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Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday The 13th ~ Snow on Mountain ~ Deer ~ Lemon Bread ~ Adele Easton Graves ~ Gary Adkison ~ Grilled Cheese 

Good 40ยบ cloudy morning. Slight chance of rain, maybe 20%, so doubt we'll get any!
Yesterday the rain started in again just after 8am... didn't last long. Total was 1/10". BUT..... we did get snow on my mountain! 

And the deer momma and baby were out munching grass...

The storm in the north central and north eastern states sounds pretty crazy! I have friends in Illinois (Lundells) and So. Dakota (Boyko) and in New York (Vivia). I hope all stay safe!!!

Lemon Bread
  • 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 1 cup sugar. Add the eggs. Then add the milk and dry ingredients and blend until smooth. Add walnuts and lemon zest.
  4. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the remaining sugar with the lemon juice. Pour over bread and serve warm.

Special birthdays today.... my high school pal, Adele (Easton) Graves is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEL!!!!!

and.... my friend and the local "Birdman", Gary Adkison is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY!

Gary makes great birdhouses and I have a number of them!

Historically this date............
1796 – The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.

1902 – James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming. (Interesting that it's F.W. Woolworth's birthday)

1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.

1970 – An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.

1976 – The United States Treasury Department reintroduced the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.

1997 – Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.

And births this date include....
Brian gave me this $2 bill.. I keep it in my wallet for good luck!

1852 – F.W. Woolworth, American businessman (d. 1919)

1866 – Butch Cassidy, American outlaw (d. 1908)

1899 – Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and Scrabble inventor (d. 1993)

1923 – Don Adams, American actor and comedian (d. 2005)
A former Marine and Maxwell Smart!

1931 – Dan Gurney, American race car driver (d.2018)
He was my fav!

1933 – Ben Nighthorse Campbell, American politician
Interesting fellow. Military, deputy sheriff, jewelry artist, politician who switched from being a Dem to a Republican!
Smart guy!

1935 – Lyle Waggoner, American actor

1945 – Tony Dow, American actor

Later I made myself a grilled cheese since it was National Grilled Cheese Day.... sliced the bread, slathered on butter both sides, slathered on cream cheese, added sliced and grated cheese, grilled. Served with some home-canned beets.... YUMMMMM!!! 

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

National Peach Cobbler Day is observed annually on April 13.  It recognizes a delicious dessert that originated during the 19th century.
Unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment, the settlers instead covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked plain biscuits or dumplings, fitted together. When the dish is fully cooked, the surface has the appearance of a cobbled street.  The name may also derive from the fact that the ingredients are “cobbled” together. Some cobbler recipes resemble a thick-crusted, deep-dish pie with both top and bottom crust.
In 2007, the world’s largest peach cobbler was made at the Georgia Peach Festival.  It consisted of:
  • 90 lbs of butter
  • 150 lbs of sugar
  • 150 lbs of flour
  • 32 gallons of milk
  • 75 gallons of peaches
Enjoy the following tried and true peach cobbler recipes.