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Friday, January 25, 2019

Year Ago ~ Fog ~ Picture of the Day ~ More Oxymorons ~ Easy German Potato Casserole ~ National Irish Coffee Day

Good 40º dark foggy morning. 
This was a year ago today......
Yesterday the fog and gloom hung around.  Guess this is going to keep happening for a while....

Picture of the Day .... recent blizzard in Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie.... Sure glad I don't live there!

Some more oxymorons.... thanks Dave!
16. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it? 
17. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting? 
18. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? 
19. If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right? 
20. Why is bra singular and panties plural?
21. Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries are dead?

22. Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase? 
23. How come abbreviated is such a long word? 
Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them? 
25. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle? 
26. Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?
27.Christmas - What other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of your socks?
28.  Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

I dunno...why do we?

Easy German Potato Casserole
1 10 3/4 oz can condensed cream of potato soup
3 T white vinegar
1 8oz pkg shredded Swiss cheese
6 green onions, sliced and divided
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 32oz pkg Ore-Ida Diced Hash Brown Potatoes, thawed
8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled, divided
2 cups french-fried onions
Heat oven to 350º.
Mix soup, sour cream, vinegar in large bowl until blended.
Add hash browns, cheese, half the bacon, and 1/2 cup green onions. Mix lightly.
Spoon into 13x9 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 50 minutes until heated through, topping with French fried onions after 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and green onions.
Historically this date......
1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

1971 – Charles Manson and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.

1996 – Billy Bailey became the last person to be hanged in the United States of America.

2011 – Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in CairoAlexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.

And births this date include....
1931 – Dean Jones, American actor (d.2015)

1936 – Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)


1945 – Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress


1951 – Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)


Later it was chair, wine, and TV. Bruiser napped in my slippers!!! 

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

Made with strong coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and topped with a rich layer of cream, Irish coffee is recognized on January 25.
On a cold, wet day in 1942 weary travelers to the small Shannon Airport in southwest Ireland found their way to a restaurant and chef Joe Sheridan. To warm his guests, he served them hot coffee, spiked with whiskey and topped with whipped cream. The passengers asked if the beverage was Brazilian coffee. Sheridan responded that it was Irish coffee.
A travel writer, Stanton Delaplane, brought Irish coffee to the United States after having it at Shannon Airport.
Delaplane brought the idea to the Buena Vista Cafe on November 10, 1952. After much trial and error, sampling and a trip back to Ireland for a taste of the original, Delaplane along with Buena Vista owners Jack Koeppler and George Freeberg were able to replicate the delicious coffee and the method for floating the cream on top of the coffee.
How to Make an Authentic Irish Coffee
Starting with a warm glass, fill 2/3rds full of freshly brewed coffee. Stir in a heaping teaspoon of sugar.  Add 1 ounce of Irish whiskey.
Adding the cream so it floats is the tricky part. According to the Buena Vista account, and at the suggestion of San Francisco’s mayor, a dairyman, cream that is 48 hours old, is best. However, others recommend whipping cream (not whipped cream) that has been lightly whipped or foamed.
When the coffee has stopped swirling from stirring in the sugar, pour the foamy cream over the back of a spoon.