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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Weather ~ Schwans Order ~ Picture of the Day ~ James Garner ~ Parmesan Meatloaf ~ National Fig Newton Day

Good 39º cloudy no rain yet morning. 

Yesterday the clouds rolled in and stayed. No rain predicted until later today.....

Yesterday I got my Schwans order....

Classic New York Cheesecake
Chicken Pot Pies
Chicken Florentine Skillet
Orange Chicken Skillet Meal
MicroSteam Whole Green Beans
Shrimp Spring Rolls with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
Key Lime Pie

Picture of the Day......

Interesting about James Garner ....

^1959 with Jack Kelly, Gary Cooper, and James Garner on the Maverick set.
James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, producer, and voice artist. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s western series Maverick and Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files, and played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape (1963) with Steve McQueenPaddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964), Grand Prix (1966), Blake EdwardsVictor/Victoria (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, Space Cowboys (2000) with Clint Eastwood, and The Notebook (2004).
Shortly after his father's marriage to Wilma broke up, his father moved to Los Angeles, leaving Garner and his brothers in Norman. After working at several jobs he disliked, Garner joined the United States Merchant Marine at age 16 near the end of World War II. He liked the work and his shipmates, but he suffered from chronic seasickness.

Garner enlisted in the California Army National Guard, serving his first 7 months in California. He then went to Korea for 14 months, as a rifleman in the 5th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He was wounded twice, first in the face and hand by shrapnel from a mortar round, and the second time in the buttocks from friendly fire from U.S. fighter jets as he dived head first into a foxhole. Garner received the Purple Heart in Korea for the first wound. He qualified for a second Purple Heart (eligibility requirement: "As the result of friendly fire while actively engaging the enemy"), but he did not actually receive it until 1983, 32 years after the event.

In the 1970s, Roy Huggins had an idea to remake Maverick, but this time as a modern-day private detective. Huggins worked with co-creator Stephen J. Cannell, and the pair selected Garner to attempt to rekindle the success of Maverick, eventually recycling many of the plots from the original series, according to both Huggins' and Cannell's Archive of American Television interviews. Starting with the 1974 season, Garner appeared as private investigator Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files. He appeared for six seasons, for which he received an Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1977.

In 2000, after an operation to replace both knees, Garner appeared with Clint Eastwood, who had played a villain in the original Maverick series in the episode "Duel at Sundown," as astronauts in the movie Space Cowboys, also featuring Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland.

On November 1, 2011, Simon & Schuster published Garner's autobiography The Garner Files: A Memoir. In addition to recounting his career, the memoir, co-written with nonfiction writer Jon Winokur, detailed the childhood abuses Garner suffered at the hands of his stepmother. It also offered frank, unflattering assessments of some of Garner's co-stars such as Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. In addition to recalling the genesis of most of Garner's hit films and television shows, the book also featured a section where the star provided individual critiques for every one of his acting projects accompanied by a star rating for each. Garner's three-time co-star Julie Andrews wrote the book's foreword. Lauren BacallDiahann CarrollDoris DayTom Selleck, and Stephen J. Cannell, and many other Garner associates, friends, and relatives provided their memories of the star in the book's coda.

The "most explosive revelation" in his autobiography was that Garner smoked marijuana for much of his adult life. "I started smoking it in my late teens," Garner wrote.
I drank to get drunk but ultimately didn't like the effect. Not so with grass. It had the opposite effect from alcohol: it made me more tolerant and forgiving. I did a little bit of cocaine in the Eighties, courtesy of John Belushi, but fortunately I didn't like it. But I smoked marijuana for 50 years and I don't know where I'd be without it. It opened my mind and now it eases my arthritis. After decades of research I've concluded that marijuana should be legal and alcohol illegal.

Garner was married to Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke, whom he met at a party in 1956. They married 14 days later on August 17, 1956.

On April 22, 1988, Garner had quintuple bypass heart surgery. Though he recovered rapidly, he was advised to stop smoking. Garner quit smoking 17 years later.
Garner underwent surgery on May 11, 2008, following a severe stroke he had suffered two days earlier. His prognosis was reported to be "very positive".

A private and introverted man, according to family and friends, on Saturday evening, July 19, 2014, police and rescue personnel were summoned to Garner's Los Angeles-area home, where they found the actor dead at the age of 86.He had suffered a massive heart attack caused by coronary artery disease. He had been in poor health since a severe stroke in 2008.

Parmesan Meatloaf...

½ cup OLIVO (by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce, divided)
¼ cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese (plus 2 Tbsp. divided)
1 pound lean ground beef
½ cup dry bread crumbs
¼ cup onions (finely chopped)
1 egg (lightly beaten)
½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
Heat oven to 375º.
Reserve 1/4 cup each pasta sauce and cheese
Mix remaining ingredients until well blended.
Shape meat mixture into a loaf in a 12x8 baking dish.
Top with remaining sauce and cheese.
Bake 40-45 minutes, until done. (160º)
Historically this date...........
1847 – John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.

1883 – The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is passed.

1942 – Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.

1945 – Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.

1979 – The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
    along with him, his Police Commander, who is the grandfather of Brian's pal Kio. Kio has a wonderful family, most of whom I have met, including his grandfather. Interesting man.

1991 – The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).

2003 – The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.

And births this date include.....
1634 – Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
    Glad I didn't have to learn how to spell that as a kid!
1878 – Harry Carey, American silent film actor (d. 1947) (The father of Harry Carey Jr..)
1901 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
  You only get one guess as to his invention!


1908 – Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)


1917 – Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)


1935 – A.J. Foyt, American race car driver and team owner


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

A Nabisco trademarked version of the fig roll, Newtons are a pastry filled with fig paste. Fig Newton’s have an unusual shape that is a characteristic which has been adopted by many competitors including generic fig bars.
It was up until the 19th century that many physicians believed that most illnesses were related to digestion problems and they recommended a daily intake of biscuits and fruit.  The ideal solution to this advice was fig rolls, which remained a locally produced and handmade product. 
In 1891, Philadelphia baker and fig-lover, Charles Roser, invented and patented the machine which inserted fig paste into a thick pastry dough. Roser’s recipe was then purchased by Cambridgeport, Massachusetts-based Kennedy Biscuit Company and mass production began.  In 1891, the first Fig Newtons were baked at the F.A. Kennedy Steam Bakery.  The pastries are named after the town of Newton, Massachusetts.
After recently becoming associated, the Kennedy Biscuit Company and the New York Biscuit company merged to form Nabisco and the fig rolls were then trademarked as “Fig Newtons.”