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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Clouds ~ Bruiser ~ Mike ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ The Word Caucasian ~ Slow Cooker Apple Pork Tenderloin ~ Attention Seeking Bruiser ~ Dinner ~ World Series Game 2 ~ National Greasy Foods Day

Good 37º cloudy morning.

We had clouds most of the day yesterday and temps stayed in the 60ºs.... We got about 12 drops of rain here, but in Grants Pass it came down pretty hard! Lucky them!

First thing in the morning Bruiser went on a walk ...... wayyyy down there..... 

I went out on the porch with my camera and when he saw me he ran back home!

Mike was here to attach a loose board on the barn and then he blew all the leaves off the road and repaired the tarp on the side of the wood pile shed.

Then about 5pm they cleared and showed us some blue sky and sun...

Happy Throw Back Thursday....
1988 when my sister Marion and I went to Dodger Stadium for the World Series game with the Oakland A's. That was the game when Kirk Gibson hit the winning run for the Dodgers.

Picture of the Day..... perfect timing! LOL.

Interesting about the word caucasian...
Caucasus Mountains in Svaneti, Georgia
Throughout history a variety of ways to scientifically classify different groups of humans have popped up, most notable to the story today being a system suggested by pioneering social scientist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, often considered the “father of scientific anthropology.”
Building upon other’s classification schemes, including Carl Linnaeus and Christoph Meiners, Blumenbach developed a five-fold categorization system for humans: Caucasian, Ethiopians, Mongolians, Americans, and Malays.
However, it is important to note that while Blumenbach’s system did include color as one dividing factor (Caucasian- white, Mongoloid- yellow, Malayan- brown, Ethiopian- black, and American- red), his way of classifying different groups of humans was not intended to be based on just a single divider.
He then goes on to describe the Caucasian grouping as follows:
Colour white, cheeks rosy…; hair brown or chestnut-coloured…; head subglobular…; face oval, straight, its parts moderately defined, forehead smooth, nose narrow, slightly hooked, mouth small… The primary teeth placed perpendicularly to each jaw…; the lips (especially the lower one) moderately open, the chin full and rounded… To this first variety belong the inhabitants of Europe (except the Lapps and the remaining descendants of the Finns) and those of Eastern Asia, as far as the river Obi, the Caspian Sea and the Ganges, and lastly, those of Northern Africa.
So where did he get the name from? Over the course of his study, he determined that people from the area around Georgia were the ideal archetype for this group. He thus borrowed the name from the Caucasus Mountain Range along the northern border of Georgia.
In the end, Blumenbach’s classification system ultimately resulted in “Caucasian” becoming synonymous with “white”, even though in the third edition of his On the Natural Variety of Mankind, he would downplay skin color as a definitive marker, owing to the observation that many European people when exposed to significant sun would become brown.
Ultimately around the mid-20th century this sort of classification more or less went the way of the dodo in the scientific world thanks to the switch to more advanced, genetic classifications of different groups. However, for whatever reason in the late 20th century among the laypeople of America particularly, the use of the term once again rose in popularity. As to why, it’s generally speculated that it had something to do with people being uncomfortable calling a certain group “white” or “black”, instead going with things like Caucasian and African-American.

Slow Cooker Apple Pork Tenderloin..

This is the holiday dinner option you've been waiting for. When it comes to easy pork recipes, this is the best ever! That's because you get to use your favorite slow cooker to make this seasonally juicy, all-in-one dinner. The sweet apple glaze and succulent pork make a combo everyone will crave
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 cups baby potatoes
  • 1/2 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 apple, cored, sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  1. Place baby carrots, potatoes, and onion in bottom of slow cooker. Top with pork tenderloin and apple slices.
  2. In a small bowl, combine apple juice, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire, and garlic; mix well. Poor mixture over top of meat and vegetables.
  3. Cook covered on LOW 4 to 5 hours or until vegetables are fork-tender. Slice pork and serve with vegetables and sauce.

Bruiser likes attention, that's why he gets up on my desk when I'm working there and sits in front of the screen. Yes, that gets him attention!! LOL.

Historically this date...........
1962 – Cuban missile crisisAdlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.

2004 – Fidel CastroCuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned

We used to go to Rau's down on Beverly Blvd to get Jerry's cigars. Hand rolled with Cuban tobacco by Cuban ladies!
And births this date include....
1881 – Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)

1886 – Leo G. Carroll, English actor (d. 1972)Topper!
1912 – Minnie Pearl, American comedian and singer (d. 1996)
1924 – Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000)
         with Mickey Rooney^

1928 – Marion Ross, American actress

1928 – Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)

1941 – Helen Reddy, Australian singer
Hear me roar, baby!

1944 – James Carville, American political strategist and commentator
Totally one of the weirdest ever! AND.... ugleeeeeee!

1963 – Tracy Nelson, American actress

Later dinner was some corned beef brisket I had cooked in the slow cooker, veggies, rice, and a piece of Schwans cheesecake. YUMMMMM!

Then it was game time.
Sadly the Red Sox did it again against the Dodgers.... 4-2. 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Those watching the scale beware. Augment the diet for National Greasy Foods Day on October 25th.
Although not the healthiest of choices, every once in awhile it is okay to enjoy some greasy food.  From fried chicken, pizza, nachos and french fries to bacon and hash brown potatoes, we all like a treat in our regular diet.
Cooking oil types include:
Olive oil – Palm oil – Soybean oil – Canola oil – Pumpkin oil – Corn oil – Sunflower oil – Safflower oil – Peanut oil – Grapeseed oil – Sesame oil – Agran oil – Rice bran oil – Other vegetable oils – Butter and lard.
Oil may be flavored with aromatic flavorings such as herbs, chilies or garlic.
Greasy foods can be prepared with healthier oils and with much less than normal amounts of oil used when cooking, making them much healthier choices.