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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Clouds ~ Burrrrrrr ~ Dash ~ Rain Predictions ~ Picture of the Day ~ Tremont House of Boston ~ Easy Yummy Manhattan Clam Chowder ~ Shirley Low ~ Grants Pass High School Marching Band In Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ~ Cold NY Weather ~ National Stuffing Day

Good 42º dark very cloudy morning.
Yesterday we were slow to warm up from 25º, but I'm not complaining! My friends Pat and Alice Reardon in Idaho said it was 19º there! Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! By 2pm we did hit 61º. Not much sun, clouds moving in...

Dash out trying to see what Bruiser is doing.........
Rain predicted for tonight and Thanksgiving and Friday.

  • Wednesday
    Wednesday: Rain likely, mainly after 10am.  Cloudy, with a high near 55. East wind 7 to 9 mph becoming south in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    Rain Likely
    High: 55 °F
  • Wednesday
    Wednesday Night: Showers.  Low around 40. South southeast wind 3 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    Low: 40 °F
  • Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving Day: Showers likely before 10am, then rain after 10am.  High near 49. South wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
    High: 49 °F
  • Thursday
    Thursday Night: Rain.  Low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
    Low: 42 °F
  • Friday
    Friday: Rain.  High near 51. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
    High: 51 °F
  • Friday
    Friday Night: Rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
    Low: 37 °F
 Flash flooding and mud slides are expected in the fire areas of Northern California.
Picture of the Day.....
Empire State Building in a puddle reflection....

Interesting about a hotel...
The Tremont House of Boston (1829– c.1895), was the first hotel in the United States to feature indoor plumbing for guests. The Tremont House was a four-story, granite-faced, neoclassical building, located at the corner of Tremont and Beacon Streets. The Tremont was designed by Isaiah Rogers.

The hotel offered many luxuries including a women's only dining area. At the time, it was considered inappropriate for a woman to dine without a gentleman, and meals would have to be taken in private. The hotel also boasted a reception area, locked guest rooms, bell boys, and free soap. Despite this long list of offerings, it is probably best known as the first hotel with indoor plumbing and running water. Davy Crockett, and Charles Dickens stayed to enjoy the luxuries of the Tremont.
The hotel's water was raised by a steam-powered pump to a storage tank on its roof, where gravity moved water to the taps. Eight toilets were provided on the ground floor. Bathrooms for bathing were located in the basement. Bathtubs were copper or tin, with local gas heating for the tub's water. Running water was also provided to the kitchen and laundry areas. A simple system removed the waste water to the sewage system.
The residents and visitors of the White House would not enjoy the luxury of indoor plumbing until 1833. By the 1840's, indoor plumbing was becoming a more common feature in the homes of the rich.

Easy Yummy Manhattan Clam Chowder

  When it comes to clam chowder, you either like it Manhattan-style or creamy like they make it in New England. Well, for those of you who never had Authentic Manhattan Clam Chowder, like this one, just wait until you take your first spoon full. With its tangy tomato base, combined with lots of chopped clams, what's not to love? What's even better? It whips up in just 20 minutes! The authentic flavor will leave your taste buds happy and your belly full!


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 (6-1/2 ounces) cans chopped clams, undrained
  • 2 (8 ounce) bottles clam juice
  • 1 cup diced potatoes, uncooked (about 1 medium potato)
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, cook onion, celery, and carrot in butter 5 minutes, or until tender. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Special birthday today.... the bride of Wayne Low (LASD ret) Shirley is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHRILEY!

Historically this date..........
1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
1980 – A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.
And births this date include....

1861 – Tom Horn, American lawman and convicted murderer (d. 1903)

1934 – Laurence Luckinbill, American actor

.....omg, he's been married to Luci Arnaz since 1980!
1937 – Marlo Thomas, American actress
And Marlo has been married to Phil Donahue since 1980 also!
1945 – Goldie Hawn, American actress
1966 – Troy Aikman, American football player (born in West Covina!!!)
Tomorrow is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Check your TV for times and channel. My grandson Tucker's Grants Pass High School Band will be in the parade. They will be the second band marching....

The band was in it's first Macy's Day parade back in 2010. They are awesome! Tucker is a drummer.
At least it won't be raining or snowing... but not the best weather for that parade:
***The 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday morning, with over 3.5 million people expected to line the streets of Manhattan to watch the dazzling display of balloons and floats. The coldest air so far this season will descend on the Big Apple in time for the parade, accompanied by icy winds.
"It will be a cold day in New York for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, so spectators will need to bundle up," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Steve Travis, adding that dry, sunny weather would prevail for the festivities.
Chilling winds will negate any warmth from the sunshine.Temperatures will only be in the lower to middle 20s during the parade, which starts at 9 a.m. EST.
However, cold winds gusting past 20 mph at times will make it feel even more uncomfortable.
AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will be at dangerously low levels, in the teens and perhaps even the single digits, putting anyone with exposed skin at risk for frostbite.
"The wind may also be a factor for the balloons," Travis said.
Some of the balloons might not be able to fly or they might be kept lower than you would typically see, he added.
Later it was reruns for dinner, chair, wine, Dash in my lap, and TV...
Blue Bloods, FBI, local news, Family Feud, and something else I can't remember!

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

November 21 is the ideal day to join in National Stuffing Day as Thanksgiving day is right around the corner, and we are already thinking about the delicious turkey stuffing that is a traditional part of Thanksgiving dinner.
Whether the cook chooses to stuff the bird with crusts of bread, onions, celery, herbs and spices or prefers to prepare a similar dish along side the turkey using the drippings to moisten the dish is personal preference.  The difference is the first is called a stuffing, but the latter is referred to as a dressing.  
The usual turkey stuffing consists of bread cubes or crumbs combined with onions, celery, salt and pepper along with spices and herbs such as summer savory, sage or poultry seasoning.  Other varieties include adding sausage, hamburger, tofu, oysters, egg, rice, apple, raisins or other dried fruits.
The first known documented stuffing recipes appeared in the Roman cookbook, Apicius “De Re Coquinaria”.  Most of the stuffing recipes in this cookbook included vegetables, herbs and spices, nuts and spelt (an old cereal) with some of them also including chopped liver and other organ meat.
In addition to stuffing the body cavity of poultry and fish, various cuts of meat are often stuffed once deboned and having a pouch or slit cut in them.  A few examples of other meats that are frequently stuffed include pork chops, meatloaf, meatballs, chicken breast, lamb chops and beef tenderloin.
Stuffing isn’t limited to the butcher block.  Vegetables are excellent containers for stuffing.  Peppers, tomatoes zucchini and cabbage are just a few of the shapely veggies that make stuffing a fabulous part of your meal. 
Give your stuffing some holiday flair with Everything Kitchen’s Sausage, Apple, Cranberry Stuffing.