodically the sun peeked through, then the clouds started moving away bit by bit...

We topped out at 55º.

Talk about GOOD and easy....
Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken

The original recipe calls for chicken breasts. Personally I like the boneless skinless chicken thighs. Darker meat and more tender. (I cook them all the time in organic chicken stock for Dude's breakfast)
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    or 6-10 thighs
Garlic powder to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 10.75oz cans cream of chicken soup
1 10.75 oz can cheddar soup
Cooked rice or noodles
1. Layer the chicken in the bottom of your crock pot
2. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper (I use Lawry's Garlic salt and pepper if cooking for me)
3. Mix together cream of chicken soups and the cheese soup and pour over the chicken.
4. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours high for 4 hours
5. Serve on a bed of rice or noodles.

A special anniversary today, school pal John Berokoff and his bride Tanya are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary! Happy Anniversary kids! xo
This picture taken at Sierra Park Grammar School:
back row L-R Gary Dimkitch (deceased), Janice Farrar (unknown where she is), and John Berokoff
.... and front row L-R
me, Myra Osborne (unknown where she is either), and Linda Watterlond

Historically this date.......
1957 – The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape CanaveralFlorida.

1969 – Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings are generated as a result of "A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects."

And births this date include....
1894 – Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (d. 1979)

LOVED loved loved watching him conduct the Boston Pops! When Brian was a little guy, 2 or so, he'd sit on my lap and conduct with Mr. Fiedler! Cute!

1927 – Richard Long, American actor (d. 1974)
                                                  Big Valley... big fav!

1947 – Wes Studi, American actor

1953 – Barry Livingston, American actor

1962 – Richard Jewell, American security guard and accused bomber (d. 2007)
Chair, wine, and TV......

Brian face-timed me. Sami and the new puppy Dash were playing. 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 17th
National Maple Syrup Day

National Maple Syrup Day provides us with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this delicious American treat. This sweet and unique flavor originated in America. Native American Indians were the first to harvest and boil the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup.
Watching or participating in a maple sap harvest, or demonstration, is a fun late winter event. They are held in February-March, when the sap is flowing. It is educational for the kids, too. During field demonstrations, some of the sap is boiled down into syrup. Best of all, free samples are often giving, poured over a pancake or vanilla ice cream.
Did you know? Sap of the maple tree, the same sap used to make maple syrup, makes a refreshing drink. Just put it in the refrigerator and pour a drink whenever you want. Or, have a drink as you harvest the sap from the tree!
How do you participate in National Maple Syrup Day? Pour real maple syrup onto your pancakes or waffles. Or, for an evening treat, pour warm maple syrup onto vanilla ice cream.

Please note, make sure you are using maple syrup, not pancake syrup. Unless the ingredients state otherwise, pancake syrup no longer contains maple syrup.(a surprise to many)