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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Throw Back Thursday ~ Wild Rice Chicken Soup ~ Bobo ~ Ollie Taylor ~ George Bachmeier ~ Dude ~ Hot Toddy Day

Good 41ยบ super foggy morning.  

Yesterday it drizzled on and off most of the day.

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
Probably 1961, my nephew Joe Jr., who is now Dr. Joe,  and me...

This is the time of year for soup....... here's a good one!
  Wild Rice Chicken (or Turkey) Soup

1 16oz pkg long grain wild rice mix
1/2 stick butter
1 carrot peeled and sliced
1 celery stalk sliced
1½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 t. black pepper
1 cup half and half
2 cups chopped cooked chicken  (or turkey)
1. Prepare rice according to package directions, omitting butter or oil
2. In a soup pot, over medium-high heat, melt butter and cook carrot and celery 5 minutes.
3. Add mushrooms and cook additional 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add broth and pepper. Bring to boil.
5. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
6. Stir in half and half, the cooked rice, and chicken. Cook 8 minutes, or until heated through.

When I stopped in at Ace Tuesday, the guy who waited on me was new. He loaded the cracked corn in my car and I introduced him to Dude. He thought his name was cool. Then he told me about his dog, a pitbull he named Bobo! OMGOSH!  I then told him the story of how my granddaughter, about a year old, couldn't say "grandma".. it came out Bobo. So, I've been Bobo, to my grandchildren, for 21 years!

There was/is (don't know if he's retired or not) a deputy with the last name of Bobo and I was always happy I hadn't married him!    ..
noun, plural bobos.

1. Informal. A highly educated person who combines a bourgeois, affluent lifestyle with nonconformist values and attitudes.
And according to Merriam-Webster
Definition of BOBO:
plural: bobos
a member of a social class of well-to-do professionals who espouse bohemian values and lead bourgeois lives.

Special birthdays today... both LASD ret...
Ollie Taylor is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLLIE!
                                       ^with his bride Carolyn.

Also celebrating today is George Bachmeier. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!

Historically this date...
1693 – Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, ItalyA powerful
earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and Malta.

1861 – Alabama secedes from the United States.

1863 – American Civil War: CSS Alabama encounters and sinks the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in Texas.

1922 – First use of insulin to
 treat diabetes in a human patient.

1935 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first
person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

1942 – World War II: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.

1943 – World War II: The United States and
 United Kingdom give up territorial rights in

1964 – Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.

...............all right, friends of mine, you have known for over 50 years that smoking is BAD FOR YOU and yet you continue to smoke with every excuse in the book! SHAME ON YOU! Not only are your risk factors up for dying but you smell bad! Really.

And births this date include....

 1923 – Carroll Shelby, American
  race car driver, engineer, and businessman,
 founded Carroll Shelby International (d. 2012)

1930 – Rod Taylor, Australian-American actor
 and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1946 – Naomi Judd, American singer (The Judds)

I had sent Dude's photo to Winston & Bear (   and they made some decals for me...

one I put on my iPhone cover...

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

January 11, 2018 is

National Hot Toddy Day

Today is National Hot Toddy Day! A hot toddy is a delicious drink made with honey, lemon, hot water, and the spirit of your choice (usually whiskey, brandy, or rum). It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day, and a few sips can also relieve cold or flu symptoms.
Hot toddies originated in Scotland sometime during the 18th century. While the exact details are unknown, historians believe that the recipe was developed to make the taste of Scotch whiskey more palatable. One theory suggests that the word “toddy” evolved from “Tod’s well” (also known as Todian Spring), the water supply for Edinburgh.
Today there are many variations on the original hot toddy recipe. Some versions call for tea, coffee, cocoa, apple cider, spices, or even butter. To celebrate National Hot Toddy Day, brew up your favorite type of hot toddy and enjoy!
  • January 11, 2018 is also National Milk Day