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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Morning Moon ~ 13 Illegal Things in N. Korea ~ Corn Pudding ~ Dude & Bruiser ~ Chicken Cordon Bleu

Good 42ยบ cloudy morning. You can see the moon up there! 
Rain predicted.
So, I got this cheesecake sampler at the store. YUMMMMM. Breakfast was a shredded chicken thigh, yogurt and fruit, a slice of rosemary/olive oil bread slathered with butter and heated, and a piece of the cheesecake to go with my coffee!

I love this Challenge butter....

Here are things that are not legal in N. Korea........... glad I don't live there for more than one reason!!!

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a unique country isolated from the rest of the world. Anyway, some facts about North Korea are well-known thanks to the tourists and journalists who had a chance to visit the country. Here is the list of everyday things which are prohibited in North Korea. It will definitely surprise you.
1. Sanitary pads
There are no tampons or sanitary pads in the country. Women are using reusable sanitary napkins made of fabric.
2. Christmas
North Korea is an irreligious country, and almost all religious traditions are forbidden or controlled by the government. You can't buy or possess a Christmas tree there.
3. Cable Television
Only 4 TV channels are allowed in the country.
4. Pop culture magazines
There are only educational and politically oriented magazines in North Korea. Foreign media is forbidden.
5. International calls
Only tourists and foreigners can call abroad in North Korea, but they have to buy a special SIM card. North Korean mobile phone service doesn't support international calls.
6. Famous Bands concerts
With some minor exceptions, foreign artists are not allowed to perform in the country. The first rock concert in the history of North Korea was given by a Slovenian art-rock band Laibach in 2015. North Koreans can usually visit their local bands' performances.
7. Modern high-tech devices
North Koreans are not able to buy popular gadgets we are so used to. Instead, they can use a tablet PC created in the country to substitute foreign devices. Anyway, the internet access is restricted for most citizens, so the gadget experience in North Korea differs from ours a lot.
8. Expensive cars
No one can buy a stylish sports car in North Korea due to the sanctions. North Korea makes its own cars, and most of them are far from being luxurious. Anyway, only wealthy citizens can buy a vehicle. Even bicycles are quite rare.
9. Traveling abroad
North Korean citizens can't go abroad for a vacation.
10. Property
A North Korean can't own an apartment. Houses and apartments are only distributed by the government. Usually, citizens are not even able to move from one city to another at their own wish.
11. Talking with tourists
Foreigners who are allowed to visit the country can't talk to the citizens. They can't even visit local shops and use national currency. Tourists are following restricted routes and can take pictures or communicate with North Koreans only with a special permission.
12. Birth control
It's almost impossible to get a condom in North Korea, as all means of birth control are forbidden.
13. Stylish haircuts
As it turns out, most North Korean men prefer the same haircut as Kim Jong-Un's. There are also several official male and female haircuts which are approved by the state, and the citizens can only choose among them

Have you ever made corn pudding? It goes GREAT with just about any meat dish....
 Corn Pudding
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 8oz pkg corn bread/muffin mix
1/2 cup 2% milk
1 15oz can whole kernel corn
1 14oz can cream style corn
Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream. Gradually add muffin mix alternately with milk. Fold in corn.
Pour into a greased 3-qt. baking dish or 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Yield: 8 servings.
**For a Tex-Mex side sent straight from above, add a can of diced green chilies to the corn mixture and top with 1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack.
**Want a corn pudding that's less sweet? Simply omit the sugar.

Historically this date.........
1147 – First historical record of Moscow.

1581 – Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.

1818 – The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).

1850 – Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.

1964 – The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen inAlbuquerque, New Mexico

1991 – Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.

And births this date include....
1895 – Arthur Murray, American dance teacher (d. 1991)

1932 – Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)
.... Died from AIDS, but was married to Berry, a female, who died in one of the 9-11 plane crashes. He had two children.

1942 – Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager (d.2014)

1944 – Craig T. Nelson, American actor

1950 – Christine Lahti, American actress

1965 – Robert Downey, Jr., American actor
Dude............comb thy locks!
Later I took Dude and Bruiser to the vets. Dude needed the second flu shot and Bruiser needed his rabies shot. Getting Bruiser into the cat cage is the hardest part! Here is Dude waiting patiently in the exam room for the doc.....
And Bruiser.......
I thought Bruiser would be mad at me, as he hates riding in the car. He is my own personal siren when he's riding with me. Came home and let him out of the cat cage immediately and instead of him taking off for a while he came right in the house and as soon as I was in my chair, he was too!

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

It is all about a special dish combining chicken, ham and cheese.
The French term Cordon Bleu is translated as “Blue Ribbon”. This dish is a take on the popular Veal Cordon Bleu.  It is a flattened chicken breast which is wrapped around ham (or sometimes prosciutto or Canadian bacon) and cheese such as Swiss or Gruyere.  The chicken is held together with toothpicks and dipped in an egg wash and breaded.
The earliest recipe we were able to find was in a March 1964 printing of the Cincinnati Enquirer by the Cincinnati Gourmet Stanley Demos.  Despite some misconceptions, it is an American dish.  Demos mentions in his column that he got the idea to try chicken instead of veal “to be different.”  It has been a popular dish since.
Following are a few delicious recipes for you to enjoy: