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Monday, November 26, 2018

Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ Good Story ~ 30 Minute Leftover Turkey Stew ~ Patriots vs Jets ~ Dinner ~ National Cake Day ~ Cyber Monday

Good 40º slightly foggy and very cloudy morning.

Yesterday foggy again....

But not so much in Grants Pass......
They by 11:30.... 

and 1:30.....
We warmed to 52º
Picture of the Day....
Snow in Italy on Lake Como.... who'd a thought! 

Good Story.....

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KNTV/NBC) – One Camp Fire survivor got an emotional moment of relief after being reunited with his lost dog.
Michael Frey thought his dog Maggie had been killed in the destructive fire.
This week, Frey, Taxi (his other dog) and Maggie were reunited at animal care and control in San Francisco.
Frey says Taxi was with him the morning the fire started. He asked a neighbor to break into his home to rescue Maggie, but she took off.
After the flames leveled his neighborhood, a police officer found the 12-year-old dog safe in a cemetery.
“So many good hearts out there makes this hole disaster less complicated,” Frey said. “Glad she’s still alive didn’t get hurt she had the sense to go where it’s safe everything around her was burning.”
Michael continued, “I’m gonna take them everywhere. Never gonna be out of my sight.”
Frey left Animal Care and Control with dog beds, toys, gas money and his family.
Animal Care and Control in San Francisco took in 9 other Camp Fire dogs. They are hoping for additional reunions.

30 Minute Leftover Turkey Stew
Got leftover turkey? This 30-Minute Turkey Stew will breathe new life into your leftovers and no one will ever guess how you did it. This hearty one-pot meal is sure to stick to your ribs and stretch your food budget, making it one of the best leftover turkey recipes out there.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups leftover cooked turkey, pulled apart into 1-inch pieces
  1. In a soup pot, heat oil over high heat. Add celery and onion, and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Add potatoes, carrots, chicken broth, sage, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 15 to 18 minutes, or until potatoes are almost fork-tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a small bowl, combine water and flour; mix well. Pour into soup pot and stir until thickened. Add turkey and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until turkey is hot, stirring occasionally.
Historically this date....
1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visitMaui.
1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended byPresident George Washington and approved by Congress.

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).

1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop on New Cross High StreetUnited Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.

1968 – Vietnam WarUnited States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded theMedal of Honor.

1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
And births this date include...
1853 – Bat Masterson, American Old West figure (d. 1921)
1895 – William Griffith "Bill" Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)

1922 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
1933 – Robert Goulet, American singer and actor (d. 2007)

1938 – Rich Little, Canadian comedian and actor

1939 – Tina Turner, American singer and actress
As for the Patriots vs the Jets game.... it looked like a nice day in NY at Met Stadium.....

The game tied at 7-7, then 13-13, and the Pats ended up winning at 27-13.

Dinner was Schwans Cod Nuggets with yogurt ranch for dipping and some roasted sweet potatoes with green beans.

Then chair, wine, you know who in my lap

and TV.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 26 recognizes a dessert that you will find at almost everyone’s birthday party whether they are age 1 or over 100.  It is also the dessert of choice for bridal and baby showers, wedding receptions, retirement parties and just about any social event. Add ice cream, and you have America’s top favorite desserts in the same dish!
Whether it’s a shapely bundt cake (celebrated on November 15) to the less curvaceous sheet cake, these sweet layered, frosting covered or fondant decorated works of art scream celebration!   It may be made at home from scratch, or from a box mix or picked up from the bakery or grocery store.  Whichever way, a cake can be one, or a combination of, thousands of flavors.
No one can know how many, as there are countless cake recipes, some of which are bread-like, some rich and elaborate and many are centuries old. Of Viking origin, the word cake is derived from Old Norse “kaka”.  Cake then was more like gingerbread due to the availability of refined ingredients. 
Cakes typically contain a combination of flour, sugar, eggs and butter or oil, with some variety of liquid which may be milk or water, along with a leavening agent such as yeast or baking powder. Flavorful ingredients are often added, for example; chopped nuts, fresh, candied or dried fruit, fruit purees or extracts.  Cake can be enjoyed with or without frosting or icing.  
Enjoy the following cake recipes:
And.............. today is also
Cyber Monday is observed annually on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Cyber Monday was developed as a way for Internet-based companies to have a way to compete with Black Friday, which is typically held by brick and mortar retail stores the Friday after Thanksgiving.
In 2014, Cyber Monday online sales continued to trend upward with 15.4% increase in revenue from 2013 sales, making it the biggest, online shopping day in history. In 2014 Americans spent an average of $124 per order on Cyber Monday.
Social media has also ramped up the advertising opportunities, bringing potential shoppers to retailers’ online stores. Cyber Monday shopping is expected to be up again this year with a predicted 3 billion in sales.
Purchases on mobile devices also have increased, adding to the convenience of Cyber Monday.  No longer do you have to be strapped to your PC or Mac in order to make an online purchase. Purchases can now be made on the train during a morning commute while waiting for a doctor’s appointment or during a lunch break.
Some of the most popular online purchases are likely to be tech items, especially wearable technology as well as the traditional small appliances, clothing, gift cards and digital media.
Get your computer out and enjoy those online deals.   
On November 28 of 2005, Cyber Monday joined the lexicon thanks to a press release in  The announced a marketing revolution with a title “Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year” with astounding online sales increases the Monday following Thanksgiving.