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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Throw Back Thursday ~ Picture of the Day ~ Jim Beam ~ Pillsbury Caramel Pull-Apart Biscuits ~ National Wine and Cheese Day

Good 51º clear sunny morning. 
Stayed warm yesterday and we topped at 97º.
OMGOODNESS, 5 months til Christmas!!! Yikes.

Happy Throw Back Thursday.........1989 Brian heading to Sr. Prom...
Picture of the Day.... LOL!!! 

Interesting about Jim Beam..........

Jim Beam is a brand of bourbon whiskey produced in Clermont, Kentucky. Since 1795 (interrupted by Prohibition), seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the company that produces the brand, which was given the name "Jim Beam" in 1933 in honor of James B. Beam, who rebuilt the business after Prohibition ended. On July 3, 2018, a massive fire destroyed a Jim Beam bourbon warehouse filled with 45,000 barrels of bourbon in Woodford County, Kentucky. 

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says lightning sparked the fire at a Jim Beam warehouse that caused bourbon to leak into creeks and rivers.
Some alcohol flowed from Glenns Creek to the Kentucky River, and then to the Ohio River where thousands of fish died. Jim Beam and environmental officials used equipment to restore oxygen to the water in an attempt to minimize the number of fish killed.

How about something sweet with your breakfast....
Pillsbury Caramel Pull-Apart Biscuits

cans (6 oz each) Pillsbury™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Buttermilk biscuits (5 biscuits each)
cup packed brown sugar
cup whipping (heavy) cream
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 350°. Spray 12-cup star-shaped fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray. Separate each can of dough into 10 biscuits; cut each biscuit into quarters.
Mix remaining ingredients; pour over biscuits.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heatproof plate; let pan remain over biscuits 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Historically this date..........
1866 – The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the ArmyLieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.

1946 – At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New JerseyDean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
1956 – Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51.
1978 – Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" is born.
2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.
And births this date include.....
1894 – Walter Brennan, American actor and singer (d. 1974)
1915 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)
1923 – Estelle Getty, American actress (d. 2008)
1967 – Matt LeBlanc, American actor and producer

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


On July 25, we celebrate the ultimate pairing, wine and cheese. National Wine and Cheese Day provides an opportunity to sample some of our favorites.
The pairing of wines and cheese has been a regionalized tradition.  Across wine-producing cultures, many pair their local wines with local cheeses. For example, the French Brie region noted for its tannic wine varietals. Their Beaujolais pairs well with the Brie produced in the area. That doesn’t stop a sommelier or cheesemonger from making other recommendations to their clientele.
Although regional preferences may take precedence in distinct areas, don’t hesitate to accept a sommelier’s suggestion. Sommeliers understand a developing palate. Through experience and skill, they guide those new to wine tasting through the basics. In addition, sommeliers keep sophisticated wine lovers abridged of the latest varietals.
Equally important is the knowledge of the cheesemonger. They’ve developed a knowledge base going beyond mold and yeast. Because cheese is more than a topping on a burger or a salad, cheese mongers stay updated on the latest cooking and wine trends. Their highly developed palate leads cheese and wine lovers to the best pairings and satisfying results.
National Wine and Cheese Day encourages us to try wines and cheese in combinations we’ve never tried before; we can step away from our ordinary bottle and learn something new. Sampling the complexities in sweetness and acidity and comparing them at a tasting makes for an enjoyable experience. When we add friends to the adventure, National Wine and Cheese Day becomes a celebration, too! Find a favorite wine and sample it with some of your favorite cheeses.  Post photos of your favorite pairings on social media.
 To learn more about Wine and Cheese pairing, visit Wine Folly :
National Wine and Cheese Day has been observed since 2014.