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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Yesterday ~ Amazon Order ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hot Dogs ~ Chicken Fried Rice ~ Dawna Keith ~ Rick & Wendy Harp ~ ER w/ Sally Field ~ National Pralines Day

Good 50º clear sunny morning. 
Our weather yesterday was nice. We started warming up to 72º by 10:30 with a nice breeze. We topped at 93º. Today is supposed to be hotter. 
Dude was enjoying the cool grass and the turkeys were also hanging out in the shade.

Yesterday I made an Amazon order... one of my favs is Stroopwafels with my breakfast and coffee in the morning. We were served these on the plane from Hawaii with our coffee. Now I am addicted. They have two flavors... Honey and Caramel. Made in the Netherlands.
So, it was Stroopwafels for me,  and chicken jerky for Dude, and Temptations cat treats for Bruiser.

Picture of the Day

Interesting about hot dogs...
The term "hot dog" is credited to sports cartoonist Tad Dorgan. At a 1901 baseball game at the Polo Grounds in New York, vendors began selling hot dachsund sausages in rolls.
From the press box, Dorgan could hear the vendors yelling, "Get your dachshund sausages while they're red hot!" He sketched a cartoon depicting the scene but wasn't sure how to spell "dachshund" so he called them simply, "hot dogs." And the rest is history.

You can read the history of the hot dog here:
Here is a corn dog....
Chicken Fried Rice

1 pound chicken, chicken thighs or about 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (cook in frying pan or in slow cooker with teriyaki sauce and chicken stock........... or buy a rotisserie cooked chicken at the market!)
3 cups cooked rice
2 T. sesame oil
1 small white onion, chopped
1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp chopped green onions (optional)
  1. Cook and shred the chicken. 
  2. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom. Add white onion and peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  3. Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
  4. Add the rice and chicken to the veggie and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and combined. Add chopped green onions if desired.

Special day today for some friends..... Dawna Keith is celebrating her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAWNA!!!
And today is the 56th Wedding Anniversary of Rick and Wendy Harp. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!

Rick is retired LA Co. Fire Capt on Catalina Island. Wendy is a horse aficionado!

Historically this date.........
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1949 – The first television westernHopalong Cassidy, is aired on NBC starring William Boyd.
And births this date include..
1893 – Roy O. Disney, American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company with his brother Walt.(d. 1971)
 1895 – Jack Dempsey, American boxer and soldier (d. 1983)
1931 – Billy Casper, American golfer and architect (d. 2015)
1942 – Michele Lee, American actress

1947 – Mick Fleetwood, English-American drummer and actor (Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)
1978 – Ariel Pink, American singer-songwriter and musician
Later it was chair, wine, and TV. 

I watched an 18 year old episode of ER with Sally Field starring as the mother of a doctor and she was a total nut case. Screaming and crazy. Weird! Apparently she was in a number of the ER episodes from 2000 - 2006. I don't recall ever seeing her on the show.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Pralines Day is observed annually on June 24th.  This day honors the praline, a confection made from nuts (whether in whole pieces or ground) and sugar syrup. Pralines may also refer to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder of nuts.
There are a variety of pralines to be enjoyed:
  • Belgian Pralines – contain a hard chocolate shell with a softer, sometimes liquid, filling.
  • French Pralines – a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar.
  • American Pralines – contain milk or cream and are softer and creamier, resembling fudge.
At the Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte during the 17th century, French sugar industrialist, Marshal du Plessis-Praslin (1598-1675), originally inspired the early pralines.   These first pralines were whole almonds, individually coated in caramelized sugar.
The powder made by grinding up sugar-coated nuts is called pralin.  This is an ingredient in many types of cake, pastries and ice creams.  When this powder is mixed with chocolate, it becomes praliné in French, which gave birth to what is known in French as chocolat praliné.
The French settlers brought their recipe into Louisiana,  an area of the United States where both sugar cane and pecan trees were plentiful.  During the 19th century, New Orleans chefs substituted pecans for almonds, added cream to thicken the confection and thus created what is known throughout the Southern United States as the praline.
Create your own batch with this recipe for pralines.  We enjoy this Louisiana tradition so much we found another recipe for pralines for you to celebrate.  Of course, you can stop by your favorite confectionery and enjoy a few with friends and family.