Total Pageviews

Friday, November 15, 2019

Cloudy ~ Canadian Geese ~ Picture of the Day ~ Monopoly Game ~ Chicken Ranch Monkey Bread ~ Mike Nelson ~ Carol Nasca ~ Brian & Jen Pendleton ~ National Bundt Day 

Good 46º dark cloudy morning. 

We stayed dark and cloudy all day yesterday, stayed in the 50ºs and topped at 59º.

Yesterday there were a bunch of Canadian Geese in my pasture. They were spread out in small groups. Seemed to be about 30 of them total. They stayed around for awhile nibbling on grass....

Picture of the Day ... shared by my NY pal, Vivia..... LOL

The Board Game Monopoly Was Invented by Elizabeth Magie

One of the most famous board games of all time was invented by Elizabeth Magie in 1904 under the original name The Landlord's Game. Magie's game was a critique of the injustices of unchecked capitalism, making it all the more ironic when her game was completely ripped off by Charles Darrow 30 years later, who sold it to Parker Brothers. The firm eventually tracked down Magie and paid her $500 for her troubles.

Chicken Ranch Monkey Bread...

1½ cups shredded cooked chicken
1 pkg (1oz) ranch dressing mix (milk recipe)
2 cans (7.5oz ea) Pillsbury Country Style biscuits
1/3 cup cubed mozzarella cheese
4 slices cooked crumbled bacon
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup ranch dressing... for dipping
Heat oven to 375º.  Lightly spray 12 cup fluted tube pan (bundt pan) with cooking spray.

In bowl toss chicken with 2 T of the dry ranch dressing mix. Set aside.

Separate each can of dough into 10 biscuits. Cut 4 biscuits into quarters, to make a total of 16 pieces. With hands, press and stretch each piece slightly to make dough round. Place 1 cheese cube in center of each round, bring sides up and over, pinching dough to enclose cheese.

Press and stretch remaining 16 biscuits into larger rounds. Place  1 heaping tablespoon of chicken in center of each biscuit, bring sides up and over, pinching dough to enclose chicken.

Sprinkle half of the crumbled bacon in bottom of tube pan. In small bowl, mix remaining dry ranch mix with melted butter. Dip each dough ball into butter mixture, rolling ball to coat. Layer half of the dough balls in the pan, sprinkle with shredded cheese and remaining bacon. Top with remaining dough balls.

Bake 20-25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and biscuit dough is completely baked. Cool slightly. Place serving plate upside down over pan, carefully turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve with ranch dressing for dipping.

** if you are not a fan of mozzarella, us Cheddar or pepper Jack cheese.

A couple special birthdays today...
Mike Nelson (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!
Mike worked at Temple with my Jerry.

^Mike and his sweet wife Wilma.

Carol Nasca (former Wilsonite) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!

And, today is also a special anniversary... my son Brian and his Jen are celebrating anniversary 16. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS! ox

Historically this date.......
1859 – The first modern revival of the Olympic Games takes place in Athens, Greece.

Stadium was built in 566BC, renovated in 329BC, 1869, 1895, and 2000. I was there in 2009.
1939 – In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

1969 – In Columbus, OhioDave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant.

1979 – A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

2007 – Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

And births this date include....
1905 – Mantovani, Italian-born composer (d. 1980)
Oh, the music he made!!!

1929 – Ed Asner, American actor

1932 – Petula Clark, English singer

1940 – Sam Waterston, American actor

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

National Bundt Day, also known as National Bundt Cake Day, is observed every year on November 15.   As people across the United States plan menus for the holidays, a bundt cake is sure to be on the list at least once.
A bundt cake can be any cake baked in a Bundt pan, forming it into a distinctive ring shape.  The mold of the Bundt pan was initially inspired by the traditional European fruit cake known as Gugelhupf. It was in the 1950s and 1960s that cookware Nordic Ware popularized the style for the mold design and trademarked the name Bundt. Nordic Ware started producing Bundt pans made from cast aluminum.  Similar pans are sold as “fluted tube pans” or other similar names.
Due to the difficulty of frosting a ring-shaped cake, bundt cakes are typically served undecorated, glazed or dusted with powdered sugar.
In the beginning, the Bundt pan did not sell well, and Nordic Ware considered discontinuing the product.  Then in the 1963 New Good Housekeeping Cookbook, the Bundt pan was mentioned, and sales increased.  In 1966, sales increased dramatically when a Bundt cake called the “Tunnel of Fudge,” baked by Ella Helfrich, took second place at the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off and winning a $5,000.00 prize.  The publicity from the Bake-Off resulted in more than 200,000 Bundt pan requests.
Nordic Ware has sold more than 60 million Bundt pans across North America.


Get out your Bundt Pan and make a cake. 


To mark the 60th anniversary of the Bundt pan, Nordic Ware designated November 15 as National Bundt Day.