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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Fog ~ Sun ~ Dude ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Johnny Carson Gives Away Millions ~ Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ~ Herm & Karen Baertschiger ~ Leslie & Margaret Laney ~ Cindy Mize ~ National Backward Day


 
Good 33º SUPER foggy ice on the barn roof morning.

Downtown Grants Pass....

And down on I-5.....

 
Of course we've started off foggy... every morning. Again also we got some sun by noon. Happy Dude!!!




Happy Throw Back Thursday.... This is Sami at 18 months starting her gymnastics!  This March she will be 11 years old!
 
 
 
 
 
Picture of the Day...... LOL.... taking a bath in puppies!
 
 

 
Yesterday on my blog I put a story of Johnny Carson and his history. My son Brian called me and told me that Carson had left millions of dollars to charities, something I had not heard about. Apparently it was a secret for many years. So I did some research and found this site...
 
 
 

 
 

HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

from the Slow Roasted Italian
Simply the BEST EVER Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in 25 Minutes! This easy recipe is bursting with fabulous flavor, tender chunks of chicken and veggies. Tis the season for runny noses and coughs. Not to mention the crazy weather our northern friends are having.

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken stock (or 8 cups water and 4 tablespoon chicken base)
  • 1 pound uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag extra broad egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  1. In a large (8 quart) saucepan over medium high heat, add butter. One butter is melted add the carrots and celery to the saucepan and stir. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  2. Add chicken stock and chicken. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add egg noodles and cook until al dente (approximately 10-12 minutes).
  3. Add parsley and pepper. Stir and serve!
 

DONNA'S NOTES

  1. This is a great soup to make ahead and freeze. Let soup come to room temperature before putting it in the freezer. I like to place a layer of plastic wrap over the soup to help prevent freezer burn.
  2. The noodles will break apart when you reheat it, so if preferred you can freeze the soup without the noodles and toss them in the pot when you are reheating it. Thaw soup in the refrigerator over night. Bring to a boil add egg noodles and cook until al dente.
 
 
 
 
Special day today.... pal Karen and her hubby Herman Baertschiger are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! oxox
 


 
Today was also the wedding day of my parents, Leslie and Margaret Laney, in 1926 in Tombstone Arizona! No pictures of their wedding, they eloped to the county seat .... mom had been living in Bisbee. This is them in 1944.....
 


 
Historically this date.......
1876 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations. 
 
 
1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.

1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
 
1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 – Astronauts Alan ShepardStuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
 
2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. 
 
...............and then those high court morons let him go! 
 

 
And births this date include.... 
 
1872 – Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939) 
 
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His home in Avalon on Catalina Island, turned into a hotel, was a favorite place for Jerry and I to stay. Whatta view!
 
 
1902 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968) 
 
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1919 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972) 
 
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1934 – James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991) 
 
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1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008) 
 
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Died from lung cancer.... dem damn cigarettes!
 
 
1947 – Nolan Ryan, American baseball player 
 
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1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor 
 
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1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer 
 
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A phone call from my neighbor Frank yesterday that Cindy had passed away. She had made it through her and Frank's 42nd anniversary on Tuesday. She was surrounded by her family, including her parents, and died peacefully. Rest in peace Cindy. Your suffering is over and you will be forever missed and loved. xo
 



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


YAD DRAWKCAB LANOITAN

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 January 31st honors everything backward.  National Backward Day is an opportunity to reverse our ways, our direction or simply our shirt.  Dessert for breakfast, perhaps? There are many ways to celebrate this fun day, so just let your imagination be your guide.  
This day is very popular with school-aged kids, but there is no age limit on who can participate in all of the backward fun. So EVERYONE, let’s have some fun!! 
FUN FACT:  Leonardo da Vinci wrote backward.  Not only did the artist and inventor write from right to left, but he also wrote his letters backward.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Weather ~ Barn Repair ~ Mike & Dude ~ Picture of the Day ~ Johnny Carson ~ Buffalo Chicken French Bread ~ Schwans Delivery ~ National Croissant Day


 
Good 35º super foggy morning. 

A couple of the road cams on I-5....
 

 
The sun tried hard to get through all that heavy fog yesterday and it worked.. 

Then later in the afternoon the wind kicked up and the clouds started moving in....



 
Mike was here yesterday working on the barn project again. He's got most of it finished..... mud removed from up next to the side of the barn, trench dug, rocks in trench, drain pipes in, more rocks on top. Just a little left to finish.
 
Dude is always sooooooooooo happy to see Mike!
 
 
 
 
Picture of the Day ..... baby geese leaving the nest for the first time
 
 
 


Interesting about Johnny Carson..........
 
 
John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.

During World War II, Carson served in the Navy. After the war, Carson started a career in radio. Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, during the 1970s, Carson became an American icon and remained so even after his retirement in 1992. He adopted a casual, conversational approach with extensive interaction with guests, an approach pioneered by Arthur Godfrey and previous Tonight Show hosts Steve Allen and Jack Paar.
 
Carson joined the United States Navy on June 8, 1943, and received V-12 Navy College Training Program officer training at Columbia University and Millsaps College. Commissioned an ensign late in the war, Carson was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific. While in the Navy, Carson posted a 10–0 amateur boxing record, with most of his bouts fought on board the Pennsylvania. He was en route to the combat zone aboard a troop ship when the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Carson served as a communications officer in charge of decoding encrypted messages. He said that the high point of his military career was performing a magic trick for United States Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal. In a conversation with Forrestal, the Secretary asked Carson if he planned to stay in the Navy after the war. In response, Carson said no and told him he wanted to be a magician. Forrestal asked him to perform, and Carson responded with a card trick. Carson made the discovery that he could entertain and amuse someone as cranky and sophisticated as Forrestal.
 
