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Friday, January 19, 2018

Comparison Shopping ~ Santa Fe Chicken Casserole ~ Cathy Norman ~ Air Fryer Salmon & Carrots ~ National Popcorn Day

Good  36º cloudy drizzling morning. Another 1/2" since yesterday.

Yesterday I wanted to do some comparison shopping for dog food and wine and stuff....
So, I went to Goodwill first and dropped off some stuff. I'm making an attempt to get rid of "stuff"!! 

Then to Wal-Mart.

I checked their prices and was disappointed in the quantity and quality of canned dog food they had. Their prices were the same as Winco

(right across the street) but 80¢ a can cheaper than at Safeway. Wal-Mart's wine was $2-3.00 more than Safeway, as was Winco's.
Then to Safeway

for wine and other stuff. It started raining while I was in there... and continued. The "box boy" said it was raining and I said, "that is why I have this"... an umbrella in my purse. He laughed and said if he used his umbrella to bring the shopping carts back up to the front of the store he gets called "Mary Poppins"!!!
The Wal-Mart and Winco have a huge amount of items but both of them are wayyyy tooo big. I don't enjoy shopping there. You have to walk miles to get things!
But, I did have a great conversation with a gal at Wal-Mart. She had been in the US Army, stationed in Korea and then at Fort Bliss Texas. Later she was an Oregon National Guard. Neat gal! Then coming out of Wal-Mart I ran into a guy, Viet Nam Veteran, Bill Jackson, who used to be an officer at the Elks Lodge and after Jerry passed away he took about 30 pairs of jeans (Levis and Prison Blues) that had been Jerry's over to the Veterans Rehab Center in White City. He said the vets were thrilled with the jeans!

Easy and Delish!!! 
Santa Fe Chicken Casserole

1 7.5oz tub Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

2 T. (about half of a 1oz pkg) Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Mix

2 T. milk
3 cups shredded cooked chicken (breasts or thighs)
1 15oz can black beans, rinsed

1 14oz can diced tomatoes, drained

2 green onions, sliced
3 6" flour tortillas
3/4 cup Mexican Style Four Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375º
2. Mix cream cheese, taco seasoning, and milk until blended.
3. Combine the next four ingredients (milk, chicken, beans, & tomatoes) in a large bowl. Add 1/2 the cream cheese mixture and mix lightly
4. Spread 1/3 of the chicken mixture in the bottom of a 9" pie plate and top with 1 tortilla. Top with another 1/3 of the chicken mixture and 1/4 cup of the cheese and 1 tortilla. Top with remaining chicken mixture and shredded cheese and remaining tortilla. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture and shredded cheese and cover.
5. Bake 25 minutes, or until heated through, uncover last 5 minutes.

A very special birthday today... my pal, Cathy Norman (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sweetie!!
Cathy and I at ELA Station 1998....

♪♬.*~*..♥HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUU♥ .*¨†♥†♥†♥

♥†♥†♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUU ♥†♥†♫♪ ♪♫•♥♥†♥†♥ ♫♪ ♪♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CATHEEEEEEEEE♥*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ~ ♥ ♥;)♥†♥†♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUU♥*¨†♥ ♥†♥†♥

♪♫•*¨*•.•*¨*•♫♪AND MANY


Historically this date...
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.

1915 – Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.

1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.

1937 – Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.

1953 – 71.7% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.

1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.

1981 – Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.

1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in LahorePakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.

1991 – Gulf WarIraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.

And births this date include...
1807 – Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (d. 1870)

1809 – Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)

1839 – Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)

... I really like his paintings...

1922 – Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)

1923 – Jean Stapleton, American actress (d.2013)

1930 – Tippi Hedren, American actress

1939 – Phil Everly, American musician (d. 2014)
"wake up little Susie, wake up" !!

1943 – Janis Joplin, American singer (Big Brother and the Holding Company) (d. 1970)

1944 – Shelley Fabares, American actress

1946 – Dolly Parton, American singer and actress

1953 – Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor
.... sh*t... he looks like Perry Como!

1958 – Thomas Kinkade, American painter (d. 2012)

For dinner I tossed some peeled baby carrots with olive oil and a little Lawry's Garlic Salt and cooked them in the Air Fryer at 250º for 25 minutes.... then put in the marinated salmon and cooked that at 370º for 12 minutes. PERFECT!!!! 

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

January 19, 2018 is

National Popcorn Day

It’s National Popcorn Day! Did you know that Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year? This equates to about 51 quarts per person, which makes it one of the most popular snacks in the country. 
Popcorn has been around for centuries, and is one of the oldest snacks in the country. It is one of six main varieties of corn. (The others are pod, sweet, flour, dent, and flint.) Popcorn originated in Mexico, but eventually made its way to the United States. In 1948, archaeologists in the state of New Mexico discovered ancient popcorn ears that were at least 5,600 years old! The Native Americans (in both North and South America) popped their corn by throwing it on hot stones over a fire.
Today, popcorn is a common household snack that is enjoyed by many people. To celebrate National Popcorn Day, make your favorite kind of popcorn and enjoy it while watching a movie with your friends!