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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Snow ~ Haircut ~ Kyle ~ Swivel Chair Inventor ~ Bacon & Cheese Lovers Pie ~ 


Good 31º it snowed morning.




Yesterday the snow melted early and the rest of the day stayed cool, in the 40ºs, and cloudy.


I went into Grants Pass to Leah for a haircut. She did a spectacular job, as usual! She brought one of her fur babies in with her, Kyle. Such a sweetie! 


This is interesting.... did you know the swivel chair was invented by Thomas Jefferson? This is a Windsor chair:

A swivel or revolving chair is a chair with a single central leg that allows the seat to rotate 360 degrees to the left or right.
Thomas Jefferson invented the first swivel chair. He heavily modified the Windsor chair and incorporated top and bottom parts connected by a central iron spindle, enabling the top half known as the seat, to swivel on casters of the type used in rope-hung windows. It had no wheels. When the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, Jefferson's swivel chair is purported to be the chair he sat upon when he drafted the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776. Jefferson later had the swivel chair sent to his Virginia plantation, Monticello, where he later built a "writing paddle" onto its side in August 1791



From Mr. Food Test Kitchen....


Do you love bacon? How about cheese? If you nodded enthusiastically to either of those, then you're about to experience something wonderful...a Bacon and Cheese Lover's Pie. It's a quiche-style dish that's absolutely loaded with cheese, bacon, and some chopped spinach. You'll be smiling from your first forkful to your last.


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from a 17-ounce package)
  • 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pie crust in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate and flute edges.
     
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cheddar and Swiss cheeses; sprinkle half the mixture into bottom of pie crust. Sprinkle bacon bits over cheese, top with spinach, then remaining cheese.
     
  3. In the same bowl, combine eggs, half-and-half, onion powder, and pepper; beat until thoroughly mixed. Pour into pie crust; sprinkle with nutmeg. 
     
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
     
  5. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack 5 minutes before cutting and serving.


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




1845 – Florida is admitted as the 27th U.S. state.




1991 – An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.


2005 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling.




And births this date include....
1847 – Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-Canadian inventor (d. 1922)
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1882 – Charles Ponzi, Italian criminal (d. 1949)
... ah ha! the ponzi scheme!
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1911 – Jean Harlow, American actress (d. 1937)
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1971 – Tyler Florence, American chef and author
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Cold Cuts Day


Sliced beef and turkey are not cold cuts. The term refers specifically to precooked or cured meat, often in loaf or sausage form, that are sliced and served cold on sandwiches or on party trays. Today they are ubiquitous, pre-sliced in vacuum packs at the supermarket. Or, they can be sliced to order at a delicatessen (as in the old days) or the market’s deli counter. The good news: Most people like cold cuts, and they’re easy lunch and party fare. The bad news: Most cold cuts are higher in fat, nitrates* and sodium than roast beef (we have to include processed turkey breast in the high sodium category). In fact, the prepackaged kind have even more of these bad ingredients, as the larger exposed surface requires stronger preservatives.
A COLD CUT BY ANY OTHER NAME
Cold cuts are also known as deli meats, lunch meats, luncheon meats, sandwich meats and in the U.K., cold meats, cooked meats and sliced meats.