Despite his on-camera demeanor, Carson was shy off-camera. He was known for avoiding most large parties and was referred to as "the most private public man who ever lived." Dick Cavett recalled, "I felt sorry for Johnny in that he was so socially uncomfortable. I've hardly ever met anybody who had as hard a time as he did." In addition, George Axelrod once said of Carson, "Socially, he doesn't exist. The reason is that there are no television cameras in living rooms. If human beings had little red lights in the middle of their foreheads, Carson would be the greatest conversationalist on Earth."

His lavish Malibu beachfront residence, valued at $81 million in 2017, contained only one bedroom. Friends and family members staying over would sleep in the guest house across the street.

In 1948, Carson married Jody Wolcott. The marriage was volatile, with infidelities committed by both parties, and ended in divorce in 1963.
Carson married Joanne Copeland the same year, on August 17. After a second protracted divorce in 1972, Copeland received a settlement of $6,000 per month in alimony until she remarried or until Carson's death (she received it until his death in 2005). She also received "a pretty nice little art collection." She later had a second marriage that also ended in divorce, and died in California, aged 83, in 2015. She had no children.

At the Carson Tonight Show's 10th-anniversary party on September 30, 1972, Carson announced that former model Joanna Holland and he had been secretly married that afternoon, shocking his friends and associates. On March 8, 1983, Holland filed for divorce. The divorce case finally ended in 1985 with an 80-page settlement, Holland receiving $20 million in cash and property.

On June 20, 1987, Carson married Alexis Maas. The marriage lasted until his death in 2005.

Carson reportedly joked, "My giving advice on marriage is like the captain of the Titanic giving lessons on navigation."

Carson had three sons with his first wife: Christopher, Cory, and Richard. His middle son, Richard, died on June 21, 1991, when his car plunged down a steep embankment along a paved service road off Highway 1 near Cayucos, California.

On March 19, 1999, Carson suffered a severe heart attack at his home in Malibu, California, and was hospitalized in nearby Santa Monica, where he underwent quadruple-bypass surgery.
Carson was a heavy smoker for decades, and in the early days of his tenure on Tonight, often smoked on-camera. It was reported that as early as the mid-1970s, he would repeatedly say, "These things are killing me." His younger brother recalled that during their last conversation, Carson kept saying, "Those damn cigarettes."[76]
At 6:50 am PST on January 23, 2005, Carson died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of respiratory failure arising from emphysema. He was 79, and had revealed his terminal illness to the public in September 2002.

The legendary Bob Hope appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" 131 times -- more than any other guest in the history of the show. Viewers of The Tonight Show might have assumed that Bob Hope was one of Johnny Carson‘s favorite guests. However, despite his numerous appearances on the show, Bob Hope was allegedly Carson’s least favorite guest. “Johnny admired Hope’s place in show business,” said Tonight Show producer Peter Lassally, “but he was not a great admirer of his work.” He never warmed to Hope, either personally or professionally.
 


 
  • Buffalo Chicken French Bread

    Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:30 minutesTotal Time:40 minutes Servings16
    Buffalo chicken dip stuffed into a hollowed out loaf of bread, topped with plenty of cheese and baked until the cheese is all melted, ooey, and gooey!
  •  

  •  
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • hot sauce to taste (I use 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot)
  • 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning* (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and diced or shredded
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 large French loaf, top cut off and hollowed out (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

 
  1. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, hot sauce, ranch seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper before gently mixing in the chicken, blue cheese, mozzarella and cheddar.
  2. Place the mixture into the hollow of the loaf of bread, top with the cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake in a 350F oven until the cheese has melted and the top is lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
Note: Replace the ranch seasoning with 1/2 teaspoon parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dill, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder.
Option: Add cooked bacon to either the mixture or sprinkled on top!
 
 
 
Historically this date.....
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United StatesRichard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.

1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.

1994 ... today marks the 25th year my Mother, Margaret Laney, has been gone. So miss her still today. She never got to know my grandbabies; Alex, Jack, Tucker, and Sami. Such a shame! She was a beautiful person inside and out. LOVE YOU MOM! ♥
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And births this year include....
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York, and 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
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1914 – John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)
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1914 – David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
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1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008)
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1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress (d.2018)
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1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor
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1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
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1941 – Dick Cheney, American politician, 7th White House Chief of Staff, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, 17th United States Secretary of Defense and 46th Vice President of the United States
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Leon made my Schwans delivery....
NY Style Cheesecake
 
Breaded Chicken Fries
 
Vegetable Fried Rice
 
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
 
 
 

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


 
In the United States, National Croissant Day is observed each year on January 30th.  Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  
The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. Laminating the dough is a process by which butter is folded into the mixture creating multiple thin layers of butter and dough. The result is a mouth-watering flaky crust and airy body.
Legend surrounds this pastry, as is often the case with a popular, worldly treat. What is known, is that crescent-shaped breads have been found around the world for ages. One of these was the Kipferl which originated in Austria as far back as the 13th century. This non laminated bread is more like a roll.
Credit for the croissant we know today is given to an Austrian military officer, August Zang. In 1939 he opened a Viennese bakery in Paris introducing France to Viennese baking techniques.