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Friday, October 25, 2019

TGIF ~ Fog/Sun ~ Picture of the Day ~ Walking Catfish ~ Georgia Bread Pudding ~ Jackson County Assessor's Office - Kristin ~ Greasy Foods Day

Good TGIF 35º clear sky ice on the barn roof morning.

Yesterday the fog hung around ....

It finally left and we had a nice sunny day.

We topped at 84º.

Picture of the Day

Interesting about a type of catfish....

The walking catfish ('Clarias batrachus') is a species of freshwater air breathing catfish native to Southeast Asia. It is named for its ability to "walk" and wiggle across dry land, to find food or suitable environments. While it does not truly walk as most bipeds or quadrupeds do, it has the ability to use its pectoral fins to keep it upright as it makes a wiggling motion with snakelike movements.
This fish normally lives in slow-moving and often stagnant waters in ponds, swamps, streams and rivers, flooded rice paddies or temporary pools which may dry up.
When this happens, its "walking" skill allows the fish to move to other sources of water. Considerable taxonomic confusion surrounds this species and it has frequently been confused with other close relatives.

From Mr. Food
Georgia's known for having some of the most amazing desserts the South has to offer and this Georgia Bread Pudding is no exception. There's just something irresistible about the combination of butter, vanilla, a few warm spices, and some raisins. Just the smell of it baking could make a person want to grab a spoon and dig in!


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 tablespoons (1/3 cup) butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 9 slices white bread with crusts, cut into cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 400 º.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix sugar, evaporated and whole milk, and egg yolks. Add melted butter, raisins, vanilla extract, and spices; mix well. Add bread cubes and toss to saturate bread. Pour mixture into a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. Bake 25 minutes until pudding is lightly browned and set. Let cool before cutting. (The pudding will get firmer and be easier to cut when cool.) Cut into squares; reheat slightly in microwave before serving, if desired.

Historically this date......
1962 – Cuban missile crisisAdlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.

2004 – Fidel CastroCuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned

We used to go to Rau's down on Beverly Blvd to get Jerry's cigars. Hand rolled with Cuban tobacco by Cuban ladies!
And births this date include....

1881 – Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)

1886 – Leo G. Carroll, English actor (d. 1972)Topper!

1912 – Minnie Pearl, American comedian and singer (d. 1996)

1924 – Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000)
         with Mickey Rooney^

1928 – Marion Ross, American actress

1928 – Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)

1941 – Helen Reddy, Australian singer
Hear me roar, baby!

1944 – James Carville, American political strategist and commentator
Totally one of the weirdest ever! AND.... ugleeeeeee!

1963 – Tracy Nelson, American actress

Yesterday morning a lady, a data gatherer,  from the county assessor's office came to "review" and make a "general appraisal" of my property. Her name is Kristin. Super nice and we enjoyed a chat.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Those watching the scale beware. Augment the diet for National Greasy Foods Day on October 25th.
Although not the healthiest of choices, every once in a while, it is okay to enjoy some greasy food.  From fried chicken, pizza, nachos, and french fries to bacon and hash brown potatoes, we all like a treat in our regular diet.
Cooking oil types include:
Olive oil – Palm oil – Soybean oil – Canola oil – Pumpkin oil – Corn oil – Sunflower oil – Safflower oil – Peanut oil – Grapeseed oil – Sesame oil – Agran oil – Rice bran oil – Other vegetable oils – Butter and lard.
Oil may be flavored with aromatic flavorings such as herbs, chilies, or garlic.
Greasy foods can be prepared with healthier oils and with much less than average amounts of oil used when cooking, making them much healthier choices.


There are so many greasy foods to try! Which will you try first? French fries come to mind. So do onion rings. However, mozzarella sticks sound good, too. Don’t forget the dipping sauces!