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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

My Mountain ~ 10-30 ~ Breakfast ~ Picture of the Day ~ Mobile Phones ~ Tortellini Chili ~ New Mug ~ Dude ~ Patriots vs Buffalo Bills ~ Candy Corn Day

Good 41º super foggy dark morning.
Yesterday we went from this........... 
to this............
to this...........

The clouds hung around and we barely hit 61º!
I had heard from family and friends that it POURED rain in Grants Pass as well as Medford. We didn't get a drop here! Darn.

10-30 is a radio code for 'transmission does not conform to regulations'. 

LOL, that is what Jerry called his bff/radio car partner, Steve Voors. His nickname was 10-30 Dude!!!

Breakfast was instant oatmeal topped with a microwaved egg (40 seconds in bowl with lid, prick yoke) and some plain non-fat yogurt with fresh melon, coffee and a Stroopwaffel.
I get the Stroopwaffels from Amazon. Soooooooooooo good!!!
Picture of the Day.... Greenland
This is different and not some place I'd want to live. Looks very uncomfortable, especially in a storm!

Interesting re mobile phones...........
Prior to 1973, mobile telephony was limited to phones installed in cars and other vehicles. Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone. On 3 April 1973, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first mobile telephone call from handheld subscriber equipment, placing a call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.The prototype handheld phone used by Dr. Cooper weighed 2 pounds 6.8oz and measured 9 inches long, and almost 2 inches wide. The prototype offered a talk time of just 30 minutes and took 10 hours to re-charge.
John F. Mitchell, Motorola's chief of portable communication products and Cooper's boss in 1973, played a key role in advancing the development of handheld mobile telephone equipment. Mitchell successfully pushed Motorola to develop wireless communication products that would be small enough to use anywhere and participated in the design of the cellular phone.
Isn't it fascinating how this invention has changed our world today?
Do you like chili? Do you like pasta? This sounds sooooooooo good!!!

Tortellini Chili

Prep Time:5 minutes Cook Time:25 minutesTotal Time:30 minutes Servings: 6
A quick and easy, 30 minute, one pot chili with cheese tortellini that is just perfect comfort food!
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1+ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 6 cups beef broth or chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 8 ounces fresh cheese tortellini (gluten free for gluten free)
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onions and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, chili powder, paprika and cumin and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the beef and brown, about 6-8 minutes, before draining any grease.
  4. Add the broth, beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano and tortellini and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the tortellini is tender, about 10 minutes
 Slow Cooker: Implement steps 1-3, place everything but the tortellini in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or on high for 2-4 hours before adding the tortellini and cooking on high until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
Option: Start by cooking 4 strips of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces, and use the bacon grease to saute the onions instead of the oil.
Option: Replace some of the broth with beer or coffee.
Option: This chili benefits from simmering for longer so if you have the time, hold off on placing adding the tortellini and simmer for up to 2-3 hours before adding the tortellini and cooking until tender, about 10 minutes.

Historically this date..........
1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

1965 – Vietnam War: Just miles from Da NangUnited States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces, killing 56 guerrillas. Among the dead, a sketch of Marine positions is found on the body of a 13-year-old Vietnamese boy who sold drinks to the Marines the day before.

1985 – Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.

And births this date include...

1893 – Charles Atlas, Italian-born bodybuilder (d. 1972)
Charles in his youth and at 79 years old.

1945 – Henry Winkler, American actor
1946 – Robert L. Gibson, American astronaut

1951 – Harry Hamlin, American actor

I'm ready for tomorrow.... my new coffee/tea mug!

Here is Dude from a year ago today. His leg ligament surgery was healing well and he could jump back up onto his couch.
He is great now. Runs and jumps and is just fine. The doc did a great job on my boy.

Later dinner was Schwans Shrimp Spring Rolls and some green beans and mushrooms.
Last night, after watching the Dodgers lose the World Series on the weekend, I watched my Patriots play the Buffalo Bills and WIN 25-6!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Candy Corn was created by George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company in the late 1800s. He created this sweet treat to represent the bright colors of corn kernels.   Originally, Candy Corn was yellow, orange and white, but it has become popular in other colors as well.
This confection was originally made by hand using corn syrup, sugar, water, marshmallows, fondant and carnauba wax (a wax made from the leaves of a palm tree), but it is now produced using machines.  The original ingredients are still used in the recipe.