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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Weather ~ Honey Garlic Drumsticks ~ Rain ~ Schwans ~ Life Alert ~ Potato Chips ~ Sangria Day

Good 35º raining morning. Snow was predicted, but we didn't get any.... Just 1" of rain that started about 12:45.

Yesterday we warmed to only 43º and it was cloudy and gloomy all day.

Talk about tasty spicy honey garlic drumsticks.... this recipe is kickin'. They are sweet, spicy, sticky, and a whole lot of "can I have another please"!! Make this with 24 drumsticks or cut it in half, using 12.

24 chicken drumsticks
1 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1 cup honey
1/4 cup chopped garlic
2 T hot pepper sauce
1. Preheat oven to 400º.
2. Place drumsticks on baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
3. Bake 30 minutes
4. Meanwhile mix honey, garlic, and hot pepper sauce.
5. Baste drumsticks with sauce (drain off excess liquid before basting) and bake another 25 minutes.
** Make an extra batch of basting sauce, as most people will want extra!

Schwans showed up with my order....
I got: shrimp spring rolls and pork spring rolls, shrimp scampi, chicken fries, five grain rice pilaf, micro steam green beans, mango chunks, key lime pie, sausage breakfast bagel pouches, and breakfast bacon/egg pizzas.


Earlier the Life Alert tech, Mick, showed up. Nice guy. He had lived in W. Covina. Worked in ELA and Industry. Now a local here. Anyway, I have a button by the shower like this:
If you push it then you can talk to the Life Alert operator.
I have one button I wear (either pendent or on the wrist) and when pushed the main box (in the living room) will talk to me from anywhere in the house (except in the shower... that's why the one in the bathroom). And then one that goes in my purse/car that has GPS and will talk to you no matter where you are in any US state. Makes me feel pretty safe now.

Historically this date....
1968 – The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California. Suspect unknown. Suspect never caught.

1987 – History's worst peacetime sea disaster, when the passenger ferry Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).

1989 – United States invasion of Panama: The United States sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega. This is also the first combat use of purpose-designed stealth aircraft.

1991 – A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria todeath for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.

2007 – Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.

And births this date include....
1898 – Irene Dunne, American actress (d. 1990)

1908 – Dennis Morgan, American actor (d. 1994)
               ...with Ginger Rogers.

1927 – Charlie Callas, American comedian (d. 2011)

This is interesting.... have you ever wondered why your bag of potato chips was half-empty? Actually there is no ordinary air in the bag. All of the air (oxygen) is removed and replaced with nitrogen gas. This is called nitrogen flushing. Nitrogen does not affect the taste of the chips or react with the chips like oxygen does. This increases the shelf life of the chips. The nitrogen gas fills up the bag so the contents inside are protected during shipping. If the bags were filled with oxygen it could have spoiled the chips and made them soggy.

Later it was spring egg rolls and some mango and then a piece of the key lime pie. OMGOSH! So good!

I wanted to sit in my chair, warmed with an electric blanket, but Bruiser took it over~!!! 

Finally chair, wine, and TV....... NYPD Blue (which by the way was a horrible episode...boring!), Hawaii 5-0, news, and channel flipping!

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

December 20, 2017 is

National Sangria Day

It’s National Sangria Day! This refreshingly fruity drink is the perfect cure for your winter blues. There are thousands of different variations of sangria that combine such ingredients as sliced fruit, honey, sugar, juice, carbonated soda, red or white wine, and other alcohols. Each combination changes the flavor, alcohol content, and carbonation of the sangria. 
Sangria is a popular drink at bars, pubs, and restaurants in Portugal, Spain, and Mexico, and at tapas restaurants in the United States. However, at one point, it was illegal to serve sangria in the state of Virginia! It violated an obscure 75-year-old law that did not allow the mixing of wine or beer with spirits. Violators of this law could be charged with a misdemeanor, a hefty fine, and up to a year in jail. It was not until 2008 that the Virginia General Assembly finally legalized the serving of sangria.
To celebrate National Sangria Day, conjure up your favorite sangria recipe to enjoy with friends and family!
  • December 20, 2017 is also National Fried Shrimp Day