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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Snow & Dude & Birds ~ Photo of the Day ~ Hairy Women ~ Chinese BBQ Pork ~ Brian Pendleton ~ Aaron & Marie Maxwell ~ Snow Photo on TV ~ National Cream Filled Chocolates Day

Good 37º raining raining raining morning. 

Valentine’s Day began as St. Valentine’s Day, a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus.  February 14th, Valentine’s, Day first became associated with romantic love during the High Middle Ages as the tradition of courtly love was then flourishing.  During 18th century England, this day evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending Valentine cards.    
Credit is traditionally given to Pope Gelasius for declaring February 14 as Saint Valentine’s Day around the year 496 to separate the church from the Roman celebration of Lupercalia, an ancient pagan fertility festival which occurred on February 15th.  

And Happy Throw Back with my baby Brian born this day in 1971 .....

Yesterday in the snow Dude was out and about checking it out. 

I put some cracked corn on the back patio for the birds. All these guys were sitting on the fence and grapevines looking at the patio!

Photo of the Day....  LOL

Interesting about "hairy" women....

Hirsutism (HUR-soot-iz-um) is a condition of unwanted, male-pattern hair growth in women. Hirsutism results in excessive amounts of stiff and pigmented hair on body areas where men typically grow hair — face, chest and back.

The amount of body hair you have is largely determined by your genetic makeup. Hirsutism may arise from excess male hormones called androgens, primarily testosterone. Hirsutism may also be due to a family trait.
A combination of self-care and medical therapies provides effective treatment for many women with hirsutism.

Since it is the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig....

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Prep Time:8 hours 10 minutesCook Time:1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time:9 hours 15 minutes Servings: 4

  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons xiao hsing wine (a Chinese rice wine)
** Use either Dry Sherry or Japanese Sake rice wine(sweeter)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (grated, optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated, optional)
  • 1 (2 pound) pork butt or shoulder (cut into long slices about 1 inch thick)
  1. Mix all of the ingredients, brush half of the mixture over the pork and let marinate, in the fridge, for a few hours to over night.
  2. Roast in a preheated 350º oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Flip, marinate and roast for another 30 minutes.
  4. Turn on the broiler and broil for 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Let rest for 10 minutes, slice thinly and serve with remaining sauce.

Today is a super special day... my son Brian's birthday. My Valentine. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!! ♥♥♥

Today was also the birthday of my mother in law, Winona Maxwell (1923-2002). RIP and Happy Birthday Winona. xo

Also today is the 8th wedding anniversary of my step son Aaron Maxwell and his bride Marie. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!

                         ^Christmas with their baby girl Maddie

Historically this date....
1859 – Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.

1912 – Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.

1929 – Saint Valentine's Day massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago, Illinois.

1962 – First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.

And births this date include...
1894 – Jack Benny, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)

1905 – Thelma Ritter, American actress (d. 1969)

1929 – Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)

1934 – Florence Henderson, American actress (d.2016)

Last night on our local new the weatherman, Jack Church, put up my snow photo!

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

Chocolate lovers rejoice as February 14th is National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day!  On a day when heart-shaped boxes are filled with bite-sized chocolates with ooey, gooey centers, quite a few of these cream-filled goodies will be exchanged and shared on this holiday.  
Whether it is milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate filled with marshmallow cream, creme de menthe or coconut cream, there is a variety of choices to fit every chocolate lovers palate.