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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Weather ~ Bruiser ~ Picture of the Day ~ High Heels ~ Raman Burger ~ National Piña Colada Day

Good 55º cloudy morning
Yesterday the weather people and stations kept saying we're going to get rain. Waiting waiting waiting....... The sky was covered with clouds and by noon we were at 76º and no rain. 

We got breezy in the afternoon and the clouds moved and we had some blue sky and topped at 84º. Grants Pass got 5 drops of rain and we didn't get any. Guess having my car washed didn't work!!! 

Mr. Bruiser wants to be in the middle of everything! Here he is on my desk while I am trying to type my blog.... LOL.

Picture of the Day..... a crow getting a ride from an eagle...

The origin of high heels dates back to the 10th century, when Persians wore high-heeled shoes when riding horses. The heels would help maintain balance while riding the horse and shooting arrows, as they could easily be trapped in the stirrups. 

The invention of the high-heeled shoe as a fashion statement is attributed to Catherine de Medici in the 16th century. However, elevated shoes had been worn as early as 3500 B.C. by Egyptian nobles and butchers.
Ancient Egyptian murals depict royals and butchers wearing an early form of the platform shoe. Platform shoes were commonly used throughout Europe as an oversole that attached to a flat shoe. The high heel emerged in the 1500s as a two-part sole with a flexible upper sole and an attached heel. The shoe was first popular with both male and female riders. Catherine de Medici adopted the high-heeled shoe as a way to increase her short stature. The heel quickly spread as a fashion statement among the wealthy.
According to Klaus Carl, the authorities also attributed a specific heel length according to social rank. It was an inch and a half for the people, 1 inch for the burghers, 1½ inches for the knights, 2 inches for the nobles and 2 ½ inches for the princes. Women were not far behind and quickly became fashionable, but the design of heels for women’s shoes was thinner and sharper than men’s. It was only after the French Revolution in the 1780s that heels became more popular in women’s fashion. Subsequently, with the invention of the sewing machine and other technologies, production has increased. Advertisements such as pin-up posters during the World Wars have also helped shape the image of heels in what it is today.

Here is a Raman Burger recipe I posted 4 years ago.

I took the shrimp seasoning packet out of the noodle package and just cooked the noodles as the package said.... let cook 2 min rolling boil, drain and cool 15 min... sprinkled on some garlic sea salt.

One package of noodles will make 2 bun halves... mix one egg in ... coating all the noodles.... spray a deep narrow bowl with cooking spray, divide the noodles between two dishes, top with Saran wrap, add weight to top... like soup can, jelly jar, etc... put in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes...
Drop the noodles out onto a hot pan with oil and fry until golden on each side. Drain on paper towels. I added a slice of cheese to the top of each as they came out of the pan...
Once the burger was cooked, and I made it about the size of the Raman bun and thin... I topped it with mayonnaise and tomatoes...sea salt of course!
OMGAWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was SO GOOD!!!!!!! Want to make one every day!!!! It was a lot to eat, so only ate about half...leftovers for breakfast today!

Historically this date.....
1850 – Millard Fillmore is inaugurated as the 13th President of the United States upon the death of President Zachary Taylor, 16 months into his term.
1913 – Death ValleyCalifornia hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.

2005 – Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.

And births this date include....
1839 – Adolphus Busch, German-born brewer (d. 1913)

1926 – Fred Gwynne, American actor (d. 1993)

1931 – Nick Adams, American actor (d. 1968)

1947 – Arlo Guthrie, American musician
..............good grief!
1957 – Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war/political activist and what an idiot!!!

1972 – Sofia Vergara, Colombian actress
.... something about her accent I can't stand listening to her talk!

1980 – Jessica Simpson, American singer
.... no, Jessica, Chicken of the Sea is NOT chicken! Duh.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


According to the book “La Gran Cocina Del Caribe” by José L. Díaz de Villega, the Piña Colada made its debut on August 16, 1954 at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a watering hole for a star-studded clientele. The hotel management had requested that bartender Ramón “Monchito” Marrero create a new signature cocktail. Marrero worked for three months on the recipe. Piña is Spanish for pineapple, and colada means strained; the drink is usually served blended with ice. The Piña Colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978.   Ramon “Monchito” Marrero, inventor of the Ramon-Monchito-Marreroa Piña Colada. Photo courtesy Caribe Hilton.

Ingredients 2 ounces white rum
1 ounce coconut cream (e.g., Coco Lopez)
1 ounce heavy cream 6 ounces fresh pineapple juice*
½ cup crushed ice
Garnishes: pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry
Preparation 1. COMBINE the rum, coconut cream, heavy cream and pineapple juice in a blender. Add the ice and blend for about 15 seconds or until smooth.
2. POUR into a 12-ounce glass. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry. *The difference between a good and great Pina Colada is the difference between canned and fresh pineapple juice.