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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Clouds/Fog ~ Barney ~ Coyote/Sunshine ~ Picture of the Day ~ Chrometophobia ~ Tamale Casserole ~ Linda Nantz ~ My Fog Picture ~ National Cookie Day

Good 29º everything is frozen morning. 
Good thing I brought the hummingbird feeders in last night!

Opps.... yesterday I intended to put this on my blog, but for some reason it didn't happen....... so, here it is today!

My friends Phil and Suzanne Santisteven (both LASD ret) live in Idaho and this is their cat Barney, seeing the birds outside and wanting out! No, Barney, toooooo cold!

Yesterday the fog hung around. By noon it still was only 35º.

Dude started barking and I looked out to see a coyote running as fast as he could away from the barking!!!! Don't mess with Dude!

^This isn't the coyote, but this looks exactly like what he was doing!

FINALLY a little after 1:30pm we got some sun and blue sky! We topped at 50º. 

Dude noticed immediately and wanted to go out!

Picture of the Day....
Christmas lights encased in snow after a storm..... 


Chrometophobia (also called Chrematophobia) is the intense fear of money. Both the words, Chrometophobia and Chrematophobia originate from Greek chermato meaning money and phobias meaning deep aversion, dread or fear.

Money is a necessity of life. However, to a person suffering from Chrematophobia, dealing with money is extremely difficult. The phobia naturally affects one’s daily life as shopping or working, traveling on buses and trains etc becomes very difficult. Some phobics are only afraid of the corrupting power of money; still others might fear financial failures or the responsibility money brings. Some cases of fear of money phobia might be related to fear of germs as a result of which the person might be afraid to touch money handled by someone else. Many go to the extent of wearing gloves to avoid getting sick after handling money. In general, Chrometophobia is a rare phobia affecting handful of people around the world.
Did you know such phobia existed?
My fear is not of money, but of not having any money!!!!

Tamale Casserole

This is something I have made on and off for years. Always works great for a large group or cut it in half....
I used a 9x12 pan and 12 tamales. I think 3-6 would work fine, depending on the pan you find to fit them.
12 XLNT tamales (steamed for about 5 min) or use any other tamale of your choice
1 can black beans , rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes with lime, drained
1 can diced green chilies
1 can creamed corn
1 med onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, sliced
grated cheese
1 can black olives, each cut in half

(there is enchilada sauce in this picture, but I didn't need to use it)
I steamed the tamales in.
Unwrap steamed tamales and cut each in half. Line the bottom of the dish with the tamales, meat side up....

Next, mix all the canned goods and add the garlic and cilantro (I used a cap full) and spread half on top of the tamales.

Then add a layer of cheese and start the layers again so you have two layers.
Top with cheese and olives.
Bake covered 350º about 30 minutes, remove foil and bake another 30 minutes (until bubbling throughout)...

Today is a special day, one of my BFF's, Linda Nantz is celebrating her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!! ♥

Linda's husband Andy was a Marine with Jerry. Linda is amazing, she volunteers at the senior center and also drives vets to their doctor appointments.

Historically this date......

1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.

1918 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the firstUS president to travel to Europe while in office.

1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, FloridaUnited States

1991 – Pan Am goes bankrupt and ceases operations.

1991 – Journalist Terry A. Anderson is released after 7 years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut. He is the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.

..........interesting story.

2006 – An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 mi) south of Tokyo.

Here is a site with more information and a video..

And births this date include....

1912 – Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, American pilot (d. 1988)
1918 – Albert Francis Capone, American crime boss son (d. 2004)

1934 – Wink Martindale, American game show host

1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor

1944 – Dennis Wilson, American musician (d. 1983)

Later on the local news my favorite meteorologist, Adam Colpak, is not there any more!! A new guy taking his place. :(
The news gal put this picture of mine on her 7 o'clock news... saying it was "creepy". LOL. 

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

We can thank the Dutch for more than windmills and tulips.  The English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch word “koekie” meaning little cake.
There have been cookie-like hard wafers in existence for as long as baking has been documented.  This is because they traveled well, however, they were usually not sweet enough to be considered cookies by modern day standards.
The origin of the cookie appears to begin in Persia in the 7th century, soon after the use of sugar became common in the region.  They were then spread to Europe through the Muslim conquest of Spain. Cookies were common at all levels of society throughout Europe by the 14th century, from the royal cuisine to the street vendors. 
Cookies arrived in America in the 17th century.  Macaroons and gingerbread cookies were among the popular early American cookies.
In most English-speaking countries outside of North America, the most common word for cookie is “biscuit.”  In some regions, both terms, cookies and biscuits are used.
Cookies are classified into different categories, with the most common ones being:
Bar cookies – Drop cookies – Filled cookies
Molded cookies – No bake cookies
Pressed cookies – Refrigerator cookies
Rolled cookies – Sandwich cookies