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Monday, January 29, 2018

Chores ~ Some Sun ~ Sami ~ Potato Puffs ~ Bruiser ~ Corn Chip Day

Good 45º super foggy morning. 

Yesterday was catch up on my blog, do laundry (whooppee), wash dishes, feed my fur babies, have breakfast , plan for dinner, take the trash out to the road for Monday pick up. 

We got a tad of sun... well, a little bit and warmed to 60º. Heat wave!!! 

Sami was of course amazing Saturday at the gymnastics meet, but here she is 3 years ago at age 6. A champion back then....

She started going to the gym when she was 18 months old....

Now these sound really really good....
Potato Puffs

  • 3 pounds Idaho Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten

What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes in a soup pot and add just enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce heat to medium and cook 12 to 15 minutes, or until fork-tender. Drain off water, mash the potatoes, and allow to cool.
  3. In a small saucepan, saute onion in olive oil over medium heat until tender. Add sauteed onion, the cracker crumbs, salt, and pepper to mashed potatoes; mash mixture.
  4. With your hands, roll mixture into balls and place potato balls on prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg yolk and bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden and crusty.

Historically this date....
1916 – World War IParis is first bombed by German zeppelins.

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

1979 – Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
WOW.... whack job! And only 17 years old at the time. Of course it hasn't gotten better since then with all the school age kids shooting students and teachers. An epidemic! 

And births this date include.....
1913 – Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
... and as my high school pal Adelle (Easton) related to me her dad was an officer on a Coast Guard ship and Mature was one of his underlings. When he had given Mature an order and someone said, "Don't you know who that is??? It's Victor Mature!" Del's dad remarked, "Mature, manure, I don't care what his name is!"

1918 – John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)

1942 – Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
    no recent photos of this beauty... she must be shy...

1944 – Katharine Ross, American actress
Busy gal, 5 husbands!

1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
.... interesting read.... my sister knew his family. They had a place at Tahoe and she said they were the NICEST family!

1960 – Greg Louganis, American diver

1970 – Paul Ryan, American politician

Later for dinner I had Split Maine Lobster Tails from Omaha Steaks.. quick heat from frozen in the oven. Also a Cheese Stuffed Breadstick and some corn on the cob, both Schwans, from frozen to ready to eat in the microwave in a few minutes!

I slathered butter and spicy mayonnaise on the corn and had some melted butter for the lobster....

and a piece of that Schwans Chocolate Cream pie (oink oink) for dessert....

Bruiser had a nice nap on my lap while it was chair time, wine, and TV. And no, I didn't watch the Grammys. What another bunch of BS!!!

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

Here are today’s five thing to know about Corn Chip:

  1. The “original” corn chip is  the Fritos Corn Chip, first sold in the 1930’s
  2. Frito Chili Pie” was invented in the 1960’s by Teresa Hernández, a cook at Woolworth’s lunch counter in Santa Fe.
  3. A corn chip is a snack food made from cornmeal fried in oil or baked, usually in the shape of a small noodle or scoop.
  4. Charles Elmer Doolin bought the patent for “Fritos” from a Mexican man for $100.
  5. In some areas, it is popular to pour the chili into a bag of corn chips and eat the mixture directly from the bag.