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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Snow! ~ Schwans Order ~ Picture of the Day ~ Law West of the Pecos ~ Shortcut Blueberry Muffins ~ Roads ~ National Kahlúa Day

Good 33º snow covered morning!
Yesterday we stayed cold (30ºs) and before noon it started snowing.

Then by mid day we had a LOT of snow......


My Schwans order came yesterday....
Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo...
Roasted Turkey and Vegetables with Gravy....
single serve....
Family-Size Meat & Four Cheese Lasagna....
Chicken Florentine Skillet Meal....
Roasted Sweet Potatoes.......
Picture of the Day.....

Interesting about "law west of the Pecos" ....

Phantly Roy Bean, Jr. (c. 1825 – March 16, 1903) was an eccentric U.S. saloon-keeper and Justice of the Peace in Val Verde County, Texas, who called himself "The Law West of the Pecos". According to legend, Judge Roy Bean held court in his saloon along the Rio Grande on a desolate stretch of the Chihuahuan Desert of southwest Texas. After his death, Western films and books cast him as a hanging judge, although he is known to have sentenced only two men to hang, one of whom escaped.
In 1896, Bean organized a world championship boxing title bout between Bob Fitzsimmons and Peter Maher on an island in the Rio Grande because boxing matches were illegal in both Texas and Mexico. The fight, won by Fitzsimmons, lasted only 1 minute and 35 seconds, but the resulting sport reports spread Bean's fame throughout the United States.
As he aged, Bean spent much of his profits helping the poor of the area, and always made sure that the schoolhouse had free firewood in winter. He died peacefully in his bed on 16 March 1903, after a bout of heavy drinking in San Antonio. He and a son, Sam Bean (1874–1907), are interred at the Whitehead Memorial Museum in Del Rio.

From Mr. Food

Shortcut Blueberry Muffins
No need to "sing the blues" about not having enough time to bake yummy muffins from scratch! Find out how you can still whip up a batch in a snap with this delicious blueberry muffin recipe!


  • 2 cups pancake and baking mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Coat 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray, or line muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients except blueberries, just until moistened. Gently stir in blueberries. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  3. Bake 13 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
Historically this date......
1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified.

1964 – The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

2010 – An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.
And births this date include...
1930 – Joanne Woodward, American actress

1932 – Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)

1934 – Van Williams, American actor (d.2016)
"Williams, the Green Hornet, said goodbye to Hollywood around 1970 and followed his interests into a job in the actual world of law enforcement, spending 25 years as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and also working at the San Diego Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department."

1940 – Howard Hesseman, American actor
I was planning some shopping today, but I really don't want to be driving out there....

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

February 27th recognizes National Kahlúa Day.  This day was created as a day for those, over the age of 21, to enjoy this creamy, rich alcoholic liqueur.  To celebrate, you may want to use Kahlua, a coffee-flavored rum-based liquor, to flavor your ice cream or another dessert such as cheesecake or cake.  It also tastes great in coffee, hot chocolate, creamy cocktails, as a shot or on the rocks.
Pedro Domecq began producing Kahlúa in 1936. In 1994, the company merged with Allied Lyons forming Allied Domecq. In 2005, Allied Domecq was partially acquired by Pernod Ricard which merged with the Swedish Vin & Sprit (V & S Group) in March of 2008. 
Kahlúa is made from coffee and rum, so it does contain caffeine.  Kahlúa is found to be used in a few notable cocktails, including the following:
  •  B-52
  •  Baby Guinness
  •  Black Russian
  •  Mudslide
  •  White Russian
  •  Espresso Martini
  •  Caribbean Mudslide