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Monday, January 15, 2018

Red Sky ~ Clouds/Sun ~ Turkeys ~ Creamy Asiago Chicken & Mushroom Tortellini Soup ~ Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Good 38ยบ foggy morning.

This morning we started out....

Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning! Rain and heavy winds and high elevation snow predicted for later today and tonight.

The red sky didn't last long, as more fog moved in. 
Yesterday the sun was coming up over the mountain and bursting through the fog.....

Didn't last long, as the fog came back! Darn! Then it attempted again and we got sunshine!! Not as much as Saturday, but nice. More clouds too...

The turkeys were out "in force", gobbling and strutting! Show offs!

This soup got my drool button going!
Creamy Asiago Chicken and Mushroom Tortellini Soup

  • 2 tablespoons oil or butter
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour (rice flour for gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (or broth)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces cheese tortellini (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 1/2 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup asiago cheese (or parmesan), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
1.Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, add the mushrooms and onions and cook until the mushrooms have released their liquid and it has evaporated, about 10-15 minutes.
2. Mix in the garlic, thyme and flour and cook, stirring, for a minute.
3. Add the wine and deglaze the pan.
4. Add the broth, tortellini and chicken, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the tortellini is tender and the chicken is cooked, about 10 minutes.
5. Remove the chicken, dice or shred it and mix it back into the soup.
6. Add the cream, mustard and asiago, let the cheese melt, season with salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.

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

1870 – A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the Democratic Party with adonkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly).

1943 – The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
1947 – The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers
defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York. All passengers and crew members survive.

And births this date include...

1906 – Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)

1913 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)

1929 – Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)
"It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism."

" It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s."

1968 – Chad Lowe, American actor

1979 – Drew Brees, American football player

Later reruns for dinner, chair, wine, TV..... some football, news, NYPD Blue, and then a nap in my chair!!! 

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

January 15, 2018 is

National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Today is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day! Did you know that ice cream evolved from ancient flavored ices? As early as 3000 BC, people in China served their guests sweet juices mixed with ice or snow.
Today, ice cream is made with a mixture of cream, milk, sugar, and eggs.  While fruity varieties of ice cream flavors are still popular amongst many, vanilla and chocolate are the clear favorites. According to a survey conducted by the International Ice Cream Association, strawberry is the third most popular ice cream flavor, favored by 5.3% of the population.
Did you know that Dolley Madison served strawberry ice cream at President Madison’s second Inaugural Ball in 1813? Treat yourself to a delicious bowl (or two) to celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!