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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sunshine ~ Picture of the Day ~ Paul Anka ~ Easy Caramel Rolls ~ Bob & Gay St Claire ~ National Scrapple Day


Good 33º red sky morning.....


Yesterday was clear and sunny, and the ice on the barn roof melted quickly,  and we warmed to 78º.




Picture of the Day.... if you have a problem with your neighbor, perfect plant sculpture to show him how you feel.....




Interesting about Paul Anka....




Paul Albert Anka, (/ˈæŋkə/, Arabic: بول عنقا; born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. Anka became famous with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady". He also wrote the English lyrics to Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", which has been covered by many, including Elvis Presley.
Anka was born in Ottawa, Canada, to Camelia (née Tannis) and Andrew Emile "Andy" Anka Sr., who owned a restaurant called the Locanda. His parents were both Antiochian Orthodox Christians. Anka's father (Andy) was Lebanese-Canadian from 'Uyūn al-Wādī, Syria, from the Na'Nou' (Arabic: نعنوع) family and his mother (Camelia) was Lebanese-Canadian "from the town of Kfar Mechki , Rashaya District, in Lebanon". She died when he was 18.
Paul Anka recorded his first single, "I Confess", when he was 14. In 1957, with $100 given to him by his uncle, he went to New York City where he auditioned for Don Costa at ABC, singing what was widely believed to be a lovestruck verse he had written to a former babysitter. In an interview with NPR's Terry Gross in 2005, he stated that it was to a girl at his church whom he hardly knew. The song "Diana" brought Anka stardom as it rocketed to  No.  1 on the Canadian and US music charts. "Diana" is one of the best selling singles ever by a Canadian recording artist. He followed up with four songs that made it into the Top 20 in 1958, including "It's Time to Cry", which hit  No.  4 and "(All Of a Sudden) My Heart Sings", which reached  No.  15, making him (at 17) one of the biggest teen idols of the time. He toured Britain, then Australia with Buddy Holly. Anka also wrote "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" – a song written for Holly, which Holly recorded just before he died in 1959. 

Anka was married to Anne de Zogheb, the daughter of a Lebanese diplomat, Charles de Zogheb, from February 16, 1963, until 2001. The couple met in 1962 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she was a fashion model on assignment and under contract to the Eileen Ford Agency. Zogheb, brought up in Egypt, is of LebaneseEnglishFrenchDutch, and Greek descent. The couple married the following year in a ceremony at Paris-Orly Airport. She quit modeling after their second child was born. They have five daughters: Amelia, Anthea, Alicia, Amanda (married to actor Jason Bateman), and Alexandra.
In 2008, Anka married his personal trainer, Anna Åberg, in Sardinia. They divorced in 2010 and Paul has full custody of their son. Anna was featured in the Swedish TV3 show Svenska Hollywoodfruar (Swedish Hollywood wives).
In October 2016 Anka married Lisa Pemberton in Beverly Hills, California.
On September 6, 1990, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.




From Mr. Food



Talk about ooey-gooey and yum-my! These Easy Caramel Rolls are such a sweet delight; it's a good thing that this recipe makes 2 dozen, 'cause you're going to want to share the goodness with everyone!

 

  • 3 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

 



  1. Preheat oven to 400 º. Open crescent roll dough; do not unroll. Slice each roll into 8 (3/4-inch) pieces. Place rolls 1/4-inch apart in a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch pan. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
     
  2. Meanwhile, combine sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Pour sauce over warm rolls; sprinkle with pecans. Serve warm.


Special 45th anniversary today, Bob and Gay St Claire are celebrating. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!

Bob is a former Marine & LASD ret, worked with Jerry at Temple Station. Gay went to Arroyo High, the same school as my Kristen and Brian.
Temple Gang:

Back in 1987 the Temple Guys.... L-R Bob St.Claire, Jerry, Don Johnston, Dennis Howell, and Ed Bennett. If I remember, this was at the Northwoods Inn.




Historically this date......
1620 – Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape CodMassachusetts.


1913 – The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.


1960 – Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Co., the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he quit to join the newly-elected John F. Kennedy administration.
 
And births this date include....
1801 – Gail Borden, American publisher and inventor, invented condensed milk (d. 1874)
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At least it wasn't Lizzie Borden!


1914 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian actress and inventor (d. 2000)
...wow, 6 husbands, 6 divorces.
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1936 – Mary Travers, American singer and songwriter (Peter, Paul and Mary) (d. 2009)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lVfNma0GRHs/TrqOoMushEI/AAAAAAAANvQ/RWRzq0uw5M0/s1600/marytMA28886246-0011.jpg
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Poor thing, she had leukemia.


1941 – Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Creedence Clearwater Revival and Ruby) (d. 1990)
 
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo




National Scrapple Day on November 9th recognizes the first pork food invented in America. For those who are not familiar with scrapple, which is also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name “pon haus,“ it is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal, wheat flour, and spices. (The spices may include but are not limited to sage, thyme, savory and black pepper.)  The mush is then formed into a semi-solid loaf, sliced and pan-fried.
The immediate ancestor of scrapple was the Low German dish called panhas. It was adapted to make use of locally available ingredients. In parts of Pennsylvania, it is still called Pannhaas, panhossponhoss or pannhas.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, German colonists who settled near Philadelphia and Chester County, Pennsylvania developed the first recipes for scrapple. Since the origin of its discovery, it is strongly associated with rural areas surrounding Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, eastern Virginia, and the Delmarva Peninsula.
  • Supermarkets offer scrapple throughout the regions in both refrigerated and frozen cases.
  • Home recipes for beef, chicken and turkey scrapple are available.
  • Scrapple is sometimes deep-fried or broiled instead of pan-frying.
  • Scrapple is typically eaten as a breakfast side dish.
  • Condiments are sometimes served with scrapple, some of which include apple butter, ketchup, jelly, maple syrup, honey, horseradish or mustard.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Have some scrapple. Following are a few scrapple recipes for you to try: