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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Frozen ~ Clouds ~ Wind ~ Rain ~ Phone ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hippopotamus Sweat ~ Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Chicken ~ Alyssa Santisteven ~ National Cupcake Day

Good 39º high foggy morning.
Yesterday morning with not many clouds the sun came out and warmed things up. From 27º we went to  36º. Then about 10am the clouds moved in... and left again and moved in again....

We had a severe weather alert for high winds. At noon it looked like it was raining on my mountain and the wind picked up wild! And yes, it started raining here... wind blew the rain all over my windows! POURED.

That lasted for an hour, then the POURING stopped and it just rained.
After that, without sun, we warmed to 49º.

It was doing the same in Grants Pass. In fact, their camera lens got rain on it....

The phone company guys got here about 2pm and fortunately for them it was only raining softly by then. Here they are wayyyyyyyy down from my house working with a bucket to get the wires taken care of.....
Fortunately they got the problem fixed and my phone is working perfectly again! 

Picture of the Day.... LOL!

Interesting about hippos.....

The hippopotamus or hippo mystified ancient Greeks because it appeared to sweat blood. Although hippos do sweat a red liquid, it isn't blood. 

The Hippo's skin secretes a natural sunscreen substance which is red-colored. The secretion is sometimes referred to as "blood sweat", but is neither blood nor sweat. This secretion is initially colorless and turns red-orange within minutes, eventually becoming brown. Two distinct pigments have been identified in the secretions, one red (hipposudoric acid) and one orange (norhipposudoric acid). The two pigments are highly acidic compounds. Both pigments inhibit the growth of disease-causing bacteria; as well, the light absorption of both pigments peaks in the ultraviolet range, creating a sunscreen effect. All hippos, even those with different diets, secrete the pigments, so it does not appear that food is the source of the pigments. Instead, the animals may synthesize the pigments from precursors such as the amino acid tyrosine. Nevertheless, this natural sunscreen cannot prevent the animal's skin from cracking if it stays out of water too long.

Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Chicken (Low Carb) 

Now this sounds awesome. Gonna make it, soon. Will get the ingredients when I go to the market.
Are you looking for a delicious low carb chicken recipe? Our Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Chicken so easy to throw together and so good! Serves 6-8
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 9 oz Frozen Spinach cooked and drained well
  • 14.5 oz Artichoke Hearts chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Place the chicken in the bottom of a casserole crock or traditional 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Salt and Pepper well.
  • In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, spinach, artichokes, garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in mozzarella cheese. And then spoon over the chicken.
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours


  • We liked to use our casserole crock for recipes like this. However, if you don't have a casserole crock, you can use a traditional 6 quart slow cooker.
  • This recipe works best if your cream cheese is VERY soft to mix with the other ingredients. If it isn't soft, pop it in the microwave for 30 sec to make it nice and creamy to mix in.
Special birthday today...
Phil & Suzanne Santisteven (both LASD ret) are celebrating their daughter, Alyssa's birthday today. HAPPY 20th  BIRTHDAY ALYSSA!
Historically this date...........

1791 – The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.
1973 – John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy]], after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10, 1973.
After the trauma of his ear being cut off, he suffered emotionally and was in a self induced drug coma and later suffered paralysis.
1973 – The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.
1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan

2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.
And births this date include
1892 – J. Paul Getty, American oil tycoon (d. 1976)
... amazing his grandson was found on his birthday!
1918 – Jeff Chandler, American actor (d. 1961)
1949 – Don Johnson, American actor
Man oh man, his "marriages" and associations with women are something else!
I had to make a quick trip to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions. I picked up my mail and got a number of Christmas cards. I so appreciate every one. I do not send cards anymore, spend all my creative time working on the blog! Thank you thank you if you sent me a card. ♥♥♥♥♥

 After the rain stopped, Bruiser was happy to be out and about....

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

Each year, December 15th also recognizes National Cupcake Day. The cupcake was originally known as the 1-2-3-4 cake because the recipe called for 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 4 eggs and also 1 cup of milk and 1 spoonful of baking soda.
The single-serve cake makes it convenient for serving and sharing.  Today there are a variety of recipes and just as many flavors to choose from.
Bake a batch of cupcakes and share them with a friend or two.  Try one of these recipes: