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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

No Fog ~ Sun! ~ Schwans Order ~ Strange Town Name ~ Hot Chocolate Day 

Good 34º  ice on the barn roof morning and no fog! ... last day of January!

Yesterday the sun actually came through and blue sky was visible early for a couple hours. Happy Dude!!

My Schwans order came..... yeah
Beef Broccoli Skillet Meal

Cheese Curds

Shrimp Spring Rolls w/ Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Chicken Egg Rolls w/ Sweet Chili Sauce

Orange Chicken Skillet Meal

Key Lime Pie

Vegetable Fried Rice

Lasagna Roll-Ups

Special day today...
59th Wedding Anniversary of pal Karen and her hubby Herman Baertschiger!

Today is also the anniversary of my parents.... Leslie and Margaret (Mills) Laney. They "eloped" to Tombstone Az and were married in 1926.

Historically this date.............

1876 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations. 
1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.

1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 – Astronauts Alan ShepardStuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 overLockerbie, Scotland in 1988. 
...............and then those high court morons let him go! 

And births this date include.... 
1872 – Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)

His home in Avalon on Catalina Island, turned into a hotel, was a favorite place for Jerry and I to stay. Whatta view!

1902 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)

1919 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972)

1934 – James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)

1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)

Died from lung cancer.... dem damn cigarettes!

1947 – Nolan Ryan, American baseball player

1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor

1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer

There are lots of strange named towns in the US. Saw a commercial the other night and this woman was in Kiester. I looked it up.... Kiester Minnesota! OMG.

Then she talked about healing your keister with Preparation H ! Dictionary says it is a noun for "buttocks". The town in Minnesota spells it different.... i before e! Makes you wonder who comes up with these names!

Dinner was Schwans crab cakes and veggie fried rice.....
SUPER yummy!!!

Then chair, wine, and TV... the President's speech.... He honored so many people. That was so nice! Good job Mr. President! 

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

Here are today’s five thing to know about Hot Chocolate:

  1. What’s the difference between Hot Chocolate and Hot Cocoa? Hot Chocolate uses milk or milk chocolate while Hot Cocoa uses only powdered cocoa

  2. The first hot chocolate was Mayan, and it was served with chili peppers!

  3. In Spain, hot chocolate with churros is considered a working man’s breakfast.

  4. Hot chocolate has antioxidants and flavonols, very healthy nutrients.  Just skip the sugar.

  5. Chocolate is the 3rd most traded commodity in the world. 1st is oils, 2nd is coffee.

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Fog ~ Geese ~ Dude/Bruiser ~ Artichoke Bread ~ Croissant Day

    Good 45º foggy morning.

    Tomorrow will be a Super Blood Blue full moon. 

    Supermoon – It is an event wherein the moon appears larger and brighter compared to the usual full moon because moon reaches its closest distance to the earth.
    Blue moon – it is the second full moon of the calendar month, which usually occurs every two to three years.
    Blood moon – It can be seen during a total lunar eclipse, wherein the color of the moon turns to red
    This phenomenal event will be visible to our naked starting 8:51 to 10: 07 pm on Wednesday night. The last super blue blood moon in the Philippines appears last December 30, 1982. The full eclipse will begin before sunrise.

    YIPPEEEE it's pay day! And I get my Schwans delivery today! Yummmmm.....

    Yesterday the fog just hung around and hung around... and the geese sat on the barn roof. I think they are trying to chum in their other relatives with their honking....

    We finally got a little sun. It was nice, and Dude and Bruiser were happy! (Had to take this through the screen door!)

    Artichoke Bread

    A great hearty snack. Great for munching while watching football!!
    An artichoke dip baked in a loaf of bread until ooey gooey and cheesy and good!

  6. 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  7. 2 green onions, sliced

  8. 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  9. 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  10. 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  11. 1/2 cup sour cream

  12. 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded

  13. 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated

  14. 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced in half lengthwise

    Mix the artichoke hearts, green onions, garlic, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano reserving some of the cheese.

    Hollow 1/2 an inch out of the center of both halves of the bread.

    Spread the mixture into the hole in the bread slices and top with the reserved cheese.

    Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven covered in foil for 20 minutes.

    Remove the foil and continue to bake until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

    Historically this date...

    1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States,Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen. 

    1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.

    1969 – The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police. 

    1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

    And births this date include...
    1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York & 32ndPresident of the United States (d. 1945) 

    1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008) 

    1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress  (d. just this month)
    she retired to Texas so there don't appear to be any recent photos of her. 


    1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor 


    1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress 

    Dinner was another one of those "experiments"... I had some Schwans fire grilled chicken breast strips, fire roasted diced tomatoes, Creamy Basil Alfredo sauce, angel hair spaghetti, and some Schwans green beans. 

    The chicken strips were cooked from frozen in the microwave for 2½ minutes and chopped smaller. The angel hair cooked in a pot of water. The green beans cooked from frozen in the microwave for 5 minutes. All went into the pan, mixed, and then the angel hair added....


    All I know. Happy Tuesday. Nuff said. Ciao.
    xo Sue Mom Bobo
    National Croissant Day

    Here are today’s five thing to know about Croissant:

    1. Each croissant rolls are made of 50 or more thin layers of pastry & butter.

    2. According to legend, it was Marie Antoinette (Austrian Princess who married Louis XVI), introduced the croissant to France.

    3. The French newspaper Le Figaro named the croissant from bakery Pierre Hermé the best in Paris in 2013. It also won in 2006.

    4. Since Starbucks bought French baker Pascal Rigo’s San Francisco-based La Boulange, the chocolate croissant has become the coffee chain’s bestselling pastry.

    5. In 2013, chef Dominque Ansel came up with the cronut — a deep-fried croissant/doughnut combination that became all the rage at his New York bakery.