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Sunday, October 28, 2018

10-28 ~ Rain ~ Fog/Clouds/Clear/Clouds ~ Bruiser & Dude ~ MLB World Series Game 4 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Bubble Wrap ~ Beer Bacon Cheese Soup with Chicken ~ Marinated Salmon Filet ~ National Chocolate Day

Good 55º dark cloudy morning. 
We actually got rain in the night!! Almost 1/2".... 4/10ths of an inch! YIPPEEEE................. 

10-28 radio code for 'vehicle registration and wants (complete registration information)'

Yesterday started off cloudy and foggy.
Then it started clearing up.
By afternoon it was beautiful.
Then the clouds moved in again and it got breezy.

We warmed to 74º.
Bruiser was out on the side of the house waiting for a bird to drop in his lap!
Dude was happy laying in the grass keeping an eye on the gate.
MLB World Series Game 4 last night started good and I thought the Dodgers might have it, but sadly by the 9th inning the Red Sox had! They won 9-6. They now 'own' 3 of the 4 games.  :o( 
Picture of the Day....

Interesting about Bubble Wrap....
Bubble Wrap (originally Air Cap) is a trademarked brand of Sealed Air Corporation that includes numerous cushioning products made from bubble wrapThe brand is produced by the Product Care division of Sealed Air.
Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 by engineers Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Fielding and Chavannes sealed two shower curtains together, creating a smattering of air bubbles, which they originally tried to sell as wallpaper. When the product turned out to be unsuccessful as wallpaper, the team marketed it as green house insulation. Although Bubble Wrap was branded by Sealed Air Corporation (founded by Fielding and Chavannes) in 1960, it was not until a year later that its use in protective usage was discovered. As a packaging material, Bubble Wrap's first client was IBM, which used the product to protect the IBM 1401 computer during shipment. Fielding and Chavannes were inducted into the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame in 1993. Sealed Air celebrated Bubble Wrap's 50th birthday in January 2010.
The Annual Bubble Wrap Competition For Young Inventors was hosted by Sealed Air from 2006 to 2008, in which children were encouraged to design products made out of bubble wrap that had uses outside of the packaging industry. Inventions included a "Bubble Wrap Car Door Cover", a "Bubble Wrap Cushy Wheelchair", and "Transformable Bubble Wrap Kite".

Popping Bubble Wrap is sometimes used as stress-relief, and Sealed Air's corporate offices have "stress relief boxes" that are filled with Bubble Wrap for the employees to pop.
We are getting into Fall and cooler weather, good for soup, except for those of you in So. Cal! Still too hot down there! This recipe from the Slow Roasted Italian, Donna.
Beer Bacon Cheese Soup with Chicken
This soup is ready in 25 minutes. It's thick and creamy, amazingly cheese with just the perfect spices.
6 slices thick cut bacon
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
4 T. unsalted butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. cyanne pepper
1 t. smoked paprika
1½ t. kosher salt
1 t. coarse black pepper
1 cup beer, Belgian-style wheat beer (Donna uses Blue Moon)
1 cup reduced sodium chicken stock
2 cups half-and-half
8oz mild cheddar cheese, shredded
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
chopped chives
crisp diced bacon
1. Warm an 8qt pot over medium-high heat. Using clean scissors, cut bacon into the pot and cook until crisp, stirring occasionally.
2. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
3. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from pan, draining the drippings into the pan. Place bacon on a plate. Add chicken pieces to bacon grease and cook through. Remove chicken from pot with slotted spoon and place on plate with bacon.
4. Cut butter into 1T. pieces and add to pan drippings. Stir until melted. Whisk in flour and seasonings. Allow to cook 1 minute, whisking often. Add beer and whisk to combine and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and half-and-half. Whisk to combine and reduce heat to medium. Slowly add cheese, just a little at a time and whisking to incorporate. Stir until you have a smooth mixture. Add Worcestershire sauce and return chicken and bacon to pot. Stir to combine.
5. Allow to simmer until ready to serve, stirring occasionally. Garnish with croutons, chives, and bacon and enjoy!
Historically this date.........

1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.

1929 – Black Monday, a day in the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which also saw major stock market upheaval.

1936 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.

1962 – Cuban Missile CrisisSoviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.
And births this date include...
1793 – Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)

1897 – Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)

1902 – Elsa Lanchester, British-born actress (d. 1986)

1914 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)

1917 – Jack Soo, American actor (d. 1979)

1932 – Suzy Parker, American actress (d. 2003)

1936 – Charlie Daniels, American musician

1944 – Dennis Franz, American actor

1949 – Bruce Jenner, American athlete

1955 – Bill Gates, American software executive

1963 – Lauren Holly, American actress

1967 – Julia Roberts, American actress

1972 – Brad Paisley, American musician
Later dinner was an Omaha Steaks marinated salmon filet and some green beans. Cheesecake for dessert. Those marinated salmon filets are AWESOME! Soooooooooooooooo good!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

National Chocolate Day is observed annually on October 28.  While there are many specific chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate.  As America’s favorite flavor, chocolate is well deserving of its own day of honor and celebration.  (Some sources designate July 7 or December 28 as Chocolate Day or International Chocolate Day.)
How is chocolate made?
Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree.  Cacao, which has been cultivated for at least three millennia, is grown in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America.  The earliest known documentation of using cacao seeds is from around 1100 BC.  The cacao tree seeds have a very intense, bitter taste that must be fermented to develop the flavor.
Once the seeds have been fermented, the beans are dried, cleaned and roasted.  After roasting, the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs.  The cacao nibs are then ground into cocoa mass, which is pure chocolate in rough form.   The cocoa mass is usually liquefied then molded with or without other ingredients. At this point in the process, it is called chocolate liquor.  The chocolate liquor may then be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter.
  • Unsweetened baking chocolate –  cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions.
  • Sweet chocolate –  cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat and sugar.
  • Milk chocolate – sweet chocolate with milk powder or condensed milk.
  • White chocolate – cocoa butter, sugar and milk but no cocoa solids.
Research has found that chocolate, when eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure.
National Chocolate Day was created by the National Confectioners Association.