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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Super Gloom ~ Alexandria Margaret ~ Special Family Birthday Dates ~ Pesto Garlic Rolls ~ Three Kings Day

Good 41º dark foggy morning.
Yesterday it was sooooooooooooo cloudy and dark (looks the same today)... I want sunshine!!!!!

 We finally did get some sunshine and we heated to 55º.

Special day today, my granddaughter Alex is celebrating her 22nd birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRETTY GIRL....... aka Jelly Bean!

Alex and I when she was just over a year old.....

Amazing that so many in my family are born on special days... Today is Epiphany or Three Kings Day (
Alex's brother Jack was born on Income Tax Day (4-15) as well as Jerry's son Aaron. We always teased that it was apropos for them born on 4-15 as 415 is a police code (LASD) for "disturbance"! LOL.
My Kristen born on Halloween, as well as Jerry's dad. My Brian born on Valentines Day, as well as Jerry's mom and my sister Marion's husband Bill. My Mom's birthday became the day the war with Japan ended, August 15, and my birthday is VJ Day, when the treaty was signed with Japan on board the USS Missouri. My Dad's birthday, March 16th, was the day the Marines raised the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. Not the day he was born, because he was born in 1901.  Grandson Tucker born on September 20th, the date the Star Spangled Banner was published in 1814. And lastly, daughter-in-love Jen was born on 7-11.... Oh thank heaven for 7-11!!!

Historically this date...

1912 – New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.

1994 – Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championshipsin Detroit, Michigan.

And births this date include....
1912 – Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)

1913 – Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)

1926 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)

1931 – Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)
On 17 March 1990, Capucine jumped from her eighth-floor apartment in Lausanne Switzerland, where she had lived for 28 years, having reportedly suffered from illness and depression for some time. Sad.... she was such a beauty and a good actress!

1960 – Howie Long, American football player and analyst

I published this on my blog a couple years ago... and still LOVE making them....
Now if you like pesto, like I do!, you would love these simple Pesto Garlic Rolls:
2 cans refrigerated biscuits (Grands)
4 oz Mozzarella cheese cut into 20 equal cubes
8 oz jar basil pesto
4 T melted butter
2 cloves garlic

Cut each biscuit in half, flatten dough. Spread a t. of pesto in center of dough, place Mozzarella cube on top, pinch sides around cheese so the pesto and cheese are completely encased by the dough.
Place stuffed dough balls in a cast iron pan.
Crush garlic and mix with melted butter and brush the garlic butter over each ball.
Bake 400º for 20 minutes or until dough is golden. Serve warm. OMGOOOOOOOOD!!!
(Thank Goodness for Grands biscuits!!!!!)
If you don't like pesto, no need to put it in, or you can substitute a little marinara sauce, or sweet chili sauce, or
enchilada sauce
Sriracha sauce
salsa verde
oyster sauce
cut up anchovies
barbecue sauce
Use whatever floats your boat.
Dinner was red rice with shrimp scampi (Schwans) and green beans. YUMMMM

Then chair, wine, and TV with Bruiser napping in my lap!

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

January 06, 2018 is

Three Kings Day

Today is Three Kings Day! Three Kings Day (or The Epiphany) is a Christian holiday that commemorates the biblical story of the three kings—Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar. The three kings (also known as the Wise Men or Magi) followed the bright star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child.
In Latin America, children dress up in king costumes and go door to door in their neighborhoods singing carols in the days leading up to Three Kings Day. In Argentina, sweet wine, fruit, and milk are left outside for the three kings and their camels to enjoy. In France, people eat Galette des Rois, or "king cake," which has a trinket or bean hidden inside of it. The person who receives the piece of cake with the trinket becomes the "king" for the day!
Three Kings Day always falls at the end of Christmastide—also known as the Twelve Days of Christmas! Traditionally, this is the day when all Christmas trees and decorations are taken down. Happy Three Kings Day!