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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Fog ~ Sun ~ Tourcanet Bird ~ Muffin Cup Breakfast ~ More Odd Names ~ Bruiser ~ Lobster Newburg ~ Palm Sunday

Good 32º cloudy morning. 

Boy, yesterday it sure got foggy after I took that picture of the snow on my mountain!

Then it got beautiful!

This is an interesting bird...

Crimson-rumped Toucanet in the Refugio Paz de Las Aves, Ecuador

A small patch of red quills in its tail feathers earned this smaller cousin of the toucan its common name. That ‘crimson rump’ provides striking contrast to the deep green, gold, and blue feathers on the rest of the Toucanet’s body. Our specimen was photographed in the Refugio Paz de Las Aves (Peace of the Birds Sanctuary), a private nature reserve nestled in the foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes near the equator. Visitors there can spot many neotropical bird species, including antpittas, hummingbirds, and tanagers.

Muffin Cup Breakfast
cooking spray
18 refrigerated biscuits (unbaked)
8 oz breakfast sausage
7 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400º
2. Spray 18 muffin cups with cooking spray
3. Roll out each biscuit on a lightly floured surface to form 5" rounds.
4. Place each round in muffin cup, pressing into the base and sided to form a cup
5. Cook sausage in skillet until browned and cooked through, 5-10 minutes, drain fat.
6. Spoon sausage into muffin cups.
7. Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper in bowl.
8. Pour egg mixture into each cup, filling just below top of biscuit dough.
9. Sprinkle cheese on top of egg mixture.
10. Bake until eggs are set and dough is golden, about 15-18 minutes.
** Now if you have leftover ham or any other kind of meat you like, use that. You can also add in some bacon sprinkles and or chopped fresh chives. Use your imagination!

Historically this date.......
1943 – Start of the American amphibious landings in the Philippines a turning point in the Pacific War.

1990 – The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in the New York City borough of The Bronx.

1996 – An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemenand law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins.

And births this date include....
1911 – Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)

1918 – Howard Cosell, American sports reporter (d. 1995)

1928 – Jim Lovell, American astronaut

1940 – Anita Bryant, American singer

She certainly got herself and career in trouble back in the 70's voicing her opinion against gays~

1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer

1947 – Elton John, English singer and songwriter

1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress

1982 – Danica Patrick, American race car driver

In regards to those odd names on yesterday's blog...
The first woman telephone operator in America....
Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on September 1, 1878. She loved the job, and worked at it for 33 years.

My Jerry had two cousins with the last name of Hogg. One was Emma and the other Ima. Really! There was also a governor of Texas (1851-1906) named Jim Hogg and he named his daughter Ima also!

Friend Del Graves said names not in consideration for she and Tom's kids was Robin and Doug!

My friend Lovella Moore (if you cut her first name down... Love Moore!) knew of a gal named Rosie who married a guy with the last name of Butts! Lovella also knew a guy named Peter Uhren!!! OMGOSH.

And, my friend Trish who's last name is Bowler has the maiden name of Lane.... so she's a Lane Bowler!

And from my friend Owen Tong...." Speaking of names, my last trainee told me a HS friend of his named Juana Ofelia  married a guy named Wiener and became Juana Ofelia Wiener.  I almost died laughing!"

Later dinner was orange chicken (tempura breaded white met chicken with carrots, water chestnuts, edamame, and onions in a zesty orange sauce and rice)

Then it was chair, wine, and TV with Bruiser sleeping in my chair with me!

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

Lobster Newburg is an American seafood dish made with lobster, butter, cream, cognac, sherry, eggs and cayenne pepper.  It is an elegant and classic dish enjoyed by many since the late 1800s. 
Debuting in 1876 at Delmonico’s, a fine New York restaurant, this dish was invented by sea captain Ben Wenburg.  He demonstrated the recipe to restaurant manager Charles Delmonico and refinements were made by chef Charles Ranhofer. The creation was then added to the restaurant’s menu as Lobster a la Wenburg.  The dish grew fast in popularity.
There was an argument between Wenburg and manager Charles Delmonica which caused the dish to be removed from the menu, but after many requests from patrons, it returned with a new name. The entree came to be known as Lobster Newburg.
Enjoy this Lobster Newburg recipe.
And today is Palm Sunday...