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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Halloween ~ 10-31 ~ Clouds ~ Picture of the Day ~ Rum ~ Bacon Lovers Chicken Alfredo w/ Fettuccine & Broccoli 30 Minute Meal ~ Kristen Follen ~ Isabella Bowler ~ Tucker/Sami 6 Years Ago ~ Smart Meters ~ Halloween History

Good 46º dark cloudy morning.

10-31 radio code for 'request unit and frequency'

Yesterday stayed pretty much dark cloudy and gloomy until early afternoon when we got some sun and blue sky. By then it warmed to 52º.

By 3pm the clouds had gone and we warmed to 65º. 
Picture of the Day.....
Kristen 2 years old,  Halloween...
About Rum....
Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses or honeys, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels.
The majority of the world's rum production occurs in the Caribbean and Latin America. Rum is also produced in Austria, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Philippines, Reunion Island, Mauritius, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Canada, India, Nepal, and United Kingdom.
Rums are produced in various grades. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas "golden" and "dark" rums were typically consumed straight or neat, on the rocks, or used for cooking, and are now commonly consumed with mixers. Premium rums are also available, made to be consumed either straight or iced.

When Jerry and I were in Jamaica we toured the Captain Morgan Rum Company. We were given samples. Not surprising, on the way back to our hotel on the bus, most of the people were sound asleep! Ya think they had enough samples???? LOL.
Do you know the story of Captain Henry Morgan?  Well, Captain Morgan was not only a legend; in fact, he was the Governor of Jamaica. A young 17th Century Welshman who set out for the West Indies, Captain Morgan’s unwavering ambition and leadership took him to every port-of-call, creating a legend, and building a reputation, that would precede him the rest of his life. He became the most legendary and likable pirate to ever sail the seas, a distinction that earned him the loyalty of his crew, and the title of Sir Henry Morgan, who became Governor of Jamaica. So is the legend of the man on which the famous Captain Morgan Rum Company is built.

Here you go, a quick yummy simple 30 minute meal....

Bacon Lovers Chicken Alfredo with Fettuccine and Broccoli

  • 1 lb thick cut bacon
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz fresh parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz dried fettuccine
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  1. Preheat a large (12") skillet over high heat.
    Fill large stock pot with water, add pasta when water boils. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Once pasta is pliable (no longer breaks if you try to bend it) add broccoli. Cook until pasta is just shy of al dente. Remove from heat.
  1. Meanwhile: Grate cheese and set aside.
  2. Once skillet is hot; use clean scissors to cut bite size pieces of bacon into skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally until bacon is cooked through (adjust heat as necessary). Cook time about 10 minutes
  1. Meanwhile; wash and chop chicken into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  2. Remove cooked bacon from skillet with a slotted spoon. Place on a plate. Drain most of bacon grease from skillet, leave about 1 Tbsp (do not wash skillet). Add chicken to skillet. Return to stove and medium-high heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from skillet, about 5 minutes.
  Drain drippings from pan. Return to stove, over medium heat. Cut butter into 8 pieces and add to skillet. Once butter is mostly melted add cream and whisk until combined. Add cheese and whisk until your alfredo sauce is smooth, keep sauce at a bubble.
  1. Using tongs, remove pasta and broccoli from water and add to Alfredo sauce. Twist the pasta in the sauce to coat. Add chicken and bacon, toss with and tongs. Heat until sauce is absorbed and coats the pasta, about 5 minutes.
  2. Serve and enjoy!
Today is a SUPER SPECIAL DAY. It's my Kristen's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOTIE!!! Love you sooooooooooooo much. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
Kristen age 1:
Age 23 with her mom:

Age 41 with Alex and Jack and me...
Today is also the 6th birthday of Isabella, granddaughter of John (LASD ret) and Trish Bowler. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ISABELLA!

Historically this date......

1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.

1913 – Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.

1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.

1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards.Riots soon break out in New Delhi and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.

And births this date include...
1860 – Juliette Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts (d. 1927) (How about that Kristen!!! And you were a GS Leader!)

1912 – Dale Evans, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
... I wanted to be her when I was small!

1922 – Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (d. 2005)
.... "Miss Ellie" !

1927 – Lee Grant, American actress

1936 – Michael Landon, American actor (d. 1991)
I had a cowboy hat he wore in Bonanza as Little Joe Cartwright and had his autograph in it. My pal Jeannie was a HUGE Landon fan so I gave her the hat!

1943 – Brian Piccolo, American football player (d. 1970)

1947 – Frank Shorter, American runner

1950 – John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (d. 1994)
He was sure a funny guy. Loved him in Uncle Buck!

1963 – Dermot Mulroney, American actor
And going back 6 years.... Tucker and Sami in a pumpkin patch...

Monday the Pacific Power guy, Michael, came and installed my new "smart meters". One for the house and one for the well pump. It went really fast, when he put in the one for the house the electricity was only off 2 minutes!

Dinner was "clean out the fridge night" with reruns!
Later it was chair, wine, cat on my lap, and TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Halloween. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On October 31st ghouls and goblins, creatures and strange folk come creeping about the neighborhood seeking favors over trickery. This holiday tradition has become known as Halloween.
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular. Although, in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration. Because many Western Christian denominations encourage, although no longer require, abstinence from meat on All Hallows’ Eve, the tradition of eating certain vegetarian foods for this vigil day developed, including the consumption of apples, colcannon, cider, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.
Dating back to an ancient pagan harvest festival marking the end of summer and beckoning the beginning of winter, seasons overlapped during Samhain (pronounced sah-win) and revelers believed the worlds of the living and the dead crossed. To interact with the spirits, the living would wear costumes and light bright bonfires to help protect them.
Similar celebrations honoring the dead took place in Roman traditions which were gradually blended and soon replaced the Celtic ceremonies.  All Martyrs Day established by Pope Boniface IV in 609 A.D. was eventually moved by Pope Gregory III to November 1 which later became known as All Saint’s Day. The eve of this celebration became known as All Hallows Eve or Halloween.
Through the Colonial era in America, Halloween celebrations were considered taboo due to religious beliefs. By the Victorian era, though, Halloween traditions featured fall festivals, parties and foods involving communities and neighborhoods.