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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Gloom ~ Weather Whiner ~ Tomato 'n Grilled Cheese Soup ~ Trish Bowler ~ Fruitcake Day

Good  40º foggy drizzling rain morning . We warmed to 45º yesterday.

The gloom hung around all day yesterday, and probably will today also.

Then by sunset time we had a tad of sky and we could see the moon!

I whine about the weather here and the cold temperatures.... I was text chatting last night with an former Stockbridge Avenue El Sereno neighbor, Johnny Boyko, and he and his bride live in South Dakota where it was 19º below zero!!! OMGOSH! 

Yesterday I think the elusive cold I have been fighting off caught up to me. Was taking Zycam all day and it helped. Later it was a small glass of Sinfire to sip. Awesome on throats that are not feeling the best!!!

Sinfire is a Canadian blended whiskey with cinnamon. Made and bottled at the Hood River Distillery in Oregon. Sooooooo good just to sip!
Ok, now if you love tomato soup and grilled cheese, this is for you!
Tomato 'n Grilled Cheese Soup

2 28oz cans crushed tomatoes
1 T. sugar
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
2 cups heavy cream (1 pint)
2 slices home style white bread
1 T. butter, softened
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1. In large soup pot over medium-high heat, combine tomatoes, sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper and bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
2. Reduce heat to low and slowly stir in heavy cream.
3. Simmer 5-7 minutes or until heated through. Do not boil.
4. Toast bread, evenly spread with butter, cut into 1" pieces. Place 3 pieces on each serving of soup and sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

Special birthday today... my dear friend Trish Bowler (wife of the infamous John Bowler, LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRISH!!!! xo

Historically this date....
1968 – Apollo ProgramApollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.

1978 – Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.

2001 – The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.

And births this date include..
1901 – Marlene Dietrich, German actress and singer (d. 1992)

1948 – Gérard Depardieu, French actor

Later dinner was reruns of the ham and rice pilaf and of course, a piece of key lime pie! Then chair, Sinfire, and TV.

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

December 27, 2017 is

National Fruitcake Day

Today is National Fruitcake Day! Although fruit cakes are certainly a delicious treat to enjoy around the holidays, they are quite possibly the most popular item for re-gifting. A whopping 38% of people say they give fruitcakes away when they receive them!
Nevertheless, fruitcakes have remained popular for thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians buried their loved ones with fruitcakes because they believed this particular food was essential for the journey to the afterlife. The Crusaders were known for eating fruitcakes during their campaigns. The small cakes could withstand long journeys without spoiling and were full of nutritious items like dried fruits and nuts.