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Friday, November 9, 2018

Frozen Again ~ Clear Sky/Temps ~ Foggy GP ~ Picture of the Day ~ Unusual Words ~ Mr. Food's Potato Cheese Soup ~ Bruiser ~ National Louisiana Day

Good 23º again frozen morning. 
While we had 23º and clear skies here yesterday....
Grants Pass was fogged in!

Our temps rose from that 23º BURRRRRR, to 30º by 9am, 40º by 10am, 60º by noon. We topped at 70º.
Yesterday an errand day. Grocery store, etc. Had some chats with other customers at the market. Most complaining about the cold!!! Then I said hello to a red lab in the car parked next to me. So sweet. His owner said his name was Rebel. 
Picture of the Day.....  LOL!!!
What is unusual about the following words?
Take the first letter of each word and place it at the end.
It will spell the same word backwards!!!!!
Mr. Food's Potato Cheese Soup....
Rich-as-can-be Potato Cheese Soup is a classic restaurant favorite that we can easily simmer on our stovetop. With a stick-to-your-ribs thick and hearty potato soup like this, it's easy to ladle up a satisfying meal chock-full of comfort.
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 celery stalk, finely diced
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus additional to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

  1. In a soup pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add celery and onion, and saute 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Add chicken broth, potatoes, and vinegar; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Add flour, milk, salt, and pepper; cook until soup is thickened and heated through, stirring constantly. Add cheese and stir until melted. Taste for salt, adding more if necessary. Serve immediately.


  • Because salt levels vary depending on the type of chicken broth you use, you may want to taste for salt when you've finished cooking the soup.
  • To serve this hearty soup restaurant-style, top with bacon bits, sliced scallions, and additional shredded cheese.
Historically this date....
1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape CodMassachusetts.

1913 – The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.

1960 – Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Co., the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he quit to join the newly-elected John F. Kennedy administration.
And births this date include....
1801 – Gail Borden, American publisher and inventor, invented condensed milk (d. 1874)
At least it wasn't Lizzie Borden! 
1914 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian actress and inventor (d. 2000), 6 husbands, 6 divorces.
1936 – Mary Travers, American singer and songwriter (Peter, Paul and Mary) (d. 2009)
Poor thing, she had leukemia.
1941 – Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Creedence Clearwater Revival and Ruby) (d. 1990)
Later it was chair, wine, you-know-who in my lap......

and TV was local news, Chicago Fire, Blue Bloods, and something else I can't remember! 
Today that Lobster Pot Pie is supposed to be delivered. Can't wait!

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

On November 9, National Louisiana Day recognizes the state that brought us such treasures as Jazz, Creole and American Mardi Gras.
Throughout the history of the state, the blending of race and culture have resulted in the Delta’s own unique flair that brings visitors from around the world seeking to taste their food, hear their music and see their style.
When French explorers first arrived, several diverse tribes populated the area. Many of their population were decimated by disease and war. Natchez, Choctaw or Chitimacha descendants still survive today.
In 1803, Louisiana became territory when the United States completed negotiations with France for the 828,000 mile Louisiana Purchase. The first of 15 states to be carved out of the region, Louisianna entered the United States in 1812.
Within its mysterious gulf, Louisiana holds the secrets of pirates, conflicts of slavery and the paths of progress.  The bayou teems with life and stories untold.
Louisiana epitomizes the phrase “melting pot” probably more than any other state. Throughout the history of the state, Native American, French, Spanish, German, African, Irish and Caribean cultures have blended in a variety of ways creating a diverse and distinct culture in the bayou. From the food to the language, the music and history, Cajun (French Canadian or Acadian), Creole (European, African, Caribbean or Spanish mixed ancestry) and even the landscape impact the enchantment that is Louisiana.
Louisiana born:
Alice Heine - Princess - (February 10, 1858 - December 22, 1925)
Born to Michel Heine and Amelie Miltenberger, Alice Heine would be the first American crowned a princess of Monaco by marrying a prince. In 1889, after the death of her first husband, Duke and Marquis Armand Chapelle, Alice Heine married Prince Albert of Monaco.
Sarah Breedlove - Entrepreneur - (December 23, 1867 - May 25, 1919)
Edith Loeber Ballard - Physician - (August 8, 1875 - December 23, 1948)
Buddy Bolden - Musician - (September 6, 1877 - November 4, 1931)
Louis Armstrong - Musician - (August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971)
Truman Capote - Author - (September 30, 1924 - August 25, 1984)
Ella Brennan - Restaurateur - (November 27, 1925 -)
Fats Domino - Musician & Singer/Songwriter - (February 26, 1928 - October 24, 2017)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Singer/Songwriter - (September 29, 1935 - )
Paul Prudhomme - Chef - (July 13, 1940 - October 8, 2015)
Richard Simmons - Businessman/Comedian - (July 12, 1948 - )