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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Clouds ~ Deer & Turkey ~ Max The Rescued Dog ~ Melanie Griffith ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cornbread Jalapeño Muffins ~ Mint Julep Day

Good 40º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday we got clouds, and it was breezy and cool. One day it's 90º and the next it's in the 60ºs ....   and by the end of the day we were in the mid 70ºs. 

A couple of deer out early, with a turkey watching them....

My friend Cathy has rescued a dog, Max, from Honduras. He was flown to California on 5-25. He is 6 months old. He had his right rear leg amputated recently. Cathy said he is the SWEETEST!! He does have that face!

I was watching Hawaii 5-0, rerun from 2014. Danny, who is played by Scott Caan, had his mother visiting. She was sooooo odd. For the life of me I couldn't figure out who she was in real life. I looked it up and lo and behold it was Melanie Griffith. OMGOSH. She has so changed!!!

Her life has been nuts.... 4 husbands, drugs, alcohol, nudity. Here's her bio:
Photo of the Day
Photobombed by the dog........

From Kevin the Closet Cook....
Cornbread Jalapeño Muffins

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled (omit for vegetarian)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into 12 cubes
  1. Mix the buttermilk, butter, eggs and honey and mix in the mixture of the cornmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, until just combined, before mixing in the cheddar, bacon and jalapeno peppers.
  2. Fill half of each hole in a greased, regular sized, 12 muffin, muffin pan, with the batter, top with the cream cheese, followed by the remaining batter and optionally a slice of jalapeno.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350º oven until a toothpick pushed into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes.

Option: Top the muffins with jalapeno slices.
Historically this date......
1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.
1859 – Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.
1883 – In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
1899 – Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.
1922 – In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
1958 – Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery
1998 – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
2005– American student Natalee Holloway disappears while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and caused a media sensation in the United States.
2013 – Nigeria passes a law banning same-sex
And births this date include....
1927 – Clint Walker, American actor (d.5-21-2018)
... he sure WAS a hunk!
1936 – Keir Dullea, American actor
1936 – Ruta Lee, Canadian actress
.... WOW, she's sure still got IT~
1944 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
.... sad sad sad .... brain cancer.

1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria, astronaut

1964 – Wynonna Judd, American country singer

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

National Mint Julep Day is observed annually on May 30.  Each year, people around the country gather for a glass of mint julep! This refreshing southern classic is a traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby.
A classic mint julep is made with a mint leaf, bourbon, sugar and water. In the Southern states, where mint julep is more associated with the cuisine, spearmint is the mint of choice. Preparation of the drink may vary from one bartender to another.
  • It is believed that the mint julep originated in the southern United States sometime during the 18th century.
  • The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine.
  • During the 19th century, Americans also enjoyed a gin-based julep.
  • Each year almost 120,000 mint juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.
  • May 2008 – Churchill Downs unveiled the world’s largest mint julep glass (6-foot  tall).