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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Frozen ~ Sun ~ 2 Years Ago Snow ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Jayne Mansfield ~ Unforgettable Chicken Casserole ~ TV Fame ~ National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

Good 29º everything is frozen again morning!

Yesterday that 23º first thing in the morning had me frozen! Then a little after 9am the sun came over the mountain and with the clear sky it was AWESOME!

We started warming up.......... By noon we were having a 45º heat wave! And by 2pm we hit 53º! 

Then the clouds moved in and there went the sun and we started cooling off again.   

Two years ago today we were COVERED in snow!

Dude's "dad" UPS Dave came by yesterday. I gave him some hand warmers. He was a happy camper!

Throw Back Thursday...... Jack and his drumming...

If yesterday had been 1934, the date would have read 1-2-34, and if it was 1945, 2-3-45, and 1967 4-5-67, and 1978 5-6-78....

Picture of the Day.... child being taught.... LOL

Interesting about Jayne Mansfield.... whodda thought!

Jayne Mansfield IQ score was 149, which is considered as a genius person and in top 0.1% of the population in the world.
Mansfield was a B student in high school and she advertised her I.Q. as 149, she spoke five languages and was a classically trained pianist and violinist, but such intellectual abilities were inconsequential to her career.
Jayne Mansfield was born on April 19, 1933, she died on June 29, 1967. She was an American film, theater, and television actress. Jayne was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s, and one of 20th Century Fox's main sex-symbol actresses. She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions.

Although Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box-office successes and won a Theater World Award and a Golden Globe. She enjoyed success in the role of fictional actress Rita Marlowe, both in the 1955–1956 Broadway version and the 1957 Hollywood film version of "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" Her other major movie performances were in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956), "The Wayward Bus" (1957), and "Too Hot to Handle" (1960). In the sexploitation film "Promises! Promises!" (1963), she became the first major American actress to have a nude starring role in a Hollywood motion picture.
The Famous Nipple-Slip Incident
Jayne Mansfield Nipple SlipWith her career now beginning to heat up, Jayne Mansfield would hire an aggressive new agent who stopped at nothing to get the actress in front of the press. At one particular event, Jayne's ample bosom would become the featured attraction when Jayne, seated next to Sophia Loren and wearing a low cut dress, would be photographed with Loren's eyes enviously affixed to the blonde star's cleavage where one of her nipples had accidentally taken a peek. Despite the photograph becoming an international sensation, the world media was quick to condemn Jayne's stunts as cheap publicity-seeking of the highest order. Nothing seemed too outrageous as Jayne began to find more and more ways of exposing her assets. In fact, eventually Jayne would pose as the 1955 Playboy Playmate of the Month, which garnered her more of the attention she so craved, but was looked upon negatively by those in charge of her career direction. When dropped from her studio contract, Jayne would move on to garner the lead in a Broadway sex comedy called Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter. As long as she was showing her breasts, the star seemed unstoppable.
Here is the story about her death in a car crash...

Simple and satisfying, Mr. Food's Unforgettable Chicken Casserole has that cozy-comfort taste and texture that will make for a memorable meal. Using readily available ingredients, in just 30 minutes oven time, you'll have a chicken casserole recipe that'll stick in everyone's mind!


  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken (use a rotisserie cooked chicken from the market! My idea!) 
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (4-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 (6-ounce) can French-fried onion rings

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together chicken, celery, cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, water chestnuts, soup, and almonds. Spoon into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Sprinkle onion rings evenly over top and bake 5 more minutes, or until bubbly around edges. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
 Serve it with corn on the cob or some steamed broccoli, or your favorite vegetables!

Historically this date.....
1938 – The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1959 – Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. State.

1961 – The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.

1962 – Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.

1990 – Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.

And births this date include....
1894 – ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
1921 – John Russell, American actor (d. 1991)
Former US Marine, battlefield commission, wounded, and decorated.
Here is a great site:
where you will find those famous-among-us who have served in our military or supported troops by entertaining them. I LOVE this site!
1930 – Robert Loggia, American actor (d.12-15)

1932 – Dabney Coleman, American actor

1950 – Victoria Principal, American actress
So pretty then the plastic doc changed it all.

1956 – Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor and director

I kept busy yesterday, filling the bird feeders, making hummingbird syrup, cleaning the kitchen, taking pictures, researching for my blog, doing dishes, planning dinner.... over the top excitement here!

On the 6 o'clock news last night Jack Church, meteorologist for our local KOBI 5TV, put my picture of the pink contrails I posted on my blog yesterday! 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Recognized by the National Confectioners Association and celebrated by millions of people across the country, January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day.
It is almost impossible to eat just one of these chocolate covered cherry candies that have combined two favorite flavors into one delicious treat. The candy often is made with a sweet liquid center and in some cases has a liquor filling center.
Known to many as a mid-winter pick-me-up, chocolate covered cherries, also called chocolate cordials, can be either store-bought or homemade. There are also many recipes that mimic the flavor of the long known and well-loved candy.
In the 1700s in England, cherries were enclosed in chocolate with a little kirsch (cordial) liqueur. After finding their way to the United States, Americans received them quite well, delighting in the little bit of alcoholic cordial surrounding the fruit dipped in chocolate.  Although originally made with the liqueur, cordials/chocolate covered cherries are more commonly made with a sugar syrup flavored with cherries.  The pitted cherries have been cooked in sugar syrup and jarred.
Enjoy your day sharing some chocolate covered cherries with your friends and try one of the following recipes: