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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ Ragdoll Cat ~ Easy Broccoli, Cheese, & Ham Muffins ~ Sami Vaulting ~ Dinner/TV ~ Sunset ~ National Candy Day

Good 46º foggy back to standard time morning. 
Yesterday was another one of those dark foggy gloomy (didn't help my mood!) days. Neither did Dude or Bruiser want to be outside.
We got some white clouds and blue sky for a short time.
We warmed up to 63º.

Picture of the Day..... Then and now
Erik Estrada from CHiPS ... 1977-1982 and 2013.....

Interesting cat....
The Ragdoll is a cat breed with blue eyes and a distinct colourpoint coat. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat.
Like all long-haired cats, Ragdolls need grooming to ensure that their fur does not mat. It is recommended Ragdolls are given baths once a month. Developed by American breeder Ann Baker in the 1960s, it is best known for its docile and placid temperament and affectionate nature.

The name "Ragdoll" is derived from the tendency of individuals from the original breeding stock to go limp and relaxed when picked up. Particularly popular in both the United Kingdom and the breed's native United States, ragdoll cats often are known as "dog-like cats" or "puppy-like cats" due to behaviors such as their tendency to follow people around, their ease at being physically handled, and their relative lack of aggression toward other pets.
When many people think of cats, they often characterize them as being highly independent in nature, and not very social.
The ragdoll cat does not fit this description at all, and is not your typical cat breed!
They usually have a very calm and easygoing personality. The agreeable ragdoll makes a great companion for someone looking to have a pet that is gentle, adaptable, and mellow. It is a very social creature, often following their owners around, enjoying the company that their owner has to offer.


Easy Broccoli, Cheese, and Ham Muffins

1 bag (12oz) Green Giant Steamers (frozen broccoli & cheese sauce)
1½ cups Original Bisquick mix
½ cup milk
3 T. vegetable oil
1 egg
½ cup diced cooked ham
½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 400º.
Spray 12 regular size muffin cups with cooking spray.
Cook broccoli as directed on bag.
In large bowl stir together Bisquick mix, milk, oil, and egg. Stir in broccoli, ham and cheese until mixed.
Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cups.
Bake 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown.
Cool 5 minutes and remove from pan.
Serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.
**Wrap and refrigerate any leftover muffins. Unwrap and reheat 1 at a time on a microwavable plate 15-30 seconds, until warm.
Historically this date.........
1922 – In EgyptBritish archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance toPharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
1960 – At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observeschimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.
1970 – Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
And births this date include....
1879 – Will Rogers, American humorist (d. 1935)
1913 – Gig Young, American actor (d. 1978)
1916 – Walter Cronkite, American news broadcaster (d. 2009)

1937 – Loretta Swit, American actress
1961 – Ralph Macchio, American actor

1969 – Matthew McConaughey, American actor ... another Hollyweird odd one.

Yesterday Sami was in a gymnastics competition in Roseburg. Here is a 32 second video of her doing the vault. She won 1st in the vault and 3rd over all!!!! 

Later dinner was a piece of sole almondine (Omaha Steaks) cooked in the air fryer, green beans, tomato with ranch dressing, and for dessert a piece of Schwans chocolate cream pie. OMGOOOOD!!!!

I just LOVE that Kikoman Sweet Chili Sauce one just about everything!!

Then chair, wine, cat on my lap, and TV.
This was the sunset at 6:15 last night.............

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

National Candy Day is observed annually on November 4th. Candies come in numerous colors, shapes, sizes and varieties and have a long history in popular culture.
It was in the late 13th century that the Middle English word candy began to be used, coming into English from the Old French cucre candi, derived in turn from Persian Qand and Qandi, cane sugar.
People use the term candy as a broad category that includes candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, gumdrops, marshmallows and much more.
Way back in time, before sugar was readily available, candy was made from honey.  The honey was used to coat fruits and flowers to preserve them or to create forms of candy.  There is still candy that is served in this way today, but it is typically seen as a garnish.
Originally a form of medicine, candy calmed the digestive system or cooled a sore throat.  At this time, combined with spices and sugar, candy only appeared in the purses and the dishes of the wealthy.
It was in the 18th century that the first candy is believed to have come to America from Britain and France.  At this time, the simplest form of candy was Rock Candy made from crystallized sugar. However, even the basic form of sugar was considered a luxury and was only attainable by the wealthy.
Since 1979, the world has produced more sugar than can be sold, making it very attainable and cheap. 
When the technological advances and the availability of sugar opened up the market in the 1830s, the candy business underwent a drastic change.  Candy was not only for the enjoyment of the well to do but the pleasure of everyone.  Penny candies became popular, targeting children.
  • 1847 – Invention of the candy press making it possible to produce multiple shapes and sizes of candy at one time.
  • 1851 – Confectioners began using a revolving steam pan to assist in boiling sugar.
The two top-selling candies in America have been: 
  • M & M’S — M&M’s are milk chocolate drops with a colorful candy coating on the outside. The candies were first manufactured in 1941 and were given to American soldiers serving in the Second World War. M&M’s are produced by Mars Inc.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups — Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are round chocolate disks that are filled with a sweet, creamy peanut butter filling. The cups were first manufactured in 1928 by the Hershey’s company.