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Friday, December 29, 2017

Marley & Bear ~ Buffalo Chicken Casserole ~ Carol Burnett Show ~ Pepper Pot

Good  42º cloudy foggy morning. Yesterday we topped at  46º.

It stayed like this all day.... no sunshine!

Yesterday I had errands to run and went to see Leah my hair girl to see if she could help me with this perm and the kinky hair! She trimmed it all up and it's looking better. Since it grows fast I won't have to be kinky headed much longer! 

When I got to the shop, Leah's daughter Marley was there with her new puppy, a German Shepherd mix, 6 weeks old, named Bear. OH SO CUTE!!!!

Then to the store for a couple things and back home to my fur babies. I made the mistake of opening the bag of "veggie chips" I bought and ended up eating half the bag!!! 

Historically this date...

 – In accordance with International Boundary delimitationU.S.A annexes the Mexican state of Texas, following the Manifest Destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.

1997 – Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation's 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.

And births this date include....
1800 – Charles Goodyear, American inventor (d. 1860)
Every picture of him, he's grumpy looking!

1936 – Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (d.2017)  

1938 – Jon Voight, American actor

1947 – Ted Danson, American actor

1972 – Jude Law, British actor

I got the ingredients for this and am making it for dinner tonight.....
Buffalo Chicken Casserole

1 8oz pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
1/2 cup milk
4 cups shredded cooked chicken (store rotisserie)
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8oz)
1 can Pillsbury Grands Flakey Layers refrigerated biscuits
1. Preheat oven to 350º
2. Spray 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray
3. In large bowl beat cream cheese, wing sauce, and milk with electric mixer on low until well blended.
4. Stir in chicken, bell pepper, 1/4 cup of the green onions, and 1½ cups of the cheese, until well blended.
5. Spoon evenly into casserole dish.
6. Separate dough into 8 biscuits, cut each into quarters and place on top of casserole mixture. 

7. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
8. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and biscuits are no longer doughy.
9. Sprinkle with remaining sliced green onions.

Later I had recorded and then watched The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special. Carol is 84 and even with some plastic work done, she still looks the same. Interesting. Lots of the old skits. Fun. Steve Lawerence and Lyle Waggoner were on and I would not have recognized either of them now! Steve Lawrence is 82. He and Eydie Gormé were married in 1957 and she died in 2013.


Lyle Waggoner is 82 and still married to the same woman since 1961!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Pepper Pot Day

Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.  Pepper Pot soup was first made on December 29, 1777.
According to the legend...........
During the Revolutionary war, the Continental army was camped at Valley Forge.  The winter was cold and harsh. Conditions were deplorable. Food was often scarce. George Washington asked his army's chef to prepare a meal for the army, that would both warm them, and boost their moral. The chef found scraps of tripe (ugh) ( ) , small bits of meat and some peppercorn. He mixed this in with some other ingredients, and created Pepper Pot soup, also known as "Philadelphia Pepper Pot soup”. The hot, and somewhat spicy soup, was well received by the troops. It was  called "the soup that won the war”.
Celebrate Pepper Pot Day by making some Pepper Pot soup for the family. Note: while tripe was a main ingredient of this soup, you can substitute with chicken or beef.
Authentic pepper pot recipe: