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Friday, December 22, 2017

Freezing Fog ~ Autumn Pasta Salad ~ Pet Stickers ~ Bruiser ~ Sami & Dash ~ Date Nut Bread

Good  30º foggy morning. 

Boy the freezing fog was in all morning yesterday.... we were at 31º...

As the sun came through and we warmed to 38º you could see the snow still on top of my mountain..

Then by afternoon we had a heat wave and warmed to 52º.

Everything about this salad sounds heavenly! The dressing has mayonnaise with maple syrup! OMGOSH! Drooling...............

  • 1 (8-ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup chopped cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • 1 cup chopped pears
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied walnuts
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta to desired doneness; drain well and cool. (Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine cooled pasta, the chicken, apples, pears, cranberries, celery, and candied walnuts; mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, maple syrup, vinegar, and salt; blend well. Pour mayonnaise mixture over pasta mixture; toss lightly then serve immediately.
If you're not serving this salad immediately, you may want to wait to add the pears and walnuts just before serving, so they stay nice 'n' crunchy. You can also add an additional 1/4 cup mayonnaise to moisten the salad just before serving.
If you like pet stickers.... this is fun. I got this one of the cat... and put it on my pantry cabinet...

Go to this site and scroll through the cat and dog stickers.
Or, this is their "sister site" where you can download a photo of your dog or cat (or goat or chicken) and they will make a sticker from it! I just sent in a photo of Dude and they will make the stickers of him and when I get them I will post on my blog.

Photos have to be at minimum 6" (600 pixels) wide. I had to "fix" the photo of Dude and make it wider, then it downloaded to their site just fine.

Historically this date.............
1864 – Savannah, Georgia falls to General William Tecumseh Sherman, concluding his "March to the Sea". 

1937 – The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York
1944 – World War II: Battle of the Bulge – German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!"

1956 – Colo, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, is born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio.

1963 – The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles (290 km) north of Madeira, Portugal with the loss of 128 lives.

1964 – The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) took place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California.

2001 – Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.

And births this date include....

1936 – Hector Elizondo, American actor

1945 – Diane Sawyer, American journalist

1948 – Steve Garvey, American baseball player
OMG.... "Mr. Clean" became Mr. LayMultipleWomenandHaveChildrenWithAllofThem!! What a story.

1949 – Maurice Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees) (d. 2003)

1949 – Robin Gibb, English musician (The Bee Gees)

This is how Bruiser "shares" my chair...

Brian sent this to me .... Sami and Dash
                                            Two cuties!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Date Nut Bread Day
Date When Celebrated : September 8 or December 22

National Date Nut Bread Day is today. Enjoy a tasty bread for the holidays. It's the perfect bread for the season. It contains nuts and sugar, but is not heavy on the sugar. Date nut bread is quite popular. You can make it yourself, or buy some at the bakery. We suggest a couple of loafs. In our house, a single loaf does not last long.
There is some question as to the correct date for this special day. A survey of the net, resulted in roughly half of the references for this day claiming it is on September 8th. In our survey, a very slight majority record this special day on December 8. We go with the majority for two reasons: First, it is the majority. Second, this day fits well in the holiday season. Date Nut Bread is popular for the holidays.
Get your fill of Date Nut Bread today. After all, that's what this day is for.

1 cup chopped dates
1 cup boiling water
3 T. butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1/8 t. ground cloves
1/4 t. salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350º
2. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray
3. Soak the dates in the boiling water for 15 min, set aside
4. In mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg, molasses, and date mixture. Blend on low speed. Add remaining ingredients and mix on low speed until combined.
5. Pour the batter into loaf pan and bake 55-60 minutes... until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
** Breads like this freeze well. Just be sure to wrap them well and place in a freezer bag with as much of the air removed as possible.