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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Clear/Clouds/Temp ~ Christopher Reeve ~ Pictures of the Day ~ Cheesy Bacon Pierogi Bake ~ Jeanette Laporte ~ Jim & Sally Harper ~ Fruit Trees and Grapevines ~ National Fudge Day

Good 42º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday started off clear and then the clouds moved in and out ... It was a beautiful day!

Pretty cool and breezy most of the day and in the low 70ºs. We topped at mid 80ºs.
I didn't know this about Christopher Reeve.....
Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements. In particular, he is best known for his motion picture portrayal of the classic DC comic book superhero Superman, beginning with the acclaimed 'Superman' (1978), for which he won a BAFTA Award.
Reeve appeared in other critically acclaimed films such as 'The Bostonians' (1984), 'Street Smart' (1987) and 'The Remains of the Day' (1993). He received a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in the television remake of 'Rear Window' (1998).
On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper, Virginia. He was confined to a wheelchair and required a portable ventilator for the rest of his life. He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries and for human embryonic stem cell research, founding the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founding the Reeve-Irvine Research Center.

Pictures of the Day

From Mr. Food:This one is pure comfort food heaven! Our hearty Cheesy Bacon Pierogi Bake is chock full both creamy texture and smoky flavor! This stick-to-your-ribs dish does double duty as both a side dish or a main dish!

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen potato and onion pierogies, cooked according to package directions, using the boil method
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine chicken broth, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and pepper. Whisk until smooth, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir the pierogies into the mixture and pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly. Sprinkle with bacon and scallions; serve immediately.

** I might add in some canned sun dried tomatoes! 

A special birthday today... Jeanette Laporte, wife of the infamous René LaPorte (LASD ret. He worked with my darling and Jerry always called him "La-port-tay"). 
                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEANETTE!

And a special anniversary today, Jim and Sally Harper (Jim a S'63 Wilsonite) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!

Historically this date..............
1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.

1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.

And births this date include...
1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)

1890 – Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (d. 1965)

1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer


1973 – Eddie Cibrian, American actor

My trees are all getting ready to produce as well as the grapevines...
 The deer LOVE eating the grape leaves and when the grapes mature the turkeys climb up on top of the vines and eat the grapes!!!

and this is the apple tree...
and the pear tree.......
I will have pears this year, as long as the bear (last year did) doesn't climb the tree and break branches and eat all the pears!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
National Fudge Day is observed annually on June 16th.  National Fudge Day is a food holiday that allows you to indulge in your favorite flavor of this delicious confectionery. Some of the most familiar fudge flavors are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple and maple nut.
Fudge lends itself to experimentation when it comes to flavors. Blending favorites or even a moment of inspiration will create a new delicious kind of fudge. Adding bits of candy, nuts or sprinkles can add just the right celebratory burst of excitement to an old favorite. 
There are three other fudge holidays on the calendar at this time. May 12 celebrates all those nutty fudges. July 22 marks National Penuche Fudge Day.Finally, on November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is celebrated.
In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce similar products as the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers. Fudge is still made in some of the original shops located on the famous island.
Pick up some fudge at your local confectionery store and share it with family and friends. Here is a great fudge recipe if you feel like making your own: 
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans or whatever you like)
Place chocolate chips, milk, and butter in large microwavable bowl. Zap in microwave on medium until chips are melted, about 3-5 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking. Stir in nuts (if desired)
Pour into well-greased 8x8 glass baking dish and refrigerate until set.