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Monday, March 12, 2018

Sun ~ Deer & Geese ~ Unusual Fences ~ Easy Blueberry Pound Cake ~ Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo ~ Milky Way Day

Good 32º ice on the barn roof clear sky morning.
The sun did come out yesterday. We warmed up to 73º !!!

Contrails were nice to see....

And the deer and geese were out too....


Here is where my mailbox used to be....
And the damage, that my neighbor Frank said he can pound out....

Here are some unusual fences.... made by people with funny imaginations!


Easy Blueberry Pound Cake

  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen and thawed blueberries
  • Confectioners' sugar for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter with an electric mixer on medium speed; gradually add granulated sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Gradually add 2 cups flour alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour and mixing well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and blueberries that have been tossed in the remaining 1 tablespoon flour (see Note).
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour and 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 to 20 minutes then remove to a wire rack. Let cool completely then sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
**Tossing the blueberries in flour prevents them from sinking to the bottom of the pan during baking. This trick can also be used when adding ingredients like chocolate chips or raisins to almost any cake. This will help ensure that every bite is full of the same goodness.
Historically this date......
1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.

1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.

1928 – In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.

2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.


And births this date include....
1923 – Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)


1931 – Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, American actor (d. 1980)

1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress and model

1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress

1950 – Jon Provost, American actor

Later dinner was Schwans Shrimp and Broccoli Alfredo, with bow tie pasta...

So easy, take the bag out of the freezer and either put it in a skillet and heat or heat in microwave. From frozen to ready in less than 20 minutes!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Milky Way Day



Interesting Food Facts about Milky Way

      1. The Milky Way bar was created in 1923 by Frank Mars.
      2. In the 1920’s it came in two flavors chocolate and vanilla.
      3. It was the first mass produced chocolate bar with a filling.
      4.  The name ‘Milky Way’ was taken from a popular malted milkshake NOT the galaxy.
      5. Outside of North America the Milky Way is a completely different kind of candy bar.

Fun Fact:

The European version the Milky Way has no caramel topping and low density that it floats in milk.
There was vanilla flavored Milky Way called “Forever Yours” until 1979.
The first slogan of Milky Way was “The sweet you can eat between meals.”
The most recent slogan is “Life’s Better in the Milky Way.”

Today’s Food History

  • 1841 Orlando Jones of Middlesex, England received a U.S. patent for a process to make starch from rice or corn.
  • 1894 Coca Cola was first bottled by Joseph A. Biedenham of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Before that it was only mixed to order at the soda fountain.
  • 1912 Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA in Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1929 RIP Asa Griggs Candler, In 1887, Asa Candler, a wholesale druggist, purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, for $2,300. He sold the company in 1919 for $25 million.
  • 1930 Mahatma Gandhi began his march to the coastal village of Dandi, to protest the British salt monopoly.
  • 1993 RIP Christian Kent Nelson, He was the inventor of the Eskimo Pie in 1919 in Iowa.