Good 34º clear icy morning.
Yesterday started cold again, stayed clear, and warmed to 84º.
I know a lot of you will probably go "ewwwwwww", but this is often a breakfast I have..... instant oatmeal cooked, moved over in the bowl and nonfat plain yogurt added. Topped with cut up egg.
In a small microwave safe bowl I put a few drops of olive oil, crack in an egg, prick the yolk with a sharp pointed knife, sprinkle on a tad of garlic salt. Then I put a saucer over the top of the bowl and cook on high in the microwave for 40 seconds. Then I cut it up and put it on the yogurt.
Along with that I have my coffee with sugar free syrup (I like Torani Peanut Butter or Salted Caramel) and non fat creamer and for "dessert" some blueberry bread.
10-13 is radio code for 'advise road and weather conditions'.
I ordered my Thanksgiving dinner! Since Brian and family and Jean will all be in NY because Tucker and the Grants Pass High School Band will be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and I will be here puppy sitting Dash, I decided I wanted a ham. We used to have a Honey Baked Ham store in Medford, but they closed. Darn! So I went on line and ordered this....
It is a quarter boneless sliced ham (3-4 pounds) with a sweet potato soufflé (whipped with brown sugar, spices, and topped with crunchy pecans) and a green bean casserole (with mushrooms, red peppers, tossed with a cream sauce, and topped with crispy fried onions). Everything comes fully cooked and all you have to do is set the ham out and heat the side dishes.
Picture of the Day....
If I glued some eyes on Bruiser's butt... LOL
Interesting about asparagus ....
Why asparagus makes your pee smell...
The smell comes from the way certain chemical compounds in asparagus break down inside people's bodies.
A great cold weather soup..........
- 10 slices cooked bacon, diced
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk or half-and-half or heavy cream
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- optional toppings: chives, extra shredded cheddar cheese and bacon
- Add diced potatoes, diced onion, minced garlic, bacon, parsley and chicken broth to the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 6-8 hours on low or on high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes are fork tender.
- Once the soup has cooked, add butter to a medium saucepan over medium heat and melt. Whisk in the flour until completely combined and gradually add in the evaporated milk or heavy cream, depends which one you are using. Whisk the flour mixture until smooth. With the heat on the lowest stove setting, let the mixture cook until it starts to simmer and is getting thicker, stir occasionally.
- Immediately add the milk-flour mixture to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
- Using a potato masher, mash about 3/4 of the potatoes.
- Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. Stir well, until fully combined and creamy. Taste for seasoning, add salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking the soup on low for 30 minutes or on high for 15 minutes.
- If the soup is too thick, add more chicken broth.
- Serve warm, garnished with bacon, cheese and sour cream.
- The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Special birthday today, Wilson High School pal Mike Bastian. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!
Back in 2013 we had a Wilsonite reunion in Grants Pass.... left to right me, Mike Bastian, Joe Terror, Ron Loynds, and Linda (Waterlond) Terror.
Historically this date....
1875 – The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
1792 – In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
1962 – The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations; 46 people died.
And births this date includes....
1915 – Cornel Wilde, American actor (d. 1989)
1925 – Margaret Thatcher, English politician (d.2013)
1942 – Pamela Tiffin, American film actress
1962 – Kelly Preston, American actress
1967 – Kate Walsh, American actress
1969 – Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater
Exciting day yesterday, to the dentist for my toof cleaning!
(Urban dictionary defines "toof" as "a set of white things in your mouf"!)
Anyway, Liz is my hygienist and we always have a nice chat!
I always loved the cartoon series Family Guy, where one of the brothers called his sister, Elizabeth, Lizard Breath. So, I call Liz "Lizard Breath"!
Here are all the gals at the office... including my Liz!
My dinner you might not turn up your nose at.... last night it was Schwans Shrimp Spring Rolls w/ sweet chile sauce and baby spinach topped with tomatoes....a drizzle of olive oil and some Lawry's Garlic Salt. YUMMMMMO!
Then it was chair with Bruiser on my lap, wine, and TV..... Chicago Med, wanted to watch the Dodgers/Brewers game but not available and sadly the Dodgers lost 6-5. :o(
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
My Dad was only 16 years old when he volunteered for the US Navy in WWI. He obviously lied about his age!