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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Weather ~ Kristen ~ Picture of the Day ~ Cheesecake History ~ Impossibly Easy Cheesecake Recipe ~ National Gumbo Day

Good 30º clear sky morning. Yesterday we topped at 80º. 

Yesterday afternoon I picked up Kristen at the airport. She will stay through the weekend.  So GREAT to see my girl!!! ♥
Dude was happy happy to see her too....

Picture of the Day ....


Cheesecake is a beloved dessert around the world. While many assume that it has its origins in New York, it actually dates back to ancient Greece. In Greece, cheesecake was considered to be a good source of energy, and there is evidence that it was served to athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 B.C. Greek brides of the era also cooked and served cheesecake to their wedding guests. The writer Athenaeus is credited for writing the first Greek cheesecake recipe in 230 A.D. It was not until the 18th century, however, that cheesecake would start to look like something we recognize in the United States today.

Impossibly Easy Cheesecake

3/4 cup milk
2 t. vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix
2 pkgs (8oz each) cream cheese, cut into about 1/2" cubes and softened

Heat oven to 350º. Grease 9" pie plate.

Place milk, vanilla, eggs, sugar and Bisquick mix in blender. Cover and blend on high 15 seconds. Add cream cheese. Blend 2 minutes longer. Pour into pie plate.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Topping, if desired: Stir together 1 cup sour cream, 2 T. sugar, 2 T,. vanilla. Mix well and spread over top of completely cooled cheesecake.

** Drizzle with fudge and caramel toppings and sprinkle with chopped pecans... or serve with fresh fruit.

Historically this date.....
1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached South Asia

1792 – First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1823 – Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat.

1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage.

1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.

1933 – The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island, is acquired by the United States Department of Justice

1962 – Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages
...............interesting read!

2000 – The USS Cole is badly damaged in Aden, Yemen, by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39

And births this date include....
1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (d. 2007)

1950 – Susan Anton, American actress

1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer

1970 – Kirk Cameron, American actor

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