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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Weather ~ Dude ~ So Cal Storm ~ Breakfast ~ Pictures of the Day ~ Smallest House in Toronto Canada ~ Perfect Pumpkin Cobbler ~ Dash's Birthday ~ Dinner ~ TV ~ National Dessert Day

Good 30º icy clear morning. 
Yesterday our weather was pretty much the same as it's been.... clear and warming to 84º.
Dude happy camper laying in the grass keeping an eye on the gate!

Down in So. Cal they have had quite the storm with lightening and thunder Friday and all night rain and rain continuing into Saturday.
Yesterday's breakfast was my oatmeal, plain non fat yogurt, with fruit. Dessert with my coffee was pumpkin roll. YUMMMMMM........

No radio code for 10-14
Pictures of the Day.....
Three people whose names match their professions!


Interesting about the smallest house in Toronto Canada.....

Next time you complain your home/apartment/condo is too small, think about the occupants of 128 Day Avenue, a property near Dufferin and Rogers Road. With a footprint of just 312 square feet , the house is officially the smallest in the city.
According to its official site (yep, it's that famous), the home was shoehorned into the space between two existing properties by Arthur Weeden, a contractor involved with a series of west end building projects, in 1912. The tiny parcel of land was originally marked out for laneway access but somehow the curb stones were never lowered to allow vehicular access, rendering the gap useless.
Weeden pounced, building a pint-sized home, barely an arm's span wide, for him and his wife. They lived there together for 20 years, content in the tiny space, tending to their vegetable garden and bunking down for the night in the single rear bedroom behind the kitchen.
When Weeden died, the house passed through several owners. In 2010, the last time it was on the market, owners asked $180,000 - $1968 a square metre (1 square meter = 10 square feet) - for the smallest house in the city, well below the $400,000 average for the city. The publicity surrounding the sale reached its height when talk show host Ellen DeGeneres featured the property on her show.
The main floor of the bungalow features a living room, kitchen, and sleeping quarters with Murphy bed (the room is too small to accommodate a normal bed and furniture.) A hatch in the kitchen leads down to a small basement. The diminutive house has also inspired a song, "Come Back To Me" by Maria Lee Carta.

Everyone loves a tasty fall cobbler recipe! This Perfect Pumpkin Cobbler is the best of the best and is sure to put a smile on all the faces gathered around your holiday table. Topped with a scoop of ice cream and a dash of festive seasonal flair, this is a fall dessert recipe you won't want to miss.

  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cups hot water

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt until combined. Add pumpkin, oil, and vanilla; mix well. Spread into baking dish. 
  3. To make Topping, in a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, walnuts, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; mix well. Sprinkle nut mixture over batter. Pour hot water evenly over top. 
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is set. Serve warm with sauce from bottom of baking dish.
Special birthday today, Brian's little Dash is 1 year old. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DASHIE!!! ♥♥♥

Historically this date....
1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date.

1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the former President of the United StatesTheodore Roosevelt, is shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech.

1967 – The Vietnam War: The folk singer Joan Baez is arrested concerning a physical blockade of the U.S. Army's induction center in Oakland, California.

1968 – Jim Hines of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called "ten-second barrier" in the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Gamesheld in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds.

2003 – Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman becomes infamously known as the scapegoat for the Cubs losing game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series to the Florida Marlins. This has become known as the Steve Bartman incident.


And births this date include....
OMG, so interesting!

1890 – Dwight D. Eisenhower, American general and 34th President of the United States(d. 1969)

Our Senior Leadership class in high school went to Pepperdine University to see President Eisenhower receive an honorary degree. I got to shake his hand. OMG, he seemed larger than life and his hands were HUGE! He was very pleasant.

1927 – Roger Moore, English actor (d.2017)

Dinner was GOOD. I cooked an Omaha filet mignon in the air fryer, heated some roasted sweet potatoes and had a baby spinach/tomato salad.... and a piece of Schwans NY Cheesecake for dessert! 
Later it was the usual... chair, Bruiser in my lap, wine, and TV. I watched that New Amstedam TV show that got a lot of high ratings. The first time I wasn't impressed. The second time I didn't even watch the whole show. Lousy!
Blue Bloods and Hawaii 5-0 were much better! 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Celebrated annually on October 14th, National Dessert Day is a day for people to satisfy their sweet tooth and to go ahead and enjoy the dessert of their choice. It’s a holiday that is celebrated in the United States and shouldn’t be confused with Eat an Extra Dessert Day, which falls on September 4th each year. However, it is a dessert in which you can go ahead and bake one of your favorite desserts or perhaps, take advantage of one of the sweet freebies which are offered on this day.
While no one knows for sure when National Dessert Day was started in the United States, one thing is known for sure, and that’s how the word “dessert” was invented. It comes from the French word “desservir” which literally means to remove that which had been served. It would be a meal which was served after all of the dishes had been removed the table. However, at this time, which was around the 15th century, a lot of chefs were adding a lot of sugar to their savory dishes. Which is probably why desservir, or dessert as it would eventually be called, is now associated with sweet treats.
From the 19th century on, there were a variety of desserts that would become popular in the United States. For instance, in Boston during the 19th century, a vanilla sponge cake filled with vanilla cream and topped with chocolate glaze became popular – otherwise known as Boston Creme Pie. About the same time, Key Lime Pie was introduced in Florida – probably because there was an abundance of lime trees that was planted by the Spanish during the 18th century. However, due to hurricanes destroying these lime trees all over the state, the popularity of this dessert didn’t take off until after right after World War II.
There were quite a few desserts that would become popular over the years in the United States and these included the Baked Alaska and the Banana Split. During the World’s Fair in St.Louis in 1904, the Ice Cream Cone was invented and by 1912, Cheesecake was invented in New York City. Other desserts that rose and fell in popularity include Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake, Marionberry Pie, and Bananas Foster – although this dessert has made somewhat of a comeback over the last few years.