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Friday, December 7, 2018

Frozen/Clouds ~ Cold/Clear ~ Grants Pass Fog ~  ~ Predictions ~ Rain in California/Mud Slides ~ Picture of the Day ~ Squirrels ~ Shrimp Mac n Cheese ~ Balls To The Wall ~ Washington DC National Christmas Tree ~ National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Good 23º scattered clouds everything is frozen morning! Again!

Yesterday it was super clear and sunny...... we warmed to 57º. 
but in Grants Pass they had fog... and you can see the gentleman in the bucket hanging the Christmas lights.... 
Now this morning (7:20am) they have the fog again and now you can see the lights....
Predictions for here....
Yesterday the sun came out finally and the ice melted. By then we were at 39º. It was another one of those ... drink hot tea and coffee all day to stay warm! Kristen texted the pouring rain in California. Coming down in buckets! Mud slides in Malibu and part of PCH closed and in Ventura county.

Picture of the Day ..... (wow!)

Interesting about Squirrels.....
Many squirrels live in nests called dreys, large piles of twigs and leaves high in the fork of a tree. Special breeding dreys are built to raise young in and these tend to be bigger than normal dreys.
Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and were introduced by humans to Australia. Squirrels typically have slender bodies with bushy tails and large eyes. In general, their fur is soft and silky, although much thicker in some species than others.

Squirrels live in almost every habitat from tropical rainforest to semiarid desert, avoiding only the high polar regions and the driest of deserts. They are predominantly herbivorous, subsisting on seeds and nuts, but many will eat insects and even small vertebrates.

In general squirrels have an excellent sense of vision, which is especially important for tree-dwelling species. They also have very versatile and sturdy claws for grasping and climbing. Many also have a good sense of touch.
From Mr. Food....
Our Shrimp Mac 'n' Cheese is a seaside version of that classic comfort dish. The shrimp gives it an added flavor of summer, but this creamy, dreamy mac and cheese recipe is perfect all year round. One bite, and we know this is going to be your new favorite. It's an all new mac and cheese dinner sensation that you'll want again and again.

  • 1 pound pasta shells
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed butter crackers
  • 1 pound cooked and peeled medium-sized shrimp
  1. Preheat oven to 375 º. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  3. In a large soup pot, melt 4 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, seafood seasoning, salt, and pepper, and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Gradually add milk, bring to a boil, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 3 cups cheese until melted.
  4. When sauce is smooth, remove from heat, add cooked pasta, shrimp and mozzarella cheese and stir until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. 
  5. In a small bowl, combine crushed butter crackers with remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter; sprinkle on top of the casserole. Bake 20-30 minutes, or until heated through and the top is golden.

Historically this date............
1869 – American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Hawaii:


1963 – Instant replay is used for the first time in an Army-Navy game by its inventor, director, Tony Verna.

1987 – Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss traveling on the flight, then shoots both pilots and himself.

1995 – The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.


And births this date include....

1863 – Richard Sears, American department store founder (d. 1914)

1915 – Eli Wallach, American actor (d.2014)

1923 – Ted Knight, American actor (d. 1986)

1932 – Ellen Burstyn, American actress

1956 – Larry Bird, American basketball player
Where sayings came from..... shared by my NY Brooklyn pal Vivia...

Early aircraft throttles had a ball on the end of it, in order to go  full throttle the pilot had to push the throttle all the way forward into the wall of the instrument panel. Hence "balls to  the wall" for  going very fast. And now you know the rest of the story.
The Capitol Christmas Tree – a 75-foot-tall Noble fir from Oregon’s Willamette National Forest....

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

In 2018, we recognize the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed across the nation this day in honor of all those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor.  There were more than 3,500 Americans who lost their lives or were wounded on that solemn day.
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also sometimes referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day.
For the 77th anniversary, organizations across the country honored the memory of Pearl Harbor with tributes; survivors are sharing their stories and joining in reunions. Traditionally the Flag of the United States is flown at half-staff until sunset to honor those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor. 
It was on August 23 of 1994 that United States Congress by Pub L 103-308, designated December 7, of each year, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.