Good 32º super foggy ice on the barn roof morning. UGH.
Again, yesterday, the fog stayed and stayed... and then by 1pm it broke away and we got some sun peeking through clouds for an hour. We topped at 49º.
The telephone company apparently fixed the lines but their contractor who did the work didn't hook my phone line into the new ones. So, Cameron, phone company tech, called me to say he would be here this morning to fix it. Fingers crossed!
Throw Back Thursday...........
1954 when Mom Dad and I went to Washington DC. Lincoln Memorial. Mom always wore a dress (never never pants!) and Daddy always wore a suit and tie!!! (taken with my Brownie camera!)
Picture of the Day.... timing is everything
(Shared by high school pal Steve Geon (LAPD ret.)......)
Interesting about dog names...........
Popular Dog names
One of the most popular dog names in North America is Sam, Sammie or Samantha (which means "listener"). Another of the popular names is Max, Maxie, Maxwell or Maxine (which means "the greatest" in Latin). Third is Lady, followed by Bear, Maggie, Buddy, Tasha, Chelsea (or Chelsie), Holly and Shasta. Other very popular names are Brandy, Ginger and Taffy. Bella, who took the top spot for female dogs in 2015.
Back in the day names such as Rover and Fido were the typical dog names, however over the past few years human names have become increasingly popular choices. In 2013, 20% of all pet names were human names, with 2014 bringing a 1% increase. However, in 2015 this percentage reached an all time high by more than doubling at 45%! Considering 94% of pet owners see their beloved pets as family members, it is no surprise that the names being chosen for them are some of the same names that are being chosen for children!
From early in my life I have always had dogs.... here are the names of mine...
Standard black dachshund ... Scuffy Ann of Stockbridge (I lived on Stockbridge Avenue!)
Mini red doxie ... Heidi (giving Kristen a ride on my bike, Heidi by my foot...)
Collie ... Lucy
Little black dog.... Rufus P. Rochester
Pit Bull .... Oliver North aka Ollie
Chesapeake Bay Retriever ... Dallas
Mutts... Jerry rescued ... Spanky and Buckwheat
Scottish McNab ... Maggie
Black lab ... Yukon
Rottweiler Lab mix ... Dude
White Chicken Chili from the Closet Cook....
- With the chopped green chilies being pretty mild, most of the heat in this chili comes from the jalapeno peppers. I used two jalapeno peppers without removing the seeds but given the variance in the heat in a jalapeno pepper, I recommend adding them a bit at a time to bring the chili to the desired level of spiciness. You could easily make this chili with dried beans but in an effort to save a time I went with canned. If you also have some cooked chicken on hand this recipe becomes really quick and it is super simple. I served the white chicken chili with some grated white cheddar cheese, cilantro, sour cream and sliced avocado.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion (diced)
- 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon cumin (toasted and ground)
- 2 (4.5 ounce) cans chopped green chilies
- 2 jalapeno peppers (sliced)
- 3 cups chicken (cooked and shredded)
- 2 (15 ounce) cans northern beans (drained and rinsed) (or 3 cups cooked beans, from 1 cup dry)
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoon masa (or cornmeal)
- 1/2 cup milk
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-8 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cumin and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
- Add the green chilies, jalapenos, chicken, beans, chicken stock, oregano, salt and pepper, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Mix the masa into the milk and then mix it into the chili and simmer for another 10 minutes.
Slow Cooker: Optionally implement steps 1 & 2, place everything except the masa and milk in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or high for 2-4 hours before adding the masa and milk and cooking for another 10 minutes.
Historically this date.......
1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.
2000 – The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.
2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit(see Operation Red Dawn).
And births this date include....
Interesting.... he's 93. He got married the first time in 1948 and after 38 years got divorced. Then he married again in 2012 at age 87!
Later dinner was reruns, then the usual chair, wine, cat napping on lap, and TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
** My Jerry was a Marine but also served with California National Guard after we were married. He operated a 155 self-propelled howitzer....
In the Marines he had been a tanker....