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Friday, August 23, 2019

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ World's Highest Paid Athletes ~ Asian Cabbage Salad ~ Cliff Kuehl ~ Maggie ~ National Sponge Cake Day

Good 52º low lying clouds morning....
Our weather cleared up and we had blue sky. The clouds finally all left and we heated to 86º. Nice!!! 

Yesterday was fun-filled! Went to Costco. Yippeeee..... 

Amazing, only in the store a half hour! Didn't even have a line at the cash register to wait in!

Picture of the Day ... another fun/odd mailbox!

Interesting.... you'd think our professional football players would be the ones!!
Forbes has released the 2019 edition of its world’s highest-paid athletes list, with the top 10 competitors coming from the sports of football, boxing, tennis, American football and basketball. Despite being in a league with no salary cap, no major league baseball player is on this list. Topping this year’s list is soccer star Lionel Messi with a total of $127 million in annual earnings. Lionel Messi is one of the most well-known athletes in the entire world. He is the all-time leading scorer in the history of La Liga, Spain's storied professional football league.
From Mr. Food... Asian Cabbage Salad...

In the mood for something crunchy, full of flavor, and a real crowd-pleaser? With these great Asian tastes, we've made it our own all-American-easy.


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 4 medium-sized garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 head Napa or Chinese cabbage, washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the peanut oil over medium heat. Sauté the sesame seed and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes, until the seeds are golden brown. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and vegetable oil and continue to cook over medium-low heat for 2 more minutes. 
  2. Place the cabbage in a large bowl and pour the desired amount of warm dressing over it (enough to coat the cabbage evenly). 

    Makes 2 cups.
Refrigerate any remaining dressing for up to 1 month. Just reheat before adding to more cabbage.

And as you can see by the picture, some sliced up chicken was added.
Special birthday today, Cliff Kuehl is celebrating #88! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFFIE! xo

Four days ago it was his wife, Patty's, birthday....

And 6 years ago today I lost my Maggie dog. She was the SWEETEST dog ever! She is so missed. She was a Scottish McNab and since she had red hair and was Scottish like my mom, Margaret, is the reason I named her Maggie.
          ^with my granddaughter Alex, who is now 22!

Historically this date...
1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.

1970 – Organized by Mexican American union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike in U.S. history, begins.

1979 – Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.

1990 – Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western"guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.

1996 – Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
2006 – Natascha Kampusch, who is abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
...... this is an interesting story of her kidnapping and escape.

2011 – A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Mineral, Virginia, the earthquake was felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia. Damaged occurred to monuments in Washington D.C. and the resulted damage was estimated at $100 Million.

And births this date include....
1912 – Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (d. 1996)

1917 – Tex Williams, American singer (d. 1985)



1929 – Vera Miles, American actress



1933 – Pete Wilson, American politician and former California Governor



1934 – Barbara Eden, American actress and singer

1949 – Shelley Long, American actress
1949 – Rick Springfield, Australian singer and actor
Mug shot ... Malibu DUI 5-11

1976 – Scott Caan, American actor
  Who's your daddy?
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo


On August 23rd, enjoy National Sponge Cake Day with the quintessential classic of the cake world. This airy queen of teas is the guest of honor, but we get the pleasure of tasting! 
One of the trickiest cakes for bakers to master, a perfect sponge stands tall. Another balancing trick for bakers includes maintaining a fine crumb while keeping the cake moist. If you enjoy layering berries and whipped cream, the sponge handles this task beautifully. 
The sponge cake is believed to be one of the first non-yeasted cakes. 
The sponge cake is thought to have originated in the Caribbean. However, the earliest English printed recipe for sponge cake comes from an English poet and author, Gervase Markham. In 1615 he published a sponge cake recipe in the book The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman.