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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Cloudy and Cool ~ AOL ~ Wild Rice Patties ~ You've Got Mail ~ Cheese Lover's Day 

Good 36º super foggy morning, again.

Yesterday we stayed in the low 50ºs and cloudy...

I am over the top frustrated with AOL. They shut down the 9.8 version and now we have to use AOL Gold, which sucks! So many changes and so many things they did not incorporate into the new version. It's taking awhile to learn all the new ins and outs. 

Wild Rice Patties

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 eggs
2 t. ground cumin
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1/4 t. crushed red pepper
3 cups cooked wild rice, chilled (follow package directions for cooking)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms
3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 T. vegetable oil

1. In large bowl combine mayonnaise, eggs, cumin, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Mix well and add rice, mushrooms, Panko and mix until thoroughly combined.
2. Form patties using about 1/4 cup of mixture.
3. In large skillet over medium heat, heat until oil is hot. Cook patties in batches, 3-4 minutes per side until crispy and golden brown. Drain on paper towel lined platter. Serve hot

** Something that I like is adding a 2oz jar of diced pimentos, drained and/or chopped green onion.

Eat these as a side with maybe a dollop of sour cream or some Kikkoman Dipping Sweet & Sour Sauce (I just bought this Thursday, it's YUMMMMY!)

Also, instead of eating them as a side, put them on a bun and make a vegan burger!

Historically this date.....
1885 – L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.

1887 – The United States Senate allows the Navy to
            lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.

1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.

1929 – In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion
             picture filmed outdoors, is released.

1937 – Franklin Roosevelt is inaugurated for a second term as U.S. President. This is the first inauguration on January 20. The date was changed from March 4 by the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

1941 – Franklin Roosevelt is the only President inaugurated for a third term.

1945 – Franklin Roosevelt's fourth and final inauguration is held at the White House due to wartime considerations.

1953 – Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated as the first Republican President in twenty years.

1961 – John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the youngest elected and first Roman Catholic President of the U.S. His inaugural address is one of the most memorable of the 20th century.

1977 – Jimmy Carter is inaugurated as the 39th President of the United States. He is the last President inaugurated at the east front of the Capitol, which had been the traditional site for Presidential inaugurations since 1829.

1981 – Twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated, at age 69 the oldest man ever to be inaugurated as U.S. President, Iran releases 52 American hostages. It is the first Presidential inauguration to be held at the west front of the Capitol.

And births today include.....
1896 – George Burns, American actor, comedian (d. 1996)

1902 – Leon Ames, American actor (d. 1993)

1910 – Joy Adamson, Austrian naturalist and writer (d. 1980)

1920 – DeForest Kelley, American actor (d. 1999)

1926 – Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010)

 Never could stand her acting or her voice!

1929 – Arte Johnson, American actor

1937 – Dorothy Provine, American singer, dancer and actress (d. 2010)

 She must not have gotten old, there are no pictures of her except for when she was young and beautiful.

1958 – Lorenzo Lamas, American actor

Later dinner was sweet potato on spinach and shrimp egg rolls with the Kikkoman sauce... Super good!!

After that it was chair, wine, and TV. I watched the 1998 movie ....

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Cheese Lover's Day
Use today to savor and enjoy any of the hundreds of varieties of cheese. There certainly is no shortage of varieties. Depending upon what article you read, there is between 900 - 1,400 varieties of cheese, all classified by texture.

It's easy to celebrate this special day. Set out a tray of several varieties of  your favorite cheese and dig in. Having a cheese tasting party with your friends, will make this day a truly memorable one.  And, don't forget the wine. Cheese goes great with cheese.

Some Cheesy Trivia:
Cheese is more flavorful at room temperature.

Americans consume over 31 pounds of cheese per year. But, that's nothing. But that's nothing compared to the French, who eat over 50 pounds of cheese per year.

Historical records vary, as to when cheese was first made. It was somewhere between 7,500 and 8,000 B.C. Records suggest it may have first been discovered, by accident, in Poland or Arabia.

The world's largest cheese was put on display on this day in 1964 at the New York World's Fair. It weighed over 34,000 pounds.

Eating cheese makes you feel gouda. So, don't be bleu. Eat some cheese on National Cheese Lover Day.