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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Weimaraners ~ Autumn Pumpkin Dump Cake ~ National Cake Day


Good 34º super dark and foggy morning. 

Yesterday the rain that was predicted didn't show. We had a few sprinkles but not the storm they said. This coming storm is supposed to be harsh and the "worst in 40 years" ! 




Picture of the Day ... LOL, posted on FB




Interesting about Weimaraners.....

The Weimaraner was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. The name comes from Grand Duke Karl August of 'Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach', in the city of Weimar. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear and deer. As the popularity of large game hunting began to decline, Weimaraners were used for hunting smaller animals like fowl, rabbits and foxes.
Instantly recognized by a distinctive silvery-gray coat, male Weimaraners stand 25 to 27 inches at the shoulder, and females 23 to 25 inches. A properly bred Weimaraner will be solid colored, with maybe a small white spot on the chest. The face, with its amber or blue-gray eyes framed by long velvety ears, is amiable and intelligent. Overall, the breed presents a picture of streamlined grace and balance.
Weimaraners are excellent with kids and yearn to be full-fledged family members. Easy grooming, train-ability, a loving nature, and a positive attitude make them excellent pets, as long as owners are committed to keeping them physically active and mentally engaged.

Brian with his Weimaraner, Atlas...

And Atlas with Tucker.....




From Mr. Food....

Satisfy your cravings for pumpkin cake with our recipe for Autumn Pumpkin Dump Cake. This pumpkin dump cake combines some of your favorite flavors of fall, so you can enjoy the flavors of the season any time you want! Plus, this is such a quick and easy dump cake recipe that you can make it any time you want. Just combine your ingredients and bake and you'll be enjoying a sweet pumpkin cake in no time!

 

  • 1 (15-ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon baking chips (see Note.)

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.  Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; mix well and pour into baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix and butter; stir until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over pumpkin mixture, then sprinkle with pecans and cinnamon baking chips.
  4. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, then serve.

 

Note...
  • Can't find cinnamon baking chips? No problem! You can substitute with chocolate chips or butterscotch chips.



Historically this date......
1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.

  
1789 – A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.



1863 – President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November (since 1941, on the fourth Thursday).


1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop on New Cross High StreetUnited Kingdom, killing 168 shoppers.



1968 – Vietnam WarUnited States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.



1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.


 
And births this date include...
1853 – Bat Masterson, American Old West figure (d. 1921)
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1895 – William Griffith "Bill" Wilson, American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)
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1922 – Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
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1933 – Robert Goulet, American singer and actor (d. 2007)
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1938 – Rich Little, Canadian comedian and actor
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1939 – Tina Turner, American singer and actress




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

On November 26th, National Cake Day delivers a scrumptious treat for everyone to enjoy! Slide over pie, this day cake takes center stage as the dessert of choice. On most birthdays, the cake is topped with candles no matter their age. Showers, weddings, retirements and anniversaries, cake serves up a slice or two. Add ice cream, and you have America’s top favorite desserts in the same dish!
Whether it’s a shapely bundt cake (celebrated on November 15) to the less curvaceous sheet cake, these sweet layered, frosting covered or fondant decorated works of art scream celebration!  Whether made from scratch, a box or picked up from the bakery, a cake sends a sweet message. They also come in many combinations and flavors, too. 
No one can know how many. There are countless cake recipes. Some are even bread-like, others rich and elaborate, and many still are centuries old. Of Viking origin, the word cake is derived from Old Norse “kaka.” At that time, a cake’s texture was more like gingerbread due to the availability of refined ingredients. 
Cakes typically contain a combination of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil. Additionally, some variety of liquid, such as milk or water, creates a batter. A leavening agent such as yeast or baking powder helps the cake rise. Flavorful ingredients are often added, for example, chopped nuts, fresh, candied or dried fruit, fruit purees, or extracts. Though we commonly think of cake with frosting or icing, many cakes can be enjoyed with just fruit or other toppings. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Here are a few delicious choices to try.